Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Eleventh Week / Forty Second Week

Here is the next installment of the Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#11) and its polar opposite (#42). 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 just 1 week from St. John's Tide (#12), which occurs right after the Summer Solstice and marks the top of the lemniscate. (Christmas marks the bottom.)

For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#11) has dates of: June 19 - 23
The polar verse (#42) corresponds to the week: January 19 - 25

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

              St.John's ---------->  12-13
   (this week's verse) ----------> 11     15
                                   6       19
                                     3    23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     49
                                  32       45
                                   34     42 <------(polar verse)
                Christmas----------> 38-39

K.    11. Woche    (16. - 22. Juni)
Es ist in dieser Sonnenstunde
An dir, die weise Kunde zu erkennen:

An Weltenschoenheit hingegeben,
In dir dich fuehlend zu durchleben:

Verlieren kann das Menschen-Ich
Und finden sich im Welten-Ich.

K.    11th week:    (June 16 - 22)
In this, the 'Hour of the Sun,'
it is up to you to realize
the tidings of wisdom.

Surrendered to the world's beauty,
feeling yourself within yourself,
you are to experience this:

the human *I* can lose itself---
then find itself in the cosmic *I*.

P'.    42. Woche    (19. - 25. Januar)
Es ist in diesem Winterdunkel
Die Offenbarung eigner Kraft
der Seele starker Trieb,
In Finsternisse sie zu lenken
Und ahnend vorzufuehlen
Durch Herzenswaerme Sinnesoffenbarung.

P'.    42nd week:    (January 19 - 25)
In this gloom of winter,
my soul's own strength is revealed
in its yearning urge to pass through
darkness and oblivion---

to feel its way forward---

anticipating the dawn
of sense revelation
through the warmth
of my heart.