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3778Soul-Calendar, Week 11 after Easter

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  • Durward Starman
    Jun 25 10:25 AM
      The "Calendar of the Soul"

      Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar' in 1912, consisting of 52
      meditative mantras to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul) events
      occurring within us as well as in Nature during the year, starting with the
      first mantra every year on Easter Sunday.
      These mantras for each week are well known to many 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), plus a listing of the Moon's phases & position in the signs each
      night (for sensing the 'lunar' forces), and a list of dates of births and
      deaths of spiritual figures and dates of events to contemplate on specific
      days. Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to its complete form.


      The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the
      constellation GEMINI from June 16th to July 20th in our era. A version of
      the symbolic image of the TWINS in the original Soul-Calendar, done from
      Steiner's sketches & indications, is attached to this post.

      This week's mantra.
      For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophic path
      uses symbolic images like the Zodiac image ("Imaginations") to awaken
      spiritual sight, and mantras ("Inspirations") to begin spiritual hearing.
      The meaning
      of the words of a mantra at first sight is not important, but rather
      reciting it and entering with deeper soul-forces into its inner experience.
      Also, these mantras were created in the German language and have their
      rhythms in that, so learning an English version is just a step to using the
      original; I've kept close to it in translating, so anyone can easily go from
      English to German.

      * M A N T R A # 1 1 *
      Es ist in dieser Sonnenstunde
      An dir, die weise Kunde zu enkennen;
      An Weltensch�nheit hingegeben,
      In dir dich f�hlend zu durchleben:
      Verlieren kann das Menschen-Ich
      Und finden sich im Welten-Ich.

      It is in this sun-hour
      For you, this wise prophecy to know;
      To World-Beauty given over,
      In you you feel you'll live through:
      "Man's I can lose itself
      And find itself in the World-I."

      *******The spiritual force of the light in the outer world of the senses is
      so strong that we must give ourselves over to it in feeling---- and we have
      fore-sense of the losing of one's ordinary selfhood to come in this
      strongest summer-time, after which we will find ourselves again in the world
      rather than "inside our skin".

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

      Sunday, June 25th. Moon Cancer. New Moon.
      Wilhelm Jordan died 1904.

      Monday, June 26th. Moon Cancer.
      Julian the Apostate died 363 A.D.

      Tuesday, June 27th. Moon Leo.

      Wednesday, June 28th. Moon Leo.

      Thursday, June 29th. Moon Leo.
      Festival of Peter and Paul. Rubens born 1577.

      Friday, May June 30th. Moon Virgo.
      Festival in Memory of Paul.

      Saturday, July 1st. Moon Virgo.
      G.W. Leibnitz born 1646.

      Dr. Starman

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