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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.

Nine Lectures on Bees
GA 351

The unconscious wisdom contained in the beehive — the hive is in reality permeated by love — and how this relates to the human experiences of health, civilization, and the cosmos is amply described in this unique book.

Nine of fifteen lectures given by Rudolf Steiner to the workmen at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland in 1923. They are part of the lecture series entitled, The Functioning of Spirit in Nature and in Man. The Being of Bees. Published in German as, Mensch und Welt. Das Wirken des Geistes in der Natur. Ueber das Wesen der BieneN. Vortraege fuer die Arbeiter am Goetheanumbau. Band 5 Translated by Marna Pease and Carl Alexander Mier

Lecture I February 03, 1923
Lecture II November 26, 1923
Lecture III November 28, 1923
Lecture IV December 01, 1923
Lecture V December 05, 1923
Lecture VI December 10, 1923
Lecture VII December 12, 1923
Lecture VIII December 15, 1923
Lecture IX December 22, 1923
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