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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.

Initiation, Eternity and the Passing Moment
GA 138

These lectures delineate the difference between ordinary and initiate consciousness. Steiner distinguishes between the great initiates who guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the physical body.

The seven lectures presented here were given at Munich, August 25–31, 1912. They were revised for this edition by Gilbert Church, Ph.D, and are from the lecture series entitled, About the Initiation, About Eternity and the Moment, About Spiritual Light and Life's Darkness. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Von der Initiation von Ewigheit und Augenblick. Von Geisteslicht und Lebensdunkel

Lecture I August 25, 1912
Lecture II August 26, 1912
Lecture III August 27, 1912
Lecture IV August 28, 1912
Lecture V August 29, 1912
Lecture VI August 30, 1912
Lecture VII August 31, 1912

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