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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.

Knowledge and Initiation —
Cognition of the Christ
GA 211

Steiner describes exercises and aspects of the path to attain exact knowledge of the spiritual worlds. He shows how natural egotism accompanying spiritual development is overcome by the attitude “Not I, but Christ in me.”

These lectures were given to an audience familiar with Anthroposophy. The reader, who has no prior acquaintance with Anthroposophy, can gain the necessary background by reading Rudolf Steiner's books: “Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment,” and “Theosophy”.

The original German texts of these lectures are published under the title: Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von Tod und Auferstehung (Vol. 211 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961.).

I. Knowledge and Initiation April 14, 1922
II. Cognition of the Christ Through Anthroposophy April 15, 1922

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