“Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge aiming to guide the spiritual element in the human being to the spiritual in the universe.”

Rudolph Steiner

The Practical Training in Thought

This lecture given by Rudolf Steiner in 1909 introduces practices to animate our thinking.

"… The fruit of the Anthroposophical Movement must be to place really practical thinkers in life. What we have come to believe is not of as much importance as the fact that we should become capable of surveying with understanding the things around us. That spiritual science should penetrate our souls, thereby stimulating us to inner soul activity and expanding our vision, is of far more importance than merely theorizing about what extends beyond the things of the senses into the spiritual. In this, Anthroposophy is truly practical."

Rudolf Steiner: The Answer to Questions of the World and Life by Anthroposophy. CW 108.

English language edition:
Rudolf Steiner, Practical Training in Thought. A Lecture given at Karlsruhe, 18th January, 1909. Translated by George Kaufmann. London, 1928.

Original title:
Rudolf Steiner. Die Beantwortung von Welt- und Lebensfragen durch Anthroposophie. GA 108. Dornach, 1970. S 274f.