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Soul-Calendar, 35th Week after Easter

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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 1 of 1 , Dec 10, 2006
      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.

      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 SAGITTARIUS from December 1st through January 4th in our era.
      A version of the new symbolic image of the ARCHER from the original
      Soul-Calendar, done by an artist from Steiner's sketches & indications, is
      attached to this e-mail.

      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

      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 # 3 5 *
      Kann ich das Sein erkennen
      Dass es sich wiederfindet
      Im Seelenschaffensdrange?
      Ich fuhle, das mir Macht verlieh'n
      Das eigne Selbst dem Weltenselbst
      Als Glied bescheiden einzuleben.

      Can I so know Existence
      That it is found again
      In my Soul's Creative Urge?
      I feel that Might is lent me
      For my Self to live at one with
      and be a modest instrument of the World-Self.

      Throughout the Fall our Self-Consciousness grows. Last week, we found
      within this growing self-consciousness the World's power flowing into deeds
      in such a way that the self could imprint its nature onto the world.
      This week the soul seeks to so know the world that it is that world, not
      just the
      self, which works creatively in us; and we feel power lent us to so be one
      with the world.


      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, December 10th. Moon Virgo. 1520 Luther burns Papal Bull.

      Monday, December 11th. Moon Virgo. 1843 Robert Koch born.

      Tuesday, December 12th. Moon Virgo. Last Quarter. Albrecht von Haller died

      Wednesday, December 13th. Moon Libra. Friedrich Hebbel died 1863.

      Thursday, December 14th. Moon Libra. Tycho Brahe born 1546.

      Friday, December 15th. Moon Scorpio. St. Ignatius.

      Saturday, December 16th. Moon Scorpio. Ludwig van Beethoven born 1770.
      Wilhelm Grimm died 1878.

      Dr. Starman


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