565Re: [steiner] Calendar of the Soul
- Apr 16, 2001Sorry to be a day late, but we are having technical problems. We'll also be
delayed in sending or posting the Zodiac images and even the info about the
days of the week. But here is the first mantra of the calendar, the Easter
Wenn aus den Weltenweiten
Die Sonne spricht zum Menschensinn,
Und Freude aus den Seelentiefen
Dem Licht sich eint im Schauen,
Dann ziehen aus der Selbstheit Hulle
Gedanken in die Raumesfernen
Und binden dumpf
Des Menschenn Wesen an des Geistes Sein.
When out of the World-Widenesses
The Sun speaks to Man's Senses
And Joy out of the soul's depths
The Light becomes one with in Vision,
Then is drawn out of Self-hood's sheath
Thinking into Space-distances
And binds dimly
Man's Essence and the Spirit's Being.
As I said, first I recommend you start memorizing the lines of either the
German (if you choose) or the English, so that you can recite it at will.
Take it one line at a time, then two lines, etc. You'll find that it has 4
groups of 2 lines each, with a mood to each. Think the thoughts and try to
picture what they describe with feeling. The Risen christ is the resurrected
Sun that now speaks; Joy rises from the deep within at Him, as the Egyptians
felt on seeing Aton or the sun-disc rise; then feel your thoughts drawn into
the wide universe; and meditate on what it means to say that in a hidden way
this effects a joining of your deepest inner essence to the World's Being.
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