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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.

The Being of Man and His Future Evolution
GA 107

Throughout our life, we have to struggle with questions that cannot be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking. Spiritual science can help us penetrate to a realm where new possibilities open up to address these questions. These lectures offer fascinating insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting, laughing and weeping, different types of illnesses, and rhythms in the bodies of the human being. Steiner shows how we can become, through our own efforts, "co-creators" in evolution.

Nine Lectures, 2nd November 1908 to 17th June 1909, given in Berlin. Translated by Pauline Wehrle from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. The original texts of these lectures are contained in the series of 19 lectures entitled Spiritual-Scientific Anthropology/Knowledge of Man (in German, Geisteswissenschaftliche Menschenkundein).

I. Forgetting November 2, 1908
II. Different Types of Illness November 10, 1908
III. Original Sin December 8, 1908
IV. Rhythm in the Bodies of Man December 21, 1908
V. Rhythms in the Being of Man January 12, 1908
VI. Rhythms in the Being of Man January 26, 1908
VII. Illness and Karma April 27, 1908
VIII. Laughing and Weeping May 3, 1908
IX. The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men June 17, 1908

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