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These seven intimate, aphoristic talks were presented to a small group on Steiner's final visit to England. Because they were given to "pioneers" dedicated to opening a new Waldorf school, these talks are often considered one of the best introductions to Waldorf education. Steiner shows the necessity for teachers to work on themselves first, in order to transform their own...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Anthroposophic Press (first published January 1st 1982)
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Roslyn Ross
This is one of the most depressing books I have ever read. A personal thing. I really wanted to like Waldorf. Instead, I think it is one of the greatest evils done to children in this day and age. Many Waldorf ideas have made it out into Standard American Parenting practices and are to blame for many of the problems in parenting today, not to mention the problem with kids, teens and adults who suffer from such insane self-esteem problems.

But first, let's talk about what's good: I totally agree t...more
Roger Buck
The children! The children! How Rudolf Steiner loved the child. So much so that he said we should building dozens of new Waldorf schools every years. By now there should be thousands and thousands of them across the planet.

Yet now 90 years after Rudolf Steiner's death, we behold the powerful ascent of the steely cold forces of materialism he called “Ahrimanic”. We see that the Anthroposophical movement which he hoped would be helping millions by now is like a damp squib compared to his hopes.

Fac...more
Hope
Very good! I found myself underlining and saying "Yes!" to a good part of this book. The passion of Steiner is certainly palpable in his lectures and he has a way of engendering deep excitement in his listeners/readers. These lectures are a great in depth look into the "why" behind the Waldorf method. I found myself thinking as I read this collection of lectures that the method itself creates an oh-so-subtle-but-extremely-important paradigm shift in how we perceive and relate to the world. Havin...more
Coquille Fleur
2nd year teacher training required reading. Outlines the educational philosophy of Steiner. Each year in the development of the child corresponds with and Epoch in the evolution of the World. Microcosm/Macrocosm. Read Occult Science first to get the full value of this work.
Jenny
Very inspiring - made me more excited than ever about the Waldorf approach to education.
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Steiner was a philosopher, social thinker, architect, and esotericist.

"Steiner led this movement through several phases. In the first, more philosophically oriented phase, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and mysticism; his philosophical work of these years, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and t...more
More about Rudolf Steiner...
How to Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Classics in Anthroposophy) Theosophy : An Introduction to the Spiritual Processes in Human Life and in the Cosmos Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path: A Philosophy of Freedom (Classics in Anthroposophy) The Education of the Child: And Early Lectures on Education (Foundations of Waldorf Education, 25) Outline of Esoteric Science

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