Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Eighth Week / Forty Fifth Week


Here is the next installment of the Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#8) and its polar opposite (#45). Note how the verses have diverged from the lemniscate's crossing point at Easter, (which is Verse #1 with Polar verse #52). We are now 4 weeks from St. John's Tide (#12), which occurs right after the Summer Solstice and marks the top of the lemniscate.


For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#8) has dates of: June 1 - 6
The polar verse (#45) corresponds to the week: February 10 - 17


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


              St.John's ---------->   12-13
                                    10    15
    (this week's verse) ----------> 8      19
                                     4    23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     49
                                  32       45 <------(polar verse)
                                   34     42
                Christmas----------> 38-39





H.    8. Woche    (26. Mai - 1. Juni)
Es waechst der Sinne Macht
Im Bunde mit der Goetter Schaffen,
Sie drueckt des Denkens Kraft
Zur Traumes Dumpfheit mir herab.

Wenn goettlich Wesen
Sich meiner Seele einen will,
Muss menschlich Denken
Im Traumessein sich still bescheiden





H.    8th week:    (May 26 - June 1)
The power of the senses,
entwined with gods' creating,
now begins to grow---
and thus reduces the force of thinking
to the dullness of a dream.

If a divine being would unite
with my soul---
then human thinking must resign itself
to this dull dream existence.




S'.    45. Woche    (9. - 15. Februar)
Es festigt sich Gedankenmacht
Im Bunde mit der Geistgeburt,
Sie hellt der Sinne dumpfe Reize
Zur vollen Klarheit auf.

Wenn Seelenfuelle
Sich mit dem Weltenwerden einen will,
Muss Sinnesoffenbarung
Des Denkens Licht empfangen.




S'.    45th week:    (February 9 - 15)
The power of thought secures itself
in a bond with spirit birth---
and exposes in full brilliance
the stupefying seductions of the senses.

If this soul's profusion
would fuse itself
with the universe evolving,

then is sense revelation
obliged to admit
the light of thinking.