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1634Calendar of the Soul, Verse 52

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  • DRStarman2001@aol.com
    Mar 29, 2003
      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.
          The mantra in the original German and in translation:

      *  M A N T R A  # 5 2  *
      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.

      This week's mantra begins 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of our life forces, as, in our depths, our Spirit forms its annual connection with the Cosmos once again---after having withdrawn into the Earth in winter---and the etheric body is renewed through this connection to the World Spirit.}

           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, March 30th. Moon Pisces. Guido v. Arezzo (Benedictine monk of  
         the 11th century, worked at reforming Church music).

      Monday,  March 31sth. Moon Aries. The Prophet Amos. The Prophet Jeremiah.
            Newton died 1727. Bunsen born 1811.

      Tuesday,  April 1st. Moon Aries. New Moon. Hugo (11th cent. Guardian of the Cartesian Order).

      Wednesday, April 2nd. Moon Aries. Francis de Paul, founder of the order in the 15th century.
            Theodosia, martyr in 4th century. Charlemagne born 742. Morse died 1872.     

      Thursday, April 3rd. Moon Taurus. The 3rd of April 33 A.D. Is what spiritual-scientific
               investigation shows as the day of Death of Jesus Christ.

      Friday, April 4th. Moon Taurus. Bishop Ambrose died 398 (he by whom Augustine
                was baptized). University of Basel founded 1460.

      Saturday, April 5th. Moon Gemini.  Vincentius (Christian writer, died 1264).
                Volta died 1827.           

      The verse for the Southern Hemisphere for this week:
      *  M A N T R A  # 2 3  *
      Es dämpfet herbstlich sich
      Der Sinne Reizesstreben;
      In Lichtesoffenbarung mischen
      Der Nebel dumpfe Schleier sich.
      Ich selber schau in Raumesweiten
      Des Herbstes Winterschlaf.
      Der Sommer hat an mich
      Sich selber hingegeben.

      There is muffled Autumnally
      The Senses' streaming Charms;
      In Light-Revealings is mingled
      The Fog's musty Veil.
      I myself see in Space-Widenesses
      The Autumn's Winter-Sleep.
      The Summer has to me
      Its own self given over.

      Dr. Starman

      P.S. The Moon will be seen close to the planet Saturn on Saturday night, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th.