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The Rudolf Steiner Archive

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Calendar of the Soul
GA 40

For more information, read this overview. Find complete calendars categorized by translator in GA 40.

Current Verse: Week 44

Ergreifend neue Sinnesreize
Erfüllet Seelenklarheit
Eingedenk vollzogener Geistgeburt,
Verwirrend sprossend Weltenwerden
Mit meines Denkens Schöpferwillen.

—Rudolf Steiner

Corresponding Verse: Week 09

Vergessend meine Willenseigenheit
Erfüllet Weltenwärme sommerkündend
Mir Geist und Seelenwesen;
Im Licht mich zu verlieren
Gebietet mir das Geistesschauen,
Und kraftvoll kündet Ahnung mir:
Verliere dich, um dich zu finden.

—Rudolf Steiner

In grasping ever new sense stirrings,
Recalling Spirit birth achieved,
Soul clarity now fills
Confounding, teeming life of worlds
With my own thinking's shaping will.

—Tr. Daisy Aldan

Forgetting now my personal self-will,
The cosmic warmth, the harbinger of summer,
Fills full my soul and spirit:
To lose myself in light
Entreats my spirit-vision now,
And forcefully foreboding tells me:
To find yourself, first lose yourself.

—Tr. Daisy Aldan

Noticing through her senses new delights
soul recalls spirit lately brought to birth,
pervading with her own serenity
born of creative willing in my thought
a world's chaotic bursting into life.

—Tr. Owen Barfield

Regardless of all individual willing,
telling of summer coming soon,
the Warmth that warms the worlds
my spirit and my soul is filling;
my spirit's penetrating gaze
tells me to lose myself into the light
and, 'Lose thyself to find thyself'
I hear a voice within incessantly recite.

—Tr. Owen Barfield

While grasping new-found Sense-attractions
Soul clarity, remembering
The Spirit-Birth accomplished,permeates
The tangled growth of World-becoming
With all my Thinking's Will creative.

—Tr. Mabel Cotterell

Forgetting all my self-sufficiency
Of Will, there fills my Soul-and-Spirit-being
World-warmth, which tells of Summer;
In Light to lose existence
Spirit-beholding doth enjoin me
And strongly speaks the inner voice:
Lose thou thy Self that thou mayst find it.

—Tr. Mabel Cotterell

In coping with the sense world’s new appeals
Mindful of the spirit birth achieved
Soul’s clarity would fill
Bewild’ring, growing, world-becoming
With my thinking’s own creative will.

—Tr. John F. Gardner

Forgotten is my own self-will
As cosmic warmth, foretelling summer
Fills my being, soul and spirit:
To lose myself within the light
Is spirit vision’s bidding,
And strongly heart’s divining tells me:
Lose yourself, to find your Self.

—Tr. John F. Gardner

Reaching toward new channs of sense,
And mindful of the Spirit birth achieved,
Amid confusing, sprouting growth of life
Clarity of soul is realized
Through thought's creative will.

—Tr. Isabel Grieve

Forgetful of my separate will,
Through all my soul and spirit rushes
World warmth with summer tidings.
To lose myself within the light
Is the command of spirit sight,
An inner voice speaks out with power:
Lose thou thyself, to find thyself again.

—Tr. Isabel Grieve

Embracing new-born senses' stirrings,
Clearness of soul,
Mindful of Spirit-birth fulfilled,
Imbues the world's confusing, sprouting growth
With my own thinking's Shaping Will.

—Tr. Brigitte Knaack

Forgetful of my ego's separate will,
Warmth of the cosmos, summer-heralding,
Begins to fill my spirit and my soul,
To lose myself in light
Is the behest of spirit vision,
And strongly speaks to me my dawning vision:
O lose yourself, so you may find yourself.

—Tr. Brigitte Knaack

Grasping new stirrings of the senses,
In mindfulness of spirit-birth achieved,
Soul-clarity now fills
Bewildering, springing growth of worlds
With the creative will of my own Thinking.

—Tr. Ernst Lehrs

Forgetful of my Will's own entity
The warmth of Worlds now fills
My soul and spirit, summer-heralding.
The spirit-vision bids me now
To lose myself in light;
And strongly calls my heart's Divining:
Lose thou thyself, to find thyself.

—Tr. Ernst Lehrs

Reaching for new stirrings of the senses,
Mindful of spirit birth achieved,
Clarity of soul imbues
Bewildering sprouting growth of worlds
With my thinking's creator will.

—Tr. Liselotte & William Mann

Forgetful of my self-determin'd will,
World-warmth, heralding the summer,
Fills all my Soul and Spirit-being.
To lose myself in light
My Spirit vision summons me,
And divining forcefully proclaims,
'Oh lose yourself, to find yourself anew!'

—Tr. Liselotte & William Mann

Stirring new sensual magic,
recalling its own spirit birth,
the clarity of my soul
now fills
the bewildering, teeming,
evolving universe
with the creative willing
of my own thinking.

—Tr. Tom Mellett

As I now forget my own will,
cosmic warmth fills my spirit and soul —
announcing: summer is come!
Spirit vision pleads with me
to lose myself in light,
and a premonition warns me loudly:
Lose yourself to find yourself!

—Tr. Tom Mellett

In reaching for new sense attractions,
Soul-clarity would fill,
Mindful of spirit-birth attained,
The world's bewildering, sprouting growth
With the creative will of my own thinking.

—Tr. Ruth & Hans Pusch

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—Tr. Ruth & Hans Pusch

Sensory wonders newly viewed
With clarity of my soul imbued
I construe as actual spirit births,
Twining the buds of what may be
With creative power of thought in me.

—Tr. John Riedel MD

Forgetting personal self-concern,
World’s warmth heralding summer
Fills my heart and mind;
To lose myself within the light
The spirit-show commands me,
And strongly heralds the notion in me:
Lose yourself, yourself to find.

—Tr. John Riedel MD