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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 43

In winter's depths is kindled
True spirit life with glowing warmth;
It gives to world appearance,
Through forces of the heart, the power to be.
Grown strong, the human soul defies
With inner fire the coldness of the world.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 17

Thus speaks the cosmic Word
That I by grace through senses' portals
Have led into my innermost soul:
Imbue your spirit depths
With my wide world horizons
To find in future time myself in you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

At the Gates of Spiritual Science
GA 95

These early lectures are a good introduction to the ideas and content of anthroposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the being of man, the three worlds, life after death, karma, the evolutionary epochs, and the path of inner development. This book is an excellent complement to the basic books.

Translated by E.H. Goddard and Charles Davy from a text consisting of notes which had been made by a member of the audience and were not revised by the lecturer. The volume in the Complete Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works is entitled: Vor dem Tore Theosophie.

I. The Being of Man August 22, 1906
II. The Three Worlds August 23, 1906
III. Life of the Soul in Kamaloka August 24, 1906
IV. Devachan August 25, 1906
V. Human Tasks in the Higher Worlds August 26, 1906
VI. The Upbringing of Children; Karma August 27, 1906
VII. Workings of the Law of Karma in Human Life August 28, 1906
VIII. Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions. August 29, 1906
IX. Evolution of the Earth August 30, 1906
X. Progress of Mankind Up To Atlantean Times August 31, 1906
XI. The Post-Atlantean Culture-Epochs September 1, 1906
XII. Occult Development September 2, 1906
XIII. Oriental and Christian Training September 3, 1906
XIV. Rosicrucian Training — The Interior of the Earth — Earthquakes and Volcanoes September 4, 1906
Notes from Answers to Questions September 2, 1906
Notes from Answers to Questions September 4, 1906

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