- THE "SOUL-CALENDAR" WEEK
Here is the Soul-Calendar verse for the 2nd week after Easter, in German
and English. Spiritual Sciences 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.
Ins Aussre des Sinnesalls
Verliert Gedankenmacht ihr Eigensein;
Es finden Geisteswelten
Den Menschensprossen wieder,
Der seinen Keim in ihnen,
Doch seine Seelenfrucht
In sich muss finden.
In outer World of the Senses
Thinkings might loses its Self-existence;
The Spiritual Worlds find
The offspring of Man again,
Whose seed is in them
But who must find its Soul-Fruit,
***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 called "Imaginations", and/or reciting mantrams
which leads a step higher 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 mantrams were created in the
German language and have their rhythm in this, so that learning an English
version is just a step to learning to use the real mantram in the original.
(Chanting "the jewel in the lotus" is different from "Om mani padme hum.")
Steiner spoke often of the specialness of German, and how it had preserved
words lost by other Indo-Aryan languages, and that it could become what
Sanskrit was in olden times: the language in which spirit-truths are
expressed. In translating therefore, Ive tried to keep close to the original
so that one can 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, the Soul-Calendar contains 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 each evening. The Sun,
according to the Doctor, is under the influence of Aries to April 30th in our
era and then comes under the influence of Taurus from May 1st on.
(Unfortunately we cant send the 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 in the first Seelencalendar: their lives and contributions are
fruitful material for contemplation on their days. Im translating these to
restore the Calendar to its intended use with the full spiritual/solar/lunar
SUNDAY April 30th. Moon Pisces. Seneca assassinated 65 A.D. Gauss (the
mathematician) born 1777.
*******SUN Enters TAURUS*******
MONDAY May 1st. Moon Pisces. Walpurgis.
TUESDAY May 2nd. Moon Aries. Leonardo da Vinci died 1519. Novalis born
WEDNESDAY May 3rd. Moon Aries. New Moon. Empress Helena found the
Cross of Christ in Jerusalem 326 A.D.
THURSDAY May 4th. Moon Taurus. Monica, mother of Augustine dies 387 A.D.
FRIDAY May 5th. Moon Taurus. Columbus discovers America 1492.
SATURDAY May 6th. Moon Gemini. John, writer of the Gospel and the