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Rudolf Steiner Archive

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.

The Ego: The God Within and the God of External Revelation
GA 117

Three lectures held at Munich in December 1909 and 1910. From a manuscript unrevised by the lecturer. The first 2 lectures are from Bn/GA 117, Deeper Secrets of Human Existence in the Light of the Gospels, Die Tieferen Geheimnisse des Menschheitswerdens im Lichte der Evangelien. The last lecture is from Bn/GA 124, Excursus in the Area of the Gospel of St. Mark, Exkurse in das Gebiet des Markus-Evangelium.

I. Group-soulness and Ego-hood December 04, 1909
The Spiritualisation of Language. The central being in man grasped by Anthroposophical Thinking, The building up of the Individual Ego.
II. The Education of Humanity December 07, 1909
The God within and the God of external manifestation.
III. The Temple language December 12, 1910
The Astral body becomes blunted as an organ of Cognition. The transition: the anticipation of the Ego-hood in the Astral Body. Kyrios, Lord of the Soul, the "I." The growth of the "I" or Ego into the Spiritual World. The secrets of the Mark Gospel.

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