Friday May 4th 2018, 7.30 pm to 9 pm Lecture with Graham Kennish: Goethean Psychology

Venue: The Field Centre, Nr. Nailsworth, GL6 0QE

This lecture will serve as an introduction to the Goethean Psychology seminar which will take place on Saturday May 5th, 9.30am – 12.30. In the lecture, Graham Kennish will identify the historical impediments that have hindered a Goethean psychology from developing and outline Rudolf Steiner’s seminal lectures, which lead to a ‘Psychology of Freedom’, paralleling his ‘Philosophy of Freedom’

Saturday May 5th 2018, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm Seminar with Graham Kennish: Goethean Psychology

Venue: The Field Centre, Nr. Nailsworth, GL6 0QE

Goethean science has not yet turned its attention to psychology and this is remarkable given that the basis of all Goethean scientific work is observation of the phenomena, with the human soul as the laboratory for that research. Clearly, a Goethean psychology must be consistent with the methods of Goethean science. It cannot create theories about the human soul life of thinking and feeling and look for evidence to support them, for example. It cannot adopt techniques of external measurement to make the unconscious visible. To suggest that we can identify and witness the complexity of our feeling life consciously, without analysis, explanation or interpretation from anyone else, solely through our own Goethean observation, may seem very strange and challenging.

In this workshop, Graham Kennish will identify the historical impediments that have hindered a Goethean psychology from developing, outline Rudolf Steiner’s seminal lectures which lead to a ‘Psychology of Freedom’, paralleling his ‘Philosophy of Freedom’ and offer experiential methods to use in any Goethean research.

For those who wish to deepen this approach the afternoon will also be available for further practical exercises, but morning and afternoon sessions will be independent of one another, so participants can choose to take part in either the morning or the afternoon or both.

Lunch, itself, will be ‘bring and share’