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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 36

Within my being's depths there speaks,
Intent on revelation,
The cosmic Word mysteriously:
Imbue your labor's aims
With my bright spirit light
To sacrifice yourself through me.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 10

To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Tension Between East and West
GA 83

Translator's Note

The words Bild and bildhaft are used in two somewhat differing senses, one more positive (usually translated image or imaginal), the other more negative (translated semblance).

I am very grateful to Professor Elizabeth M. Wilkinson and to Mr. D. G. Mowatt, who read the manuscript and made many suggestions; to Dr. G. P. Butler for help with a number of points and to my wife for her advice and patience throughout.

B. A. Rowley.

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