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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 45

Es festigt sich Gedankenmacht
Im Bunde mit der Geistgeburt,
Sie hellt der Sinne dumpfe Reize
Zur vollen Klarheit auf.
Wenn Seelenfülle
Sich mit dem Weltenwerden einen will,
Muss Sinnesoffenbarung
Des Denkens Licht empfangen.

—Rudolf Steiner

Corresponding Verse: Week 08

Es wächst der Sinne Macht
Im Bunde mit der Götter Schaffen,
Sie drückt des Denkens Kraft
Zur Traumes Dumpfheit mir herab.
Wenn göttlich Wesen
Sich meiner Seele einen will,
Muss menschlich Denken
Im Traumessein sich still bescheiden.

—Rudolf Steiner

The might of thought grows firm
In union with the Spirit's birth,
It rays on senses' dull enticements
A shining clarity.
If soul abundance
Would be united with evolving worlds,
Then senses' revelation must
Receive the light of thinking.

—Tr. Daisy Aldan

The might of senses grows
In covenant with God's creating,
Suppresses thinking's force
Unto the dimness of a dream.
When godly being
Will with my soul unite,
Must human thinking
To dream existence humbly yield.

—Tr. Daisy Aldan

The potency of thought
is firmed by oneness with the spirit's birth;
it thrills the vague delights of sense
to crystal clarity;
should overflowing soul
seek with the world's becoming to unite,
the senses' revelation
must welcome Thinking's light.

—Tr. Owen Barfield

The ascendancy of sense in me
grows, with the gods' creative act in league,
subduing thought from vigorous to vague.
If Life divine is to unite
with the coming-into-being of the world,
this human thought must modestly retire
contented to endure as a dream.

—Tr. Owen Barfield

The power of Thought gains added strength
In union with the Spirit's-birth,
It lifts the Senses' dim incitements
To bright-lit clarity,
If Soul-abundance
With World-becoming would itself unite
Must Senses' revelation
Receive the light of Thinking.

—Tr. Mabel Cotterell

The Senses' might grows strong
United with the Gods' creation,
It dulls my power of Thought
To vague unconsciousness of dream.
When godlike Being
Would seek a union with my Soul
Must human Thinking
In quiet dream-state rest contented.

—Tr. Mabel Cotterell

Assured becomes the power of thought
In union with the spirit’s birth;
It lifts the senses’ dim appeals
Into the clearest light.
Would soul’s abundance join
The world in its becoming,
Then sense world’s revelation must
Receive the light of thinking.

—Tr. John F. Gardner

The sense’s might grows strong
In union with the god’s creative work;
It presses down my power of thought
Into a dreamlike dullness.
Whenever godly being
Would with my soul commune,
Then must my human thinking
Abide in humble dream.

—Tr. John F. Gardner

The power of thought grows stronger
United with the Spirit's birth,
It brightens all the silent charms of sense
To brightest glory.
If fulness of the soul seeks union
with the world's rebirth,
Then on the world of sense
The light of thought must fall.

—Tr. Isabel Grieve

Strong grows the power of sense
United with divine creative powers,
The keenness of my thought is dulled
To the sleepy wonder of a dream.
When life divine seeks union
With my soul, then human thought
Must will itself to silence
As though within a dream.

—Tr. Isabel Grieve

The might of thought becomes distinct
In union with the Spirit-birth;
It lightens now the senses' turbid stirrings
To vivid clarity.
When soul abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Then senses' revelation
Must needs receive the light of thinking.

—Tr. Brigitte Knaack

The senses' might, it grows
In union with the Gods' creating.
It weighs upon my thinking power
And lowers it to dreamlike dimness.
When Godly Being
Desires union with my soul,
Then human thinking
Must humbly yield to dream existence.

—Tr. Brigitte Knaack

The power of Thought grows firm
In union with the spirit's birth,
It lightens up dim stirrings of the senses
Into full clarity.
When soul-abundance
Would join with growth of worlds,
Then senses' revelation
Must needs receive the light of Thought.

—Tr. Ernst Lehrs

The senses' might now grows
In union with the Gods' creating,
It presses power of thinking
Down to the dimness of a dream.
When god-like Being
Would with my soul unite,
Then human thinking
Must humbly bide in dream existence.

—Tr. Ernst Lehrs

Firm grows the power of thought
In union with the spirit-birth;
And senses' dull enchantment
It brightens to full clarity.
If richness of the soul
Would join with world becoming,
Then senses' revelation
Must needs receive the light of thinking.

—Tr. Liselotte & William Mann

The senses' might grows stronger
In union with the God's creating,
Subduing my power of thought
To the dullness of a dream.
When being Divine
Would with my soul be one,
The human thinking must
In dreamlike state abide.

—Tr. Liselotte & William Mann

The power of thought secures itself
in a bond with spirit birth —
and exposes in full brilliance
the stupefying seductions of the senses.
If this soul's profusion
would fuse itself
with the universe evolving,
then is sense revelation
obliged to admit
the light of thinking.

—Tr. Tom Mellett

The power of the senses,
entwined with gods' creating,
now begins to grow —
and thus reduces the force of thinking
to the dullness of a dream.
If a divine being would unite
with my soul —
then human thinking must resign itself
to this dull dream existence.

—Tr. Tom Mellett

My power of thought grows firm
United with the spirit's birth.
It lifts the senses' dull attractions
To bright-lit clarity.
When soul-abundance
Desires union with the world's becoming,
Must senses' revelation
Receive the light of thinking.

—Tr. Ruth & Hans Pusch

The senses' might grows strong
United with the gods' creative work;
It presses down my power of thinking
Into a dreamlike dullness.
When godly being
Desires union with my soul,
Must human thinking
In quiet dream-life rest content.

—Tr. Ruth & Hans Pusch

Assured becomes the power of thought
With what the spirit’s birth has brought,
And drab allure of sense is raised
By clarity of inner gaze.
When full abundance of my mind
With world’s evolving is combined,
Must offerings of the world out there
The light of my own thinking bear.

—Tr. John Riedel MD

My power of mind waxes strong
In union with the work of gods,
And draws the force of thinking
Out of dull and dreamy ways.
If beings divine
With my soul will unite,
Then human thinking lost in dreams
Must humbly come to rest.

—Tr. John Riedel MD