The art of thinking

Mieke Mosmuller

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The art of thinking

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ISBN: 9789075240481, geïllustreerd, 128 blz., June 2016, Engels
Formaat: 22.1 (h) x 14.1 (b) x 1.1 (d) cm. Gewicht: 238 gram.

Uitgever: Occident, Uitgeverij

beschrijving

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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