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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

Meditations

* P. 14: Meditations that Rudolf Steiner gave in English (CW 267): Evening retrospect, then:

Try, thou my soul
To penetrate into thy depths;
In thy depths acts creatively
The world spirit's life-force,
The world spirit's wisdom-light,
The world spirit's willpower;
I belong to this all.

Then 5 minutes expectant quiet.

Morning:

Thou, symbol of activity, Symbol 2
Thy seven shining rose-stars
On the black wood of the cross
Shape seven rays of spiritual activity
In the dark entity of the world
In the depths of my soul
In this quiet feeling.

Then quiet expectation.

Wed. evening & Sat. morning:

  1. Look back at the previous days.
    1. Concentrate on the point ¼ in. in between the eyebrows
      I am
    2. Concentrate on the throat
      It thinks
    3. Concentrate on heart, arms and fingers
      She feels
    4. Concentrate on the shape of the whole physical body
      He Wills

(That is, “It” is the universal thinking that should live impersonally in our words; “She” is the world soul, i.e. we should feel impersonally like the world soul does; “He” is God, in whose will we place our whole existence)

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