The Art of Thinking
For most people Intelligence is a beloved talent, a capacity to be proud of. At school it is one of the first things to be examined. There are diverse tests to measure the IQ quantitatively. Besides, human intelligence is the example for artificial intelligence. However ingenious this artificial intelligence may become, there is not even a remote possibility of its replicating human intelligence via some technical ‘living’ artificial intelligence. Even the simplest human thought processes require endless sequences of decisions, when they have to be formulated by technical intelligence. On the other hand, for the machine it is possible in less than a second to come to conclusions to questions that would probably take a whole human lifetime…
But as an area of spirituality – intelligence is not acknowledged. There seems to be a view that intelligence is a field that has to be abandoned if we want to penetrate into the deeper wisdom of existence.
In this book the author has started to prove the contrary. Intelligence is the mind itself and through bringing the mind into activity – with no other purpose than this very activity – intelligence proves its spirituality itself. We don’t even need a high IQ, although its level rises itself as a result of such activity. In addition, we don’t need any faith – this also will emerge through this activity. The only thing we really need is a certain discipline to dedicate our time to intelligence – twenty minutes or so, two times a day.
About the Author
Mieke Mosmuller (b.1951) was a student at the Barlaeus Gymnasium in Amsterdam before studying medicine at the University of Amsterdam. She practiced as a medical doctor for more than twenty-five years and opened an apothecary in Sittard. Working with illness and Death raised questions in her about the nature of life. Since 1994, she has been writing about the spiritualization of intelligence and on other themes related to Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy. Her first book, Seek the Light that Rises in the West, lays the philosophical foundation for her later novels and books on spirituality. She has published more than fifty books, some translated into German, English, Danish, and French. She lectures and leads workshops in throughout Europe.
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