he CALENDAR OF THE SOUL Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the Soul-Calendar in 1912, consisting of 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience theMessage 1 of 7 , Jun 23View Sourcehe 'CALENDAR OF THE SOUL'Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar' in 1912, consisting of 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within us as well as in Nature during the year, starting with the 1st mantra every year on Easter Sunday. We experience this unconsciously all through the year, but these meditative verses enable us to become conscious of it.The mantras for each week are well known to many students of Steiner, but the original 'Calendar ' also had 12 Images of the Zodiac, to be meditated with each month (to sense the working of the 'solar' forces in the cosmos), plus a listing of the Moon's phases & position in the signs each night (for sensing the 'lunar' forces), and a list of dates of births and deaths of spiritual figures and dates of events to contemplate on specific days.Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to this complete form, with some details added on the planets this week as well.THE ZODIAC IMAGEThe Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the constellation GEMINI from June 16th through July 20th in our era. A version (done by Margot Roessler) of a new symbolic image of the TWINS from the original Soul-Calendar (created originally by artist Imma von Eckherdstein from Dr. Steiner's sketches & indications) in the color he said corresponded to the sign, yellow, is below.THE WEEK'S MANTRA:For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophical spiritual path uses symbolic images, like the Zodiac image (called 'Imaginations' ), to awaken 'spiritual sight', and mantras ('Inspirations' ) to open 'spiritual hearing.' The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not important, but rather what happens when you recite it and enter with deeper soul-forces into its inner experience. Also, these mantras were created in the German language and have their rhythms in that, so learning an English version is just a step to using the original; I've kept close to it in translating, so anyone can easily go from English to German.* MANTRA # 13 *
Und bin ich in den Sinneshöhen,
So flammt in meinen Seelentiefen
Aus Geistes Feuerwelten
Der Götter Wahrheitswort:
In Geistesgründen suche ahnend
Dich geistverwand zu finden.
And when I am in the Senses' Heights
There flames up in my Soul's Depths
Out of Spirit Fire-Worlds
The Gods' Truth-Word:
"In Spirit-Ground seek expectantly
Your spirit-relation to find."
An interpretation of the mantra: The spiritual force of the light is so strong that we lose ourselves totally in the senses, which IS the World Spirit: and this is what we must
experience fully in order to find our own Spirit which is united to it.
THE DAYS OF THE WEEK:Friday June 28th. Moon Pisces. Leo.Sunday, June 23rd. Moon Capricorn. Full Moon. Colombus born 1456.Monday, June 24th. Moon Capricorn. John the Baptist (St. John’s Day).Tuesday, June 25th. Moon Aquarius. Wilhelm Jordan died 1904.Wednesday, June 26th. Moon Aquarius. Julian the Apostate died 363 A.D.Thursday, June 27th. Moon Pisces. Phillipina.Saturday, June 29th. Moon Aries. . Festival of Peter and Paul. Rubens born 1577.
******* PLANETS IN THE EVENING SKY:Venus is the bright white 'star' low in the West at sunset. It will rise higher every night over the next several months.Saturn is high in the southern sky at sunset. It is at its greatest brilliancy near the stars of Scorpius.-starman