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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 26

O Nature, your maternal life
I bear within the essence of my will.
And my will's fiery energy
Shall steel my spirit striving,
That sense of self springs forth from it
To hold me in myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 52

When from the depths of soul
The spirit turns to the life of worlds
And beauty wells from wide expanses,
Then out of heaven's distances
Streams life-strength into human bodies,
Uniting by its mighty energy
The spirit's being with our human life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Nutrition and Health
GA 354

Steiner answers questions about nutrition for the workmen of the second Goetheanum. He shows them how blossom and fruit are related to the lower body or metabolic system, the leaf is related to the chest and breathing, and the root is related to the brain and nerves. Many other aspects of the relation of food substances to the human body are covered.

The two lectures presented here were given on July 31 and August 2, 1924 in Dornach Switzerland. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in German, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Die Schopfung der Welt und der Menschen, Erdenleben und Sternenwirken (Vol. 354 in the Bibliographic Survey). They were translated into English by Gladys Hahn. These two lectures are contained in The Evolution of the Earth and the Influence of the Stars. Translated by Gladys Hahn

Lecture I 31st July, 1924
Lecture II 2nd August, 1924

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