Calendar of the Soul VII



“Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year
Seventh Week of the Year
Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English.

Mein Selbst, es drohet zu entfliehen,
Vom Weltenlichte mächtig angezogen.
Nun trete du mein Ahnen
In deine Rechte kräftig ein,
Ersetze mir des Denkens Macht,
Das in der Sinne Schein
Sich selbst verlieren will.


My soul dreams of escaping with the light
That draws upon it from all quarters of the world…
Therefore, stand forth, my true daimonion
With resolution and with wakeful plight,
Marshall from within me thinking’s right,
Restrain me from the swell of ecstasy,
And master the urge to lose myself
In sense-experience.


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