This book was first published in 1976. This is the 2008 third edition. When it appeared there were around 100 Steiner Waldorf Schools throughout the world; now there are 1000 as well as many playgroups and kindergartens. The book covers all aspects of the education and divides it into the pre school years, the first eight years (starting at the age of seven), and the last four years (from 14 to 18). There are also sections on the rhythm of the day, specific subjects, the use of textbooks, and the school in the modern world.
Softback. 242 pages. NEW.
Perhaps these books should come with a warning to parents: within these pages, children deliberately scare each other, ritually hurt each other, take foolish risks, promote fights and play ten against one. And yet, throughout, they consistently observe their own sense of fair play. Volume one contains chasing, catching and seeking games and volume two hunting, racing, duelling, exerting, daring, guessing, acting and pretending games. Facinating and valuable stuff. $36.95 each volume.
Paperback. 2 vols 435pp. NEW.
Emil Bock explores the great range of people who influenced Steiner in his formative years, including Felix the Herbalist, Friedrich Nietzsche and the various literary, artistic and eccentric people from Steiner's time in Berlin, Vienna and Weimar. Also describes the Occult Movement in late 19th century Germany. Edinburgh: Floris Books, 2008. Softback, 214 pages. NEW
Includes Steiner and the Theosophical Society, the Christmas Festival, the Fifth Gospel, structure of the Karma Lectures, Steiner from Theosophy to Anthroposophy, preparations for Esoteric Circles, Resurrection of the Word, verses by Steiner, dispute about the Holy Spirit, figures in Rome & Byzantium, Ephesus and the Castle of the Grail. Edinburgh: Floris Books, 2008. Softback, 2364 pages. NEW
Reincarnation and karma; the spiritual nature of the human being; development of human consciousness; evolution of the world and humanity; relationships between the living and the dead; forces of evil; modern path of initiation; life between death and rebirth, spiritual hierarchies; the philosophical approach to the spirit; the mission of Christ. Forest Row: Temple Lodge Publishing, 2005. Softback, 245 pages. NEW
In this metaphysical text, Steiner describes a path of development for all who seek to have real experiences of the spiritual world without sacrificing their practical duties in everyday life. Cultivation of reverence and inner tranquillity to the development of inner life through states of preparation,illumination and initiation. Passing through trials of Fire, Water and Air; a guide to working with chakras and meeting with the Guardians of the Threshold. Anthroposophic Press, Gt. Barrington, USA, 2008. Softback, 259 pages. NEW
ANTHROPOSOPHY, A concise introduction to Rudolf Steiner's Spiritual Philosophy. Oort presents an overview of key aspects of Steiner's thought including concepts such as body, soul and spirit; the relationship between man and animal, and the evolution of consciousness. Provides insights into the philosophy which underlies Steiner's practical work such as Steiner schools, biodynamic agriculture, and anthroposophical (holistic) medicine. Forest Row, Temple Lodge Publishing, 2008. Softback, 86 pages. NEW
The evolving human being; Cosmos as source of life; plants and the living earth; farms and nature; bringing chemical elements to life; soil and the world of spirit; supporting & regulating life processes, spirits of the elements; nutrition and vitality; responsibility for the future. Original texts compiled with an introduction, commentary and notes by Richard Thornton Smith. Sophia Books, Rudolf Steiner Press, 2003. Softback, 236 pages. NEW
Origins and nature of architecture; formative influence of architectural forms; history of architecture in light of mankind's spiritual evolution; a new architecture as a means of uniting with spiritual forces; art & architecture as manifestations of spiritual reality; the 1st & 2nd Goetheanum buildings; architecture of community in Dornach; the temple is the human being; the restoration of the lost temple. Original texts compiled with an introduction, commentary and notes by Andrew Beard. Sophia Books, Rudolf Steiner Press, 2003. Softback, 274 pages. NEW
Goethe as the founder of science of aesthetics; technology and art; the turn of the millennium; task of modern art & architecture; the living walls; the glass windows; colour on walls; form – moving the circle; 7 planetary capitals of first Goetheanum; the model and the statue; colour and faces; physiognomies. Original texts compiled with an introduction, commentary and notes by Anne Stockton. Sophia Books, Rudolf Steiner Press, 2003. Softback, 265 pages. NEW
Social basis for eduction; spirit of the Waldorf school; educational methods based on anthroposophy; child at play; teaching from foundation of spiritual insight; education in light of spiritual science; adolescent after 14th year; the spiritual grounds of education. Original texts compiled with an introduction, commentary and notes by Christopher Clouder. Sophia Books, Rudolf Steiner Press, 2003. Softback, 214 pages. NEW
Man's nature as a basis for medical practice; science of knowing; mission of reverence; the four temperaments; bridge between universal spirituality and the physical; constellation of supersensible bodies; pathology underlying therapy; cancer and mistletoe; aspects of psychiatry; anthroposophical medicine in practice: 3 case histories. Original texts compiled with an introduction, commentary and notes by Andrew Maendi. Sophia Books, Rudolf Steiner Press, 2003. Softback, 224 pages. NEW
Mysticism and beyond; importance of prayer; meaning of sin and grace; rediscovering the Bible; true communion; rediscovering the festivals and the life of the earth; finding one's destiny; walking with Christ; significance of religion in life and death; Christ's second coming; universal religion; the meaning of love. Original texts compiled with an introduction, commentary and notes by Andrew Welburn. Sophia Books, Rudolf Steiner Press, 2003. Softback, 216 pages. NEW
From pre-science to science; origin of mathematics; roots of physics; and chemistry; urge to experiment; understanding organisms: Goethe's method; quest for archetypal phenomena; light, darkness, colour; rediscovery of the elements; working of the ethers in the physical; sub-nature; atoms; natural science and spiritual science. Original texts compiled with an introduction, commentary and notes by Howard Smith. Sophia Books, Rudolf Steiner Press, 2003. Softback, 235 pages. NEW
Psychological cognition; the social question and theosophy; memoranda of 1917; metamorphosis of intelligence; culture, law and economy; central Europe between East and West. Original texts compiled with an introduction, commentary and notes by Stephen Usher. Sophia Books, Rudolf Steiner Press, 2003. Softback, 214 pages. NEW
Steiner text about human freedom and how mankind must strive to overcome unconscious urges and habits of thought if people are to become free spirits. Conscious human action; desire for knowledge; human individuality; freedom-philosophy and Monism; ordering of Man's destiny; Darwinism and morality; optimism and pessimism; individuality and genus. This 7th English edition includes an introduction by its translator, Michael Wilson.Rudolf Steiner Press, Forest Row, UK, 2008. Softback. 231 pages. NEW
Barnes recounts the dynamic life of Rudolf Steiner, setting him in the crosscurrents of history to show that he was no ivory tower philosopher but a leading figure whose entire life was given in service to humanity and to the spirit. Discusses how Steiner created the body of knowledge known as anthroposophy which stimulated initiatives such as Waldorf eduction, biodynamic agriculture, the art of eurythmy and anthroposophical medicine. New York, Anthroposophic Press, 1997. Softback, 307 pages. NEW
Examines how the works of five pioneer painters of the anthroposophic movement reflect Rudolf Steiner's original intentions. Essays on Maria Strakosch-Giesler, Hilde Boos-Hamburger, Henni Geck, Margarita Voloschin and Assya Turgenieff. Steiner Books, Great Barrington, USA, 2008. Hardback, colour illustrations, 195 pages. NEW
Working with the dead, maintaining, continuing and enhancing relationships with those who have died was fundamental to Rudolf Steiner, so too was his concept that human beings on both sides of the threshold constitute a single community. This book provides concrete practical instructions for those who wish to engage consciously in the great work that the living and the so-called dead can do together. Great Barrington, SteinerBooks, Anthroposophic Press, 1999. Softback, 270 pages. NEW