Re: [anthroposophy] Soul Calendar week 07 stage lighting
- eurythmy@... writes:
<< Stage lights: week 06 How to breathe with each verse of Calendar of the
The Stage lights give one way.
First part: GREEN ABOVE, foot lights yellow.
Mein Selbst, es drohet zu entfliehen,
Vom Weltenlichte mächtig angezogen.
Second part: RED AND BLUE ABOVE, foot lights red:
Nun trete du mein Ahnen
In deine Rechte kräftig ein,
Third part: RED ABOVE, foot lights white:
Ersetze mir des Denkens Macht,
das in der Sinne Schein
Sich selbst verlieren will.
*******The gist of this week's verse is that the Self has been being drawn
out into the senses, the Light, and could be drawn too much out: so a
counter-force comes in this week, to keep thinking from losing itself in the
outer world. I think the first two lines with the green above and yellow
below picture this condition of green Nature without (the green Snake) and
the Light having entered us, the yellow below; then the verse says "Now enter
you, my apprehension of the future" (or "anxiety" or "foreboding"---all
inadequate translations of AHNEN), and the light below changes to red, which
color brings one more into the body. The third part, with red without and
white below, signifies self-consciousness restored or the astral back under
the direction of the ego body (white within red), the result of this "ahnen"
gently drawing (in its "rightful" working) thinking back from losing itself
in the senses.