Fwd: Calendar of the Soul 30, Anthro on the Net
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Subject: Calendar of the Soul 30, Anthro on the Net
Anthro on the Net - Calendar of the SoulRudolf Steiner’sCalendar of the SoulThirtieth WeekThinking’s fruits spring ripened in the sunThat shines within the soul;Into the certainty of self-awarenessAll feeling now is changed.And I can sense with joy the wakeningOf autumn’s spirit;Winter will arouse in meThe summer of the soul._____________________The swelling fruits of thinkingare now ripening in my soul.My feeling now must transform itselfinto the certainty of self awareness.Filled with joy I can then perceivethe spirit awakening force of autumnso that winter can awake in methe summer of the soul.* translation by Dennis Klocek.____________________In the sunlight of my soul
The ripe fruits of thinking
Are springing forth.In the certainty of self-consciousness
All feeling transforms itself.Filled with joy!
I am now able
To feel the fall spirit awaken
within me:Winter will awaken
The summer of my soul.* translation by Tom Mellett._________________________There flourish in the sunlight of my soulThe ripened fruits of thinking;To conscious self-assuranceThe flow of feeling is transformed.I can perceive now joyfullyThe autumn's spirit-waking:The winter will arouse in meThe summer of the soul.* translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch___________________Es spriessen mir im SeelensonnenlichtDes Denkens reife Früchte,In Selbstbewusstseins SicherheitVerwandelt alles Fühlen sich.Empfinden kann ich freudevollDes Herbstes Geisterwachen:Der Winter wird in mirDen Seelensommer wecken.* original German by Rudolf Steiner.____________________A Sunlight in the soulevokes in me maturing grains of thought;no feeling but it aims to come of agein poise of settled consciousness of self;autumn's reveille* glad I hear beginwinter without but summertime within.The Year Participatedtranslation 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.
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