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  • Starmann77@aol.com
    THE CALENDAR OF THE SOUL Here is the Soul-Calendar verse for this week in German and in English, with the Moon s position in the stars for each night and
    Message 1 of 11 , Feb 13, 2000
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      THE "CALENDAR OF THE SOUL"

      Here is the Soul-Calendar verse for this week in German and in English,
      with the Moon's position in the stars for each night and some of the birth &
      death days of famous persons (saints, etc.) which Steiner published with the
      first Seelencalendar in 1912 (I�m in process of translating them to restore
      the Calendar to its intended use with its spiritual-historical, solar and
      lunar connections).

      In addition to a mantram for each week of the year, in the original were
      12 drawings of the zodiac to be meditated on, to sense the spiritual working
      of the solar forces in the cosmos in the daytime monthly. The Moon's position
      in the constellations each night was to sense the lunar forces each evening.
      The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of Aquarius from
      Feb. 9th to March 8th. (Unfortunately we cannot send the 12 images through
      this medium as yet.) The Moon positions are listed daily.

      *******46th Week after Easter.
      Die Welt, sie drohet zu bet�uben
      Der Seele eingeborene Kraft;
      Nun trete du, Erinnerung,
      Und st�rke mir das Schauen,
      Das nur durch Willenskr�fte
      Sich selbst erhalten kann.

      The World, it threatens to benumb
      The Soul�s inborn strength;
      Now tread you, Memory,
      Out of Spirit-Deeps enlightening
      And make strong for me Vision,
      That only through Will-Strength
      Can preserve itself.

      SUN. 2/13 Moon Taurus. 1883 Richard Wagner died.
      MON. 2/14 Moon Gemini. Seafarer Cook killed 1779. Nees v. Esenbeck,
      Botanist, born 1776.
      TUES. 2/15 Moon Gemini. Galilei Born 1564. Lessing died 1781.

      WED. 2/16 Moon Gemini. Ernst Haeckel born 1834.
      THURS. 2/17 Moon Cancer. Giordano Bruno burned 1600. Olcott died 1907.
      FRI. 2/18 Moon Cancer. Luther died 1546. Michelangelo died 1564.
      Volta born 1745.
      SAT. 2/19 Moon Leo. Full Moon. Copernicus born 1473. 1700, Acceptance
      of the Gregorian Calendar by the Protestants.

      For those not familiar with the use of mantrams:

      Anthroposophy is a Western path of knowledge which begins with reading of
      books and use of the ordinary logical mind; then, an intensification process
      can be begun by the use of visual images Steiner gave out called
      "Imaginations" and reciting mantras or combinations of words which leads a
      step higher to "Inspirations." The 12 signs of the Zodiac, for instance, are
      Imaginations.

      The meaning of the words of a mantra as read at first sight is not the
      essential thing, but rather the repetitive recitation of them and entering
      with deeper soul-forces into the inner experience of what is described.

      Also, the mantrams were created in the German language and have their
      rhythm from this, so that learning an English version is just a step to
      learning to use the real mantram in the original, which is much preferred.
      (Chanting "the jewel in the lotus" is very different from "Om mani padme
      hum.") Steiner spoke often of the specialness of the German tongue, and how
      it had preserved words lost by other Indo-Aryan languages, and said that it
      could become what Sanscrit was in old Vedic times: the language in which
      spirit-truths are expressed. In translating, I have tried to keep close to
      the original so that one can most easily step from the English to the German.


      Dr. Starman

      Thanx to Bruce for the umlauts.*******
    • starmann77@aol.com
      THE SOUL-CALENDAR : 52nd week after Easter Here is the Soul-Calendar verse for the 52nd and final week after Easter, in German and English. Anthroposophy’s
      Message 2 of 11 , Apr 9 4:53 PM
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        THE "SOUL-CALENDAR": 52nd week after Easter

        Here is the Soul-Calendar verse for the 52nd and final week after
        Easter, in German and English. Anthroposophy’s Soul Calendar is 52 meditative
        verses designed to enable a meditator to experience the astral or soul events
        within us in the course of the year.

        *******THE MANTRAM*******
        Wenn aus den Seelentiefen
        Der Geist sich wendet zu dem Weltensein
        Und Schönheit quillt aus Raumesweiten,
        Dann zieht aus Himmelsfernen
        Des Lebens Kraft in Menschenleiber
        Und einet, machtvoll wirkend,
        Des Geistes Wesen mit dem Menschensein.

        When out of the Soul’s Deeps
        The Spirit winds its way to World-Being
        And Beauty swells into the widths of Space,
        Then is drawn from farthest Heavens
        The Life Force into Man’s bodies
        And there becomes one, mightily working,
        The Spirit’s Essence and Man’s being.

        ***For those not familiar with the use of mantrams:
        Anthroposophy is a Western path of knowledge which begins with reading of
        books and use of the ordinary logical mind; then, an intensification process
        can be begun by the use of visual images Steiner gave out called
        "Imaginations" and reciting mantras or combinations of words which leads a
        step higher to "Inspirations." (The 12 “signs” of the Zodiac, for instance,
        are Imaginations.) The meaning of the words of a mantra as read at first
        sight is not the essential thing, but rather the repetitive recitation of
        them and entering with deeper soul-forces into the inner experience of what
        is described. Also, the mantrams were created in the German language and
        have their rhythm from this, so that learning an English version is just a
        step to learning to use the real mantram in the original, which is much
        preferred. (Chanting "the jewel in the lotus" is very different from "Om mani
        padme hum.") Steiner spoke often of the specialness of the German tongue, and
        how it had preserved words lost by other Indo-Aryan languages, and said that
        it could become what Sanscrit was in old Vedic times: the language in which
        spirit-truths are expressed. In translating, I have tried to keep close to
        the original so that one can most easily step from the English to the German.


        * T H E W E E K *

        In addition to the mantra for each week, in the original version of 1912
        were 12 drawings of the zodiac to be meditated on, to sense the spiritual
        working of the solar forces in the cosmos in the daytime each month, and the
        Moon's position in the constellations was given for each night, to sense the
        lunar forces of each evening. The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the
        influence of Pisces from Mar. 9th to April 13th in our era. (Unfortunately we
        can’t send Steiner’s glyphs of the constellations through this medium yet.)
        The Moon positions and phases are listed each night in the section below,
        along with some of the birth & death days of famous persons published with
        the first ‘Seelencalendar’: their lives and contributions are fruitful
        material for contemplation on their days. (I’m translating these to restore
        the Calendar to its intended use with spiritual, solar and lunar connections.)

        SUNDAY April 9th. Moon Gemini. Mary Cleophas (who with Mary of Magdala
        and the Mother of Jesus in John’s Gospel was present at the Crucifixion).
        Theophilus (Bishop of Alexandria in the 5th century). Francis Bacon of
        Verulam died 1626.
        MONDAY April 10th. Moon Gemini. First Quarter. The Prophets Daniel and
        Ezekiel.
        TUESDAY April 11th. Moon Cancer. Leo (Pope that turned back the wave
        of Attila from Italy).
        WEDNESDAY April 12th. Moon Cancer. Zeno.
        THURSDAY April 13th. Moon Leo. Justin Martyr (famous Christian writer of
        the time of Marcus Aurelius).
        FRIDAY April 14th. Moon Leo. Benedict Huygens, the great Physicist, born
        1629. ***SUN enters the influence of the constellation ARIES***
        SATURDAY April 15th. Moon Virgo. Day of Remembrance of the Archangel
        Raphael.

        Dr.
        Starman*******

        Note. This year Easter comes late, where last year it came early, with the
        result that there is a gap of several weeks before the new soul-calendar
        mantrams begin April 23rd. One strategy is to simply continue the 52nd verse
        for a few weeks, or other verses may be taken up in the interim.
      • starmann77@aol.com
        THE SOUL-CALENDAR : 52nd week after Easter Here is Soul-Calendar verse 52 for the final week after Easter, in German and English. Anthroposophy’s Soul
        Message 3 of 11 , Apr 16 8:19 PM
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          THE "SOUL-CALENDAR": 52nd week after Easter

          Here is Soul-Calendar verse 52 for the final week after Easter, in
          German and English. Anthroposophy’s Soul Calendar is 52 meditative verses
          designed to enable a meditator to experience the astral or “soul” events
          within us in the course of the year.

          *******THE MANTRAM*******
          Wenn aus den Seelentiefen
          Der Geist sich wendet zu dem Weltensein
          Und Schönheit quillt aus Raumesweiten,
          Dann zieht aus Himmelsfernen
          Des Lebens Kraft in Menschenleiber
          Und einet, machtvoll wirkend,
          Des Geistes Wesen mit dem Menschensein.

          When out of the Soul’s Deeps
          The Spirit winds its way to World-Being
          And Beauty swells into the widths of Space,
          Then is drawn from farthest Heavens
          The Life Force into Man’s bodies
          And there becomes one, mightily working,
          The Spirit’s Essence and Man’s being.

          ***For those not familiar with the use of mantrams:
          Anthroposophy is a Western path of knowledge which begins with reading of
          books and use of the ordinary logical mind; then, an intensification process
          can be begun by the use of visual images Steiner gave out called
          "Imaginations" and reciting mantras or combinations of words which leads a
          step higher to "Inspirations." (The 12 “signs” of the Zodiac, for instance,
          are Imaginations.) The meaning of the words of a mantra as read at first
          sight is not the essential thing, but rather the repetitive recitation of
          them and entering with deeper soul-forces into the inner experience of what
          is described. Also, the mantrams were created in the German language and
          have their rhythm from this, so that learning an English version is just a
          step to learning to use the real mantram in the original, which is much
          preferred. (Chanting "the jewel in the lotus" is very different from "Om mani
          padme hum.") Steiner spoke often of the specialness of the German tongue, and
          how it had preserved words lost by other Indo-Aryan languages, and said that
          it could become what Sanscrit was in old Vedic times: the language in which
          spirit-truths are expressed. In translating, I have tried to keep close to
          the original so that one can most easily step from the English to the German.


          * T H E W E E K *

          In addition to the mantra for each week, in the original version of 1912
          were 12 drawings of the zodiac to be meditated on, to sense the spiritual
          working of the solar forces in the cosmos in the daytime each month, and the
          Moon's position in the constellations was given for each night, to sense the
          lunar forces of each evening. The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the
          influence of Aries from April 14th to May 3rd in our era. (Unfortunately we
          can’t send the symbolic pictures of the constellations through this medium
          yet.) The Moon positions and phases are listed each night in the section
          below, along with some of the birth & death days of famous persons published
          with the first ‘Seelencalendar’: their lives and contributions are fruitful
          material for contemplation on their days. (I’m translating these to restore
          the Calendar to its intended use with spiritual, solar and lunar connections.)

          SUNDAY April 16th. Moon Virgo. Petrus (Christian writer of the 6th century).
          MONDAY April 17th. Moon Virgo. Full Moon. Benjamin Franklin died 1790.
          TUESDAY April 18th. Moon Libra. Apollonius (Christian philosopher of the 2nd
          century).
          WEDNESDAY April 19th. Moon Libra. Darwin died 1882.
          THURSDAY April 20th. Moon Scorpius. Sulpicius.
          FRIDAY April 21st. Moon Scorpius. Good Friday. Mohammed born 571.
          SATURDAY April 22nd. Moon Scorpius. Kant born 1724.

          The beginning of the new Soul-Calendar year is Easter Sunday. We’ll begin
          with the new soul-calendar mantrams begin on Sunday April 23rd---which is
          also St. Georges’ Day, and the birthday of William Shakespeare.


          Dr. Starman*******
        • starmann77@aol.com
          THE SOUL-CALENDAR Here is the Soul-Calendar verse for the 1st week of our “new year” beginning with Easter, in German and English. Spiritual Science’s
          Message 4 of 11 , Apr 23 7:25 PM
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            THE "SOUL-CALENDAR"

            Here is the Soul-Calendar verse for the 1st week of our “new year”
            beginning with Easter, in German and English. Spiritual Science’s Soul
            Calendar is 52 meditative verses designed to enable a meditator to experience
            the astral or soul events within us in the course of the year.

            *******THE MANTRAM*******
            Wenn aus den Weltenweiten
            Die Sonne spricht zum Menschensinn
            Und Freude aus den Seelenteifen,
            Dem Licht sich eint im Schauen,
            Dann ziehen aus der Selbstheit Hülle
            Gedanken in die Raumesfernen
            Und binden dumpf
            Des Menschen Wesen und des Geistes Sein.

            When out of the Wide World
            The Sun speaks to Man’s Senses
            And Joy out of Soul’s Depths
            Becomes one with Light in vision,
            Then is drawn from the Ego’s Sheath
            Thinking into farthest Worlds
            And joins, dimly,
            Man’s Essence and the Spirit’s Being.

            ***For those not familiar with the use of mantrams:
            Anthroposophy is a Western path of knowledge which begins with the use of
            the ordinary logical mind; then, an intensification process can be begun by
            the use of visual images Steiner gave out called "Imaginations", and/or
            reciting mantras or combinations of words which leads a step higher to
            "Inspirations." (The 12 “signs” of the Zodiac, for instance, are
            Imaginations.) The meaning of the words of a mantra as read at first sight is
            not the essential thing, but rather the repetitive recitation of them and
            entering with deeper soul-forces into the inner experience of what is
            described. Also, the mantrams were created in the German language and have
            their rhythm from this, so that learning an English version is just a step to
            learning to use the real mantram in the original, which is much preferred.
            (Chanting "the jewel in the lotus" is very different from "Om mani padme
            hum.") Steiner spoke often of the specialness of the German tongue, and how
            it had preserved words lost by other Indo-Aryan languages, and said that it
            could become what Sanscrit was in old Vedic times: the language in which
            spirit truths are expressed. In translating, I have tried to keep close to
            the original so that one can most easily step from the English to the German.


            * T H E W E E K S P I R I T U A L L Y*

            In addition to the mantrams, in the original Soul-Calendar were 12
            drawings of the zodiac to be meditated on to sense the spiritual working of
            the solar forces in the cosmos in the daytime each month, and the Moon's
            position in the constellations was given for each night, to sense the lunar
            forces each evening. The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence
            of Aries from Apr. 14th to 30th in our era. (Unfortunately we can’t send
            Steiner’s images of the constellations through this medium yet.) The Moon
            positions and phases are listed here for each night, along with some of the
            birth & death days of famous persons, saints, etc., published with the first
            ‘Seelencalendar’: their lives and contributions are fruitful material for
            contemplation on their days. I’m translating these to restore the Calendar to
            its intended use with the full spiritual/solar/lunar connections.

            SUNDAY April 23rd. Moon Scorpius. George (slayer of the Dragon, that
            according to legend lived in the time of Diocletian). Shaespeare born 1564.

            MONDAY April 24th. Moon Sagittarius. Sigmund.

            TUESDAY April 25th. Moon Sagittarius. Mark the Evangelist.

            WEDNESDAY April 26th. Moon Capricornus. Last Quarter. Uhland born 1787.

            THURSDAY April 27th. Moon Capricornus. Tertullian (famous Church teacher
            of the 3rd century). Socrates born 470 B.C. Emerson died 1882.

            FRIDAY April 28th. Moon Aquarius. Eusebius.

            SATURDAY April 29th. Moon Aquarius. The Virgin of Orleans frees Orleans
            1429.

            Dr.
            Starman*******
          • DoctorStarman@aol.com
            THIS WEEK’S SOUL-CALENDAR Here’s the Soul-Calendar verse for the 5th week after Easter, in German and English. Spiritual Science’s Soul Calendar is 52
            Message 5 of 11 , May 21, 2000
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              THIS WEEK’S SOUL-CALENDAR

              Here’s the Soul-Calendar verse for the 5th week after Easter, in German
              and English. Spiritual Science’s Soul Calendar is 52 meditative verses
              designed to enable one to experience the astral or soul events occurring
              within us in the course of the year.

              * T H E M A N T R A *

              Im Lichte, das aus Gesistestiefen
              In Raume fruchtbar webend
              Der Götter Schaffen offenbart:
              In ihm erscheint der Seele Wesen
              Geweitet zu dem Weltensein
              Und auferstanden
              Aus enger Selbstheit Innenmacht.

              In Light, that out of Spirit-Deeps
              Weaving in Space bearing its fruit
              The Gods’ Shaping is revealed :
              In it shines the Soul’s Essence
              Widened to the World-Existence
              And resurrected
              Out of narrow Selfhood’s Inner Might.

              * T H E W E E K *

              In addition to the mantrams, the first Soul-Calendar contained 12
              drawings of the zodiac to be meditated on to sense the working of the solar
              forces in the cosmos in the daytime, and the Moon's position in the
              constellations was given for each night, to sense the lunar forces. The Sun,
              according to the Doctor, is under the influence of Taurus from May 1st to
              June 15th in our era. The symbolic image of the constellation Taurus is
              attached to this post. The Moon positions and phases are listed below for
              each night, along with some of the birth & death days of famous persons
              published in the original ‘Seelencalendar’: their lives and contributions are
              fruitful material for contemplation on their days. I’m translating these to
              restore the Calendar to its intended use with the full spiritual/solar/lunar
              connections.

              SUNDAY May 21st. Moon Capricornus. Albrecht Dürer born 1471.
              MONDAY May 22nd. Moon Capricornus. Richard Wagner born 1813.
              TUESDAY May 23rd. Moon Aquarius. Savanarola burnt at the stake 1498.
              WEDNESDAY May 24th. Moon Aquarius. Copernicus died 1543. Lord Bulwer-
              Lytton born 1803.
              THURSDAY May 25th. Moon Pisces. Laying of the Foundation Stone of the
              Strassbourg Monastery 1277.
              FRIDAY May 26th. Moon Pisces. The Venerable Bede (famous English monk of
              the 8th century).
              SATURDAY May 27th. Moon Aries. Maria of Magdala. Dante born 1265. Calvin
              died 1564.

              For those not familiar with the use of mantras:
              Anthroposophy is a Western path of knowledge which begins with the use of
              the logical mind, then an intensification process by use of visual images
              called "Imaginations", and reciting mantras which lead to "Inspirations."
              The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not the essential
              thing, but rather the repetitive recitation of them and entering with deeper
              soul forces into the inner experience of what is described. Also, these
              mantras were created in the German language and have their rhythm in it, so
              learning an English version is just a step to using the mantram in the
              original. (Chanting "the jewel in the lotus" is different from "Om mani padme
              hum.") Steiner spoke of how German had preserved words lost by other
              Indo-Aryan languages, and could be what Sanskrit was in olden times: the
              language in which spirit-truths are expressed. So in translating, I’ve tried
              to keep close to the original so that one can easily go from English to
              German.
              Dr. Starman*******
            • DoctorStarman@aol.com
              THIS WEEK’S SOUL-CALENDAR Here’s the Soul-Calendar verse for the 8th week after Easter, in German and English. Spiritual Science’s Soul-Calendar is 52
              Message 6 of 11 , Jun 11, 2000
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                THIS WEEK’S SOUL-CALENDAR
                Here’s the Soul-Calendar verse for the 8th week after Easter, in German
                and English. Spiritual Science’s Soul-Calendar is 52 meditative verses
                designed to enable one to experience the astral or soul events occurring both
                within us and in the astral “atmosphere” of Earth in the course of the year.

                * T H E M A N T R A *
                Es wächst der Sinne Macht
                Im Bunde mit der Götter Schaffen,
                Sie drückt des Denkens Kraft
                Zur Traumes Dumpfheit mir herab.
                Wenn göttlich Wesen
                Sich meiner Seele einen will,
                Muss menschlich Denken
                Im Traumessein sich still bescheiden.

                There waxes the Senses’ Might
                In Union with the Gods’ Shaping,
                It draws my Thinking’s Power
                Down to Dream Dimness.
                When godly Essence
                With my soul would become one,
                Must Man’s Thinking
                Quietly humble itself to Dream-existence .

                * T H E W E E K *

                In addition to the mantrams, the original Soul-Calendar contained 12
                drawings 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 given for each night to sense the lunar forces. The Sun,
                according to the Doctor, is under the influence of Taurus until June 15th in
                our era, when it begins to fall under the influence of Gemini. The symbolic
                image of Taurus executed from sketches & indictaions by the Doctor, is
                attached to this post. The Moon positions and phases are listed below for
                each night, along with some of the birth & death days of famous persons
                published in the first ‘Seelencalendar’: their lives and contributions are
                fruitful material for contemplation on their days. I’m translating these to
                restore the Calendar to its intended use with the full spiritual/solar/lunar
                connections.

                SUNDAY June11th. Moon Libra. Whitsunday (Pentecost). Alexander the
                Great died 323 B.C. Roger Bacon died 1294.
                MONDAY June 12th. Moon Libra. Basilides.
                TUESDAY June 13th. Moon Scorpius. Alfred.
                WEDNESDAY June 14th. Moon Scorpius. Basilius.
                THURSDAY June 15th. Moon Sagittarius. Vitus.
                FRIDAY June 16th. Moon Sagittarius. Full Moon. Aurelius.
                SATURDAY June 17th. Moon Capricornus. Montanus.

                For those not familiar with the use of mantras:
                Anthroposophy is a Western path of knowledge which begins with the use of
                the logical mind, which is then intensified by the use of visual images
                called "Imaginations" and reciting mantras which lead to "Inspirations." The
                meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not the essential thing,
                but rather the repetitive recitation of it and entering with deeper soul
                forces into the inner experience of what is described. Also, these mantras
                were created in the German language and have their rhythms in it, so learning
                an English version is just a first step to using the mantram in the original.
                (Chanting "the jewel in the lotus" is different from "Om mani padme hum!")
                Steiner spoke of how German had preserved words lost by other Indo Aryan
                languages, and could be what Sanskrit was in olden times: the language in
                which spirit-truths are expressed. So in translating, I’ve tried to keep
                close to the original so that one can easily go from English to German.

                Dr. Starman*******
              • DocStarman@aol.com
                Thought people might like to see what the original Soul-Calendar was like---see attached. Dr. Starman
                Message 7 of 11 , Oct 15, 2000
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                  Thought people might like to see what the original Soul-Calendar was
                  like---see attached.

                  Dr. Starman
                • jla
                  Is this version available in reprint with English side by side translations? Jeff
                  Message 8 of 11 , Oct 16, 2000
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                    Is this version available in reprint with English side by side translations?

                    Jeff

                    DocStarman@... wrote:

                       Thought people might like to see what the original Soul-Calendar was
                    like---see attached.

                    Dr. Starman


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                  • DocStarman@aol.com
                    In a message dated 10/16/00 3:48:28 PM, pacbay@home.com writes:
                    Message 9 of 11 , Oct 16, 2000
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                      In a message dated 10/16/00 3:48:28 PM, pacbay@... writes:

                      << Is this version available in reprint with English side by side
                      translations?
                      Jeff

                      DocStarman@... wrote:
                      > Thought people might like to see what the original Soul-Calendar
                      > was like---see attached. >>

                      No---I'm translating it bit by bit.
                    • DRStarman2001@aol.com
                      In a message dated 7/6/2002 11:47:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ... Sorry, don t know what you mean by current Calendar of the Soul. The original 1912
                      Message 10 of 11 , Jul 7, 2002
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                        In a message dated 7/6/2002 11:47:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time, deborahtyson60690@... writes:


                        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


                        Sorry, don't know what you mean by "current" Calendar of the Soul. The original 1912 'Calendar' was 52 mantrams, 12 zodiac images, and a listing of the days of the week with spiritual figures connected to the days, along with the Moon's position in the signs for each night. To my knowledge there is nowhere this can be bought. As far as the truncated books that pass for the Soul-Calendar today, you can get any number of collections of the 52 verses with various English translations, such as from the Anthroposophic Press; all 52 mantras with several translations are also found on the Anthroposophy Network's site.

                        Dr. Starman
                      • DRStarman2001@aol.com
                        The Calendar of the Soul   Dr. Steiner gave out the Calendar of the Soul , 52 meditative mantras, to enable us to experience the astral (soul) events
                        Message 11 of 11 , Apr 6 8:12 PM
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                             The "Calendar of the Soul"

                            Dr. Steiner gave out the 'Calendar of the Soul' , 52 meditative mantras, to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within and in Nature during the year. These are well known to many anthroposophists---- but the original Calendar also had 12 Images of the Zodiac, to be meditated with each month to sense the working of the 'solar' forces in the cosmos in the day, a listing of the Moon's phases & position in the signs each night (for sensing the 'lunar' forces), and a list of saints and other spiritual figures connected with specific days.
                              Here's the whole 'Soul-Calendar' restored to how it was originally meant to be used.


                             
                          This week and through April 20th we are  in a most interesting time, when the last verse of the 'Soul-Calendar'  has been reached, but it's still several weeks before we start with the first verse of the new, there being a late Easter this year. This whole time therefore falls into a time of the change from going out into the cosmos and then drawing in from it again, as can be experienced by meditatively working with the ending and beginning verses.

                          COMPARISON OF FIRST AND LAST VERSES
                          of the Calendar of the Soul

                          *******MANTRAM 52*******
                          Wenn aus den Seelentiefen
                          Der Geist sich wendet zu dem Weltensein
                          Und Schonheit quillt aus Raumesweiten,
                          Dann zieht aus Himmelsfernen
                          Des Lebens Kraft in Menschenleiber
                          Und einet, machtvoll wirkend,
                          Des Geistes Wesen mit dem Menschensein.

                          When out of the Soul's Deeps
                          The Spirit wends its way to World-Being
                          And Beauty swells into the widths of Space,
                          Then is drawn from farthest Heavens
                          The Life Force into human bodies
                          And there becomes one, mightily working,
                          The Spirit's Essence and Man's being.

                          *******MANTRAM # 1*******
                          Wenn aus den Weltenweiten
                          Die Sonne spricht zum Menschensinn
                          Und Freude aus den Seelenteifen,
                          Dem Licht sich eint im Schauen,
                          Dann ziehen aus der Selbstheit Hulle
                          Gedanken in die Raumesfernen
                          Und binden dumpf
                          Des Menschen Wesen und des Geistes Sein.

                          When out of the Wide World
                          The Sun speaks to Man's Senses
                          And Joy out of Soul's Depths
                          Becomes one with Light in vision,
                          Then is drawn from the Ego's Sheath
                          Thinking into farthest Worlds
                          And joins, dimly,
                          Man's Essence and the Spirit's Being.

                             This time of year we receive the Life Force from the returning Sun at Easter. The spirit within goes out into the universe and connects with that Source, from which the new life force will start flowing at Eastertide. Then we'll begin the Easter mood of 'resurrection' of our life forces, as, in our depths, our Spirit forms its annual connection with the Cosmos once again---after having withdrawn into the Earth in winter---and the etheric body is renewed through this connection to the World Spirit.



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                               The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of PISCES from March 9th to April 13th in our era. A symbolic image of the Fishes done from Steiner's sketches & indications is inserted below.
                                           
                              

                               The Moon positions and phases for the week are listed below along with some of the spiritual figures connected with the days.


                          Sunday, April 6th. Moon Gemini.  Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon in 2nd century. Raphael born 1483. Dürer died 1528.

                          Monday,  April 7th. Moon Gemini. Egesippus (Christian writer of the second century in Rome).

                          Tuesday,  April 8th. Moon Cancer. First Quarter.  Wilhelm von Humboldt died 1835.

                          Wednesday, April 9th. Moon Cancer.  Mary Cleophas (who with Mary of Magdala and the Mother of Jesus in John's Gospel was present at the Crucifixion). Theophilus (Bishop of Alexandria in the 5th century). Francis Bacon of Verulam died 1626.

                          Thursday, April 10th. Moon Leo.  The Prophets Daniel and Ezekiel.

                          Friday, April 11th. Moon Leo.  Leo (Pope that turned back the wave of Attila from Italy).

                          Saturday, April 12th. Moon Virgo. Zeno.


                          The verse for the Southern Hemisphere for this week:

                          *  M A N T R A  # 2 4  *

                          Sich selbst erschaffend stets,
                          Wird Seelensein sich selbst gewahr;
                          Der Weltengeist, er strebet fort
                          In Selbsterkenntnis neu belebt
                          Und schafft aus Seelenfinsternis
                          Des selbstsinns Willensfrucht .

                          In continually shaping one's Self,
                          Soul's Being becomes of itself aware;
                          The World-Spirit, it strives forward
                          In Self-Knowledge newly living
                          And shapes out of Soul-Darkness
                          The Self-sense's Will-Fruit.

                          Dr. Starman

                          P.S. The Moon will be seen close to the planet Saturn Monday night, April 7th, and near the planet Jupiter on Thursday night, April 10th.


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