Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Fourteenth Week / Thirty Ninth Week

Here is the next pair of Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#14) and its polar opposite (#39). Note how the verses have diverged from the lemniscate's crossing point at Easter, (which is Verse #1 with Polar verse #52). We have just passed St. John's Tide (#12), which occurs right after the Summer Solstice and marks the top of the lemniscate. (Christmas marks the bottom). We are now moving toward the crossing point which will occur at Michaelmas (#26) while the polar verse is now approaching Christmas (#38).

For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#14) has dates of: July 7 - 13
The polar verse (#39) corresponds to the week: December 29 - January 4

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

              St.John's ---------->  12-13
                                    9     14 <------(this week's verse)
                                   6       19
                                     3    23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     49
                                  32       45
                                   34     42
                Christmas----------> 38-39  <-------(polar verse)


N.    14. Woche    (7. Juli - 13. Juli)
An Sinnesoffenbarung hingegeben
Verlor ich Eigenwesens Trieb,

Gedankentraum, er schien
Betaeubend mir das Selbst zu rauben,

Doch weckend nahet schon
Im Sinnenschein mir Weltendenken.


N.    14th week:    (July 7 - July 13)
Surrendered to my senses' revelation,
I lose the urging of my own being.

The dream of thinking!
It appears---
dazzling me---
to rob my own self from me!

But in that sense appearance,
already fast approaching,
awakening me,
cosmic thinking.

M'.    39. Woche    (29. Dezember - 4. Januar)
An Geistesoffenbarung hingegeben
Gewinne ich des Weltenwesens Licht.
Gedankenkraft, sie waechst
Sich klaerend mir mich selbst zu geben,
Und weckend loest sich mir
Aus Denkermacht das Selbstgefuehl.

M'.    39th week:    (December 29 - January 4.)
Surrendered to the spirit's revelation,
I win back the light of cosmic being.
It grows and grows,
enlightening me,
to give my self back to me.

And this feeling of my self---
unravels itself
out of my strength
as a thinker.