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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.

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 DornachJune 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 DornachJune 26, 1921
The human being and the elements.
Lecture III DornachJuly 01, 1921
The nature of hallucination, fantasy, and imagination.
Lecture IV DornachJuly 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 DornachJuly 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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