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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.

Human Questions and Cosmic Answers
GA 213

Four lectures given at Dornach, Switzerland, 25th June – 2nd July, 1922. Published in German as: Menschenfragen und Weltantworten. Translation from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, by Vera Compton-Burnett, Charles Davy, Dorothy S. Osmond, and K. Wegener.

Some of the topics covered are: Sunlight and Moonlight, Eclipses and Man's Life of the Soul, The Relation of the Planets to the Human Organism, The Human Being in Relation to Planetary Life, Man's Relation to the Surrounding World, Slate, Lime, Carbon, etc.

I.Sunlight and Moonlight, Solar and Lunar Eclipses and their Relation to Man's Life of Soul. June 25, 1922
II.The Relation of the Planets to the Human Organism. The Participation of the Cosmos in the Development of Man. June 30, 1922
III.The Relation of the Planets to Man's Life of Soul. July 01, 1922
IV.Man's Relation to the Surrounding World. Schist (slate) and Lime in their Connection with Plant and Animal. Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen. July 01, 1922

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