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Calender of the Soul, Week 12

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  • DRStarman2001@aol.com
    For those new to the Calendar : the cycle of the year can be a meditation in itself, through which you can sense the Beings that are behind the changing
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      For those new to the 'Calendar': the cycle of the year can be a meditation
      in itself, through which you can sense the Beings that are behind the
      changing seasons, and Steiner gave out the 'Calendar of the Soul' to do this.
      It's made up of 52 meditative mantras enabling one to consciously experience
      the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within you as well as in external Nature
      in the course of the year.

      The 52 mantras are well known to many anthroposophists, but the original
      Calendar in 1912 ALSO contained 12 images of the zodiac (to be meditated on
      to sense the working of the 'solar' forces in the cosmos in the day) and the
      Moon's position in the constellations was listed for each night (for sensing
      the 'lunar' forces), as well as a list of saints and other spiritual figures
      to meditate on connected with specific days of the week, because the
      entrances and exits of human spirits are also connected with the cosmos and
      Time. We're presenting all that here each week---this has not been done since
      1912 and is available nowhere else.

      First, this week's meditative mantra in the original German and in
      translation:

      * M A N T R A # 1 2 (St. John’s Tide) *
      Der Welten Schönheitsglanz,
      Er zwinget mich aus Seelentiefen
      Des Eigenlebens Götterkrafte
      Zum Weltenfluge zu entbinden;
      Mich selber zu verlassen,
      Vertrauend nur mich suchend
      Im Weltenlicht und Weltenwärme.

      The world's beautiful glitter
      Forces me, out of Soul's Deeps,
      My individual life's godly forces
      To World-Flowing to release;
      My self to abandon
      Trusting only in my seeking
      In World-Light and World-Warmth.

      This is the St. John's/ Summer theme of 'losing oneself in the light and
      warmth' so that one finds oneself through the cosmos finding itself.

      The Moon positions and phases for the week are listed below along with
      some of the spiritual figures connected with the days. Attached to this post
      is the JPEG image of the sign Gemini (the Doctor said the Sun is under its
      influence from June 16th to July 20th in our era.)

      Sunday July 1st. Moon Libra. G.W. Leibnitz born 1646.
      Monday July 2nd. Moon Scorpius. 1778 Rousseau died.
      Tuesday July 3rd. Moon Scorpius. Anatolius.
      Wednesday July 4th. Moon Sagittarius. Ulrich.
      Thursday July 5th. Moon Sagittarius. Full Moon. Cyril and Methodius. Hosea
      (Prophet).
      Friday July 6th. Moon Capricornus. Hus born 1369; Hus burned at the stake
      1415.
      1502 University of Wittenberg founded.
      Saturday July 7th. Moon Capricornus. Demetrius.

      Dr. Starman
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