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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.

Historical Necessity and Freewill
GA 179

Seven of eight lectures from the lecture series entitled, Historical Necessity and Freeness and published in German as: Geschichtliche Notwendigkeit und Freiheit. Schicksalseinwirkungen aus der Welt der Toten. Geistige Wesen und ihre Wirkungen. Band III.

First published in the Anthroposophical News Sheets of 1934, this volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Lecture I December 02, 1917
Lecture II December 09, 1917
Lecture III December 10, 1917
Lecture IV December 11, 1917
Lecture V December 15, 1917
Lecture VI December 16, 1917
Lecture VII December 17, 1917

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