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Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Nutrition and Health
GA 354

Steiner answers questions about nutrition for the workmen of the second Goetheanum. He shows them how blossom and fruit are related to the lower body or metabolic system, the leaf is related to the chest and breathing, and the root is related to the brain and nerves. Many other aspects of the relation of food substances to the human body are covered.

The two lectures presented here were given on July 31 and August 2, 1924 in Dornach Switzerland. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in German, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Die Schopfung der Welt und der Menschen, Erdenleben und Sternenwirken (Vol. 354 in the Bibliographic Survey). They were translated into English by Gladys Hahn. These two lectures are contained in The Evolution of the Earth and the Influence of the Stars. Translated by Gladys Hahn

Lecture I 31st July, 1924
Lecture II 2nd August, 1924

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