Meditation

I spy with my inner eye

By Alexandra Handwerk, January 2019

Do you know the following joke among anthroposophists? What was Rudolf Steiner’s favourite game? Answer: I spy with my inner eye! Steiner was clairvoyant. To a high degree. And he gave a lot of instructions about a meditative life. Whole books of them. [more]

Publisher's View, Pure Garments

Attitude – unfaked

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, December 2018

A few weeks ago I visited the director of our Waldorf100 films in California and experienced the deep shame of many Americans about their president. [more]

Series

Music as a school for humanity

By Peter Dellbrügger, April 2014

“You always want to play first fiddle!” – “You always have to call the tune!” – “Stop blowing your own trumpet!” – “There really has to be a change of tune!” Such examples could be continued at length and they have one thing in common: they are images and expressions which describe social processes or characteristics using musical situations. [more]

Column

News from the AD(H)D front

By Henning Köhler, September 2015

Shortly before his death, the US psychiatrist Leon Eisen­berg, one of the “inventors” of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, confessed that this was a prime example of a fabricated illness. He deeply regretted his error because the actual (mostly psychosocial) causes for the symptoms were ignored if an inherited neurochemical imbalance is assumed and methylphenidate prescribed. [more]

Early childhood, Forgiveness

Children’s drawings. A window to the world of life forces

By Raphaela Tampe, February 2018

Children’s drawings tell the story of how children unconsciously move into their body. In drawing, the small child expresses a feeling of those forces which are active in forming the body in the first seven years. Rudolf Steiner calls these biological growth forces life or etheric forces. They build, form and penetrate the physical body and the drawings of the small child are an expression of these forces. [more]

Living lessons

Language learning in blocks

By Ulrike Sievers, November 2018

Block teaching is a particular feature of Waldorf education. At the same time there is a debate as to whether this principle can be extended beyond the classic main lessons to other subjects. [more]

Living Teachers

The man from Gando

By Mathias Maurer, July 2018

The internationally respected architect Francis Kéré is building a Waldorf school. [more]

Waldorf worldwide, Meditation

Kings Langley – the end of a British Waldorf school

By Sven Saar, January 2019

One of the oldest and biggest British Steiner Waldorf schools, Kings Langley, a school steeped in tradition located north of London, was forced to close its doors in July 2018. Over 350 pupils and their parents, as well as more than 40 teachers were suddenly faced with the end. Some moved, others had to give up their dream of an alternative school career. How could such a thing happen? [more]

Young writers, Pure Garments

We are not robots

By Emily Rose, December 2018

What makes autistic people different and why a little understanding could help a lot. [more]

Spotlight, Meditation

1968: impulses and consequences

By Christoph Strawe, January 2019

It is fifty years since the 1968 movement: in the retrospectives which can be found to celebrate this anniversary in the various media the assessments are highly controversial. If some see it as the great emancipatory start into a better world, others speak at the extreme end of the spectrum of the uprising of unworldly and mislead “do-gooders” – with a socially destructive effect which has lasted to the present day. [more]

Media, Pure Garments

Movement: Your child’s First Language

By Jill Taplin, December 2018

I am pleased to be able to review another book from by Sally Goddard Blythe. Her previous publications, such as What Babies and Children Really Need and The Well Balanced Child, have proved informative and helpful to parents, carers and teachers trying to create a supportive environment for the young child. [more]

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