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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 34

In secret inwardly to feel
How all that I've preserved of old
Is quickened by new-risen sense of self:
This shall, awakening, pour forth cosmic forces
Into the outer actions of my life
And growing, mould me into true existence.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 8

The senses' might grows strong
United with the gods' creative work;
It presses down my power of thinking
Into a dreamlike dullness.
When godly being
Desires union with my soul,
Must human thinking
In quiet dream-life rest content.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Esoteric Lessons II
GA 266

Lesson 41

Berlin, 1-6-'12

Appeal to the spirit of Saturday.

When one gets further on the occult path through meditation and concentration, one gets to know one's doppelganger to whom one is chained. One experiences a feeling of loneliness with respect to the world and even with respect to one's loved ones. This feeling makes one strong and one should cultivate it. Another feeling that one should practice is one of thankfulness towards spiritual beings in the meditation: In pure rays of light gleams the Godhead of the world …

Another thing is not to talk to others about the exercise that was given to one or about esoteric things in general. Silence awakens forces; chatter weaken the etheric body.

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