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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 East in the Light of the West
GA 113

This volume contains 9 lectures in which Steiner explores the ancient wisdom of the East and its spiritual metamorphosis as seen through the consciousness of the West.

Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. The original texts of the lectures are contained in the series of 9 lectures entitled The East in the Light of the West, the Children of Lucifer and the Brothers of Christ, in German, Der Orient Im Lichte des Okzidents. Die Kinder des Luzifer und die Bruder Christi in the Complete Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works. (No. 113 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961).

Preface
Introduction
I. Eternity and Time August 23, 1909
II. Comparison of the Wisdom of East and West August 24, 1909
III. The Nature of the Physical and the Astral Worlds August 25, 1909
IV. Evolutionary Stages: Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth August 26, 1909
V. The Children of Lucifer and the Brothers of Christ August 27, 1909
VI. Lucifer and Christ August 28, 1909
VII. The Luciferic Influence in History August 29, 1909
VIII. The Nature of the Luciferic Influence in History August 30, 1909
IX. The Bodhisattvas and the Christ August 31, 1909

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