947Calendar of the Soul, Week 12 after Easter (St. John's)
- Jun 16, 2002The "Calendar of the Soul"
The cycle of the year can be a meditation 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 52 meditative mantras enabling you to
consciously experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within you as
well as in outer Nature in the course of the year. These are well known to
many anthroposophists; but the original Calendar published 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), a listing of the Moon's phase
and position in the constellations each night (for sensing the 'lunar'
forces), and a list of saints and other spiritual figures connected with
specific days of the week. We're presenting all that here. We begin with the
mantra in the original German and in translation:
* M A N T R A # 1 2 (St. Johns Tide) *
Der Welten Schönheitsglanz,
Er zwinget mich aus Seelentiefen
Des Eigenlebens Götterkrafte
Zum Weltenfluge zu entbinden;
Mich selber zu verlassen,
Vertrauend nur mich suchend
Im Weltenlicht und Weltenwärme.
The world's beautiful glitter
Forces me, out of Soul's Deeps,
My individual life's godly forces
To World-Flowing to release;
My self to abandon
Trusting only in my seeking
In World-Light and World-Warmth.
This week is the event the previous several week's mantrams have been
leading up to: it is the irresistible drive of the deepest forces of the soul
to surrender ourselves to the light and warmth of the upper spheres. "To find
yourself, first lose yourself."
The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of Gemini from
June 16th to July 20th in our era. The symbolic image of Gemini done from
Steiner's sketches & indications is attached to this post as a JPEG, although
it may go through to you or not depending on your settings.
The Moon positions and phases for the week are listed below along with
some of the spiritual figures connected with the days.
Sunday June 16th. Moon Virgo. Aurelius.
Monday June 17th. Moon Virgo. Montanus.
Tuesday June 18th. Moon Libra. Markus.
Wednesday June 19th . Moon Libra. Council of Nicea 325 A.D.
Thursday June 20th. Moon Scorpio. Silverius.
Friday June 21st. Moon Scorpio. Eusebius.
Saturday June 22nd. Moon Sagittarius. Wilhelm von Humboldt born 1767.
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