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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 36

Within my being's depths there speaks,
Intent on revelation,
The cosmic Word mysteriously:
Imbue your labor's aims
With my bright spirit light
To sacrifice yourself through me.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 10

To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Fifth Gospel
GA 158

Translator's Note

The nature of these lectures is such that any rendering in another language can only be offered with diffidence. It can be little more than an echo — in the case of certain passages hardly even that — of the power and solemnity of the original words. These results of super-sensible investigation were communicated by Rudolf Steiner thirty-seven years ago to a small circle of Members of the Anthroposophical Society who were prepared by previous study to listen to such a theme with the reverence that is its everlasting due. As the lectures have now been printed and made available for a wider circle of readers, the following translation has been attempted, with confidence that those into whose hands the volume finds its way will be mindful of Dr. Steiner's enjoinder that the contents should not be recklessly exposed to prejudice and misunderstanding.

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