584Calendar of the Soul, Week 13
- Jul 8, 2001For those new to the 'Calendar': the cycle of the year can be a meditation
in itself, through which you can sense the Beings that are behind the
changing seasons, and Steiner gave out the 'Calendar of the Soul' to do this.
It's made up of 52 meditative mantras enabling one to consciously experience
the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within you as well as in external Nature
in the course of the year.
The 52 mantras are well known to many anthroposophists, but the original
Calendar in 1912 ALSO contained 12 images of the zodiac (to be meditated on
to sense the working of the 'solar' forces in the cosmos in the day) and the
Moon's position in the constellations was listed for each night (for sensing
the 'lunar' forces), as well as a list of saints and other spiritual figures
to meditate on connected with specific days of the week, because the
entrances and exits of human spirits are also connected with the cosmos and
Time. We're presenting all that here each week---this has not been done since
1912 and is available nowhere else.
First, this week's meditative mantra in the original German and in
* M A N T R A # 1 3 *
Und bin ich in den Sinneshöhen,
So flammt in meinen Seelentiefen
Aus Geistes Feuerwelten
Der Götter Wahrheitswort:
In Geistesgründen suche ahnend
Dich geistverwand zu finden.
And when I am in the Senses' Heights
There flames up in my Soul's Deeps
Out of Spirit Fire-Worlds
The Gods' Truth-Word:
In Spirit-Ground seek expectantly
Your spirit-relation to find.
This is the St. John's/Summer 'Fire' theme of 'finding oneself'. This
fiery feeling of the senses is at its height, and within it, it bears a
forecast that one will find oneself through the cosmos finding itself in you.
The Moon positions and phases for the week are listed below along with
some of the spiritual figures connected with the days. Attached to this post
is the JPEG image of the sign Gemini (the Doctor said the Sun is under its
influence from June 16th to July 20th in our era.)
Sunday July 8th. Moon Aquarius. Aquila and Priscilla.
Monday July 9th. Moon Aquarius. Anatolia.
Tuesday July 10th. Moon Pisces. 1509 Calvin born.
Wednesday July 11th. Moon Pisces. Last Quarter. Pius I.
Thursday July 12th. Moon Aries. 1536 Erasmus of Rotterdam died.
Friday July 13th. Moon Aries. 1889 Robert Hamerling died.
Saturday July 14th. Moon Taurus. 1801 Johannes Müller (the Natural
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