Climbers not among them. Violence as the search for boundaries

By Mathias Wais, January 2017

Violence has many causes. One of them is the increasing loss of respect as the result of a lack of setting and experiencing boundaries. Mathias Wais, who has worked for 30 years as an educational counsellor, desdribes why boredom can lead to violence. [more]

When the heavens revolt. A small story of violence research

By Michael Birnthaler, January 2017

Violence is primarily interpreted as a phenomenon of an inner explosion. More recent approaches have called this pressure model into question. It was probably Rudolf Steiner who for the first time explained violence as arising not through inner pressure but, on the contrary, through a vacuum in the soul and spirit and as an implosion phenomenon. [more]

Daring to be interested. How pupils learn to deal with bullying

By Angelika Ludwig-Huber, January 2017

In dealing with a WhatsApp conflict in which an unflattering picture of a fellow pupil had been sent round, the meeting with pupil mediators finally obtained the answer to the question put to the person who posted the photo: “Well, it just somehow became boring in the group – no real excitement.”  [more]

Living lessons

Who’s the real newcomer? Experiences with a class of lateral entrants

By Axel Rose, January 2017

Those periods when the invisible points which determine the path of our life are reset to indicate a new direction for a person are similar to musical improvisation. The apparent chance encounter or experience often appears, looking back, to follow the inner logic of a person’s destiny. [more]

Living Teachers

Making anthroposophy and Waldorf education academically accessible

January 2017

Interview with Jost Schieren, professor of Waldorf education at Alanus University in Alfter/Bonn. [more]

Waldorf worldwide

Magic moments. The international eurythmy project “What moves you” in Berlin

By Christian Boettger, January 2017

At the end of the performance of “Magic Moments - What moves You” on 27 August 2016 in the Komische Oper in Berlin there was rapturous applaus and a standing ovation for the 70 young people from a total of 18 countries throughout the world, the orchestra – the Gnessin Virtuosi Moscow – and the colleagues in the artistic direction.  [more]


Force majeur?

By Mathias Maurer, January 2017

Force has many faces. It can deprive us of our freedom, but also create something new and bring about change. It always – both in good and evil – crosses boundaries, be it fasting in order quite mundanely to lose a few pounds or with superior intent for divine reward. But it can quickly lose its human face when it is used as a justification and means to bring about an ideal – in extreme form for example in self-chastising bulimia or in a bomb attack. [more]