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The Calendar of the Soul

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  • DoctorStarman@aol.com
    THIS WEEK’S SOUL-CALENDAR Here’s the Soul-Calendar verse for the 9th week after Easter, in German and English. Spiritual Science’s Soul-Calendar is 52
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 17, 2000
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      Here’s the Soul-Calendar verse for the 9th week after Easter, in German
      and English. Spiritual Science’s Soul-Calendar is 52 meditative verses
      designed to enable one to experience the astral or soul events occurring both
      within us and in the astral “atmosphere” of Earth in the course of the year.

      * T H E M A N T R A *
      Vergessend meine Willenseigenheit
      Erfüllet Weltenwärme sommerkündend
      Mir Geist und Seelenwesen;
      Im Lichte mich zu verlieren
      Gebietet mir das Geisteschauen,
      Und kraftvoll kündet Ahnung mir:
      Verieren dich, und dich zu finden.

      Forgetting my Egohood’s Will,
      The World-Warmth, heralding Summer,
      Fills my Spirit and Soul-Essence;
      To lose myself in the Light,
      The Spirit-Vision commands me,
      And powerfully prophesies to me:
      Lose yourself, and yourself you’ll find.

      * T H E W E E K *
      In addition to the mantrams, the original Soul-Calendar contained 12
      drawings of the zodiac to be meditated on to sense the working of the solar
      forces in the cosmos in the day, and the Moon's position in the
      constellations was given for each night to sense the lunar forces. 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 executed from sketches &
      indictations by the Doctor is attached to this post. The Moon positions and
      phases are listed below for each night, along with some of the birth & death
      days of famous persons published in the first ‘Seelencalendar’: their lives
      and contributions are fruitful material for contemplation on their days. I’m
      translating these to restore the Calendar to its intended use with the full
      spiritual/solar/lunar connections.

      SUNDAY June18th. Moon Capricornus. Markus.
      MONDAY June 19th. Moon Capricornus. Council of Nicea 325 A.D.
      TUESDAY June 20th. Moon Aquarius. Silverius.
      WEDNESDAY June 21st. Moon Aquarius. Eusebius.
      THURSDAY June 22nd. Moon Aquarius. Wilhelm von Humboldt born 1767.
      FRIDAY June 23rd. Moon Pisces. Colombus born 1456.
      SATURDAY June 24th. Moon Pisces. John the Baptist (St. John’s Day).

      For those not familiar with the use of mantras:
      Anthroposophy is a Western path of knowledge which begins with the use of
      the logical mind, which is then intensified by the use of visual images
      called "Imaginations" and reciting mantras which lead to "Inspirations." The
      meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not the essential thing,
      but rather the repetitive recitation of it and entering with deeper soul
      forces into the inner experience of what is described. Also, these mantras
      were created in the German language and have their rhythms in it, so learning
      an English version is just a first step to using the mantram in the original.
      (Chanting "the jewel in the lotus" is different from "Om mani padme hum!")
      Steiner spoke of how German had preserved words lost by other Indo-Aryan
      languages, and could be what Sanskrit was in olden times: the language in
      which spirit-truths are expressed. So in translating, I’ve tried to keep
      close to the original so that one can easily go from English to German.
      Dr. Starman*******
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