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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.

The Tension Between East and West
GA 83

Translator's Note

The words Bild and bildhaft are used in two somewhat differing senses, one more positive (usually translated image or imaginal), the other more negative (translated semblance).

I am very grateful to Professor Elizabeth M. Wilkinson and to Mr. D. G. Mowatt, who read the manuscript and made many suggestions; to Dr. G. P. Butler for help with a number of points and to my wife for her advice and patience throughout.

B. A. Rowley.

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