The course consists of 12 lessons that are treated every 2 weeks from September/October to April/May.
Lesson 1 The nature of human thought
What is the focus of human thought? Is our way of thinking sound? What contradictions are evident in our way of thinking?
Lesson 2 Reality and illusion
Are sensory perceptions always infallible? What lies behind the world of phenomena? Absolute and objective idealism. Is it possible to learn how to recognise reality?
Lesson 3/4 Human consciousness
The composite nature of human consciousness. An investigation into the various aspects that make up the human consciousness. Pointers for an investigation into the orientation of your own thought processes.
Lesson 5 Man know thyself
Guidelines for an investigation into your own character. The notions ‘good’ and ‘evil’. What is consciousness? Selfishness and selflessness.
Lesson 6 Controlling thoughts
The properties that play a role in all of nature’s processes. Being master of your thought process. Guidelines for analysing thinking processes.
Lesson 7 Thoughts
What are thoughts? Spirit and matter in their interconnectedness. Is it possible to create new thoughts?
Lesson 8 Thought processes
What is ‘subconscious’ thought? How do thought processes work? How can you change the way you think?
Lesson 9 Directing thoughts
Transferring thoughts and ‘perceiving’ thoughts. Is it possible to help others through thinking? How can you use the power of thought safely?
Lesson 10 Changing thought patterns
‘Your life is what your thoughts make it’. Is it possible to change one’s character? The power of the imagination. Creating ideas.
Lesson 11 Unveiled thinking – the Socratic method
Knowledge or Wisdom? Judging ‘facts’ and opinions. Developing the power of discernment. What is right? The essence of things.
Lesson 12 Where humans are wanting
Is the majority always right? Why do philosophy and religion reach different conclusions? Is a synthesis possible? Requirements a life philosophy must meet.