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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 5 , Jun 7, 2009
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                        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. We experience this unconsciously all through the year, but these meditative verses enable us to become conscious of it.
         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 days. Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to this complete form. I am adding some details on the planets as well.

                                           ************ ********* ********* ********* *
                                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 (done by Margaret Roessler in the color of the sign, orange) of a new symbolic image of the BULL from the original Soul-Calendar (created originally by artist Imma von Eckherdstein from Dr. 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 spiritual path uses symbolic images, like the Zodiac image (called 'Imaginations' ), to awaken 'spiritual sight', and mantras ('Inspirations' ) to open 'spiritual hearing.'
    The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not important, but rather what happens when you recite it and enter 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.  

      

    *  M A N T R A  # 9 *

    Vergessend meine Willenseigenheit

    Erfüllet Weltenwärme sommerkündend

    Mir Geist und Seelenwesen;

    Im Lichte mich zu verlieren

    Gebietet mir das Geisteschauen,

    Und kraftvoll kündet 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.

     

    An interpretation:

       The spiritual force of the light in the outer world grows so strong that the soul and spirit wants to let go of self-will and lose its being in it; and this is exactly what we should do at this time, for this is a stage in a process, necessary to "find oneself" later in the year, but now changed.

    This is the start of the summer motif of "Lose yourself to find yourself."  

           ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* *******     

     

         THE DAYS OF THE WEEK: 


    Sunday, June 7th. Moon Sagittarius. Full Moon.  Lucian.

     .

    Monday, June 8th. Moon Capricorn. Muhammed died 632.  

    . 

    Tuesday, June 9th. Moon Capricorn. Columban..

    . 

    Wednesday, June 10th. Moon Capricorn. Onophrius.

    .

    Thursday, June 11th. Moon Aquarius. Alexander the Great died 323 B.C. Roger Bacon died 1294.

     .

    Friday, June 12th. Moon Aquarius. Basilides.

     

    Saturday, June 13th. Moon Pisces.  Alfred.

     

               ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* *****

     

    PLANETS in the Night Sky: Saturn is visible in the South from sunset on, beneath the stars of the Lion.

     

    PLANETS in the Morning Sky: Before sunrise, Venus and Mars are visible in the East amongst the dim stars of the Fishes, while Jupiter is the bright 'star' in the south. 

     

    Starman

    www.DrStarman.com



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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 2 of 5 , May 30 11:28 AM
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    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. We experience all this unconsciously all through the year, but these meditative verses enable us to become conscious of it.
         The 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 days. Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to this complete form, with some details added on the planets in the night sky this week as well.

                                                           ****** *
                THE ZODIAC IMAGE
       The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of the constellation TAURUS from May 1st to June 15th in our era.  A version (done by Margaret Roessler) of a new symbolic image of the BULL from the original Soul-Calendar (created originally by artist Imma von Eckherdstein from Dr. 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 spiritual path uses symbolic images, like the Zodiac image (called 'Imaginations' ), to awaken 'spiritual sight', and mantras ('Inspirations' ) to open 'spiritual hearing.' The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not important, but rather what happens when you recite it and enter 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.



    *  M A N T R A  # 9 *

    Vergessend meine Willenseigenheit

    Erfüllet Weltenwärme sommerkündend

    Mir Geist und Seelenwesen;

    Im Lichte mich zu verlieren

    Gebietet mir das Geisteschauen,

    Und kraftvoll kündet 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,

    Spirit-Vision commands me,

    And powerfully prophesies to me:

    Lose yourself, and yourself you’ll find.

     

    An interpretation based on working with the mantra:

        The spiritual force of the light in the outer world grows so strong in this start of Summer that the soul and spirit wants to let go of self-will and lose our human being in it; and this is what we should do at this time, for this is a stage in a process necessary in order to "find oneself again" anew later in the year.


                                                          ***** ********* ********* *
     

              THE DAYS OF THE WEEK: 


    Sunday, May 30th Moon Capricorn.  The Maid of Orleans burnt 1431.

    Monday,  May 31st. Moon Capricorn.  Angela.


    Tuesday,  June 1st. Moon Aquarius. Nicodemus.

     

    Wednesday,   June 2nd. Moon Aquarius. Erasmus.


    Thursday,   June 3rd. Moon Pisces. Clotilde.


    Friday,    June 4th Moon Pisces. Last Quarter.  Karpasius.


    Saturday,    June 5th. Moon Pisces.  Boniface (the Apostle to Germany in the 8th century).

     

                                              ***** ****

     

    PLANETS in the Night Sky:  

    Brilliant VENUS is an 'evening star' in the West above the setting sun, beneath the Twins. 

    Reddish MARS is to its left, high in the Western sky at sunset, beneath the stars of the Lion--- currently close to the Lion's paw. 

    SATURN is in the south at sunset to the left of Mars, beneath the Lion's tail.


     
    -Starman
    www.DrStarman. com



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  • Durward Starman
    [Attachment(s) from Durward Starman included below]The CALENDAR OF THE SOUL Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave out the Soul-Calendar in 1912, consisting of 52
    Message 3 of 5 , Jun 3, 2012
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    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 1st mantra every year on Easter Sunday. We experience this unconsciously all through the year, but these meditative verses enable us to become conscious of it.

       The 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 days. Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to this complete form, with some details added on the planets this week as well.

            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 (done by Margot Roessler) of a new symbolic image of the BULL from the original Soul-Calendar (created originally by artist Imma von Eckherdstein from Dr. Steiner's sketches & indications) in the color he said corresponded to the sign, orange, is attached to this e-mail.

    THE WEEK'S MANTRA:

       For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophic spiritual path uses symbolic images, like the Zodiac image (called 'Imaginations' ), to awaken 'spiritual sight', and mantras ('Inspirations' ) to open 'spiritual hearing.' The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not important, but rather what happens when you recite it and enter 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.                               


     *  M A N T R A  # 9 *




    Vergessend meine Willenseigenheit

    Erfüllet Weltenwärme sommerkündend

    Mir Geist und Seelenwesen;

    Im Lichte mich zu verlieren

    Gebietet mir das Geisteschauen,

    Und kraftvoll kündet 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.

     

    An interpretation of this week's mantra:

        The spiritual force of the light in the outer world, as the summer sun returns, now grows so strong that the soul and spirit wants to let go of self-will and lose our being in it; and this is just what we should do at this time, for it's a stage in a process necessary in order to find oneself again anew later in the year. The motif of the summer verses is 'Lose your self, to find your self'.



    THE DAYS OF THE WEEK:

    Sunday, June 3rd. Moon Sagittarius. Clotilde.

      
    Monday,  June 4th. Moon Sagittarius. Full Moon.   Karpasius.     

    Tuesday, June 5th. Moon Capricorn.   Boniface (the Apostle to Germany in the 8th century).
      
    Wednesday,  June 6th. Moon Capricorn. Julian the Apostate born 331.

    Thursday, June 7th. Moon Aquarius.    Lucian.

    Friday,  June 8th. Moon Aquarius.   Muhammed died 632.

    Saturday,  June 9th. Moon Pisces. Columban.


    ******* PLANETS IN THE NIGHT SKY:

        "Evening star" yellow-red Mars is high in the south at sunset, next to the heart of the Lion, Regulus.  Dimmer, yellowish Saturn rises in the southeast at sunset, next to Spica, the ear of corn in the hand of Virgo the Virgin.

    -Starman 


    www.DrStarman.com
  • 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
    Message 4 of 5 , May 26 7:55 PM
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      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 1st mantra every year on Easter Sunday. We experience this unconsciously all through the year, but these meditative verses enable us to become conscious of it.

           The 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 days.
            Here's the Soul-Calendar restored to this complete form, with some details added on the planets this week as well.

      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 (done by Margot Roessler) of a new symbolic image of the BULL from the original Soul-Calendar (created originally by artist Imma von Eckherdstein from Dr. Steiner's sketches & indications) in the color he said corresponded to the sign, orange, is attached to this e-mail. 
       
       

      THE WEEK'S MANTRA:

           For those not familiar with the use of mantras: The anthroposophical spiritual path uses symbolic images, like the Zodiac image (called 'Imaginations' ), to awaken 'spiritual sight', and mantras ('Inspirations' ) to open 'spiritual hearing.' The meaning of the words of a mantra at first sight is not important, but rather what happens when you recite it and enter 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. 
                                  
      * MANTRA # 9 *




      Vergessend meine Willenseigenheit

      Erfüllet Weltenwärme sommerkündend

      Mir Geist und Seelenwesen;

      Im Lichte mich zu verlieren

      Gebietet mir das Geisteschauen,

      Und kraftvoll kündet Ahnung mir:

      Verliere 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,

      Spirit-Vision commands me,

      And powerfully prophesies to me:

      Lose yourself, and yourself you’ll find.

       

      An interpretation of the mantra:

          The spiritual force of the light in the outer world grows so strong that
      the soul and spirit wants to let go of self-will and lose our being in it;
      this is what we should do at this time, for it's a stage in a process
      necessary in order to find oneself again anew later in the year.



      THE DAYS OF THE WEEK:

      Sunday, May 26th. Moon Capricorn.  The Venerable Bede (famous English monk of the 8th century).

       
      Monday, May 27th. Moon Capricorn Maria of Magdala. Dante born 1265. Calvin died 1564.

      Tuesday, May 28th. Moon Aquarius.   Wilhelm.   
                   
       Wednesday,  May 29th. Moon Aquarius. Christiana.

      Thursday,  May 30th. Moon Scorpio.  The Maid of Orleans burnt 1431.

      Friday 
       May 31st. Moon Pisces. Last Quarter.    Angela.       

      Saturday,  June 1s
      t. Moon Pisces.  Nicodemus.

      ******* PLANETS IN THE EVENING SKY:
       
         Jupiter is the bright white 'star' low in the West at sunset, next to the bright orange-red star Aldebaran, the Eye of the Bull of Taurus. Mercury and Venus are both close to it this week, but only visible for a short time after sunset and only low on the horizon.
         Yellowish Saturn is high in the southern sky by midnight. It is reaching its greatest brilliancy, which is not very bright compared to Jupiter but still makes it stand out near the stars Arcturus and Spica. 

      -starman
      www.DrStarman.com
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