Scientific Hypotheses – Truth or Error?

[Republished from Journal of Anthroposophical Medicine (JAM) Vol.10 1993] If one were to approach a professional scientist and challenge the hypothetical method as a flawed premise for good science, one would surely be met with vigorous protest. And, indeed, the protest would be well founded, because the hypothetical method is a well-proven cornerstone of scientific…

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Earth Stewardship and Imagination

To truly see the Earth as a living being with a soul capable of will impulses and feelings requires humans to come into contact with the way that phenomena in nature stimulate feelings and will impulses in human beings. The sequence here is sense experience creating a picture image in the nerves that leads to…

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Soul Qualities of the 12 Personality Archetypes

In Part 6 of our Soul Course, Dennis shows us how how to use the twelve personality archetypes to begin to see into the biographical stories of people in our lives. The soul dynamics of control in each archetype will be explored through the Artist/Agent and Activist/Hermet polarities. Understanding these dynamics allows us to heal…

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Surrender and Submission in the Soul

In dialog, our tone determines much of how our words will be received. Trust is built when we are conscious of our tone, creating a “free space” where both people feel safe enough to surrender to the other.

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The Alchemical Worldview

Esoterically the central task of the human being is to achieve what is known as the second birth, or what is known to students of Rudolf Steiner as the birth of the “I” being. Our first birth is into a body of flesh. This is given to us by nature working through our parents. The…

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Glyphs of the Zodiac

Editor’s Note: Dennis uses a sidereal ephemeris to determine the dates for each constellation in which the sun is active. The sidereal ephemeris takes into consideration the precession of the equinoxes in determining the the location of the stars and planets as they are today. The constellations of the zodiac are traditionally rendered in pictographs…

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Overcoming Anxiety

A useful skill for human beings is to learn how to contact the timeless inner being who is constantly remembering how life was before things got anxious. To do this it is necessary to develop a practice to consciously draw attention away from the anxious parts of life and transform the anxiety into gratitude. Most…

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Freedom from Anxiety

In these times of great uncertainty, a powerful seed thought from Rudolf Steiner is the phrase “to will my thinking is freedom; to think into my will is love”. This meditative tool is valuable for overcoming anxiety. But we could ask, what does it mean to will my thinking? In everyday life my thoughts flit…

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