Transhumanism

If we could do what we wanted. The challenges of transhumanism

By Michael Hauskeller, May 2020

Transhumanism is a spreading philosophical and cultural movement and worldview which has set itself the goal of transcending the human being. This is to be done with the help of modern technology which is developing so rapidly today that it is difficult to predict how much it will soon allow us to do. [more]

Publisher's View, From image to concept

Free and democratic

By Henning Kullack-Ublick, April 2020

When our four children caught the measles one after the other over twenty years ago, the local doctor visited us because he had never seen a child with measles “live” before. We are among those fortunate ones whose children all recovered fully and, as we believe to have observed, went through a big developmental step as a result. For that they had to stay in bed for at least four weeks and at home for six.  [more]

Series, Transhumanism

Two sisters and a legacy. Waldorf education in New Zealand

By Nana Göbel, May 2020

Anthroposophy came to New Zealand as early as the second decade of the twentieth century through Emma Richmond. Her daughter, the teacher Rachel Crompton-Smith, together with her husband Bernard Crompton-Smith opened the small St George School in Havelock North in 1917 at which girls and boys were taught together, something extraordinary at that time. This impulse was taken up by Ethel Edwina Burbury and Ruth Nelson who founded the anthroposophical Taruna centre and a short time later the first Waldorf school in Hastings. [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

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, Who educates whom?

The magic of things foreign

By Erhard Dahl, January 2020

The formative influence of foreign language lessons. [more]

Living Teachers, From image to concept

The fear in people’s eyes

April 2020

The former pupil at the Reutlingen Waldorf School, Oscar Schaible (26), works in his spare time with the organisation Sea-Watch which rescues refugees in the Mediterranean and brings them to Europe. In summer 2019, the Sea-Watch 3 skippered by Carola Rackete took 33 refugees to Lampedusa despite being forbidden to enter there. [more]

Waldorf worldwide, Transhumanism

Waldorf education in Kiev

By Ellen Niemann, May 2020

On 25 and 26 November 2019, a two-day international conference took place in Kiev on occasion of the hundredth anniversary celebrations of Waldorf education; the first day on the premises of the Ukrainian National Academy of Educational Sciences (NAES) and the second at the Sofia Waldorf School in Kiev. [more]

Young writers, The art of teaching

You are never too small to make a difference

By Emilia Mattukat, May 2019

“You are never too small to make a difference,” said the 15-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg in her speech “Climate justice now” at the climate conference in Poland. She was making the point that none of us are too small to change something. [more]

Spotlight, Truth and Lie

Not playing along anymore

By Stefan Ruf, March 2020

It is striking: the two people who on a global “hero ranking” probably occupy the top places could at first sight not be more different. [more]

Media

Transforming materials and the maker

By Martyn Rawson, March 2020

From an evolutionary perspective tools and the social practices they were embedded in and how these responded to the environments people dwelled in, were crucial to the emergence of human societies.  [more]

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