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Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Rosicrucian Esotericism
GA 109

These lectures present an overview of the western Rosicrucian esoteric knowledge elaborating on the nature of the human being; the physical world as an expression of spiritual forces and Beings; the stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis; and the human being's experience after death. This volume along with The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the German volume Bn/GA 109.

The ten lectures presented here were given in Budapest, June 3rd to 12th, 1909. They were translated from the original German by D. S. Osmond, from shorthand reports that were not revised by Dr. Steiner. In the Collected Edition of his works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Das Prinzip der spirituellen Oekonomie im Zusammenhang nit Wiederverkorperungs Fragen (Vol. 109 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961).

Note
I.Rosicrucian Esotericism June 03, 1909
II.Soul in the World around Us June 04, 1909
III.The Nature and Being of Man June 05, 1909
IV.Man Between Death and Rebirth June 06, 1909
V.The Physical World as an Expression of Spiritual Forces and Beings June 07, 1909
VI.The Configuration and Metamorphoses of Man's Physical Body June 08, 1909
VII.Evolutionary Stages of our Earth before the Lemurian Epoch June 09, 1909
VIII.Stages in the Evolution of our Earth. Lemurian, Atlantean, Post-Atlantean Epochs. June 10, 1909
IX.Man's Experience after Death June 11, 1909
X.On Karma, Reincarnation and Initiation June 12, 1909

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