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Soul Calendar Week 9-Lose Yourself

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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 , Jun 3 11:52 AM

      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 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, below.

      For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophic path
      uses symbolic images, like the Zodiac image (called "Imaginations"), to
      awaken "spiritual sight", and mantras ("Inspirations") to open "spiritual
      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
      theirrhythms 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
      English to German.

      * M A N T R A # 9 *
      Vergessend meine Willenseigenheit
      Erf�llet Weltenw�rme sommerk�ndend
      Mir Geist und Seelenwesen;
      Im Lichte mich zu verlieren
      Gebietet mir das Geisteschauen,
      Und kraftvoll k�ndet 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.

      *******A few words about the mantra's meaning:
      This is the first mantra with the Summer theme of losing the self in
      order to find it later. The spiritual force of the Light in the outer world
      of the senses at this time in the Northern Hemisphere, grows so strong that
      the soul and spirit wants to let go of self-will and lose our being in it.
      This is just what we SHOULD do at this time, consciously, by use of the
      mantra, for it's a stage in a process necessary in order to find oneself
      again anew later in the year.


      Sunday, June 3rd. Moon Capricorn. Clotilde.

      Monday, June 4th. Moon Aquarius. Karpasius.

      Tuesday, June 5th. Moon Aquarius. Boniface (the Apostle to Germany in the
      8th century).
      Robert F. Kennedy assassinated 1968.

      Wesnesday June 6th. Moon Aquarius. Julian the Apostate born 331.

      Thursday, June 7th. Moon Pisces. Lucian.

      Friday, June 8th. Moon Pisces. Last Quarter. Muhammed died 632.

      Saturday, June 9th. Moon Aries. Columban.

      Venus is a brilliant Evening Star high in the West above the setting sun
      each evening, below and to the left of the "Twin" stars Castor and Pollux of

      Nearby, further to the left, Saturn is in the stars of Leo, at the feet of
      the Lion.

      Bright Jupiter rises in the southeast shortly after sunset, to the left of
      brilliant red Antares, Heart of the Scorpion.

      Dr. Starman


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