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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.

The Necessity for New Ways of Spiritual Knowledge
GA 192

The two lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner in September of 1919 at Stuttgart. They are lectures 16 and 17 of 17 lectures in the lecture series entitled, Spiritual Science & Social & Educational Questions, and published in German as, Geisteswissenschaftliche Behandlung Socialer und Paedagogischer Fragen.

The first lecture is also known as, The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge, or The Necessity for a Genuine Spiritual Deepening as the Result of Free Knowledge. The second lecture has been published as, The Rise of World Consciousness out of Earth Consciousness, or The Emergence of Cosmic Consciousness from Earth Consciousness, (vol. 192 in the Bibliographic Survey). Translated by V.E. Watkin

Lecture I September 08, 1919
Lecture II September 28, 1919

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