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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 44

In reaching for new sense attractions,
Soul-clarity would fill,
Mindful of spirit-birth attained,
The world's bewildering, sprouting growth
With the creative will of my own thinking.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 18

Can I expand my soul
That it unites itself
With cosmic Word received as seed?
I sense that I must find the strength
To fashion worthily my soul
As fitting raiment for the spirit.

—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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