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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 43

In winter's depths is kindled
True spirit life with glowing warmth;
It gives to world appearance,
Through forces of the heart, the power to be.
Grown strong, the human soul defies
With inner fire the coldness of the world.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 17

Thus speaks the cosmic Word
That I by grace through senses' portals
Have led into my innermost soul:
Imbue your spirit depths
With my wide world horizons
To find in future time myself in you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Esoteric Lessons III
GA 266

From GA 268:

(After 1918 esoteric classes were usually opened and closed with the following verse:

In you lives the human-being
That sees God face to face, that's eternal
And that's in the circle of the seven great spirits

It's above everything that's angry or timid in you

It rules with the forces of the upper world
And it's served by the forces of the lower world

It takes care of its own life and its own health and it can also do this in others

It can't be surprised by anything; can't be befallen by any misfortune; it can't be confused and can't be overcome

It knows the nature of past, present and future things

It's in possession of the secret of resurrection and of immortality.

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