For those new to the 'Calendar': the cycle of the year can be a meditation
in itself, through which you can sense the Beings that are behind the
changing seasons, and Steiner gave out the 'Calendar of the Soul' to do this.
It's made up of 52 meditative mantras enabling one to consciously experience
the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within you as well as in external Nature
in the course of the year.
The 52 mantras are well known to many anthroposophists, but the original
Calendar in 1912 ALSO contained 12 images of the zodiac (to be meditated on
to sense the working of the 'solar' forces in the cosmos in the day) and the
Moon's position in the constellations was listed for each night (for sensing
the 'lunar' forces), as well as a list of saints and other spiritual figures
to meditate on connected with specific days of the week, because the
entrances and exits of human spirits are also connected with the cosmos and
Time. We're presenting all that here each week---this has not been done since
1912 and is available nowhere else.
First, this week's meditative mantra in the original German and in
* M A N T R A # 1 2 (St. John’s Tide) *
Der Welten Schönheitsglanz,
Er zwinget mich aus Seelentiefen
Des Eigenlebens Götterkrafte
Zum Weltenfluge zu entbinden;
Mich selber zu verlassen,
Vertrauend nur mich suchend
Im Weltenlicht und Weltenwärme.
The world's beautiful glitter
Forces me, out of Soul's Deeps,
My individual life's godly forces
To World-Flowing to release;
My self to abandon
Trusting only in my seeking
In World-Light and World-Warmth.
This is the St. John's/ Summer theme of 'losing oneself in the light and
warmth' so that one finds oneself through the cosmos finding itself.
The Moon positions and phases for the week are listed below along with
some of the spiritual figures connected with the days. Attached to this post
is the JPEG image of the sign Gemini (the Doctor said the Sun is under its
influence from June 16th to July 20th in our era.)
Sunday July 1st. Moon Libra. G.W. Leibnitz born 1646.
Monday July 2nd. Moon Scorpius. 1778 Rousseau died.
Tuesday July 3rd. Moon Scorpius. Anatolius.
Wednesday July 4th. Moon Sagittarius. Ulrich.
Thursday July 5th. Moon Sagittarius. Full Moon. Cyril and Methodius. Hosea
Friday July 6th. Moon Capricornus. Hus born 1369; Hus burned at the stake
1502 University of Wittenberg founded.
Saturday July 7th. Moon Capricornus. Demetrius.
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