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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.

The Karma of Materialism
GA 176

Addressing the rise of materialism as a world view, Steiner shows its consequences for human evolution. This volume along with Aspects of Human Evolution completes the entire German Volume GA 176. It includes a foreword by Owen Barfield.

These nine lectures, translated from the German by Rita Stebbing, were given in Berlin from July 31st to September 25th, 1917. In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled: Menschliche und Menschheitliche Entwicklungswahrheiten. Das Karma den Materialismus

Foreword
Lecture 1 July 31, 1917
Lecture 2 August 07, 1917
Lecture 3 August 14, 1917
Lecture 4 August 21, 1917
Lecture 5 August 28, 1917
Lecture 6 September 04, 1917
Lecture 7 September 11, 1917
Lecture 8 September 18, 1917
Lecture 9 September 25, 1917

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