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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 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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