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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 19

In secret to encompass now
With memory what I've newly got
Shall be my striving's further aim:
Thus, ever strengthening, selfhood's forces
Shall be awakened from within
And growing, give me to myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 45

My power of thought grows firm
United with the spirit's birth.
It lifts the senses' dull attractions
To bright-lit clarity.
When soul-abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Must senses' revelation
Receive the light of thinking.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Therapeutic Insights: Earthly and Cosmic Laws
GA 205

How do the human organs: heart, lung, kidney, liver, spleen, etc., reveal themselves in a person's psychological makeup? Knowing this, might a person relate to the world out of higher knowledge instead of physically pre-determined tendencies? Particular attention is given in these lectures to the relation of the inner organs to soul activities and disorders.

This edition of Therapeutic Insights: Earthly and Cosmic Laws, is a translation of five lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in Dornach, June 24, 26, and July 1, 2, 3, 1921. They were not revised by the lecturer. The July 2 lecture appears here in a revision of a translation by May Laird-Brown which appeared in Psychoanalysis in the Light of Anthroposophy, published by the Anthroposophic Press in 1946. The other four lectures were translated by Alice Wulsin and Gerald Karnow from the most recent German edition in Menschenwerden, Menschenseele, und Weltengeist.

Lecture I Dornach June 24, 1921
The lawfulness within the earthly world, the cosmic world, the world soul, and the world spirit; the mineral, plant, and animal worlds and the world of the human being; the ancient Greek and the element water.
Lecture II Dornach June 26, 1921
The human being and the elements.
Lecture III Dornach July 01, 1921
The nature of hallucination, fantasy, and imagination.
Lecture IV Dornach July 02, 1921
Spiritual knowledge of the organs and their working over into the next earthly life; memories, compulsive thoughts, raving madness, hallucination; rational therapy.
Lecture V Dornach July 03, 1921
Life between death and a new birth; judgment and conclusion; the human being as memory pictures and love; influences of Lucifer and Ahriman on the human being.

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