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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Illusory Illness and the Feverish Pursuit of Health
GA 56

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Two of fifteen lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in 1907 and 1908 at Munich and Berlin. These two lectures, numbers 5 and 6 in the series, are from the lecture series entitled, Perception of the Soul and of the Spirit, published in German as, Die Erkenntnis der Seele und des Geistes (vol. 56 in the Bibliographic Survey).

The first of these lectures is also known as, How to Avoid Psychomatic Illness, and the second as, Keeping Physical Health. They have been translated by Sarah Kurland, and are presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

I. Illusory Illness December 03, 1907
II. The Feverish Pursuit of Health December 05, 1907

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