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Anthroposophy on the Net - Calendar of the SoulSee printable version aboveRudolf Steiner’sCalendar of the SoulSixteenth WeekI have a strong presentimentTo shield the spiritual gift withinSo that as it matures God’s wealthWill then bear fruit within my soulFor selfhood’s harvesting.* translation by John Thomson._____________________My heart, my most intimate counsellor,warns my being tocherish my inner Spirit Gifts from God:so that they may ripendeep within my nurturing soulinto a fruitful experience of Selfhood.- translation by Dennis Klocek.____________________My intuition firmly commands me:
"Bury the spirit's treasures within you
so that these ripening gifts of God,
growing in the soil of your soul,
may bring forth the very fruits
of your own selfhood."* translation by Tom Mellett.____________________To bear in inward keeping spirit bountyIs stern command of my prophetic feeling,That ripened gifts divineMaturing in the depths of soulTo selfhood bring their fruits.* translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch___________________Zu bergen Geistgeschenk im Innern,Gebietet strenge mir mein Ahnen,Dass reifend GottesgabenIn Seelengründen fruchtendDer Selbstheit Früchte bringen.* original German by Rudolf Steiner.____________________A hint of warming: harbour wellthe Spirit's bounty, gifts from godsare there to ripen, there to swellearthed in the soul and, fructifying, bringthe fruits of Self to light.The Year Participated
translation by Owen Barfield______________________________About the Calendar of the Soul - by Rudolf SteinerThe year has a life of its own, and the human soul can share in that life and become part of it. In listening week by week to the changing language of the year, the soul will find a way to discover also its own nature; it will realize how forces are stirring within its being and giving it new life and strength. Such forces are awakened if one develops a profound sympathy with the course of the year and all the meaning it brings to the changing world. Only through such sympathy can the soul become aware of the fine but significant threads that bind it to the world into which it is born.In this Calendar the verse given for each week is intended to help the soul into an experience of that week as part of the life of the whole year. The Calendar is designed to express all that echoes in the soul when it unites itself with that life. It aims at creating a healthy feeling of at-one-ness with the goings–on of nature, and consequently a strong self-discovery, in the belief that to share in the yearly movement of the world, in the manner exemplified in these verses, is something for which the human soul has a deep longing, if only it understands its own nature.* PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION (1918).
______________________________________________History of the Calendar of the Soul VersesThe first limited edition of The Calendar of the Soul Verses was published in March 1912 as part of a calendar, never to be reissued. Imma von Eckhardstein illustrated the calendar, following Steiner’s indications, mainly of the twelve zodiacal images. In 1918, the verses of the Calendar of the Soul were distributed along with a short introduction by Rudolf Steiner, was packaged together with Waldorf Astoria cigarettes to reach German soldiers struggling at the end of World War I. This was part of a project, initialized by Emil Molt, the owner of the Waldorf Astoria Cigaretten Gesellschaft, which also evolved into a publication of the verses as an insert in a few Herman Hesse editions reaching German prisoners of war.
"You will find meditative verses for the individual weeks of the year. You should take these meditations quite particularly into your hearts, for they contain what can make the soul alive and what really corresponds to a living relationship of the soul forces to t
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