THE "CALENDAR OF THE SOUL"
Heres the "Soul-Calendar" for this 16th week after Easter. The Calendar's
52 meditative mantras enable us to experience the 'astral' or soul events
occurring within us in the course of the year. It's in the original German
and in English.
Zu bergen Geistgeschenk im Innern,
Gebietet strenge mir mein Ahnen,
Dass reifend Gottesgaben
In Seelengründen fruchtend
Der Selbstheit Früchte bringen.
To save the Spirit-Gifts in my Inner self
Bids me strongly my sensing of the future,
So that those ripening God-gifts
In the Souls Ground bearing fruit
The Selfhood's Fruit will bring.
For those not familiar with the use of mantras:
Anthroposophy intensifies the mind by the use of images called
"Imaginations" which awaken spiritual sight, and mantras which begin
'spiritual hearing' (or "Inspirations"). The meaning of the words of a mantra
at first sight is not the essential thing, but rather reciting it and
entering with deeper soul-forces into its inner experience.
These mantras were also, of course, created in the German language and
have their rhythms in that, so learning an English version is just a step to
using the original. Steiner spoke of how German has preserved words lost by
other languages, and could be for us today what Sanskrit was in olden times:
THE language in which spirit-truths are expressed. In translating therefore,
Ive tried to keep close to the original, so that anyone can easily go from
English to German.
This Week's Verse:
This week refers to the state of having received the 'gifts of the Spirit'
from immersion in It in its manifestation as pure sensation in this
summer-time, and now being moved by one's feeling of what is to come in the
future (ahnend) to take care to rescue them from loss ("bergen"= salvage,
rescue) within, for as what the Spirit has planted in us in these past few
weeks is allowed to ripen, the fruits of one's own self and its endeavors
Sorry, no Zodiac symbol or week's Moon listings/Saints' days this week.