Thinking with the Heart and Meditation as a Gateway to the World of Imagination

Feb 19, 2022 12:00PM—2:30PM


ONLINE, Eastern Standard Time (US)

Cost $15 suggested donation

Event Contact Spyros Papadimas | Email

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from Antwerp, Belgium, Europe

How to understand what is happening in our actual time? How to bridge the divides, how to truly meet our fellow human being?

In “The Dawn of the Michael Age,” Rudolf Steiner describes how in the Michael Age, in which we have entered, Michael sets the way free for our thoughts to become thoughts by the heart. Michael opens them the gateway to the heart. The hearts are starting to think. What opens up is “gedankengetragene Seelenklarheit,”  “souls clarified by thought,”[1] where light and warmth do meet.

The etheric heart is the thinking organ to be developed in order to think along the interwoveness of the life processes in nature and in human being. Not the content of the thought, but the activity of thinking itself is at the center of this next step.

Together with deepening the unfolding of the etheric heart, we will also have a moment for some practices.

[1] The Age of Michael has dawned. Hearts are beginning to have thoughts; spiritual fervor is now proceeding, not merely from mystical obscurity, but from souls clarified by thought (CW 26).

Suggested Reading

  • (CW 190) “Past and Future Impulses in Social Events,” Lecture VII (5 April 1919), not translated in English: At the end of this lecture, Rudolf Steiner describes how the physical heart and the etheric heart are loosening their connection.
  • (CW 212) Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture VI (26 May 1922), “The Formation of the Etheric and the Astral Heart”

Christine Gruwez studied philosophy and linguistics at the KU Leuven, the Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium. She met anthroposophy through the Waldorf School in Antwerp, which her four children attended, and where she taught from 1976 to 1986. She also taught for a decade in the Waldorf Education Training Program. Since 1997, Christine has led seminars and conferences at Emerson College, at the Goetheanum, in Europe, Asia, and the US.

Organized by the Raphael Branch in Baltimore, MD.

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