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1066Soul Calendar For This Week

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  • DoctorStarman@aol.com
    Jun 4, 2000
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      THIS WEEK’S SOUL-CALENDAR

      Here’s the Soul-Calendar verse for the 7th week after Easter, in German
      and English. Its 52 meditative verses are designed to enable us to experience
      the astral or soul events occurring within us and in the earth in the course
      of the year.

      * T H E M A N T R A *
      Mein selbst, es drohet zu entfliehen,
      Vom Weltenlichte mächtig angezogen.
      Nun trete du mein Ahnen
      In deine Rechte kraftig ein,
      Ersetze mir des Denkens Macht,
      Das in der Sinne Schein
      Sich selbst verlieren will.

      My Self, it threatens to fly out
      To World-Light mightily drawn.
      Now enter you, my foreboding,
      Into your rightful place forcefully,
      Restore for me Thinking’s Might
      That in the Senses’ Shine
      Would lose itself.


      * T H E W E E K *

      In addition to the mantrams, the first Soul-Calendar contained 12
      drawings of the zodiac to be meditated on to sense the working of the solar
      forces in the cosmos in the daytime, and the Moon's position in the
      constellations was given for each night, to sense the lunar forces. The Sun,
      according to the Doctor, is under the influence of Taurus from May 1st to
      June 15th in our era. The symbolic image of the constellation Taurus is
      attached to this post. The Moon positions and phases are listed below for
      each night, along with some of the birth & death days of famous persons
      published in the original ‘Seelencalendar’: their lives and contributions are
      fruitful material for contemplation on their days. I’m translating these to
      restore the Calendar to its intended use with the full spiritual/solar/lunar
      connections.

      SUNDAY June 4th. Moon Gemini. Karpasius.
      MONDAY June 5th. Moon Cancer. Boniface (the Apostle to Germany in the 8th
      century).
      TUESDAY June 6th. Moon Cancer. Julian the Apostate born 331.
      WEDNESDAY June 7th. Moon Leo. Lucian.
      THURSDAY June 8th. Moon Leo. Muhammed died 632.
      FRIDAY June 9th. Moon Virgo. Columban.
      SATURDAY June 10th. Moon Virgo. Onophrius.

      For those not familiar with the use of mantras:
      Anthroposophy is a Western path of knowledge which begins with the use of
      the logical mind, then an intensification process by use of visual images
      called "Imaginations", and reciting mantras which lead to "Inspirations."
      The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not the essential
      thing, but rather the repetitive recitation of them and entering with deeper
      soul forces into the inner experience of what is described. Also, these
      mantras were created in the German language and have their rhythm in it, so
      learning an English version is just a step to using the mantram in the
      original. (Chanting "the jewel in the lotus" is different from "Om mani padme
      hum.") Steiner spoke of how German had preserved words lost by other
      Indo-Aryan languages, and could be what Sanskrit was in olden times: the
      language in which spirit-truths are expressed. So in translating, I’ve tried
      to keep close to the original so that one can easily go from English to
      German.
      Dr. Starman*******