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Soul-Calendar, Mantra #6

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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 , May 13, 2007

      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 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.

      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
      Als Weltenoffenbarung
      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
      As World-Revelation
      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 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.

      Dr. Starman

      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.

      Dr. Starman


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