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
"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."
- “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.
- “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.
- Questions are to be encouraged
- to question to Quest
- “Focussed Attention”
- the discipline is to stick to the text.
- “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.