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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.

On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times
GA 180

The 3rd, 4th and 5th of 16 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach in the Winter of 1917 and 1918. These three lectures are part of the lecture series entitled, Mystery Truths and the Christmas Impulse. Published in German as, Mysterienwahrheiten und Weihnachtsimpulse. Alle Mythen und ihre Bedeutung. Geistige Wesen und ihre Wirkungen. Band IV.

Lecture 2 is also known as, The 33 Year Rhythmical Cycle. Lecture 3 is also known as, Realities Beyond Birth and Death. They are presented here with kind permission from the Goetheanum Weekly, Vol. VII., Nos. 2–4. Shorthand report unrevised by the lecturer. All rights reserved by Philosophische-Anthroposophischer Verlag, Dornach, Switzerland. English translation by G. Adams Kaufmann, edited by H. Collison.

I.Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times December 25, 1917
II.The 33 Year Rhythmical Cycle December 26, 1917
III.Realities Beyond Birth and Death December 29, 1917

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