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  • 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 astral (soul) events
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 28, 2005
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      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 every year on Easter.

         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 to contemplate on specific days. Here's the "Soul-Calendar" restored to this complete form. 

         The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the constellation LEO from August 4th through Sept. 7th  in our era. Here's the symbolic image of the LION from the original Soul-Calendar, done from sketches and indications of Steiner's, colored with the corresponding color:
          
        
                                

      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 3  *
      Es dämpfet herbstlich sich
      Der Sinne Reizesstreben;
      In Lichtesoffenbarung mischen
      Der Nebel dumpfe Schleier sich.
      Ich selber schau in Raumesweiten
      Des Herbstes Winterschlaf.
      Der Sommer hat an mich
      Sich selber hingegeben.

      There is dampened Autumnally
      The Senses' streaming Charms;
      In Light-Revealings mingles
      The Fog's dimming Veil.
      I myself see in Widths of Space
      The Autumn's Winter-Sleep.
      The Summer has to me
      Its own self given over.



      An interpretation of this week's mantra:
          Last week, that which was received spiritually from the Summer Light and Warmth was felt as an ongoing power within releasing the fruit of its working, to evolve a Self out of the World-Self. This is because, at the time of change from Summer to Winter, we cease to be conscious of the external world and instead become conscious again of ourselves, as if awakening from a summer dream-state. Our Nature-Consciousness strives to become inner Self Consciousness, but at first we may feel fear due to no longer being able to lean on outer things for consciousness---- which is why the symbol of the warrior Archangel Micha-El is placed before us at Michaelmas, summoning us to have courage, for we are not going to die as our summer nature-consciousness wanes, but rather wake up.
          This week's verse is the first appearance of Autumn dulling the senses' summer brilliance; but that which has been gained from the summer-experience now becomes our inner self-experience.

      ***************************************************************************************************

        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,  August 28th.  Moon Cancer. Augustine, the famous Church leader died 430.
      1749 Goethe born.

      Monday,  August 29th. Moon Cancer.  Beheading of John the Baptist.
                   
      Tuesday,  August 30th. Moon Cancer.  1856 John Ross, the discoverer of the magnetic North Pole died.

      Wednesday, August 31st. Moon Leo. Joshua, the successor to Moses.
                                    1821 the Natural Scientist Helmholtz born.

      Thursday, September 1st. Moon Leo. Firminus.

      Friday, September 2nd. Moon Virgo. Absalom.

      Saturday, September 3rd. Moon Virgo. New Moon.  Eusebius.

      *******The moon can be seen close to the planet Saturn in the East just before sunrise Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
      Dr. Starman
      www.DrStarman.com
    • Durward Starman
      The CALENDAR OF THE SOUL Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the Soul-Calendar in 1912, consisting of 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the astral
      Message 2 of 5 , Sep 13, 2009
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        The 'CALENDAR OF THE SOUL' 
         Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar' in 1912, consisting of 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within us as well as in Nature during the year, starting with the first mantra every year on Easter Sunday. We experience this unconsciously all through the year, but these meditative verses enable us to become conscious of it.
           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 to contemplate on specific days. Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to this complete form. I am adding some details on the planets as well.

                                             ************ ********* ********* ********* *
                             THE ZODIAC IMAGE
         The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the constellation VIRGO from September 8th through October 12th in our era.  A version (done by Margaret Roessler in what Steiner said was the color of the sign, indigo) of a new symbolic image of the VIRGIN from the original Soul-Calendar (created originally by artist Imma von Eckherdstein from Dr. Steiner's sketches & indications) is attached to this e-mail.

                                THE WEEK'S MANTRA:
          For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophic spiritual path uses symbolic images, like the Zodiac image (called 'Imaginations' ), to awaken 'spiritual sight', and mantras ('Inspirations' ) to open 'spiritual hearing.' The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not important, but rather what happens when you recite it and enter 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 3  *

      Es dämpfet herbstlich sich

      Der Sinne Reizesstreben;

      In Lichtesoffenbarung mischen

      Der Nebel dumpfe Schleier sich.

      Ich selber schau in Raumesweiten

      Des Herbstes Winterschlaf.

      Der Sommer hat an mich

      Sich selber hingegeben.

       

      There is muffled Autumnally

      The Senses' streaming Charms;

      With Light-Revealings is mingled

      The Fog's musty Veil.

      I see for myself in Space-Widenesses

      The Autumn's Winter-Sleep.

      The Summer has to me

      Its own self given over.

       

      This week's mantra (an interpretation based on working with the verse):

          At the time of change from Summer to Winter, we cease to be conscious of the external world and instead become conscious again of ourselves, as if awakening from a summer dream-state. Our "Nature-Consciousne ss" strives to become inner "Self Consciousness" , ---- but at first we may feel fear due to no longer being able to "lean" on outer things for consciousness. This is why the symbol of the warrior archangel is placed before us at Michaelmas, summoning us to have courage, for we are not going to die as our summer nature-consciousnes s wanes, but rather wake up.   

        

            This week's verse is the first appearance of Autumn dulling the senses' summer brilliance; but that which has been gained from the summer-experience now becomes our inner self-experience.



       

              THE DAYS OF THE WEEK: 


      Sunday, September 13th. Moon Cancer. The Philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach died.

       

      Monday, September 14th. Moon Leo. Festival of the High Cross. Heraclius brought in 629 the Cross of Christ to Constantinople.

                    1769 Alexander von Humboldt born. 1887 The Philosopher Freidrich Theodore Vischer died.

       

      Tuesday, September 15th. Moon Leo.  Nicodemus (who in John's Gospel was made a leader).

       

      Wednesday, September 16th. Moon Virgo.  1736 The Natural Scientist Farenheit died.  

      .

      Thursday, September 17th. Moon Virgo.  Justinus.

       .

      Friday, September 18th. Moon Virgo. New Moon.  Titus (School of Paul)

       

      Saturday, September 19th. Moon Libra.  Eustachius.

       

       

                 ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* *

       

      PLANETS in the Night Sky:  Jupiter is the bright 'star' in the southern sky from sunset till dawn, ruling the night sky.

       

       

      Starman



      www.DrStarman.com



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    • Durward Starman
      The CALENDAR OF THE SOUL Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the Soul-Calendar in 1912, consisting of 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the astral
      Message 3 of 5 , Sep 5, 2010
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      The 'CALENDAR OF THE SOUL' 
         Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar' in 1912, consisting of 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within us as well as in Nature during the year, starting with the first mantra every year on Easter Sunday. We experience all this unconsciously all through the year, but these meditative verses enable us to become conscious of it.
           The 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 to contemplate on specific days. Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to this complete form, with some details added on the planets in the night sky this week as well.

                                                             ****** *
                  THE ZODIAC IMAGE
         The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the constellation LEO from August 4th to September 7th in our era.  A version (done by Margaret Roessler) of a new symbolic image of the LION from the original Soul-Calendar (created originally by artist Imma von Eckherdstein from Dr. Steiner's sketches & indications) in the color he sais corresponded to the sign, blue, is attached to this e-mail.

                THE WEEK'S MANTRA:
          For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophic spiritual path uses symbolic images, like the Zodiac image (called 'Imaginations' ), to awaken 'spiritual sight', and mantras ('Inspirations' ) to open 'spiritual hearing.' The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not important, but rather what happens when you recite it and enter 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 3  *

      Es dämpfet herbstlich sich

      Der Sinne Reizesstreben;

      In Lichtesoffenbarung mischen

      Der Nebel dumpfe Schleier sich.

      Ich selber schau in Raumesweiten

      Des Herbstes Winterschlaf.

      Der Sommer hat an mich

      Sich selber hingegeben.

       

      There is muffled Autumnally

      The Senses' streaming Charms;

      In Light-Revealings is mingled

      The Fog's musty Veil.

      I myself see in Space-Widenesses

      The Autumn's Winter-Sleep.

      The Summer has to me

      Its own self given over.

       

      An interpretation of this week's mantra:

          Last week, that which was received spiritually from the Summer Light and Warmth was felt as an ongoing power within, releasing the fruit of its working--- to evolve a Self out of the World-Self. This is because, at the time of change from Summer to Winter, we cease to be conscious of the external world and instead become conscious again of ourselves, as if awakening from a summer "dream-state": our Nature-Consciousness strives to become inner Self Consciousness--- but at first we may feel FEAR, due to no longer being able to "lean on" outer things for consciousness. This is why the symbol of the warrior archangel is placed before us at Michaelmas, summoning us to have courage, for we are not going to die as our summer nature-consciousness wanes, but rather wake up.

          This week's verse is the first appearance of Autumn dulling the senses' summer brilliance; but that which has been gained from the summer-experience now becomes our inner self-experience.


                


                                                  ***** ********* ********* *

       

                THE DAYS OF THE WEEK: 


      Sunday, September 5th Moon Leo.  Nathaniel (he who in John's Gospel was named a 'true Israelite').

      Monday,  September 6th.  Moon Leo. Zacharias the Prophet. 1729 Moses Mendelssohn born. 1809 the Biblical critic Bruno Bauer born.

      Tuesday,  September 7th. Moon Virgo. Regina.

       

      Wednesday,   September 8th. Moon Virgo. New Moon. Birth of Mary. Corbinianus, spreader of  Christianity in France & Germany in the 8th century.

       

      Thursday,   September 9th. Moon Libra. 1828 Tolstoy born.

       

      Friday,    September 10th Moon Libra. Sosthenus (by Paul made a leader).


      Saturday,    September 11th. Moon Scorpio. Abraham (Race-father of the Old Hebrew People).

       

                                                ***** ****

       

      PLANETS in the Night Sky:  

      Brilliant VENUS is an 'evening star' in the West above the setting sun.  The first crescent of the new moon will be seen near it Saturday night.

      JUPITER is also an evening star, rising in the East between 10-11 PM. It is opposite Venus, rising as it sets.

      Dr. Starman
      www.DrStarman.com

    • Durward Starman
      The CALENDAR OF THE SOUL Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the Soul-Calendar in 1912, consisting of 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the
      Message 4 of 5 , Sep 25, 2011
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      The 'CALENDAR OF THE SOUL'

          Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar' in 1912, consisting of 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within us as well as in Nature during the year, starting with the 1st mantra every year on Easter Sunday. We experience this unconsciously all through the year, but these meditative verses enable us to become conscious of it.

      The 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 to contemplate on specific days. Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to this complete form, with some details added on the planets this week as well.

              THE ZODIAC IMAGE

          The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the constellation VIRGO from Sept. 8th to Oct. 12th in our era. A version (done by Margot Roessler) of a new symbolic image of the VIRGIN from the original Soul-Calendar (created originally by artist Imma von Eckherdstein from Dr. Steiner's sketches & indications) in the color he said corresponded to the sign, indigo, is attached to this e-mail.

      THE WEEK'S MANTRA:

         For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophic spiritual path uses symbolic images, like the Zodiac image (called 'Imaginations' ), to awaken 'spiritual sight', and mantras ('Inspirations' ) to open 'spiritual hearing.' The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not important, but rather what happens when you recite it and enter 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 3  *

      Es dämpfet herbstlich sich

      Der Sinne Reizesstreben;

      In Lichtesoffenbarung mischen

      Der Nebel dumpfe Schleier sich.

      Ich selber schau in Raumesweiten

      Des Herbstes Winterschlaf.

      Der Sommer hat an mich

      Sich selber hingegeben.

       

      There is muffled Autumnally

      The Senses' streaming Charms;

      Into the Light-Revealings is mingled

      The Fog's musty Veil.

      I can myself see in the Widths of Space

      The Autumn's Winter-Sleep.

      The Summer has to me

      Its own self given over.

       

      An interpretation of this week's mantra:

          Last week, what was received spiritually from the Summer Light and Warmth was felt as an ongoing power within, releasing the fruit of its working, to evolve a Self out of the World-Self. 

         This is because, at the time of change from Summer to Winter, we cease to be conscious of the external world and instead become conscious again of ourselves, as if awakening from a summer dream-state. Our Nature-Consciousness strives to become inner Self Consciousness, but at first we may feel fear due to no longer being able to lean on outer things for consciousness, which is why the symbol of the warrior archangel is placed before us at Michaelmas, summoning us to have courage, for we are not going to die as our summer nature-consciousness wanes, but rather wake up. 

         This week's verse is the first appearance of Autumn dulling the senses' summer brilliance; but that which has been gained from the summer-experience now becomes our inner self-experience.



      THE DAYS OF THE WEEK:

      Sunday, September 25th. Moon Virgo. Cleophas (he who was a leader in the Gospels).

       

       Monday, September 26th. Moon Libra. Justina, who converted the Cyprian Magicians.  Justinianus I, the founder of numerous Churches.

       

        Tuesday, September 27th. Moon Libra. New Moon. Cosmas and Damian, famous medical benefactors of the 3rd Century. 1825 Opening of the first railway. 

       

      .Wednesday, September 28th. Moon Scorpio.  1895 the Natural Scientist Pasteur died.

      Thursday, September 29th. Moon Scorpio. Michael (the Archangel).


      Friday, September 30th. Moon Sagittarius .Hieronymus, died 420, Christian Church teacher


      Saturday, October 1st. Moon  Sagittarius1386 Founding of the University of Heidelburg.  1847 Annie Besant born.



       

      ******* PLANETS IN THE NIGHT SKY:

      Jupiter is the bright "star" high in the southern sky from shortly before midnight till dawn.


      ******* PLANETS IN THE MORNING SKY:

      "Morning star" dim, reddish Mars is visible in the east just before sunrise.           

      Starman


      www.DrStarman.com
    • Durward Starman
      The CALENDAR OF THE SOUL Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the Soul-Calendar in 1912, consisting of 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the
      Message 5 of 5 , Sep 1, 2013
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      The 'CALENDAR OF THE SOUL'
           Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar' in 1912, consisting of 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within us as well as in Nature during the year, starting with the 1st mantra every year on Easter Sunday. We experience this unconsciously all through the year, but these meditative verses enable us to become conscious of it.

           The 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 to contemplate on specific days.
            Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to this complete form, with some details added on the planets this week as well.

      THE ZODIAC IMAGE
           The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the constellation LEO from August 4th through September 7th in our era. A version (done by Margot Roessler) of a new symbolic image of the LION from the original Soul-Calendar (created originally by artist Imma von Eckherdstein from Dr. Steiner's sketches & indications) in the color he said corresponded to the sign, blue, is attached to this e-mail.
       

                                                           

                                               

                      THE WEEK'S MANTRA:

          For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophical spiritual path uses symbolic images, like the Zodiac image (called 'Imaginations' ), to awaken 'spiritual sight', and mantras ('Inspirations' ) to open 'spiritual hearing.' The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not important, but rather what happens when you recite it and enter 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. 

                                  

       

                                            

                                          * MANTRA # 23 *

       
       Es dämpfet herbstlich sich

      Der Sinne Reizesstreben;

      In Lichtesoffenbarung mischen

      Der Nebel dumpfe Schleier sich.

      Ich selber schau in Raumesweiten

      Des Herbstes Winterschlaf.

      Der Sommer hat an mich

      Sich selber hingegeben.

       

      There is muffled Autumnally

      The Senses' streaming Charms;

      In Light-Revealings is mingled

      The Fog's musty Veil.

      I myself see in Space-Widths

      The Autumn's Winter-Sleep.

      The Summer has to me

      Its own self given over.

       

      An interpretation of this week's mantra:

          Last week, that which was received spiritually from the Summer Light and Warmth was felt as an ongoing power within releasing the fruit of its working, to evolve a Self out of the World-Self. This is because, at the time of change from Summer to Winter, we cease to be conscious of the external world and instead become conscious again of ourselves, as if awakening from a summer dream-state. Our Nature-Consciousness strives to become inner Self Consciousness, but at first we may feel fear due to no longer being able to lean on outer things for consciousness, which is why the symbol of the warrior archangel is placed before us at Michaelmas, summoning us to have courage, for we are not going to die as our summer nature-consciousness wanes, but rather wake up. 

          This week's verse is the first appearance of Autumn dulling the senses' summer brilliance; but that which has been gained from the summer-experience now becomes our inner self-experience.

       


       
      THE DAYS OF THE WEEK:

       

      Sunday, September 1st. Moon Leo.  

      Firminus.

      Monday, September 2nd. Moon Leo. 

       Absalom.

      Tuesday, September 3rd. Moon Leo. 

      Eusebius.             

      Wednesday,  September 4th. Moon Virgo. 

      Marcellus, School of Peter. Moses.

      Thursday, September 5th. Moon Virgo. New Moon.

      Nathaniel (he who in John's Gospel was named a 'true Israelite').

      Friday  September 6th. Moon Libra.

      Zacharias the Prophet. 1729 Moses Mendelssohn born. 1809 the Biblical critic Bruno Bauer born.

      Saturday,  September 7th. Moon Libra.

        Regina.
       


      ******* PLANETS IN THE EVENING SKY:

       

         Venus is the bright white 'star' in the West at sunset. It will rise higher every night over the next several months. The crescent moon is near it Saturday night.

         Saturn is in the southwestern sky at sunset, near the stars of Scorpius. Venus will approach closer to it over the next 3 weeks.

       

      -Starman

      www.DrStarman.com
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