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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.

Human Questions and Cosmic Answers
GA 213

Four lectures given at Dornach, Switzerland, 25th June – 2nd July, 1922. Published in German as: Menschenfragen und Weltantworten. Translation from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, by Vera Compton-Burnett, Charles Davy, Dorothy S. Osmond, and K. Wegener.

Some of the topics covered are: Sunlight and Moonlight, Eclipses and Man's Life of the Soul, The Relation of the Planets to the Human Organism, The Human Being in Relation to Planetary Life, Man's Relation to the Surrounding World, Slate, Lime, Carbon, etc.

I.Sunlight and Moonlight, Solar and Lunar Eclipses and their Relation to Man's Life of Soul. June 25, 1922
II.The Relation of the Planets to the Human Organism. The Participation of the Cosmos in the Development of Man. June 30, 1922
III.The Relation of the Planets to Man's Life of Soul. July 01, 1922
IV.Man's Relation to the Surrounding World. Schist (slate) and Lime in their Connection with Plant and Animal. Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen. July 01, 1922

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