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Calendar of the Soul

ST. JOHN'S TIDE

Northern Hemisphere
Week 12

The radiant beauty of the world
Compels my inmost soul to free
God-given powers of my nature
That they may soar into the cosmos,
To take wing from myself
And trustingly to seek myself
In cosmic light and cosmic warmth.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 38

The spirit child within my soul
I feel freed of enchantment.
In heart-high gladness has
The holy cosmic Word engendered
The heavenly fruit of hope,
Which grows rejoicing into worlds afar
Out of my being's godly roots.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers
GA 107

In the first lecture, Steiner shows how in the Lemurian epoch Luciferic beings intervened in human evolution, making possible freedom, material desires, and evil-doing, while in Atlantean times, Ahrimanic beings made possible “conscious sin”; and in our own epoch, Asuric beings will intervene. The deed of Christ alone now makes possible humanity's return to the spiritual. The second lecture deals with “Mephistopheles and Earthquakes.”

The original German texts of these lectures are entitled, Spiritual-Scientific Anthropology/Knowledge of Man. The original German texts of these lectures can be found in the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works under the title: “Geisteswissenschaftliche Menschenkunde,” No. 107 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961.

I.The Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers. Lucifer, Ahriman, Asuras 22nd March, 1909
II.Mephistopheles and Earthquakes 1st January, 1909

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