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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.

The Poetry and Meaning of Fairy Tales

This edition of The Poetry and Meaning of Fairy Tales was prepared and edited by Ruth Pusch. The February 6, 1913 lecture was translated from the original German by Ruth Pusch; the December 1908 lecture was revised by her from an earlier edition published by the Anthroposophic Press, NY, and Rudolf Steiner Publications, London, in 1942.

The two lectures appear in the German as Märchendichtungen im Lichte der Geistesforschung published by Verlag der Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland, 1960. Prepared and edited by Ruth Pusch

I.The Poetry and Meaning of Fairy Tales February 06, 1913
II.The Interpretation of Fairy Tales December 26, 1908

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