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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 19

In secret to encompass now
With memory what I've newly got
Shall be my striving's further aim:
Thus, ever strengthening, selfhood's forces
Shall be awakened from within
And growing, give me to myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 45

My power of thought grows firm
United with the spirit's birth.
It lifts the senses' dull attractions
To bright-lit clarity.
When soul-abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Must senses' revelation
Receive the light of thinking.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Esoteric Lessons III
GA 266

Note from the end of Part III

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

O man know yourself
Thus sounds the world-word
You hear it soul-strongly
You feel it spirit-powerfully
Who speaks so world-mightily?
Who speaks so heart-intimately?
Does it work through space-width's radiation
Into your senses' experience of existence?
Does it sound through the ages' wave-weaving
Into your life's developmental stream?
Is it you who creates
The word for yourself
In feeling of space, in experience of time
Feeling strange in a space that's devoid of soul
Because you lose thinking's power
In the stream of time-destruction.

Notes from memory of esoteric lessons given by Rudolf Steiner mostly in 1904–1914 and meditation texts and exercises he wrote down in Aus den Inhalten der esoterischen Stunden, CW 266, vols. 1–3.

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