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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.

Reincarnation and Karma
Their Significance in Modern Culture
GA 135


In this set of lectures, which contains some of Steiner's most important teachings on the subject, Rudolf Steiner describes the development of "feeling memory" and gives many other exercises that lead to real knowledge of karma and reincarnation. Examples are also given of how karmic effects pass between incarnations and the impact of the idea of reincarnation on our moral lives is clearly shown.

These lectures are also published under the title: Reincarnation and Karma — Two Fundamental Truths of Human Existence. Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, by D. S. Osmond, C. Davy and S. and E. F. Derry.

The Original German Texts of these lectures are published under the title: Wiederverkörperung und Karma und ihre Bedeutung für die Kultur der Gegenwart..

I.How can a direct conception be gained of the inner kernel of man's being which passes through many lives on earth? January 23, 1912
II.Need for the development of a ‘feeling-memory’ before direct experience of reincarnation is possible January 30, 1912
III.Knowledge of reincarnation and karma through thought-exercises February 20, 1912
IV.Examples of the working of karma between two incarnations February 21, 1912
V.Reincarnation and karma: the fundamental ideas of the anthroposophical world conception. The strengthening of the moral life March 05, 1912

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