In a message dated 2/16/2002 5:35:42 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Dear Dr Starman,
Can you tell more to which art the different temperaments are drawn?
I remember that in Waldorf/Steiner schools children are encouraged to take
musical instrument according to their constitution, but could not say which.
Anyway that would
be temperaments within an art form.
*******Yes, the Choleric or Fiery temperament whose etheric body has much
Warmth Ether is drawn to Speech (Poetry, Drama) and Music; the Sanguine or
'Airy' temperament which has the Light Ether in its etheric is drawn to Music
also, but primarily to painting; the Phlegmatic (Watery) with its Chemical
Ether body is drawn to sculpture and clay modelling, and the Melancholic
(Earthy---Life Ether) to architecture and especially attracted to Eurythmy.
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Sent: Friday, February 15, 2002 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [steiner] art
In a message dated 2/15/2002 2:56:39 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< > >
> > I wonder what art means for anthroposophical
> > philosophy,can you tell me about it.
> > Thanks, Celia >>
Art is the spiritual path for modern man, according to anthroposophy---not
prayer as in going into a monastery, or yoga meditation where you withdraw
into your inner self... but creating FROM the self. And the different
temperaments of human beings draw them to different types of creative art.