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Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Human and Cosmic Thought
GA 151

In these lectures Rudolf Steiner demonstrates that there are twelve main philosophical standpoints and that the fruitful progress in philosophy depends not upon defending one and refuting the others but in learning to experience the validity of them all. This not only sharpens and makes more flexible our own powers of thinking, but also overcomes a narrow-minded one-sidedness and promotes tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.

Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, from the 4th edition (1961) of the text published with the title, Das menschliche und kosmische Gedanke, in the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner in the original German. (Volume No. 151 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961.)

Here are four lectures given in Berlin from 20th to 23rd January, 1914 during the Second General Meeting of the Anthroposophical Society.

Cover Sheet
Lecture I:

Concepts Brought into Movement as an Advance from the Realm of the Spirits of Movement.

January 20, 1914
Lecture II:

The Possibility of Contemplating the World from 12 Different Equally Justified World Outlooks.

January 21, 1914
Lecture III:

Seven Moods or Planets, Twelve Shades of the Zodiac, and Three Tones of Sun, Moon and Earth.

January 22, 1914
Lecture IV:

Man's Place in the Spiritual Cosmos, Astrology, Man as a Thought of the Hierarchies.

January 23, 1914

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