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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.

Toward Imagination
GA 169

Commemerative Address

During the war Rudolf Steiner spoke the following commemorative address at the beginning of every lecture he gave to the Anthroposophical Societies of countries affected by the war:

My dear friends, let us be mindful of the guardian spirits of all those out there on the vast battlefields of the events of our time:

Spirits of your souls, ever working guardians,
May your wings carry
Our souls' imploring love
To those on earth entrusted to your care.
United with your power,
May our prayer be a shining help
To the souls it lovingly seeks.

And turning to the guardian spirits of those who have already passed through the portal of death because of these tragedies:

Spirits of your souls, ever working guardians,
May your wings carry
Our souls' imploring love
To those in the spheres entrusted to your care.
United with your power,
May our prayer be a shining help
To the souls it lovingly seeks.

And may the Spirit whom we have long sought to approach with our spiritual science, the Spirit who passed through the Mystery of Golgotha for the salvation of the earth and for the freedom and progress of humanity, may that Spirit be with you in your arduous

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