Soul-Calendar, Mantra #6
- The "CALENDAR OF THE SOUL"
Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar' in 1912, consisting of
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 ZODIAC IMAGE:
The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the
constellation TAURUS from May 1st through June 15th in our era.
A version of the new symbolic image of the BULL from the original
Soul-Calendar, done by an artist from 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 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 #6 *
Es ist erstanden aus der Eigenheit
Mein Selbst und findet sich
In Zeit- und Raumeskr�ften;
Die Welt, sie zeigt mir �berall
Als g�ttlich Urbild
Des eignen Abbilds Wahrheit.
There has arisen out of my Egohood
My Self and finds itself
In Time- and Space-forces;
The World, it points out to me everywhere
As godly Archetypal picture
My own Image�s truth.
*******A few words about the mantra's meaning:
By use of the mantra we see that the spiritual essence working outside in
time and space (as the transformation of Nature due to spring goes on around
us in the Northern Hemisphere) is an image of our true Self ---- which this
week rises out of our everyday ego-consciousness, to find itself mirrored
there, in the outer world.
THE DAYS OF THE WEEK:
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, May 13th. Moon Aries. Carl von Linne born 1707. Cuvier (the great
natural scientist) died 1832.
Monday, May 14th. Moon Taurus. Boniface. Ludwig Bechstein died 1860.
Tuesday, May 15th. Moon Taurus. Torquatus Antonius, prophet in 15th century.
Wesnesday May 16th. Moon Gemini. New Moon. Sarah. Suzanne.
Thursday, May 17th. Moon Gemini. Bruno Magnus, Russian Apostle of the 11th
Friday, May 18th. Moon Gemini. Isabella.
Saturday, May 19th. Moon Cancer. J.G. Fichte born 1762.
PLANETS IN THE NIGHT SKY:
Venus is a brilliant Evening Star in the West above the setting sun each
evening, near the Twins.
Saturn is in the stars of Leo in the southwest at sunset, at the feet of the
Bright Jupiter rises in the southeast about an hour after sunset.
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