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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.

An Occult Physiology
GA 128

Steiner discusses here the super-sensible systems of forces and their relationship to the physical organs. He focuses on the digestive and respiratory systems, the differentiation of conscious and subconscious processes in the organs, the "warmth" function of the blood and its effect on the ego, and the evolutionary process implicit in the formation of the spinal column and the brain.

Published in German as: Eine Okkulte Physiologie.

I.The Being of Man March 20, 1911
II.Human Duality March 21, 1911
III.Co-operation in the Human Duality March 22, 1911
IV.Man's Inner Cosmic System March 23, 1911
V.The Systems of Supersensible Forces March 24, 1911
VI.The Blood as Manifestation and Instrument of the Human Ego March 26, 1911
VII.The Conscious Life of Man March 27, 1911
VIII.The Human Form and its Co-ordination of Forces March 28, 1911

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