Sophia Institute online Waldorf Certificate Program
Anthroposophy in Everyday Life
Course AEL1: Practical Training in Thought
Lesson 1: Introduction. Practical Thinking. Unpractical Thinking.
Lesson 2: Right Attitude and Proper Feeling for Thinking.
Lesson 3: Real Practice of Thought. Practical Exercises in Thinking I.
Lesson 4: Thinking through Observation.
Lesson 5: Practical Exercises in Thinking II.
Lesson 6: Practical Exercises in Thinking III. Example of a Practical Thinker.
Lesson 7: Practical Exercises in Thinking IV. Focused Thinking.
Lesson 8: Practical Exercises in Thinking V. Painting the Mental Picture.
Lesson 9: Practical Exercises in Thinking VI and VII. Arriving at Conclusions.
Lesson 10: Conclusions and Observations. How Thinking Changes.
Tasks and Assignments for Lesson 1.6.
This section introduces the third exercise of several exercises presented in this text and describes Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as an example of a practical thinker.
Please consider this section of the text and write down your thoughts and feelings concerning this section including answering the following questions or completing the tasks.
1. What exactly is the exercise presented here? Describe in your own words.
2. Practice the exercise for one week or longer. Describe your experience.
3. Share your thoughts and feeling on Goethe. What do you know about him and why might he (considered by many more a poet and writer than a scientist) be chosen by Steiner as an example of a practical thinker?
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