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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.

Fruits of Anthroposophy
GA 78

Introduction

28 November 1921, Christiania

These lectures give a fresh and exceptionally clear approach to the anthroposophical path of knowledge. Imagination is described as a widening of our experience of memory to cosmic dimensions; Inspiration is described as an extension of forgetting; and Intuition is shown to be the means by which the spiritual world bears fruit for the future of human evolution. The description is particularly helpful in distinguishing the right path from the wrong.

The lectures originally formed the second half of a series of eight entitled ‘Anthroposophy: its roots in knowledge and its fruits in life; with a description of agnosticism as the true enemy of mankind’. The roots are shown to lie in German culture, but full appreciation of this requires a knowledge of that culture which those who do not read German are unlikely to possess. The opportunity has therefore been taken to reprint a very clear report of the first four lectures which was made by Elisabeth Vreede, one of those chosen by Rudolf Steiner to be a member of the original Vorstand of the Anthroposophical Society in 1923, and translated by George Adams for the English journal Anthroposophy in 1921 (Vol. l, pp.87–88 and 105–107).

R.G. Seddon

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