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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.

Poetry and the Art of Speech
GA 281

A lecture-cycle held in Dornach, 1920, with additional lectures held in miscellaneous places, 1921–1923, together with an essay and an explanatory note by Marie Steiner. These seven lectures are part of a fourteen lecture series entitled, The Art of Recitation and Declamation, given in various cities from 1912 to 1923. It was published in German as, Rudolf Steiner/Marie Steiner-von Sivers: Die Kunst der Rezitation und Deklamation (No. 281 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961).

Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, by Julia Wedgwood and Andrew Welburn.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Lecture I September 29, 1920
Lecture II October 06, 1920
Lecture III October 13, 1920
Decline and Re-edification: A Speech-Study by Marie Steiner
Lecture IV April 06, 1921
From What Has Significance for the Senses to What Is Moved by the Spirit: A Note by Marie Steiner
Lecture VI July 30, 1921
Lecture V June 07, 1922
Lecture VII March 29, 1923
Lecture VIII March 29, 1923
Lecture IX March 29, 1923
Notes by the Translators

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