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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 35

Can I know life's reality
So that it's found again
Within my soul's creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 9

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Esoteric Lessons I
GA 266

Number 2

Meditation Morning:

AUM

Elevation to the higher self via the formula: more radiant than the sun ... this self am I.

Contemplative meditation in Light On the Path.

14 days: Before the eyes can see they must be incapable of tears.

14 days: Before the ear can hear it must have lost its sensitiveness.

14 days: Before the voice can speak in the presence of masters it must have lost the power to wound.

14 days: Before the soul can stand in the presence of masters its feet must be washed in the heart's blood.

Devotional attention to an absolutely revereable ideal.

Evening: Day's retrospect. Begin with the last experiences and actions in the evening and ascent to a.m.

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