Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Fifty Second Week / First Week

Here are the the Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#52) and its polar opposite (#1). Note how the verses are converging toward Easter, which is Verse #1.

For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#52) has dates of: April 7 - 14
The polar verse (#1) corresponds to the week: April 23 - 28

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

              St.John's ---------->  12-13
                                   10     16
                                   8       19
                                    7     20
                                     2   23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                  (polar verse)     27 - 52 <------(this week's verse)
                                   29     51
                                  32       45
                                   34     42
                Christmas----------> 38-39

Z'.    52. Woche    (30. Maerz - 6. April)
Wenn aus den Seelentiefen
Der Geist sich wendet zu dem Weltensein
Und Schoenheit quillt aus Raumesweiten,
Dann zieht aus Himmelsfernen
Des Lebens Kraft in Menschenleiber
Und einet, machtvoll wirkend,
Des Geistes Wesen mit dem Menschensein.

Z'    52nd week:    (March 30- April 6)
When the Spirit
from the depths of my soul.
turns to face the being of the universe---

And beauty bursts forth
from the far reaches of space---

Then the force for life,
from the vastness of heaven,
moves into human bodies,

And powerfully unites
the being of the Spirit
with my own human being.


A.    1. Woche    (7. - 13. April)
Wenn aus den Weltenweiten
Die Sonne spricht zum Menschensinn
Und Freude aus den Seelentiefen
Dem Licht sich eint im Schauen,
Dann ziehen aus der Selbstheit Huelle
Gedanken in die Raumesfernen
Und binden dumpf
Des Menschen Wesen
an des Geistes sein.

Easter Mood

A.    1st week:    (April 7 - 13)
When the sun,
from all around the universe,
speaks to my human senses---

And joy,
from the depths of my soul,
unites with light in a vision---

Then thoughts
from the confines of myself
move ever outward
into the vast expanse of space---

And they unite,
however dimly,
the essence of my being
with the being of the Spirit.