The art of thinking

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ISBN: 9789075240481
Uitgever: Occident, Uitgeverij
Auteur: Mieke Mosmuller
Pagina's: 128

For most people Intelligence is a beloved talent, a capacity to be proud

of. At school it is one of the first things to be examined. There are diverse

tests to measure the IQ quantitatively. Besides, human intelligence is

the example for artificial intelligence. However ingenious this artificial

intelligence may become, there is not even a remote possibility of its

replicating human intelligence via some technical 'living' artificial

intelligence. Even the simplest human thought processes require endless

sequences of decisions, when they have to be formulated by technical

intelligence. On the other hand, for the machine it is possible in less than

a second to come to conclusions to questions that would probably take a

whole human lifetime...

But as an area of spirituality - intelligence is not acknowledged. There

seems to be a view that intelligence is a field that has to be abandoned if

we want to penetrate into the deeper wisdom of existence.

In this book the author has started to prove the contrary. Intelligence is the

mind itself and through bringing the mind into activity - with no other

purpose than this very activity - intelligence proves its spirituality itself. We

don't even need a high IQ, although its level rises itself as a result of such

activity. In addition, we don't need any faith - this also will emerge through

this activity. The only thing we really need is a certain discipline to dedicate

our time to intelligence - twenty minutes or so, two times a day.

Mieke Mosmuller (born in Amsterdam, 1951) studied medicine at the Uni

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versity of Amsterdam and has more than thirty years' experience as a prac

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tising doctor. She is also the author of novels and spiritual-philosophical

books. Since 1994 she has published more than forty books, some of which

have been translated into German, English and Danish. With the Dutch

comic Toon Hermans she wrote 'Gewoon God' (Just God) (1998), a series

of interviews undertaken between 1995 and 1998. Mieke Mosmuller gives

lectures and workshops in the Netherlands and Belgium and, since 2009,

also in Germany, Denmark and Switzerland.

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