Soul-Calendar, Week 39 After Easter
- Here is the 39th week of the "Soul-Calendar", which is made up of 52
meditative mantras enabling one to consciously experience the 'astral' (soul)
events occurring within one in the course of the year, 12 images 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 those constellations for
each night, for sensing the lunar forces---along with a list of saints and
other spiritual figures & events for specific days of the week.
First, the mantra in the original German and in English:
* M A N T R A # 3 9 *
An Geistesoffenbarung hingegeben
Gewinne ich des Weltenwesens Licht.
Gedankenkraft, sie wächst
Sich klärend mir mich selbst zu geben,
Und weckend löst sich mir
Aus Denkermacht das Selbstgefühl.
"To Spirit-Revealing given over,
I win the World-Essence's Light.
Thinking's Strength, it grows
In clarity, myself to give
And waking loosens for me
Out of Thinking's Might, Self-Feeling."
For those not familiar with the use of mantras:
The anthroposophic path uses mantras to instill Inspiration or "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 experience. 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.
This week's mantram:
Last week we experienced giving birth to the new spiritual Self we will
carry out into the world this year, that now will spread outwards from us to
all we contact. This week this Spiritual Light in us grows in clarity of
thinking, and this clear thinking gives to us a feeling of this Self.
* T H E W E E K S P I R I T U A L L Y *
The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of Capricornus
from Jan. 5th to Feb. 8th in our era. The symbolic image of the Goat done
from Steiner's sketches & indications accompanies this post as an attachment.
The Moon phases and positions in the stars are listed below for each night,
along with the birth & death days of some of the spiritual figures & events
published in the first ‘Seelencalendar’: these are fruitful material for
contemplation on those days. I’m in the process of translating these to
restore the Calendar to its intended use with the full spiritual/solar/lunar
Sunday January 14th. Moon Virgo. 1874 Reis, inventor of the telephone,
Monday January 15th. Moon Virgo. Macarius, celebrated Egyptian hermit of
Tuesday January 16th. Moon Libra. Last Quarter. Faustus (lived in
Alexandria in 3rd century). 1794 Historical writer Gibbon died.
Wednesday January 17th. Moon Libra. 1706 Benjamin Franklin born.
Thursday January 18th. Moon Scorpius. 1689 Montesquieu born.
Friday January 19th. Moon Scorpius. 1736 James Watt born.
Saturday January 20th. Moon Scorpius. 1813 Wieland died.