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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.

The Mission of the Individual Folk Souls
GA 121

Eleven lectures given in June of 1910 at Christiania (Oslo). From the lecture series entitled, The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls, published in German as, Die Mission einzelner Volksseelen im Zusammenhange mit der germanisch-nordischen Mythologie. [Bib. No 121].

These lectures, and those in The Spiritual Guidance of Man, are the only lectures reworked by Steiner for the public.

The lectures in this volume explore the nature and working of the various folk-souls, their influences, and their meaning in the modern world.

Preface
Synopses
I.Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind. June 07, 1910
II.Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits. The Spirits of Language and of Modes of Thought. June 08, 1910
III.The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races. June 09, 1910
IV.The Evolution of Races and Civilization. June 10, 1910
V.Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature. The Mission of the Planetary Epochs of Old Saturn, Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth. June 11, 1910
VI.The Five Root Races of Mankind. June 12, 1910
VII.Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits. Monotheism and Pluralism. Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity. June 12, 1910
VIII.The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations. Greek and Teutonic Mythology. June 14, 1910
IX.Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods. June 15, 1910
X.The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future. Solovieff. June 16, 1910
XI.Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda. Twilight of the Gods. Vidar and the new Revelation of Christ. June 17, 1910
Appendix

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