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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Esoteric Lessons III
GA 266

From GA 268:

(After 1918 esoteric classes were usually opened and closed with the following verse:

In you lives the human-being
That sees God face to face, that's eternal
And that's in the circle of the seven great spirits

It's above everything that's angry or timid in you

It rules with the forces of the upper world
And it's served by the forces of the lower world

It takes care of its own life and its own health and it can also do this in others

It can't be surprised by anything; can't be befallen by any misfortune; it can't be confused and can't be overcome

It knows the nature of past, present and future things

It's in possession of the secret of resurrection and of immortality.

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