1819Calendar of the Soul, Week 19 after Easter
- Aug 24, 2003The "Calendar of the Soul"
Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar' in 1912, 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within us and in Nature during the year, starting at Easter. These are well known to students of Steiner, 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 Soul-Calendar' restored to its complete form for your use.
* M A N T R A # 1 9 *
Geheimnisvoll das Neu-Empfang'ne
Mit der Erinnerung zu umschliessen,
Sie meines Strebens weitrer Sinn:
Es soll starkend Eigenkräfte
In meinem Innern wecken
Und werdend mich mir selber geben.
Mysteriously the newly-received
With the Memory to enclose,
Be my Striving's wider Sense:
It will strengthen Self-forces
In my Inner awaken
And becoming me my self give.*******The summer is when we are meant to lose ourselves in the play of light
and warmth; then, from out of the Spirit revealed in the outer world, we are
to find our "selves" again in the World-Self. This week that process is at
the point where we have received this 'world self' in the past month, have
taken in to the soul's depths, and now we seek to enclose this Summer-Event
within memory. In the future, the world's very essence will become something
permanently part of us, giving us a new 'self' as it evolves us further.
The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the constellation LEO from August 4th to Sept. 7th in our era. A symbolic image of the LION done by an artist 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, August 24th. Moon Cancer. Barnabas, the companion of Paul.
Bartholomew, the Christian Apostle to India.1856 John Ross, the discoverer of the
Monday, August 25th. Moon Leo. Ludwig IX of France, the Crusader. 1900 Nietzche died. 1844 Herder born.
Tuesday, August 26th. Moon Leo. Samuel the Isarelite Priest.
Wednesday, August 27th. Moon Virgo. New Moon. 1770 Hegel born.
Thursday, August 28th. Moon Virgo. Augustine, the famous Church leader died 430. 1749 Goethe born.
Friday, August 29th. Moon Libra. Beheading of John the Baptist.
Saturday, August 30th. Moon Libra.
magnetic North Pole died.
P.S. Brilliant yellowish-red Mars, at its brightest doing its retrograde 'loop', dominates the night sky, visible in the Southwest from shortly after sunset, moving to directly south by about midnight.
The verse for the Southern Hemisphere for this week:
* M A N T R A # 4 4 *
Ergriefend neue Sinnesreize
Eingedenk vollzogener Geistgeburt,
Verwirren sprossend Weltenwerden
Mit meines Denkens Schöpferwillen.
Grasping new sense-arisings
Mindful of acheived Spirit-Birth,
Entangling sprouting World-Becoming
With my Thinking’s Shaping-Will.-Dr. Starman
This week's mantram:
We are heading towards spring and summer, when our inner selves once more
sleep while the Earth awakens. This week, stirrings of life in the wakening
outer world combine with our wills as we continue to unfold the spirit-birth
acheived at midwinter.http://www.DrStarman.net
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