Ecclesiastical Method Verse

Calendar of the Soul

Fifth Verse

Ecclesiastical Calculation

Fifth Week

  Within the light that out of spirit depths
  Weaves germinating power into space
  And manifests the gods' creative work:
  Within its shine, the soul's true being
  Is widened into worldwide life
  And resurrected
  From narrow selfhood's inner power.

English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

  Im Lichte, das aus Geistestiefen
  Im Raume fruchtbar webend
  Der Götter Schaffen offenbart:
  In ihm erscheint der Seele Wesen
  Geweitet zu dem Weltensein
  Und auferstanden
  Aus enger Selbstheit Innenmacht.

The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield

  Within the light whose birth from spirit-depths
  and fruitful weaving thorough space
  reveal the gods' creating loom
  soul's true existence is made manifest;
  the Being of the World becomes her room,
  from cramping selfhood's narrow tyranny
  risen as from a tomb.

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

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