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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.

Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
GA 136

One of Rudolf Steiner's most important contributions to our understanding of the world was in the field of angelology — in the description and understanding of the work of spiritual beings, nature spirits, and elementals in the cosmos. In this classic, unparalleled work of angelology (one of only two lecture cycles he gave on the subject), Steiner leads the reader from sense experiences to the experience of the spiritual beings active in nature, in the elements and forces of the earth, and to the dynamic, cosmic working of the angelic hierarchies. He unfolds in an inspiring and magnificent vision the cosmic collaboration of the hierarchical beings in cosmic and human evolution, and shows how human beings, as angelic beings, participate in this process as the Tenth Hierarchy.

Here are ten lectures, given by Rudolf Steiner at Helsinki in April of 1912. The lecture series containing fourteen lectures that these came from is entitled, The Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature, published in German as, Die Geistige Wesenheiten in den Himmelskoerpern und Naturreichen. Later editions of this book contain all fourteen lectures.

Lecture I 3rd April, 1912
Lecture II 4th April, 1912
Lecture III 5th April, 1912
Lecture IV 6th April, 1912
Lecture V 7th April, 1912
Lecture VI 8th April, 1912
Lecture VII 10th April, 1912
Lecture VIII 11th April, 1912
Lecture IX 13th April, 1912
Lecture X 14th April, 1912

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