The Four Temperaments

The Four Temperaments (Cw 57)

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Synopsis

1 lecture, Berlin on March 4, 1909 (CW 57)

"The two streams in the human being combine to produce what is commonly known as a person's temperament. Our inner self and our inherited traits comingle in it. Temperament is an intermediary between what connects us to an ancestral line and what we bring with us.... Temperament strikes a balance between the eternal and the ephemeral."
--Rudolf Steiner

From personal spiritual insight, Rudolf Steiner renews and broadens the ancient teaching of the four temperaments. He explains how each person's mixture of temperaments is shaped, usually with one dominating. Steiner provides lively descriptions of the passive, comfort-seeking phlegmatic; the fickle, flitting sanguine; the pained, gloomy melancholic; and the fiery, assertive choleric. He also offers practical suggestions for teachers and parents in addressing the differing manifestations of the temperaments in children, as well as advice intended for adults' personal development.

The audio edition, complete and unabridged, is read by the actor and speech teacher Peter Bridgmont, author of Liberation of the Actor.

About the Publisher

Rudolf Steiner Press

Rudolf Steiner Press

Rudolf Steiner Press is an independent publishing company and registered charity. Our editorial brief is to publish books that further spiritual science, or anthroposophy, as founded by the Austrian thinker Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Our titles are for general readers, with the main focus being on the books and published lectures of Rudolf Steiner. In addition we publish introductory books as well as more specialist research.

Book information

ISBN: 9781855842052
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Imprint: Rudolf Steiner Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 155.262
Number of pages: 33
Weight: 45g
Height: 101mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 5mm