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RVWS Virtual Lecture Series – The Five temperaments
May 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RVWS Virtual Lecture Series – presented by Anne de Wild – The Five temperaments
Why can’t a fish become more fishier, but a human being more human? This simple question shows that a human being is much more than just a more evolved animal. When we look into the face of a newborn baby, we see an old soul. It comes from a distant world. We don’t have the feeling that this tiny little being is a coincidental act of making love. We also have an origin in a spiritual world, we can see this in its gaze. However, we also have a body that was formed from the laws of heredity. How can the eternal be connected with the ephemeral?
This is where temperaments come into play. Temperaments have existed in this form for 2500 years and never lost their importance. There are 4 temperaments and the 5th temperament is the personal blend of each individual. In this lecture I like to explain through music, appearance and every day examples how we can identify the temperaments. This creates a deeper understanding of oneself and also the other.
Why is it so important to know something about temperaments?
We live in a difficult and maybe overwhelming time, where many people have the feeling that they are not seen, not heard and misunderstood. Advice literature fills entire departments in bookstores, because we want to know how life works, how we can become ourselves, to be able to become more human.
The temperaments give us a strong tool in our hands, with which we can create more courage to go on our journey to ourselves and into the world.
If you would like to know more about how the human being is structured, where the temperaments work and how we can use this to get a better understanding of our counterpart, then this lecture might hold some answers and insights. Trying to understand a person is the first step towards peace.
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