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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.

Illusory Illness and the Feverish Pursuit of Health
GA 56

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Two of fifteen lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in 1907 and 1908 at Munich and Berlin. These two lectures, numbers 5 and 6 in the series, are from the lecture series entitled, Perception of the Soul and of the Spirit, published in German as, Die Erkenntnis der Seele und des Geistes (vol. 56 in the Bibliographic Survey).

The first of these lectures is also known as, How to Avoid Psychomatic Illness, and the second as, Keeping Physical Health. They have been translated by Sarah Kurland, and are presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

I. Illusory Illness December 03, 1907
II. The Feverish Pursuit of Health December 05, 1907

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