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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.

Esoteric Lessons I
GA 266

Number 19

Hannover, 9-25-'07

Three occult things are important for occult development: the lamp of Hermes Trismegistos with three flames, the thrice folded mantle of Apollonius, the staff of the masters that's divided into three parts.

The three flames through which one must become familiar with the teachings are thinking, feeling and willing (get into teachings with thinking and feeling and don't just do will exercises).

The mantle is the skin that one is supposed to leave. Stepping out is the second folding of the mantle and turning back towards the body is the third one. Tripartite staff.

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