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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.

Excurses on the Gospel of Mark
GA 124

These lectures constitute an important chapter in Steiner's commentary on Christianity. They stress the relationship of the Gospel of Mark to the “language of the macrocosm” and cover such topics as the two main streams of post-Atlantean civilization, the tasks of our epoch, the laws of rhythm in the domain of soul and spirit, and much more.

Ten lectures from the series entitled: Excursus in the Area of the Gospel of St. Mark. Published in German as: Exkurse in das Gebiet des Markus-Evangelium. These lectures, plus three more, were published later as: Background to the Gospel of St. Mark.

Part I
A Retrospect October 17, 1910
Part II
Some Practical Points of View October 24, 1910
Part III. Excurses
Lecture I November 07, 1910
Lecture II December 06, 1910
Lecture III December 19, 1910
Lecture IV January 16, 1911
Lecture V February 28, 1911
Lecture VI March 07, 1911
Lecture VII March 13, 1911
Part IV
The Path of Theosophy from Former Ages until Now June 10, 1911

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