Understanding Young Children

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936849154

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This compilation of excerpts from writings and lectures by Rudolf Steiner is an essential companion for every Waldorf early years teacher.Contents include: The Child before the Seventh Year • The Secret of the Doll – Love, Truth, Clarity • Walking, Speaking and Thinking – Gratitude, Love, Duty • Education of the Moral Life • Fantasy in the Child • The Senses and Imitation • The First Seven Years and the Development of the Consciousness
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Eurythmy As Visible Speech

Fifteen Lectures Given in Dornach, Switzerland 24th June to 12th July, 1924 with Other Lectures

Author: Rudolf Steiner,Alan Stott,Coralee Schmandt,Maren Stott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954104887

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 384

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Lectures to Teachers 1921

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766144170

Category: Education

Page: 116

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1921. This is a compilation of a series of lectures given by Steiner to the teachers at the Waldorf School in Stuttgart. Includes the following: knowledge of man as the basis of the art of teaching; knowledge of health and disease which is necessary for the art of teaching; child before the seventh year; child from the seventh to the tenth year; child in the tenth year; child from the tenth to the fourteenth year; aesthetic education; physical education; religious and moral education.
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Evil

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9781855840461

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

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In this selection of insightful lectures, Rudolf Steiner addresses the mystery of evil, offering a complex and original picture. Evil, he asserts, is a phenomenon that arises when something appears outside its true context. A thing which is initially good, therefore, can become evil when it is out of place. He speaks of this as the effect of particular spiritual beings -- principally Lucifer and Ahriman -- who work as polar forces, putting hindrances in our path. Yet confronting and coming to terms with such difficulties can ultimately further our development, as these fascinating lectures show us.
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The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric

Selected Lectures

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880105194

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 233

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The first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles describes Christ's Ascension: "And a cloud received him out of their sight." As the disciples looked up, two angels appeared and told them, "This same Jesus, taken up from you into heaven, shall come again in the same way as you have seen him go." In 1910, Rudolf Steiner began a series of lectures announcing the advent of Christ's appearance in the sphere of the earth's etheric or life body. At first, he said, only a few will be aware of it, but in time more and more people--regardless of religious affiliation--will be strengthened, comforted and infused by the Christ's living presence. Such "Damascus experiences," bespeaking a new natural clairvoyance, Steiner argues, will become increasingly common. "The Christ will become a living comforter," he writes. "However strange it may seem, it is nevertheless true that often when people, even in considerable numbers, are sitting together not knowing what to do and waiting, they will see the etheric Christ. He will be there, will confer with them, and will cast his word in such gatherings. We are now approaching these times..." This collection contains Steiner's lectures on this theme, as well as on important related questions, such spiritual science and etheric vision, the etheric vision of the future, "the etherization of the blood," the Sermon on the Mount and the land of Shambhala, the mysteries of comets and the Moon, Buddhism and Pauline Christianity, spirit beings and the ground of the world, and the three realms between death and rebirth. The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric collects much of Rudolf Steiner's most important discussions of esoteric Christianity, especially as it relates to the central place of the Christ being in world and human evolution.
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On Fear

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855842637

Category: Religion

Page: 72

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Based on brief, pithy quotations from Rudolf Steiner's collected works, the 'spiritual perspectives' in these volumes present core concepts on various subjects.
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Intuition

The Focus of Thinking

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855845571

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 146

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Rudolf Steiner draws a clear distinction between the spiritual meaning of the word Intuition and its ordinary definition. As the highest form of spiritual perception, Intuition has an existential significance for our process of knowledge. Through systematic schooling, thinking can be developed into an intuitive organ by means of which the spiritual can consciously be understood and penetrated. Intuition can reveal the essence of the spirit, the processes through which human beings and the world came into existence, and the events in our life after death. In his later works, Steiner spoke of Intuition as a form of supersensible knowledge that could provide direct insight into practical life, as exemplified here in his commentary on geometry, architecture, education, medicine, eurythmy, painting and the social organism. The concept of Intuition is fundamental to Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual philosophy. It denotes a clear, pure mode of comprehension akin to a mathematical concept. We meet it in his earliest writings on Goethe, in the development of his philosophical ideas and in his many lectures and addresses. Ably compiled and introduced by Edward de Boer, this volume clarifies a concept that evolved in Steiner’s thinking. By following the idea of Intuition in its gradual transformation and amplification throughout Steiner’s writing and lecturing career, the book offers not only inspiring paths to spiritual knowledge, but also insights into how anthroposophy developed. Chapters include: ‘The Perceptive Power of Judgement – Goethe’s Intuition’; ‘Moral Intuition – Experiencing Thinking’; ‘The Human Being – Intuition as a Bridge to the Spirit’; ‘The Schooling Path – Spiritual Development and the Power of Intuition’; ‘Intuition Exercises’; ‘Three Stages of Consciousness – Intuition in Relation to Imagination and Inspiration’; ‘Knowledge of Destiny – Intuition and Repeated Earth Lives’; ‘Intuition in Practice – Examples from Various Specialist Fields’.
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Eurythmy as Visible Singing

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855845679

Category: Religion

Page: 534

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‘The study of music is the study of the human being. The two are inseparable, and eurythmy is the art which brings this most clearly to expression. In these lectures, Rudolf Steiner guides us along a path toward an understanding of the human form as music comes to rest – the movements of eurythmy bringing this music back to life.’ – Dorothea Mier ‘Fundamentally speaking, music is the human being, and indeed it is from music that we rightly learn how to free ourselves from matter.’ – Rudolf Steiner The focus of these eight lectures is the source of movement and gesture in the human being. The movement in musical experience is thus traced back to its origin in the human instrument itself. Like the degrees of the musical scale, Rudolf Steiner leads his select audience of young artists through eight stages, focusing on the living principles of discovery and renewal. Eurythmy was born in the turbulent decades of the early twentieth century. From an individual question as to whether it was possible to create an art based on meaningful movement, Rudolf Steiner responded with fresh creative possibilities for a renewal of the arts in their totality. The new art of eurythmy was an unexpected gift. Today, music eurythmy, along with its counterpart based on speech, is practiced as an art, taught as a subject in schools, enjoyed as a social activity and applied as a therapy. This definitive translation of Steiner’s original lecture course on eurythmy includes a facsimile, transcription and translation of the lecturer’s notes, together with an introduction and index. The volume is supplemented with an extensive ‘companion’, featuring full commentary and notes compiled by Alan Stott, as well as a translation of Josef Matthias Hauer’s Interpreting Melos.
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Heart Thinking

Inspired Knowledge

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855845350

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 136

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The concepts of ‘thinking with the heart’ or ‘emotional intelligence’ are often used today, usually in contrast to intellectual thought. When Rudolf Steiner used the phrase ‘heart thinking’, however, he meant it in a very specific sense. Drawn primarily from his lectures, the compiled texts in this anthology illuminate his perspective – that heart thinking is intimately related to the spiritual faculty of Inspiration. The heart, he says, can become a new organ of thinking through the practice of exercises that work towards the transformation of feeling, shedding its personal and subjective character. The exercise sequences presented here call for two fundamental gestures. Firstly, renunciation, which extends from an extinguishing of images engendered in meditation, through inner silence, to a conscious suppression of sense perception. The second gesture involves the development of new feelings towards natural phenomena as well as to the reports of spiritual-scientific research. By practising these methods, we can attain a kind of thinking that is in harmony with the true nature and reality of what we seek to know. Rudolf Steiner’s texts are collected together by Martina Maria Sam, who contributes a lucid introduction and notes.
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