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Calendar of the Soul

ST. JOHN'S TIDE

Northern Hemisphere
Week 12

The radiant beauty of the world
Compels my inmost soul to free
God-given powers of my nature
That they may soar into the cosmos,
To take wing from myself
And trustingly to seek myself
In cosmic light and cosmic warmth.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 38

The spirit child within my soul
I feel freed of enchantment.
In heart-high gladness has
The holy cosmic Word engendered
The heavenly fruit of hope,
Which grows rejoicing into worlds afar
Out of my being's godly roots.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Arts and Their Mission
GA 276

Steiner's extraordinary insights on architecture, sculpture, painting, drama, costuming, music, poetry, eurythmy, and more. From the contents:

“The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct stimulation from the spiritual world. We must become artists, not by developing symbolism or allegory, but by rising, through spiritual knowledge, more and more into the spiritual world.”

The original German edition was issued under the title: Das Kuenstlerische in seiner Weltmission. Der Genius der Sprache. Die Welt des sich offenbarenden Scheines. Anthroposophie und Kunst. Anthroposophie und Dichtung. Translated by Lisa D. Monges and Virginia Moore.

Introduction
Lecture I May 27, 1923
Lecture II June 01, 1923
Lecture III June 02, 1923
Lecture IV June 03, 1923
Lecture V June 08, 1923
Lecture VI June 09, 1923
Lecture VII May 18, 1923
Lecture VIII May 20, 1923

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