EMPATHY that is transformative involves consciously cultivating our capacity for empathy with others based on deepening our self awareness.
Our normal senses cannot perceive the reality of another person from their own point of view. We need to develop new organs of perception for that.
The human need for empathy says - See me, Hear me, Know me
Empathy includes evolving three capacities -
- Perceptive Imagination
- Perceptive Inspiration
- Perceptive Intuition
EMPATHY and PSYCHOPHONETICS
Psychophonetics is a process
enabling everyone of goodwill to develop their next step of empathic
capacity through transformative experiential learning, on the basis of
developing a deeper perception of themselves.
On that basis, we can evolve an inner eye, inner ear and inner knowing that makes it possible to perceive the reality of others from their own point of view.
Einfühlung - to feel into things - a term coined by Robert Vischer in 1873 to describe art appreciation. Not until 1951 when Carl Rogers used the word empathy at the foundation of Humanistic Psychology, that it evolved into a universally used word, as a way to name a new human ideal - an individual’s striving to understand another individual from their own point of view.
Rudolf Steiner is one of the earliest philosophers
and visionaries of the future emergence of empathy, long before the word was
coined. He laid the philosophical foundation for it in his Philosophy of
Freedom (1894, chpt 14); established it as a cornerstone for sustainable
personal and spiritual development in 1904 (as condition 2, in chpt 5- the seven conditions for
spiritual development in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds; as the future evolution of consciousness in his teaching on Preparing for
the sixth Epoch (1915) and From Symptom to Reality in Human History (1918).
The major objective of spiritual development in light of Anthroposophy is the gradual cultivation of the organs of perception - Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition - which became the core competencies of Transformative Empathy in Psychophonetics.
Transformative Empathy evolved over
many years of exploring and applying Psychosophy and
Psychophonetics. It is taught in the professional training courses at the Psychophonetics Institute International
and its affiliates.
See website: methodical-empathy.com