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 1.4.
This section further clarifies the first exercise of several exercises presented in this text.
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. Steiner states that the vehicle of our thoughts is the astral body. What do you know about the astral body? Is this a new concept for you?
2. Practice the observation exercise with something other than the weather, for instance your breakfast each morning, or use something else. Form inner pictures of your breakfast (or the chosen event) and compare the pictures in the manner described in the text. Share your thoughts and feelings.
3. List three questions that come up for you in connection to the exercise.