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Twelve Ways of Seeing the World

Philosophies and Archetypal Worldviews for Understanding Human Consciousness

Mario Betti Foreword by Matthew T. Segall and Robert A. McDermott Introduction by Kathelijne Drenth

240 pp.  
6 1/4" x 9 1/4"

Hawthorn Press


Published:  December 2019


In Twelve Ways of Seeing the World, Mario Betti strives to make sense of the world through various lenses framed as twelve archetypes; Phenomonalism, Sensualism, Materialism, Mathematism, Rationalism, Idealism, Psychism, Pneumatism, Monadism, Dynamism, Realism, and Humanus. He draws on the research of Rudolf Steiner and his twelvefold typology of human and cosmic thought to explore and validate each worldview from its own unique perspective. In this way he intends to transform dogmatism and enable deeper and more meaningful dialogues.

The book includes a study guide, “World View by World View,” comprising templates for lesson structures and questions for discussion gathered by the author and Kathelijne Drenth of the Cloverleaf Foundation in The Netherlands.

  • “...might well change your life as much as it did mine...empowers us to deal more constructively with the world. Framing one’s understanding of the world with the twelve worldviews is extraordinarily powerful, inspiring, and transformative.” —Kathelijne Drenth, MA, Chair of the Cloverleaf Foundation, The Netherlands

    “Helps perceive the intrinsic value of all worldviews.” —Prof. Robert McDermott and Prof. Matt Segall, CIIS

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