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Calendar of the Soul, Week 27 after Easter

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  • DRStarman2001@aol.com
    The Calendar of the Soul    Rudolf Steiner gave out the Soul-Calendar in 1912, 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the astral (soul)
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 19, 2003
      The "Calendar of the Soul"

         Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar' in 1912, 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within us and in Nature during the year, starting at Easter. These are well known to students of Steiner, but the original "Calendar " also had 12 Images of the Zodiac, to be meditated with each month to sense the working of the 'solar' forces in the cosmos in the day--- a listing of the Moon's phases & position in the signs each night for sensing the 'lunar' forces--- and a list of saints and other spiritual figures connected with specific days.
      Here's the Soul-Calendar' restored to its complete form for your use. First, this week's mantra:


      *  M A N T R A  # 2 7  *

      In meines Wesens Tiefen dringen:
      Erregt ein ahnungsvolles Sehnen,
      Dass ich mich selbstbetrachtend finde,
      Als Sommersonnengabe, die als Keim
      In Herbstesstimmung wärmend lebt
      Als meiner Seele Kräftetriebe.

      In my essence's deeps is a force:
      It excites a premonition-filled yearning
      That I in my self-contemplation find
      As Summer-Sun's gift, which as a seed
      In Autumn's approach warming lives
      As my Soul's Power-Drive.

      This week's mantram:
         The season of Autumn is the Michaelmas time, in which we are meant to develop Self (inner)-consciousness instead of the Nature (outer)-consciousness we have in Summer. Two weeks ago this developing self-consciousness placed us in a state of being completely alone; last week this developing ego-consciousness, the gift of the soul's experience in Summer, we carried into our own Wills & this gave backbone to the drives of our human spirits so that they had a stamp of Self-feeling--- this is the solar essence we carry within us into the 'night-time' of the year.
         This week's verse describes a feeling of simply finding a driving force present in our soul depths as a result of this; when I look within, I find a strong yearning for what I sense must now begin to happen in the future; a powerful force lives in the soul's drives which we must sense as a seed of future development as we press on into the Autumn.

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          The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the constellation LIBRA from Oct. 13th to Nov. 9th in our era. A symbolic image of the SCALES done by an artist from Steiner's sketches & indications is inserted below.
       

       

      The Moon positions and phases for the week are listed below along with some of the spiritual figures connected with the days. 

      Sunday, October 19th. Moon Leo. Ptolemäus.

      Monday, 
      October 20th. Moon Leo.  Arthur.

      Tuesday,  
      October 21st. Moon Virgo. Ursula (dignitary with 11,000 maidens imprisoned and executed by the Huns).

      Wednesday, 
      October 22nd. Moon Virgo.  1811 Franz Liszt born.

      Thursday,  October 23rd. Moon Libra. Ignatius.


      Friday,   October 24th. Moon Libra. Raphael (the Archangel).


      Saturday,  October 25th. Moon Scorpio. New Moon. 1806 Max Stirner born.


        P.S.  Brilliant yellowish Mars, still bright in its retrograde 'loop', dominates the night sky, visible in the Southwest after sunset, moving to directly south before midnight.
         The Moon can also be seen near the planet Jupiter very late Tuesday night, rising a few hours after midnight.

                                     **********************************************
      The verse for the Southern Hemisphere:

         In the Southern Hemisphere, Sunday Oct. 12th was the first Sunday following the first Full Moon after the spring equinox, so that was the Southern Hemisphere 'Easter' and we began with mantra #1 then. This week then would be mantra #2:

      * M A N T R A #  2 *
      Ins Aussre des Sinnesalls
      Verliert Gedankenmacht ihr Eigensein;
      Es finden Geisteswelten
      Den Menschensprossen wieder,
      Der seinen Keim in ihnen,
      Doch seine Seelenfrucht
      In sich muss finden.

      In outer World of the Senses
      Thinking's might loses its Self-existence;
      The Spiritual Worlds find
      The offspring of Man again,
      Whose seed is in them
      But who must find its Soul-Fruit,
      Within itself.

          The dark time of Winter ends, the Sun returns. We are thus drawn out by
      our senses, to find our connection to the cosmos through them. Our thinking
      thus loses its character of closing itself off within itself--- and this is
      the spiritual world itself finding itself through us.

      Dr. Starman

      http://www.DrStarman.net
    • DoctorStarman@aol.com
                 The Calendar of the Soul   Rudolf Steiner gave out the Soul-Calendar in 1912, 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 9, 2004

                  
        The "Calendar of the Soul"

          Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar' in 1912, 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within us and in Nature during the year, starting with the first mantra on Easter Sunday.
           These mantras for each week are well known to many students of Steiner, but the original "Calendar " also had 12 Images of the Zodiac, to be meditated with each month to sense the working of the 'solar' forces in the cosmos, plus a listing of the Moon's phases & position in the signs each night for sensing the 'lunar' forces, and a list of dates of births and deaths of spiritual figures and dates of events on specific days. 
           Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to its complete 'astrosophical' form. 

           The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the constellation VIRGO from Sept. 8th to Oct. 12th in our era. Here's a version of the symbolic image of the VIRGIN in the original Soul-Calendar, done from Steiner's sketches & indications:     
                        


        This week's mantra.
            For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophic path uses symbolic images like the above ("Imaginations") to awaken spiritual sight, and mantras ("Inspirations") to begin spiritual hearing. The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not important, but rather reciting it and entering with deeper soul-forces into its inner experience. Also, these mantras were created in the German language and have their rhythms in that, so learning an English version is just a step to using the original; I've kept close to it in translating, so anyone can easily go from English to German.

        *  M A N T R A  # 2 7  *

        In meines Wesens Tiefen dringen:
        Erregt ein ahnungsvolles Sehnen,
        Dass ich mich selbstbetrachtend finde,
        Als Sommersonnengabe, die als Keim
        In Herbstesstimmung wärmend lebt
        Als meiner Seele Kräftetriebe.


        In my essence's depths is a force:
        It excites a premonition-filled yearning
        That I, in my self-contemplation, find
        As Summer-Sun's gift, which as a seed
        In Autumn's approach warming lives
        As my Soul's Power-Drive.

        Interpretation of this week's mantra:
           The season of Autumn is the Michaelmas time, in which we are meant to develop Self (inner)-consciousness instead of the Nature (outer)-consciousness we have in Summer.
            Last week this developing ego-consciousness, the gift of the soul's experience in Summer, we carried into our own wills, and this gave backbone to the drives of our human spirits so that they had a stamp of Self-feeling. This is the "solar" essence we carry within us into the 'night-time' of the year.
            This week's verse describes a feeling of simply finding a driving force present in our soul depths as a result of this ongoing process. When I look within, I find a strong yearning for what I sense must now begin to happen in the future; a powerful force lives in the soul's drives, which we must sense as a seed of future development as we press on into the Autumn.


                                            **********************************
          The Moon positions and phases for the week are listed below along with some of the spiritual figures and events connected with the days.                              

        Sunday, October  10th.  Moon Virgo.  Gideon.

        Monday, October 11th. Moon Virgo. 1531 Zwingli died.
                     
        Tuesday, October 12th. Moon Libra.  Wilfred (acted for the spreading of Christianity in Sweden in the 11th century).

        Wednesday, October 13th. Moon Libra. New Moon.  Angelus.

        Thursday, October 14th. Moon Scorpio.  Callistus.

        Friday, October 15th. Moon Scorpio. 1844 Friedrich Nietzche born.

        Saturday, October 16th. Moon Sagittarius.
        Gallus (the appointer of the cloisters of St. Gallen).

        Dr. Starman


        There will be an eclipse of the sun on Wednesday Oct. 13th.


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