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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 20

Berlin, 10-18-'07

In November 1879 Michael conquered the spirit of hindrances, Mammon, on the astral plane. The battle must still be fought out on the physical plane. Michael will fight with the spirit of darkness for another 400 years. We pupils of the school are called upon to spread light and spiritual life during this time. Mammon, the spirit of hindrances and darkness, has countless helpers who are often incorporated in bacteria and bacilli; all perversities and sins are from him.

Oriphiel gets his forces from Saturn: he ruled until about 109 A.D.

Anael (Ananiel) — Venus: ruled until about Constantine's time; catacombs, martyrs, great devotion.

Zachariel — Jupiter: folk migrations, breakup of Visigoths.

Raphael — Mercury: ca. 817–1171 A.D.

Samael — Mars: crusades, bellicose religiosity

Gabriel — Moon: ca. 1525–1879 A.D.

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