Sophia Institute online Waldorf Certificate Program
What is Anthroposophy? An Introduction.
Lesson 1: Definition and expression of Anthroposophy in our modern world.
Lesson 2: Rudolf Steiner's life and work (Part 1).
Lesson 3: Rudolf Steiner's life and work (Part 2).
Lesson 4: Rudolf Steiner's life and work (Part 3).
Lesson 5: Thinking, feeling and willing. The threefold human being.
Lesson 6: Physical body, etheric body, astral body, and ego.
Lesson 7: The seven life processes and the seven soul types.
Lesson 8: The twelve senses.
Lesson 9: Anthroposophy at work in our modern times. The impulses of Anthroposophy in education, the arts, medicine, agriculture, and social issues.
Lesson 10: The structure of the Anthroposophical Society and the School of Spiritual Science.
The Seven Soul Types
The Seven Soul Types are differentiated into active, extrovert and passive, introvert types with the seventh - the Sun Type - being in harmony concerning the introvert and extrovert, active and passive aspects of the soul. Each type relates to - or one could say - connects with one of the planets and therefore to one of the days of the week, and the color, organ, tree, metal, etc. that relates to the qualities of each planet. Following please find a list of the seven soul types and their qualities:
Saturn or the self-conscious type
Qualities and Challenges: Memory; Poor contact with outside world; Relates to the past; Inner world primary; Active.
Moon or the romantic type
Qualities and Challenges: Daydreaming; Passive; Mirrors outside world; Timeless; Inner world primary.
Jupiter or the dominant type
Qualities and Challenges: Wisdom-filled thinking; Active inner life; Orders chaos outside; Command of the present; Inner and outer worlds balance; Active.
Mercury or the mobile type
Qualities and Challenges: Combinative thinking; Observation, reaction on the spur of the moment; Inner world adapts to outside chaos; Inner and outer worlds balance; Passive.
Mars or the aggressive type
Qualities and Challenges: Speech and action; Active in the world - collisions; Relates to the future; Outer world primary; Active
Venus or the aesthetic type
Qualities and Challenges: Judgment out of sympathies and antipathies; Timeless, reacting to the moment; Outer world primary; Passive.
Sun or Ideal type or the radiant type
Qualities and Challenges: All soul functions in harmony; Activity, passivity in harmony; Inner and outer world in harmony.
Tasks and Assignments for Lesson WAI7
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