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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.

How Can Manking Find the Christ Again?
GA 187

Steiner examines the inner history of Christianity, explaining its relationship to ancient Judaism, Hellenism, Romanism, Gnosticism, and Egypto-Chaldean initiation. He describes the hidden spiritual battle raging today and the need for a renewal of the mysteries in a modern form. Today's road to Christ must involve a new formative thinking, whose Christian character is shown in the advent of selflessness, health, and a sense for truth.

These eight important lectures were published in German as, Wie Kann die Menschheit den Christus Wiederfinden? Das Dreifache Schnattendasein Unserer Zeit und das Neue Christus-licht. Translated by: Olin D. Wannamaker, Frances E. Dawson, Gladys Hahn

Foreword
I.The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul December 22, 1918
II.The Entrance of Christianity into the Course of Earth Evolution December 24, 1918
III.Distribution of Man's Inner Impulses in the Course of His Life, -or- Brotherliness and Freedom ... December 25, 1918
IV.The Evolution of Christianity from the Mysteries of Prechristian Times, -or- Contrasting Principles of Ancient and Modern Initiation December 27, 1918
V.The Change in the Human Soul Constitution December 28, 1918
VI.Transformation of the Human Being in the Course of Evolution December 29, 1918
VII.Experiences of the Old Year and Outlook over the New Year – 1 December 31, 1918
VIII.Experiences of the Old Year and Outlook over the New Year – 2 January 01, 1919

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