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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.

Theosophy and Rosicrucianism
GA 100

Before the founding of the Anthroposophical Society, in Septembe of 1912, Rudolf Steiner used to speak to theosophical audiences, but as an independent spiritual investigator, who always maintained his own standpoints.

Here are fourteen of twenty-two lectures from the lecture series entitled, Human Development and Cognition of Christ. Published in German as, Menschheitsentwickelung und Christus-Erkenntnis. Theosophie und Rosenkreutzertum. Das Johannes-Evangelium.

I.Theosophy and Rosicrucianism June 16, 1907
II.Introductory Explanations Concerning the Nature of Man June 17, 1907
III.Man's Self-consciousness, His Work Upon the Lower Members of His Being and His Destiny After Death June 18, 1907
IV.Man's Further Destinies in the Spiritual Worlds the Kingdom of Heaven June 19, 1907
V.Metamorphoses of Our Earthly Experiences in the Spiritual World, Into New Capacities for Our Next Life June 20, 1907
VI.Man's Descent into an Earthly Incarnation June 21, 1907
VII.The Law of Karma June 22, 1907
VIII.Supplementary Thoughts on the Law of Reincarnation and Karma. The Development of Speech and the Planetary Evolution June 23, 1907
IX.The Earth's Passage Through Its Former Planetary Conditions June 24, 1907
X.Further Stages of the Development of Our Earth June 25, 1907
XI.Progressive Development Through the Different Cycles of Culture June 26, 1907
XII.The Stages of Christian Initiation June 27, 1907
XIII.The Rosicrucian Training June 28, 1907
XIV.Further Stages of Rosicrucian Training June 29, 1907

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