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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 19

In secret to encompass now
With memory what I've newly got
Shall be my striving's further aim:
Thus, ever strengthening, selfhood's forces
Shall be awakened from within
And growing, give me to myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 45

My power of thought grows firm
United with the spirit's birth.
It lifts the senses' dull attractions
To bright-lit clarity.
When soul-abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Must senses' revelation
Receive the light of thinking.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Necessity for New Ways of Spiritual Knowledge
GA 192

The two lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner in September of 1919 at Stuttgart. They are lectures 16 and 17 of 17 lectures in the lecture series entitled, Spiritual Science & Social & Educational Questions, and published in German as, Geisteswissenschaftliche Behandlung Socialer und Paedagogischer Fragen.

The first lecture is also known as, The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge, or The Necessity for a Genuine Spiritual Deepening as the Result of Free Knowledge. The second lecture has been published as, The Rise of World Consciousness out of Earth Consciousness, or The Emergence of Cosmic Consciousness from Earth Consciousness, (vol. 192 in the Bibliographic Survey). Translated by V.E. Watkin

Lecture I September 08, 1919
Lecture II September 28, 1919

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