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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.

Karmic Relationships I
GA 235

At the end of his life Rudolf Steiner took up the task that was his special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and karma. To do this he gave over eighty lectures in 1924 in which he explicitly and concretely revealed the destinies of various individuals from one life to the next in order to show how the general laws of karma operate in individual cases. He also revealed many details of the karmic streams of the members of the Anthroposophical Society. These volumes constitute an immeasurable contribution to the understanding of reincarnation and karma, and the tasks of the Anthroposophical Society in connection with the Archangel Michael.

Twelve lectures given at Dornach, Switzerland, from 16th February to 23rd March, 1924. Published here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. The original texts of the lectures are contained in Vol. 1 of the series entitled Esoterische Betrachtungen karmischer Zusammenhänge in the Complete Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works. (No. 235 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961). Translated by George Adams
Revised by M. Cotterell, C. Davy and D.S. Osmond

Introduction
Lecture I February 16, 1924
Lecture II February 17, 1924
Lecture III February 23, 1924
Lecture IV February 24, 1924
Lecture V March 01, 1924
Lecture VI March 02, 1924
Lecture VII March 08, 1924
Lecture VIII March 09, 1924
Lecture IX March 15, 1924
Lecture X March 16, 1924
Lecture XI March 22, 1924
Lecture XII March 23, 1924

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