The Education of the Child

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880109130
Release Date: 1996-05-01
Genre: Education

As early as 1884, while tutoring a boy with special needs, Steiner began a lifelong interest in applying spiritual knowledge to the practical aspects of life. Steiner originally published the essay at the core of this book in 1907. It represents his earliest ideas on education, in which he lays out the soul spiritual processes of human development, describing the need to understand how the being of a child develops through successive births, beginning with the physical body s entry into earthly life, and culminating in the emergence of the I-being with adulthood. Also included here are several early lectures on education (1906 1911). Contents: The Education of the Child in the Light of Spiritual Science, essay Teaching from a Foundation of Spiritual Insight, Berlin, May 14, 1906 Education in the Light of Spiritual Science, Cologne, December 1, 1906 Education and Spiritual Science, Berlin, January 24, 1907 Interests, Talent, and Educating Children, Nuremberg, November 14, 1910 Interests, Talent, and Education, Berlin, January 12, 1911 "

An Introduction to Steiner Education

Author: Francis Edmunds
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9781855841727
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

This is an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of Steiner/Waldorf education, whether for teachers or anyone who would like to know more about Steiner{u2019}s ideas. It is especially useful for parents who are looking for a holistic education for their children.

Prayers for Parents and Children

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9781855840362
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Prayers for Parents and Children is a wonderful companion for parents who are looking for prayers to help their children on the journey through childhood. These are verses for every occasion; for the mother to speak for the incarnating soul as it prepares to be born, and for the baby after its birth; for the very young and older children; prayers for morning and evening; and graces to be spoken at the table. The context for the prayers is provided by Rudolf Steiner's lecture at the end of the book, which gives insight into the larger cosmic relationships in which the individual is involved before birth, during life, and after death.

Education for Adolescents

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880108430
Release Date: 1996-09-01
Genre: Education

In these eight talks on education for adolescent-aged young people, Steiner addressed the teachers of the first Waldorf school two years after it was first opened. A high school was needed, and Steiner wanted to provide a foundation for study and a guide for teachers already familiar with his approach to the human being, child development, and education based on spiritual science. Steiner's education affirms the being of every child within the world of spirit. This approach works within the context of the child's gradual entry into earthly life, aided by spiritual forces, and children's need for an education that cooperates with those forces. Some of Steiner's remarks may be controversial, but unbiased study will lead to an appreciation of the profound thought and wisdom behind what is presented here.

Start Now

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880105267
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Self-Help

Start Now! offers an extensive and representative sample of Steiner's spiritual instructions and meditative practices, including meditation instructions; mantric verses; daily, weekly and monthly practices for the development of soul qualities; karmic exercises and meditations for working with the dead, the angelic hierarchies and our guardian angel. This is a unique volume in any language. No one serious about spiritual practice--whether beginner or advanced practitioner--should be without it!

Nutrition

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9781855842106
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Health & Fitness

Originally published in German in various volumes of the GA (Rudolf Steiner Gesamtausgabe or Collected works) by Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach.

Soul Economy

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880109413
Release Date: 2003-08-01
Genre: Education

The important lectures in this volume were given by Rudolf Steiner in Dornach, Switzerland, to leading educators, including many from England. As a result, he was invited to Oxford, England, to expand on some of the themes presented in these lectures. Steiner begins by placing Anthroposophy as the foundation for understanding the principles behind Waldorf education. In the talks that follow, he describes an education based on the human being as a continually developing being of body, soul, and spirit. Out of this perspective, Waldorf education depends on the teacher's ability to observe and respond to each stage of a child's development. Steiner shows how Waldorf education emphasizes the efficient use of children's inner energies, and how children can be nurtured through their natural stages of development by giving them just what they need at the right time - an approach that he refers to in these talks as "soul economy." The topics on education include: health and illness, children from before the seventh year through adolescence, physical education, esthetic education, and religious and moral education. These detailed and accessible lectures give parents and teachers the keys to a much-needed renewal of education for our children and their future.

Developing the Self

Author: Lisa Romero
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9781621481249
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

At the foundation of Western esoteric studies is an understanding of the evolution of consciousness. Anthroposophically based esoteric training focuses on strengthening the human soul. Ancient and modern practices are reenlivened to meet humanity’s evolving needs and to fulfill our present task of cultivating freedom and love to its highest degree. Individual efforts toward developing the higher self is essential for genuine progress on the inner work path. The clear insights and exercises outlined in this book reveal the meaning and necessity of this essential effort in the present age of the consciousness soul, contributing to simultaneously enlivening both our inner and outer work. The path of developing the self and our work in the world are not separated but united through our practices and their results.

The Inner Work Path

Author: Lisa Romero
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781621480600
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

“Every step an individual takes affects the collective development of humanity. The world we experience now is a result of the inner work of past generations. By consciously working to understand and experience our connection to the higher worlds we are more able to fully realize and contribute to the higher unfolding of humankind.” —Lisa Romero The author provides accessible insights into the activities of the human soul, outlines its relationship to spiritual life, and shows the way toward developing and strengthening our inner capacities through practical exercises, experience, and deep understanding. By building a bridge between the spiritual and the earthly, the development of such soul capacities awakens our consciousness, through which we can engage and transform our outer lives.

Rhythms of Learning

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880104511
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Education

Key lectures on children and education have been thoughtfully chosen from the vast amount of material by Steiner and presented in a context that makes them approachable and accessible. In his many discussions and lectures, Steiner shared his vision of an education that considers the spirit, soul, and physiology in children as they grow.

Sun at Midnight

Author: Geoffrey Ahern
Publisher:
ISBN: IND:39000000693734
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Anthroposophy