Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Fifth Week / Forty Eighth Week

Here is the next installment of the Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#5) and its polar opposite (#48). 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 (#5) has dates of: May 16 - 20
The polar verse (#48) corresponds to the week: March 6 - 13

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

              St.John's ---------->  12-13
                                   11     16
                                   8       19
        (this week's verse)------>  5     20
                                     3   23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     48 <------(polar verse)
                                  32       45
                                   34     42
                Christmas----------> 38-39

E.    5. Woche    (5. - 11. Mai)
Im Lichte, das aus Geistestiefen
In Raume fruchtbar webend
Der Goetter Schaffen offenbart:

In ihm erscheint der Seele Wesen
Geweitet zu dem Weltensein
Und auferstanden
Aus enger Selbstheit Innenmacht.

E.    5th week:    (May 5 - 11)
How the gods create
from the depths of the spirit
reveals itself in the Light
weaving prolifically in space.

In this Light appears
the being of my Soul---
as wide now as the universe---

even resurrected
from the inward power
of my narrow self.

V'.    48. Woche    (2. - 8. Maerz)
Im Lichte, das aus Weltenhoehen
Der Seele machtvoll fliessen will,
Erscheine, loesend Seelenraetsel,
Des Weltendenkens Sicherheit,
Versammelnd seiner Strahlen Macht,
Im Menschenherzen Liebe weckend.

V'.    48th week:    (March 2 - 8)
Let the certainty of cosmic thinking appear
in the Light! ---

that longs to flow
forcefully into my soul:

solving riddles of the soul,

focusing the force of its rays,

awakening love in human hearts.