Celestial Method Verse

Calendar of the Soul

Fifteenth Verse

Celestial Calculation

Seventeenth Week

  I feel enchanted weaving
  Of spirit within outer glory.
  In dullness of the senses
  It has enwrapt my being
  In order to bestow the strength
  Which in its narrow bounds my I
  Is powerless to give itself.

English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

  Ich fühle wie verzaubert
  Im Weltenschein des Geistes Weben:
  Es hat in Sinnesdumpfheit
  Gehüllt mein Eigenwesen,
  Zu schenken mir die Kraft:
  Die, ohnmächtig sich selbst zu geben,
  Mein Ich in seinen Schranken ist.

The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield

  I feel the Spirit weave
  trance-charmèd in the world's array;
  in drowsihood of sense
  it muffled my sole self
  to tender me the strength
  myself I am too poor to furnish forth
  helpless within these narrow bounds.

(provided with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Press)