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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 19

In secret to encompass now
With memory what I've newly got
Shall be my striving's further aim:
Thus, ever strengthening, selfhood's forces
Shall be awakened from within
And growing, give me to myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 45

My power of thought grows firm
United with the spirit's birth.
It lifts the senses' dull attractions
To bright-lit clarity.
When soul-abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Must senses' revelation
Receive the light of thinking.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Effect of Occult Development Upon the Self and the Sheaths of Man
GA 145

Steiner delineates the almost imperceptible changes that take place in the physical body's experience of food as a consequence of spiritual development. He goes on to describe how we develop an inner experience of the etheric body and how our judgments, feeling, and willing are transformed. Gradually we are led to a direct perception of the reality of the great legends, notably the Paradise story and the Holy Grail legend.

These 10 lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner in March, 1913 at The Hague. They are a part of the lecture series entitled, What Significance Has Occult Development of the Human for the Sheaths: Physical Body, Etheric Body, Astral Body, and the Self, published in German as, Welche Bedeutung Hat die Okkulte Entwickelung des Menschen Fuer Seine Huellen - Physischen Leib, Aetherleib, Astralleib - Und Sein Selbst? (vol. 145 in the Bibliographic Survey).

Lecture I March 20, 1913
Lecture II March 21, 1913
Lecture III March 22, 1913
Lecture IV March 23, 1913
Lecture V March 24, 1913
Lecture VI March 25, 1913
Lecture VII March 26, 1913
Lecture VIII March 27, 1913
Lecture IX March 28, 1913
Lecture X March 29, 1913

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