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Relationships Between the Senses

The lower senses connect us with the substance qualities of the elements:

Sense of balance (warmth)
Sense of movement (air)
Sense of life (water)
Sense of touch (mineral)

The upper senses transform the elementary into the ethereal and spiritualize the sensory perceptions.

Sense of hearing (mineral, ether of life)
Sense of speech (water, sound ether)
Sense of thought (air, light ether)
Sense of the self (warmth, warmth ether)

One can discover that there is a relationship between the lower and the upper senses:

Sense of balance and hearing
When I stand and try to sense everything that is somehow connected to my sense of balance, I can find that balance is experienced in one way or another as a kind of nothing. As soon as something moves, as soon as something presses somewhere, it is no longer in balance. And then you notice that it is a similarly deep experience as listening, when you open yourself to silence.

Sense of movement and sense of word
The sense of movement perceives its own inner movement, a gliding from muscle layer to muscle layer. Depending on how I move, which gestures I make, it has a different effect. The word is a movement from letter to letter and from this movement forms a vessel for content.

Sense of life and sense of thought
The sense of life has an overview of the processes in the body and summarizes this into an overall feeling. The sense of thought connects the many aspects of a matter to a concept, of which one knows what is contained in it.

Sense of touch and sense of the self
When I touch, for example, to find my way out of a dark room, I feel deep inside: that is wood, that is stone, that is iron, what I touch there. The sense of the I is also about feeling who is standing in front of me.

Their interaction is of significance for our everyday life and our development:

  • as a bridge between the physical and the spiritual
  • as a gateway to our life on earth
  • As a key to the four qualities earth, water, air and warmth in the organism
  • as a source for a lively, balancing thought activity
  • as indispensable for the inner and outer balance
  • as a soil for organic and mental health.