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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.

Rosicrucian Esotericism
GA 109

These lectures present an overview of the western Rosicrucian esoteric knowledge elaborating on the nature of the human being; the physical world as an expression of spiritual forces and Beings; the stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis; and the human being's experience after death. This volume along with The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the German volume Bn/GA 109.

The ten lectures presented here were given in Budapest, June 3rd to 12th, 1909. They were translated from the original German by D. S. Osmond, from shorthand reports that were not revised by Dr. Steiner. In the Collected Edition of his works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Das Prinzip der spirituellen Oekonomie im Zusammenhang nit Wiederverkorperungs Fragen (Vol. 109 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961).

Note
I.Rosicrucian Esotericism June 03, 1909
II.Soul in the World around Us June 04, 1909
III.The Nature and Being of Man June 05, 1909
IV.Man Between Death and Rebirth June 06, 1909
V.The Physical World as an Expression of Spiritual Forces and Beings June 07, 1909
VI.The Configuration and Metamorphoses of Man's Physical Body June 08, 1909
VII.Evolutionary Stages of our Earth before the Lemurian Epoch June 09, 1909
VIII.Stages in the Evolution of our Earth. Lemurian, Atlantean, Post-Atlantean Epochs. June 10, 1909
IX.Man's Experience after Death June 11, 1909
X.On Karma, Reincarnation and Initiation June 12, 1909

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