Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Third Week / Fiftieth Week


Here is the next installment of the Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#3) and its polar opposite (#50). Note how the verses are now diverging from the lemniscate's crossing point at Easter, (which is Verse #1 with Polar verse #52).


For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#3) has dates of: May 4 - 9
The polar verse (#50) corresponds to the week: March 22 - 30


[Note: The dates with the verses are the original dates given by Steiner.]


              St.John's ---------->  12-13
                                   10     16
                                   8       19
                                    7     20
         (this week's verse)------>  3   23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     50 <------(polar verse)
                                  32       45
                                   34     42
                Christmas----------> 38-39





C.    3. Woche    (21. - 27. April)
Es spricht zum Weltenall,
Sich selbst vergessend
Und seines Urstands eingedenk,
Des Menschen wachsend Ich:

In dir, befreiend mich
Aus meiner Eigenheiten Fessel,
Ergruende ich mein echtes Wesen.





C.    3rd week:    (April 21 - 27)
To the universe there speaks
the evolving human ego---
forgetting itself---
aware of its original state:

"As I liberate myself
from the chains
of my own subjectivity,
I fathom my true being
in you."




X'.    50. Woche    (16. - 22. Maerz)
Es spricht zum Menschen-Ich,
Sich machtvoll offenbarend
Und seines Wesens Kraefte loesend
Des Weltendaseins Werdelust:

In dich mein Leben tragend
Aus seinem Zauberbanne,
Erreiche ich mein wahres Ziel.




X'.    50th week:    ( March 16 - 22)
The joy of cosmic genesis,
revealing itself so powerfully,
speaks to my human ego,
unleashing forces
of its own cosmic essence:

"Releasing my life
from its chains of enchantment,
and giving it to you---

I reach my true goal."