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Soul-Calendar, Week 12 after Easter

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  • Durward Starman
    ******* Sorry this week s Calendar is late. -starman The Calendar of the Soul Rudolf Steiner gave out the Soul-Calendar in 1912, consisting of 52
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 4, 2006
      ******* Sorry this week's Calendar is late. -starman

      The "Calendar of the Soul"

      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.
      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
      Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to its complete form.


      The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the
      constellation GEMINI from June 16th to July 20th in our era. A version of
      the symbolic image of the TWINS in the original Soul-Calendar, done from
      Steiner's sketches & indications, is attached to this post.

      This week's mantra.
      For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophic path
      uses symbolic images like the Zodiac image ("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 # 1 2 (St. John�s Tide) *
      Der Welten Sch�nheitsglanz,
      Er zwinget mich aus Seelentiefen
      Des Eigenlebens G�tterkrafte
      Zum Weltenfluge zu entbinden;
      Mich selber zu verlassen,
      Vertrauend nur mich suchend
      Im Weltenlicht und Weltenw�rme.

      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 mantras have been
      leading up to: it is the irresistible drive of the deepest forces of the
      to surrender ourselves to the light and warmth of the upper spheres. The
      motif of St. John's/Midsummer: "To find yourself, first lose yourself."

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

      Sunday, July 2nd. Moon Libra.
      1778 Rousseau died.

      Monday, July 3rd. Moon Libra. First Quarter.

      Tuesday, July 4th. Moon Libra.

      Wednesday, July 5th. Moon Scorpio.
      Cyril and Methodius. Hosea (Prophet).

      Thursday, July 6th. Moon Scorpio.
      Hus born 1369; Hus burned at the stake 1415. 1502 University of Wittenberg

      Friday, July 7th. Moon Sagittarius.

      Saturday, July 8th. Moon Sagittarius.
      Aquila and Priscilla.

      Dr. Starman

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