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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 42

In this the shrouding gloom of winter
The soul feels ardently impelled
To manifest its innate strength,
To guide itself to realms of darkness,
Anticipating thus
Through warmth of heart the sense-world's
revelation.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 16

To bear in inward keeping spirit bounty
Is stern command of my prophetic feeling,
That ripened gifts divine
Maturing in the depths of soul
To selfhood bring their fruits.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
GA 191

Here are 3 of 15 lectures given at Dornach in the Fall of 1919. They are from the lecture series entitled, Social Questions and their Spiritual Background, published in German as, Soziales Verstaendnis aus Geisteswissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis. Die geistigen Hinterfruende der sozialen Frage. Band III.

Lecture one is entitled, Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization, -or- Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism; lecture two is entitled, A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization; and lecture three is entitled, Fundamental Impulses in History, -or- Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism (part 2).

I. Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization October 10, 1919
II. A Different Way of Thinking is Needed to Rescue European Civilization October 11, 1919
III. Fundamental Impulses in History October 12, 1919

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