Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path - Study Group on Zoom

Nov 14, 2017 at 20:02

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Catherine Ord

Margaret River, Western Australia

Hi there,

Catherine Ord is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Rudolf Steiner Study Group Meeting

Time: Nov 15, 2017 8:00 PM Auckland, Wellington

Every 2 weeks on Wed, until Feb 07, 2018, 7 occurrence(s)

Nov 15, 2017 8:00 PM

Nov 29, 2017 8:00 PM

Dec 13, 2017 8:00 PM

Dec 27, 2017 8:00 PM

Jan 10, 2018 8:00 PM

Jan 24, 2018 8:00 PM

Feb 7, 2018 8:00 PM

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Rudolf   Steiner   Study   Group

Links to pre meeting downloads at Rudolf Steiner Anthroposphy Circle


Intuitive   Thinking   as   a   Spiritual   Path - Rudolf Steiner


  • Translator’s Introduction 
  • Introduction by Gertrude Reif Hughes 
  • Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
  • Part 1: Theory: The Knowledge of Freedom
  • Conscious Human Action 
  • The Fundamental Urge for Knowledge 
  • Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World 
  • The World as Percept 
  • Knowing the World 
  • Human Individuality 
  • Are There Limits to Cognition?
  • Part 2: Practice: The Reality of Freedom
  • The Factors of Life 
  • The Idea of Freedom 
  • Freedom—Philosophy and Monism 
  • World Purpose and Life Purpose (Human Destiny) 
  • Moral Imagination (Darwinism and Ethics) 
  • The Value of Life (Pessimism and Optimism) 
  • Individuality and Genus
  • Final Questions: The Consequences of Monism 
  • Appendixes 
  • Bibliography 
  • Index 


"The   inner   effort   to   present   the   material,
the   active   listening,
the   disciplined   discussion   focused   on   the   material, combine   to   strengthen   our   "attentiveness",
it   is   precisely   this   concentrated   attention,
focused   on   universal   ideas,
that   leads   us   to   our   higher   self."


  1. “Inner   Activity”
    -   Each   member   to   be   focussed   on   a   section   of   the   chapter.
    -      Active   listening,   silencing   of   self,   listening   opens   the   channel   to   our   Higher   Self   as it   is   an   act   of   selflessness   -   a   movement   from   the   lower   self   to   higher   self.
    -   Each   member   of   the   group,   according   to   his   or   her   capacity,   should   endeavor   to   bring   as
    much   "inner   activity"   as   possible   in   trying   to   comprehend   the   chosen   material.
    -   This   inner   activity   is   easily   focused   if   each   member   of   the   group   takes   on   an   assignment,   a
    page,   several   pages,   or   even   a   paragraph.
  2. “Creating   the   mood   of   the   threshold”
       -   conscious   of   the   fact   that   the   material   we   are   dealing   with   takes   us   directly   into   contact   with the   spirit   --   the   spirit   in   the   world   and   the   spirit   in   ourselves.
    -   We   try   to   picture   leaving   our   lower   self   outside   the   room   where   we   are   meeting.
    -   To   create   this   mood   it   is   helpful   to   begin   and   end   each   session   with   a   verse.
  3.  Questions   are   to   be   encouraged
    -   to   question   to   Quest
  4. “Focussed   Attention”
    -   the   discipline   is   to   stick   to   the   text.
  5. “Mutual   recognition”
    -   We   are   elaborating   universal   thoughts,   thoughts   that   proceed   from   the   spirit   and awaken   the   spirit   in   us.
    -   We   are,   for   a   time,   living   in   a   spiritual   atmosphere   in   which   the   seedling   of   our spirit/self   is   being   nurtured.