Summer 2020 Course Registration Now Open

An Introduction to Living Thinking and the Development of the Senses

Keene Valley, NY

While many of us strive to perceive ever more closely, it is often our preconceptions and misconceptions that prevent us from seeing the richer aspects of the senses we long for. Each day will immerse participants in rich natural landscapes while also providing for a clear and experiential understanding of how to bring our thinking activity to life. This course is ideally suited for those seeking an introduction into a deeper way of perceiving and the clarity if thinking that allows each of us to more consciously work with human experience.

Wednesday July 29th through Sunday August 2nd, 2020

Registration $425 ($345 if registration is received by May 15th)

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Michael D'Aleo's new poetry book is now available in print.

"What is Being Asked of You: Poems of Courage, Clarity and Love"

To read some of the poems click here

To order a print copies of "What is Being Asked of You: Poems of Courage, Clarity and Love" or "Embracing Materialism and Letting It Go: An experiential guide to overcoming an object-based world conception" e-mail

Embracing Materialism and Letting <i>It</i> Go: An experiential guide to overcoming an object-based world conception by Michael J. D'Aleo

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Featured Articles

Working Through the Conscisouness Soul

Michael D'Aleo
Something is happening in the Waldorf movement that deserves attention. When I recall all of the Waldorf Schools I have visited in the past few years, more than half of them are implementing significant changes in how they run, often right down to replacing the administrative head of the school. Many of the schools are trying a model from another school, but if you visit the school whose model they are trying, you find that it is also struggling. It appears that the schools are searching for a manner of running themselves that meets everyone’s needs--teachers, board members, parents, and most importantly, the students—without immediate success. Continue essay ..

Intuition and Living Thinking in the 21st Centry

Michael D'Aleo lecutre at High Mowing Waldorf School

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Living Thinking

Michael D'Aleo

This summer while teaching courses in Wilton, New Hampshire at the Center for Anthroposophy’s Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program, I began a conversation with Douglas Gerwin on what is needed for the present time with respect to teacher education. The essence of this conversation is found below: Throughout his life Rudolf Steiner continually emphasized that all of his later work had its roots in what he had attempted to communicate to humanity when he wrote The Philosophy of Freedom..   Continue essay...

SENSRI: A New Science Integrating Humanity and the Environment

Our mission is to promote research, education and the exchange of ideas growing out of a new science based on active human perception. By developing new capacities of sensing and thinking we envision and design creative environmental technologies, in harmony with nature, meeting human needs.

Since 1999 SENSRI has worked as a non-profit research institute in Saratoga Springs, New York, to develop practical solutions to questions of science, technology and the environment by working from a new understanding of human perception and experience. You can read more about our history here, or meet our researchers and board members by clicking here.

On our Research web page you can learn about our current research activities, such as the Living Waters project, or the behavior of artesian springs in Saratoga Springs, or how current explanations of global warming focus so much on a single atmospheric constituent - carbon dioxide - that we ignore important elements of the larger picture.

SENSRI also provides educational courses and science workshops, as well as resources for educators; you can learn more about these on our Education page.

Our work at SENSRI involves learning new ways of perceiving, freeing our selves from fixed or static concepts, and applying new approaches to experiencing our world. In this, we find we have much in common with artists who also seek to free themselves from conventional viewpoints, to see our world in new ways. Here, on our Art and Environment pages, we invite you to experience the perspectives of artists whose work demonstrates new ways of seeing the world.

SENSRI Publications and Newsletters, as well as descriptions of some of our Past Events, can also be found here. Please read on and explore our site to learn about how SENSRI and you can work together to develop new perspectives on our world that will integrate humanity and environment into a seamless, sustainable unity.

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