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Rudolf Steiner Archive

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 Christian Rosenkreutz
GA 130

These lectures, delivered in several European cities, cover many details of the tasks and deeds of Christian Rosenkreutz and Rosicrucian Christianity, such as his influence on G.E. Lessing and Madame Blavatsky. Other related topics include the mission of Gautama Buddha on Mars, the Bodhisattva Jeshu ben Pandira and his secret connection with the Gospel of St. Matthew, the coming of Maitreya Buddha, the workings of karma, and the living etheric reality of Christ today and the future stages of his increasing manifestation to humanity.

Transcriptions and Notes of seven lectures given in the years 1911 and 1912. Also known as Esoteric Christianity and the Spiritual Leadership of Humanity (23 lectures). Published in German as Das Esoterische Christentum und Die Geistige Fuehrung der Menschheit. (Bibl. Nr. 130). Translated by Dorothy Osmond

Foreword
I.The Dawn of Occultism in the Modern Age January 27, 1912
II.The Dawn of Occultism in the Modern Age January 29, 1912
III.The True Attitude to Karma February 08, 1912
IV.Intimate Workings of Karma February 09, 1912
V.The Christ Impulse as Living Reality November 18, 1911
VI.The Starry Heaven Above Me — The Moral Law Within Me December 19, 1912
VII.The Mission of Gautama Buddha on Mars December 18, 1912
A Concluding Indication

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