Rudolf Steiner Archive 

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 Philosophy of Freedom
GA 4

English translations of this book from 1922 to 1963 were published with the title The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity. This is a revised translation of Steiner's groundbreaking philosophical work on the nature of freedom and thinking. The Philosophy of Freedom demonstrates the fact of freedom — the ability to think and act independently — as a possibility for modern consciousness. Read properly, it leads the reader to the experience of presence or living thinking — new thinking — by which all human activity may be renewed. This offering is a translation This is the seventh English edition, translated from the German, and with an Introduction by Michael Wilson.

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