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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 25

I can belong now to myself
And shining spread my inner light
Into the dark of space and time.
Toward sleep is urging all creation,
But inmost soul must stay awake
And carry wakefully sun's glowing
Into the winter's icy flowing.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 51

Into our inner being
The riches of the senses pour.
The Cosmic Spirit finds itself
Reflected in the human eye,
Which ever must renew its strength
From out that spirit source.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Wonders of the World, Ordeals of the Soul, Revelations of the Spirit
GA 129

Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of the Greeks and the deeds of their gods, as well as the Eleusinian and Dionysian Mysteries. He shows how the same living reality of the spiritual world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.

The translation of these lectures has been made from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer and published under the title: Weltenwunder, Seelenprüfungen und Geistesoffenbarungen (VoIume No. 129 in the Complete Centenary Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner in the original German).

This First English edition is published in agreement with the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. Translated by Dorothy Lenn, with assistance from Owen Barfield.

Lecture I August 18, 1911
Lecture II August 19, 1911
Lecture III August 20, 1911
Lecture IV August 21, 1911
Lecture V August 22, 1911
Lecture VI August 23, 1911
Lecture VII August 24, 1911
Lecture VIII August 25, 1911
Lecture IX August 26, 1911
Lecture X August 27, 1911

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