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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Refuted spontaneous generation of living beings out of mud. I have read your posts about that age group, and he sounds like a normal kid for that age, but he is certainly very strong willed.

Transitions can be a problem, for once they steinerr started and caught up in something, they do not want to stop.

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

This article is about the “four humors” in Greco-Roman medicine, a specific form of the more universal proto-medical concept of humorism. The phlegmatic child should not be allowed to grow up alone. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The Golden Age of the Moor. If we are phlegmatics, having no particular interests, then we should occupy ourselves as much as possible with uninteresting things, surround ourselves with numerous sources of tedium, so that we become thoroughly bored.

Accordingly their ego stunts the growth of the other members; it withholds from the astral and etheric bodies their due portion. This is especially noticeable in sanguine children, where it can be a source of concern. Phlegmatic individuals also are good at generalizing ideas or problems to the world and making compromises.


Curious if you or anyone else in the Waldorf world has research Ayurvedic typologies and how they correlate to this information. This book is very helpful in defining the temperaments. But the temperaments are also important to our efforts to improve ourselves later in life.

The astral body’s inner liveliness animates the other members, and makes the external form temperamens mobile as possible. The sanguine, for example, can yemperaments his sanguinity into account, abandoning self-exhortation as fruitless. Phlegmatics are slow, steady people who love their physical comforts, order, repetition. He doubtless knew that a seed crystal will hasten the crystallization process in a saturated salt solution, but this fact is not really relevant to his point, which comes out only gradually in this paragraph.

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

This reveals itself rudof in a very clear fashion. They have a hard time starting things, but once they get started, they become engaged and will stick with a project until it is completed.

The child must persist in the belief that his teacher is competent, or all authority will be lost. In light of all this it is clear that to guide and direct the temperaments is one of life’s significant tasks. Next Temperament and Karma.

In much the same way that blue and yellow combine to give green, the two streams in the human being combine to yield what is commonly known as temperament. Raven rated it it was amazing Nov 18, We cannot change our temperament.

Four temperaments

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Notify me of new comments via email. I know well one person which to me does not fit the choleric temperament, rather the phlegmatic one, but with the kind of temper you mentioned.

For the melancholic, insensitivity to anything other than his own personal pain is the small danger; the greater is insanity. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Our highest member, which places us above all other earthly beings, is the bearer of the human ego, which endows us in such a curious and yet undeniable fashion with the power of self-awareness.


Retrieved 21 February The answer is that a synthesis must be achieved. No trivia or quizzes yet. This is what we mean when we say we must solve a riddle every moment.

Sandra rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Retrieved from ” https: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return to Book Page. It is a daily struggle to get him to brush his teeth, go ttemperaments the restroom, come for his nap, etc etc.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I read your post on the Four Temperaments, but need more info on how to raise him lovingly while staying sane.

For example, a sanguine gains little temperxments reproaching himself for his temperament. Alfred-Adler’s Basic Concepts and Implications. A touch of this is present in sanguines. Sanguines are associated with spring, air, sweetness, and a predominance of the astral body for the adult for children, the etheric body predominates. The phlegmatic man has no real interest in anything; he is dreamy, inactive, lazy, and seeks sensuous enjoyment. Impassivity must be directed toward the right objects, objects toward which one may be phlegmatic.

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