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Soul-Calendar, Week 24 after Easter

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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
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 2, 2011
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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 VIRGO from Sept. 8th to Oct. 12th in our era. A version (done by Margot Roessler) of a new symbolic image of the VIRGIN 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, indigo, 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  # 2 4  *

    Sich selbst erschaffend stets,

    Wird Seelensein sich selbst gewahr;

    Der Weltengeist, er strebet fort

    In Selbsterkenntnis neu belebt

    Und schafft aus Seelenfinsternis

    Des selbstsinns Willensfrucht .

     

    In continually shaping one's Self,

    The Soul's Being becomes of itself aware;

    The World-Spirit, it strives forward

    In Self-Knowledge newly living

    And shapes out of Soul-Darkness

    The Self-sense's Will-Fruit.

     

    An interpretation of this week's mantra:

       The season of Autumn is the Michaelmas time: in the Summer 'waking dream-state' , while our consciousness was turned outwards to Nature, a spiritual 'seed' was planted, amd it now ripens into a Self-consciousness instead of Nature-consciousness. 

        This week in that process, the Soul becomes aware of itself through this constant creating of that Self; this Self IS the World-Spirit itself in us, the universe aware of itself through us. This now reaches into the dark soul-contents; and through this sensing of Self, the Will, its fruit, is unleashed.



    THE DAYS OF THE WEEK:


    Sunday, October 2nd. Moon Sagittarius. 
    Frumentius (spreader of Christianity in Ethiopia in the 4th Century). 1892 Ernst Renan died.

     

     Monday,  
    October 3rd. Moon Capricorn. Dionysius the Aeropagite, comrade of Paul. Jairus (in Matthew's Gospel). Simplicius.

     

      Tuesday, 
    October 4th. Moon Capricorn. First Quarter. Marcianus (spreader of Christianity in Egypt in the 4th Century).1226 Francis of Assizi died.

     

    .Wednesday, 
    October 5th. Moon Aquarius.   Placidus (bringer of Christianity to Sicily in the 6th Century). 1582 The Gregorian Calendar became established.

    Thursday, October 6th. Moon Aquarius.   Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Angela (who converted Francis of Assizi to Christianity).


    Friday, October 7
    th. Moon Pisces.  Serapius.


    Saturday, October 8th. Moon Pisces. 
     Ephraim (Joseph's Son). 1502 Founding of the University of Wittenberg.

        


     

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

    Jupiter is the bright "star" high in the southern sky from shortly after sunset till dawn.


    ******* PLANETS IN THE MORNING SKY:

    "Morning star" dim, reddish Mars is visible in the east just before sunrise.           

    Starman


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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
    Message 2 of 8 , Sep 16, 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 VIRGO from September 8th through October 12th in our era. A version (done by Margot Roessler) of a new symbolic image of the VIRGIN 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, Indigo, 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.                               


     *  MANTRA # 24 *




    Sich selbst erschaffend stets,

    Wird Seelensein sich selbst gewahr;

    Der Weltengeist, er strebet fort

    In Selbsterkenntnis neu belebt

    Und schafft aus Seelenfinsternis

    Des selbstsinns Willensfrucht .

     

    In continually shaping one's Self,

    The Soul's Being becomes of itself aware;

    The World-Spirit, it strives forward

    In Self-Knowledge newly living

    And shapes out of Soul-Darkness

    The Self-sense's Will-Fruit.

     

    An interpretation of this week's mantra:

       The season of Autumn is the Michaelmas time: in the Summer 'waking dream-state' , while our consciousness was turned outwards to Nature, a spiritual 'seed' was planted. It now ripens into a Self-consciousness instead of Nature-consciousness. 

       This week, the Soul becomes aware of itself through this constant creating of that Self; this Self IS the World-Spirit itself in us, the universe aware of itself through us. This now reaches into the dark soul-contents; and through this sensing of Self, the Will, its fruit, is unleashed.


    THE DAYS OF THE WEEK:

    Sunday,  September 16th. Moon Libra. 1736 The Natural Scientist Farenheit died.


    Monday,   September 17th. Moon Libra Justinus.

    Tuesday,  September 18th. Moon Scorpio Titus (School of Paul).
      
    Wednesday,   September 19th. Moon Scorpio.  Eustachius.

    Thursday,  September 20th. Moon Sagittarius.   Castor.

    Friday 
     September 21st. Moon Sagittarius. Matthew (the Evangelist).


    Saturday,  September 22nd. Moon Capricorn. First Quarter. 
    1452 Savanarola born.


    ******* PLANETS IN THE EVENING SKY:
       Reddish Mars is still visible low in the southwest for about an hour after sunset. The crescent moon will be seen close to it Wednesday night.

    -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 3 of 8 , Sep 8, 2013
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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 VIRGO from September 8th through October 12th in our era. A version (done by Margot Roessler) of a new symbolic image of the VIRGIN 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, indigo, 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 # 24 *


     Sich selbst erschaffend stets,

    Wird Seelensein sich selbst gewahr;

    Der Weltengeist, er strebet fort

    In Selbsterkenntnis neu belebt

    Und schafft aus Seelenfinsternis

    Des selbstsinns Willensfrucht .

     

    In continually shaping one's Self,

    The Soul's Being becomes of itself aware;

    The World-Spirit, it strives forward

    In Self-Knowledge newly living

    And shapes out of Soul-Darkness

    The Self-sense's Will-Fruit.

     

    This week's mantra:

       The season of Autumn is the Michaelmas time: in the Summer 'waking dream-state' , while our consciousness was turned outwards to Nature, a spiritual 'seed' was planted, and it now ripens into a Self-consciousness instead of Nature-consciousness. This week, the Soul becomes aware of itself through this constant creating of that Self; this Self is the World-Spirit itself in us, the universe aware of itself through us. This now reaches into the dark soul-contents; and through this sensing of Self, the Will, its fruit, is unleashed.


     
    THE DAYS OF THE WEEK:

     

    Sunday, September 8th. Moon Scorpio.  Birth of Mary. Corbinianus, spreader of

                                      Christianity in France & Germany in the 8th century.


    Monday, September 9th. Moon Scorpio. 1828 Tolstoy born.


    Tuesday, September 10th. Moon Scorpio.  Sosthenus (by Paul made a leader).          

    Wednesday,  September 11th. Moon Sagittarius.Abraham (Race-father of the Old Hebrew People).


    Thursday, September 12th. Moon Sagittarius. First Quarter.  Tobias.


    Friday  September 13th. Moon Capricorn. 1872 the Philosopher Ludwig  Feuerbach died.


    Saturday,  September 14th. Moon Capricorn. Heraclius, Festival of the High Cross. 

             brought in 629 the Cross of Christ to Constantinople. 1769 Alexander von Humboldt born. 1887 The        

              Philosopher Freidrich Theodore Vischer died.

     


    ******* PLANETS IN THE EVENING SKY:

     

       Venus is the bright white 'star' in the West at sunset. Dimmer yellow Saturn is above and to the left of it. The crescent moon is near Venus Sunday night and Saturn Monday night.

        Venus will conjunct Saturn about the 18th.

     

    -Starman

    www.DrStarman.com
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