3898Re: Soul-Calendar, Week 31 after Easter
- Nov 13, 2006--- In email@example.com, "Durward Starman" <DrStarman@...>
> The "Calendar of the Soul"
> Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar' in 1912, consisting
> meditative mantras to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul)events
> occurring within us as well as in Nature during the year, startingwith the
> first mantra every year on Easter Sunday.Steiner,
> These mantras for each week are well known to many students of
> but the original "Calendar " also had 12 Images of the Zodiac, to beforces in the
> meditated with each month (to sense the working of the 'solar'
> cosmos), plus a listing of the Moon's phases & position in thesigns each
> night (for sensing the 'lunar' forces), and a list of dates ofbirths and
> deaths of spiritual figures and dates of events to contemplate onspecific
> days.indications, is
> Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to its complete form.
> The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the
> constellation SCORPIO from November 10th through 30th in our era. A
> version of the new symbolic image of the SCORPION from the original
> Soul-Calendar, done by an artist from Steiner's sketches &
> attached to this electronic mail.path
> This week's mantra.
> For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophic
> uses symbolic images like the Zodiac image ("Imaginations") toawaken
> spiritual sight, and mantras ("Inspirations") to begin spiritualhearing.
> The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is notimportant, but
> rather reciting it and entering with deeper soul-forces into itsinner
> Also, these mantras were created in the German language and have
> rhythms in that, so learning an English version is just a step tousing the
> original; I've kept close to it in translating, so anyone caneasily go from
> English to German.meant to
> * M A N T R A # 3 1 *
> Das Licht aus Geistestiefen,
> Nach aussen strebt es sonnenhaft:
> Es wird zur Lebenswillenskraft
> Und leuchtet in der Sinne Dumpfheit,
> Um Kräfte zu entbinden,
> Die Schaffensmächte aus Seelentrieben
> In Menschenwerke reifen lassen.
> The Light out of Spirit-Deeps
> Strives outwards like the Sun:
> It turns into Life-Will-Force
> And shines into the Senses' Dullness,
> The Power to unbind,
> That Shaping-Might out of Soul-Drives
> In Man's Work will let ripen.
> A partial interpretation of this week's mantra:
> The season of Autumn is the Michaelmas time, in which we are
> develop Self (inner)-consciousness instead of the Naturedirecting all
> (outer)-consciousness we had all Summer.
> Last week, we felt this growing thinking consciousness
> our feelings from vagueness to certainty, as our summer soul-experience
> awakened fully within us.light of
> This week, the verse focuses our attention on the spiritual
> thinking and how it seeks to turn to the outer world, turning intoexistence,
> will-forces for living and illuminating the otherwise dull sense-
> thus turning the blind urges of the soul into creatively-shapingforces.
> The Moon positions and phases for the week are listed below along
> some of the spiritual figures and events connected with the days.Overbeck died.
> Sunday, November 12th. Moon Leo. Last Quarter. 1869 Maler Fr.
> Monday, November 13th. Moon Virgo. Nicholas I (was in the 9th
> Pope defender of celibacy for priests).died. 1825
> Tuesday, November 14th. Moon Virgo. 1716 the Philosopher Leibnitz
> Jean Paul died. 1831 Hegel died.scholar and
> Wednesday, November 15th. Moon Libra. Albertus Magnus (the great
> researcher of the 13th century, Teacher of Thomas Aquinas). 1630Astronomer
> Kepler died. 1738 Astronomer Herschel born. 1741 Lavater born.Theosophical
> Thursday, November 16th. Moon Libra. Edmund (King of England).
> Friday, November 17th. Moon Libra. 1875 Blavatsky founded the
> Saturday, November 18th. Moon Scorpio. 1789 Daguerre, the inventor
> photography, born.special date - I'll be glad to be aware of this on this day.
> Dr. Starman
>Thanks for this; it is wonderful work. Friday 17th is quite a
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