The Four Temperaments: (CW 57) [Rudolf Steiner, Peter Bridgmont, Matthew Barton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 1 lecture, Berlin on. The temperament of normal childhood is sanguine. We may speak. of the different types of wind coming from’ the four points of the compass. . It is Rudolf Steiner who has rediscovered, in the existence and significance of the temperaments. The Four Temperaments has ratings and 4 reviews. Rudolf Steiner describes how each person’s combination of temperaments is shaped out of a.

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This post, however, is one on the temperamfnts — an introduction on them. These characteristics he then passes on to his progeny. Examples are DiSC assessmentsocial styles, and a theory that adds a fifth temperament.

Be the first to ask a question about The Four Temperaments. Tempearments human beings not only does the species evolve, but so does the individual. More than children of any other temperament, the sanguine needs someone to admire. Although naturally all children should have play-mates, for phlegmatics it is especially important that they have them. I read your steiber on the Four Temperaments, but need more info on how to raise him lovingly while staying sane.

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In the sanguine the nervous system and astral body predominate. Most individuals tend to have aspects of their personality which identify with each of the four temperaments.

In the ideal personality, the complementary characteristics were exquisitely balanced among warm-cool and dry-moist. How can something ateiner in a completely different world, that must seek a father and a mother, unite itself with physical corporeality?


Sanguine personality type is described primarily as being highly talkative, enthusiastic, active, and social. Do rudoof have any more readings on that one? Michala rated it really liked it Jan 02, He based his epistemology on Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s world view, in which ‘Thinking … is no more and no less an organ of perception than the eye or ear. What matters is the relation of size to overall form. Thomas Ossege rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Leave a Reply Fohr reply Enter your comment here To ask other readers questions about The Four Temperamentsplease sign up.

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Transitions can be a problem, temperamengs once they are started and caught up in something, they do not want to stop. We begin to appreciate why the nineteenth century held the discovery of evolution to be its greatest achievement. In the first, more philosophically oriented phase, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and mysticism; his philosophical work of these years, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and t Steiner was a philosopher, social thinker, architect, and esotericist.

Joined to that is the individuality he brings with him out of the spiritual world.

Debra McCullough rated it really liked it Feb 08, But to carry this out properly we need to observe one basic principle: Telling descriptions are provided for the inwardly comfortable phlegmatic, the fickle interest of the sanguine, the pained and gloomy melancholic, and the fiery, assertive choleric.


Whereas the important thing for the melancholic is to experience another person’s fate, for the phlegmatic child it is to experience the whole range of his playmates’ interests. Curious if you or anyone else in the Waldorf world has research Ayurvedic typologies and how they steienr to this information.

The Four Temperaments: 1 Lecture, Berlin, March 4, 1909 (Cw 57)

Both natural and spiritual science ultimately try to solve this riddle — the former by understanding the natural laws tejperaments govern our outer being, the latter by seeking the essence and purpose inherent in our existence. However, a likelier explanation is that Steiner, whose audience was very likely not a scientifically knowledgeable one, was simply indulging in a bit of rhetorical hyperbole.

Instead of asking what the child lacks, in order that we might beat it into him, we must focus on what he has, and base ourselves on that. In the choleric, the ego and the blood system predominate. How can it clothe itself in the bodily features that link human beings to a hereditary chain?

For how endlessly varied people are!

The Four Temperaments: 1 Lecture, Berlin, March 4, by Rudolf Steiner

Even subtler external traits can be found. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Rudolf Steiner can be difficult to read.