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Calendar of the Soul


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.

Eurythmy as Visible Singing
GA 278

Overleaf: The Eurythmy Figures

In 1921 the sculptress Edith Maryon endeavoured to make models of the eurythmy gestures. However, it was found that eurythmy could not be suitably represented in this medium, and Steiner then designed the wooden eurythmy figures that have since become well known. He gave indications regarding the production and colouring of these figures, some of which remain extant in the original and some in copies by Edith Maryon. The complete set was published as Skizzen zu den Eurythmiefiguren [Dornach 1957] (‘Sketches for the eurythmy figures’). The two following examples (the only ones for music) for the major and minor chords are reduced in size by about one third. The figures have been redrawn and newly coloured by Annemarie Bäschlin, and are published as Die Eurythmie-Figuren von Rudolf Steiner [Dornach 1989] (Rudolf Steiner's eurythmy figures’).

The words written in the two sketches are : orange — orange, violett — violet, rot-Karmin — carmine red, blaurot — bluish red, grün — green, Melos — Melos, Rhythmus — rhythm, Takt — beat. (See also Endnote 47 in Vol. 2.)

Eurythmy figure for the major triad
Eurythmy figure for the minor triad

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