Re: [steiner] The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity Ch. 11
- In a message dated 1/4/2002 12:47:58 AM, softabyss@... writes:
<< In the first paragraph of Chap 11 what does Steiner mean when
he says, "One performs an action of which one has previously
made a mental picture, and one allows this mental picture to
determine one's action. Thusthe later (the deed) influences
the earlier (the doer) with the help of the mental picture."
If I form a mental picture of running around the room and
then do it, is he saying that my running around the room
generated the metal picture which I used as my motive? >>
******No, that the picture was set by you as a motive for doing what you
later did. So the picture of what WOULD happen was the motive for doing it.
Steiner is saying this only happens in Man. This has been a topic of much
discussion as it relates to Darwinism and Nature on the anthropos-science
list all year.