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  • Joel
    Interesting - Okay, thanks for the grist for the thinking mill (and the patience in giving a much needed education on the placing of the season). Obviously
    Message 1 of 13 , Sep 30, 2003
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      Interesting - Okay, thanks for the grist for the thinking mill (and
      the patience in giving a much needed education on the placing of the
      season). Obviously I've got a long way to go. :)


      --- In steiner@yahoogroups.com, DoctorStarman@a... wrote:
      >
      >
      > --- In steiner@yahoogroups.com, churchinnerlight@a... wrote:
      > >afc@h... writes:>
      > >>One thing I've wondered - with the moveable feast differing start
      > >>dates of Easter - which verses should be moved/left out/skipped?
      > >
      > >******Some years Easter comes early and you don't get to use all
      52
      > >verses----other years it comes late and you run out of verses
      > before starting again with #1. Some people deal with that problem
      by making
      > the weeks shorter so as to fit in all 52, but I prefer to start a
      new mantra on
      > Sundays so I don't do that. If we reach mantra #52 and Easter is
      still
      > several weeks
      > away, I keep using #52 until the next Easter-Easter 'year' begins;
      if it
      > comes early,
      > the last few verses just get skipped and you go right to #1.
      > > -starman
      >
      > afc@h... writes:
      > > Yes, these are the methods that I have seem implemented as well -
      it
      > > just seems so untidy for me that Steiner who usually had the ends
      so
      > > neatly tied up wouldn't have taken this into consideration...
      > > Surely there must be a way to astrologically "fix" the beginning
      and
      > > end of the season rather than a method that depends on the
      caprices
      > > of a humanity created arbitrary calendar?
      >
      >
      > *******Well, the date of Easter is not humanly created or arbitrary
      > ----Steiner spoke many times of how it is worked out from the
      cosmic cycles of the sun
      > and moon. I've observed for a long time that when Easter comes
      late, spring
      > comes late, for instance. Steiner spoke not a few times about our
      earthly
      > mentality that would like to make it a fixed date because it has no
      feeling for the
      > cosmic connections----wanting to make the calendar neat, for
      instance, because
      > it messes up the account books when Easter is always a different
      day every
      > year, unlike Christmas--- but he was emphatic about starting the
      Soul-Calendar
      > always on Easter, and that results in some Easter-to-Easter 'years'
      being
      > 'short' and some 'long'. And that, I think, is a reality reflecting
      the cosmos---the
      > first full moon after the vernal equinox can be as early as March
      22nd or as
      > late as Apr. 21st or so. Each year has a different character if you
      observe
      > and experience them this way.
      > Starman
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