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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 42

In this the shrouding gloom of winter
The soul feels ardently impelled
To manifest its innate strength,
To guide itself to realms of darkness,
Anticipating thus
Through warmth of heart the sense-world's
revelation.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 16

To bear in inward keeping spirit bounty
Is stern command of my prophetic feeling,
That ripened gifts divine
Maturing in the depths of soul
To selfhood bring their fruits.

—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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