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  • Tom Mellett
    ... From: randolph mccready To: Undisclosed-Recipient:; Sent: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 5:26 pm Subject: Calendar of the Soul 31, Anthro on the Net
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      From: randolph mccready <rgmcc@...>
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      Anthro on the Net - Calendar of the Soul
      Rudolf Steiner’s
      Calendar of the Soul[September 16, 2007 - September 22, 2007]
      Thirty-first Week 
       Click here WMP or here  MP3  for audio reading  
      Light from the depths of spirit,
      Like the sun, streams outward,
      Becoming force of will for living,
      Illuminating senses’ dimness
      To set free energies,
      Which ripen out of inner drives
      Creative powers in human deeds.
      * translation by John Thomson.
      Spirit light from inner depths
      is striving outward like a Sun
      inspiring the human will to fully live.
      The dull senses are illuminated
      as new energies are released in the soul
      to transform instinctual patterns
      into true world creative forces
      which lie like seeds in human deeds.
      * translation by Dennis Klocek. 
      The light from the depths of the spirit---
      Striving outward like the sun---
      Becomes the force of life and will,
      And shines on the senses' dullness---

      In order to liberate
      Powers of creativity
      From the urges of the soul,
      And so to let them ripen as the deeds
      Of women and of men.
      * translation by Tom Mellett. 
      The light from spirit depths
      Strives to ray outwards, sun-imbued;
      Transformed to forceful will of life
      It shines into the senses' dullness
      To bring to birth the powers
      Whereby creative forces, soul-impelled,
      Shall ripen into human deeds.
      * translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch
      Das Licht aus Geistestiefen,
      Nach aussen strebt es sonnenhaft:
      Es wird zur Lebenswillenskraft
      Und leuchtet in der Sinne Dumpfheit,
      Um Kräfte zu entbinden,
      Die Schaffensmächte aus Seelentrieben
      Im Menschenwerke reifen lassen.
      * original German by Rudolf Steiner.
      Light -- is it Sunlight? -- out from Spirit-deeps
      struggles to shine;
      translated into lively strength of will
      clear through the cloudiness of sense it burns,
      releasing energy that turns
      passionate drives into creative thrust
      that ripens into work amongst mankind.
      The Year Participated
      translation by Owen Barfield



      About the Calendar of the Soul - by Rudolf Steiner 

      The 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.

      History of the Calendar of the Soul Verses 

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