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...
‘Is there a concept that is more difficult to describe than love? To find an answer to the question: ‘What is love?’ is as difficult as answering the question: ‘Who actually is it, whom I refer to as I?’
Love and the I... These are the most important values in life. The one originates from the other but they are still in contradiction with each other. True love makes one forget one's own I, yet love streams from the I. Does love exist, or is it in essence always self-love?
‘If Rudolf Steiner had only been a thinker, his thoughts and ideas could have been criticized with intellectual thinking. However, if he was an initiate, a ‘supra-intellectual’ thinking, a pure thinking would be required, and only through this could his statements be differentiated and tested.
Fear, doubt, insecurity, illness, loneliness, death... These are difficulties in every human life, from which one cannot escape in any way, and for which no worldview, science, nor social life seems to be able to give comfort anymore.
Occident Publishers was founded in 1994 in The Hague, to publish the writings of Mieke Mosmuller. The theme is the spiritualizing of thinking, through the active forming of concepts. The human being has the freedom to give direction to the course of his thoughts and with that as well, to the course of his own actions. By bringing willpower into thinking, the human being becomes able to live creatively and finds the way to spiritual insight. The shape that life then takes lies completely beyond necessity.