Re: [anthroposophy] Calendar of the Soul, Week 14 after Easter (Summer)
- Hi, Really need, want copy of the current "Calendar of
the Soul". Where to find for purchase or ordering,
etc. thank you. Need snail mail, cost, address, no
credit card no checking. Deborah
--- DRStarman2001@... wrote:
> The "Calendar of the Soul"__________________________________________________
> The cycle of the year can be a meditation 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 52
> meditative mantras enabling you to
> consciously experience the 'astral' (soul) events
> occurring within you as
> well as in outer Nature in the course of the year.
> These are well known to
> many anthroposophists; but the original Calendar
> published 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), a
> listing of the Moon's phase
> and position in the constellations each night (for
> sensing the 'lunar'
> forces), and a list of saints and other spiritual
> figures connected with
> specific days of the week. We're presenting all that
> here. We begin with the
> mantra in the original German and in translation:
> * M A N T R A # 1 4 (Summer) *
> An Sinnesoffenbarung hingegeben,
> Verlor ich mein Eigenwesens Trieb,
> Gedankentraum, er schien
> Bet�ubend mir das Selbst zu rauben,
> Doch weckend nahet schon
> In Sinnenschein mir Weltendanken.
> To Senses' offerings given over
> I lose Self-Essence's Drive;
> Dreaminess of Thinking, it seems
> To stupefy me, the Self to rob,
> But a waking now approaches
> From Senses' Shining in me, of World-Thinking.
> The summer is when we are meant to lose
> ourselves in the play of light
> and warmth, so strong that it dims down the Ego's
> thinking; then, from out of
> the Spirit revealed in the outer world, we are to
> find our "selves" again in
> the World-Self. This is the St. John's experience of
> "I must decrease that He
> may increase." This week that world-thinking, the
> Ideas the Spirit uses to
> build Nature, now begins to approach us in our
> summer waking-dream state,
> immersed in the senses' beauty.
> The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the
> influence of Gemini from
> June 16th to July 20th in our era. The symbolic
> image of the Twins done from
> Steiner's sketches & indications is attached to this
> post as a JPEG, although
> it may go through to you or not depending on your
> The Moon positions and phases for the week are
> listed below along with
> some of the spiritual figures connected with the
> Sunday June 30th. Moon Pisces. Festival in Memory of
> Monday July 1st. Moon Aries. G.W. Leibnitz born
> Tuesday July 2nd. Moon Aries. 1778 Rousseau died.
> Wednesday July 3rd. Moon Aries. Anatolius.
> Thursday July 4th. Moon Taurus. Ulrich.
> Friday July 5th. Moon Taurus. Cyril and Methodius.
> Hosea (Prophet).
> Saturday July 6th. Moon Gemini. Hus born 1369; Hus
> burned at the stake
> 1415. 1502 University of Wittenberg founded.
> Dr. Starman
> ATTACHMENT part 2 image/jpeg name=GeminiJPEG.jpg
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