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<B>All-in house, natural </B><I> </I>
1 All-in house, natural

A beautiful house both puzzle and construction game affording hours of imaginative play. Gluckskafer's coloured wooden products are protected by non toxic water based coloured stains which bring out the natural chacteristics of the original wood. Unlike with laquering the grain of the wood shows through. The surface is also more encouraging of tactile development in the child as it feels more 'interesting'. The forms and colours are so aesthetically pleasing that they're suitable for both children and adults - as homewares that create a unique environment. Being virtually indestructable with a timeless design they can be passed down the generations.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 6005] 
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<B>All-in house, red </B><I> </I>
2 All-in house, red

A beautiful house, both puzzle and construction game, affording hours of imaginative play. Gluckskafer's coloured wooden products are protected by non toxic water-based coloured stains which bring out the natural characteristics of the original wood. Unlike with lacquering, the grain of the wood shows through. The surface is also more encouraging of tactile development in the child as it feels more 'interesting'. The forms and colours are so aesthetically pleasing that they're suitable for both children and adults - as homewares that create a unique environment. Being virtually indestructable with a timeless design they can be passed down the generations.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 6007] 
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<B>Animal Life in Nature, Myth and Dreams </B><I> </I>, CASPARI, ELIZABETH
3 Animal Life in Nature, Myth and Dreams
1888602228 / 9781888602227 2003 Paperback 
This book, in the style of a symbol dictionary, is beautifully presented with 101 colour photographs of the animals. Each animal is discussed from the point of view of its actual behaviour in nature. The animal's role in mythology and fairy tale is then considered, and, drawing upon this material, each animal's possible symbolic meanings in dreams are related in a very readable manner.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1869] 
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<B>Animal Pharm </B><I> One Man's Struggle to Discover the Truth About Mad Cow Disease and Variant CJD</I>, PURDEY, MARK,  PURDEY, NIGEL
4 Animal Pharm One Man's Struggle to Discover the Truth About Mad Cow Disease and Variant CJD
1905570112 / 9781905570119 2007 Paperback 
Mark Purdey's life changed one day in 1984 when a Ministry of Agriculture inspector told him he must administer a toxic organophosphate pesticide to his dairy herd. Passionately committed to organic farming and convinced of the harmful effects of chemicals in the environment, he refused to comply. 'It was as if my whole life became focused', he explained later. Before they had a chance to prosecute, Purdey took the Ministry to court and won his case. These experiences led him to challenge the orthodox line on the origins of Mad Cow Disease and its human counterpart variant CJD. Could the insecticide used in the official programme have precipitated the spread of the disease?Purdey's quest to discover the truth was hampered at every turn by government bureaucracies and self-serving scientific cliques who sought to smear and marginalize him. Dogged by dirty tricks and forced to work alone as something of a scientific sleuth, he struggled to reveal hidden interests and dangerous secrets. His supporters included many members of the public, as well as Prince Charles and the poet Ted Hughes. The latter wrote to him expressing 'a million congratulations'.Increasingly sceptical of the official narrative, Purdey was certain that toxic environmental factors would provide answers, and so embarked on a self-funded worldwide odyssey to investigate.
"Animal Pharm" follows him on these eco-detective trails to locations as diverse as Iceland, Sardinia, Colorado and Australia. Purdey uncovers contamination from industry, munitions, pesticides, nuclear experiments and natural geology, linking these with the emergence of a range of neurodegenerative diseases. His research is at once compelling and disturbing, helping to create a paradigm shift in our understanding of the relationship of pollutants to disease and health.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 10158] 
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<B>Animals </B><I> An Imaginative Zoology</I>, KONIG, KARL,  AYLWARD, RICHARD
5 Animals An Imaginative Zoology
0863159664 / 9780863159664 2013 Paperback 
Karl Konig, the founder of the Camphill movement, had great compassion and empathy for people on the margins of society. Equally, he felt the same brotherly feelings towards the animal world. This remarkable book offers a closer understanding of some specific mammals, fish and birds and, along the way, great insight into human nature as well. A combination of three previous editions, Konig considers the mythological and historical background, and unique characteristics, of elephants, bears, horses, cats and dogs; penguins, seals, dolphins, salmon and eels; and swans and stork, sparrows and doves. Together, the lively sketches form a visionary zoology.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12533] 
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<B>Beyond the Market </B><I> Economics for the 21st Century</I>, ASSENZA, GAUDENZ
6 Beyond the Market Economics for the 21st Century
0948229152 / 9780948229152 
Market economics is largely contradicted by the developments that accompany it. Particularly in the West, economic life has become intimately bound up with the state, making a mockery of the idea of the free play of market forces. On the other hand, when market forces do prevail, it is often at great, and unacceptable, environmental and social cost.

This book looks beyond the economics of capitalism and communism to explore what can be derived from a recognition of the economic process as such. The wisdom inherent in this process, translated into equitable economic conduct, can provide the resource sustainability and service to humanity as a whole that most people today seem to be seeking.

Dr. Gaudenz B. Assenza completed a dual-degree management program at the European Partnership of Business Schools in Germany and England before specializin on comparative development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1992–1994). In 1993, he worked as a research analyst at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, writing a report on the threats to economic and political stability in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. After graduating from Harvard, Dr. Assenza worked eight years as a research fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), a Norwegian think tank focusing on energy, environment and development (1994–2002). He also completed research stays at Oxford University and the International Finance Corporation. Since 1999, he has taught at several universities in Central Europe, including universities in Prague, Karvina, and Ostrava. Since April 2004, Dr. Assenza has been a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. In 2005, he completed a post-doctoral thesis and is currently working as an author, coordinator, and coeditor on a book series, investigating the relations between states (politics) and markets (economics) in the area of international environmental policy.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 10586] 
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<B>Biodynamic Agriculture </B><I> </I>, SCHILTHUIS, WILLY
7 Biodynamic Agriculture
0863153976 / 9780863153976 2003 2 Paperback 
50 colour photographs and 8 diagrams
Biodynamics is an internationally recognized approach to organic agriculture in which the farmer or gardener respects and works with the spiritual dimension of the earth's environment. In a world where conventional agricultural methods threaten the environment, biodynamic farms and gardens are designed to have a sound ecological balance. This concise and fully illustrated book presents evidence that biodynamic crops put down deeper roots, show strong resistance to disease and have better keeping qualities than conventionally produced crops.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 733] 
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<B>Biodynamic Farm, The </B><I> Agriculture in Service of Earth and Humanity</I>, KOEPF, HERBERT H.
8 Biodynamic Farm, The Agriculture in Service of Earth and Humanity
0880101725 / 9780880101721 Paperback 
Bankrupt farmers, erosion of topsoil, and poor food quality owing to pesticides, hormones, and other additivesùthese are the well-known realities of the modern crisis in farming. This problem is the outcome of the limited vision of conventional methods and a system that focuses exclusively on quick results and profits. The need for changes is clear, and Koepf provides a vast array of research data and results, as well as many helpful details on animal feeding, crop rotation, diseases, pests, and fertilizing. He shows that the biodynamic method of farming and gardening is the alternative that can turn farming around.

Biodynamics is the oldest alternative agricultural movement in the world. It is based on the concept of the whole farm as a single organism. Its goals are to protect and nurture the soil, improve the quality of food, and organically integrate the farm into the environment as a whole. This is an essential reference for all farmers who are unsatisfied with conventional methods and for gardeners who wish to improve the quality of life around them as well as the food they serve their families.
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<B>Brothers and Sisters </B><I> The order of birth In the family</I>, KONIG, KARL
9 Brothers and Sisters The order of birth In the family
0863158463 / 9780863158469 
"There can be no doubt that special traits of character and mental make-up are found in children and adults who belong to the different ranks in the order of birth."

In this classic work, Karl König attempts to explain the various characteristics of first-, second- and third-born people, without losing sight of the tremendous individuality of the human being.

Just as our environment shapes our language, social behaviour and mannerisms, so our place in the family also determines how we encounter life.

This book is a fascinating handbook for parents, teachers and carers. Over the years it has become a definitive reference on the subject of child development.

This newest edition in the Karl König Archive series includes a new introduction by series editor Richard Steel; an extended introduction by Karl König; two new essays: 'The Two Sisters', and 'Brother and Sister' ; some of Karl König's lecture notes and transcriptions, and an essay by A. Limbrunner about the significance of König's work on family order for today.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 7784] 
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<B>Building Stones for an Understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha </B><I> Human Life in a Cosmic Context (CW175)</I>, STEINER, RUDOLF
10 Building Stones for an Understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha Human Life in a Cosmic Context (CW175)
1855844206 / 9781855844209 
17 lectures, Berlin, Feb.–May. 1917, CW 175
‘If one is unable to conceive of the Christ mystery as a true reality, one also cannot develop any ideas and concepts relating to the rest of world existence that are imbued with reality, which really penetrate to the truth’. – Rudolf Steiner
In a series of 17 lectures, Rudolf Steiner throws new light on the historical background and esoteric meaning of what he refers to as the central event of human and earthly history: the Christ mystery or ‘the Mystery of Golgotha’. Basing his commentaries on personal spiritual research, Steiner emphasizes the key nature of the Mystery of Golgotha, through which ‘...something was accomplished which has to do not with the moral order alone but with the whole world-order in its entirety’. This relates to a transformation of the spiritual environment of the earth and a potentially radical change in human consciousness.
Building on the core themes of this course, Steiner presents a variety of fascinating topics, including: original sin and the idea of resurrection; faith and knowledge; the nature of sleep and the riddle of fatigue; the violation of the mysteries by the Roman Emperors; the teachings of Mani and Augustine; our relationship to the dead in spiritualistic séances; and the correspondence between the Platonic year, a day in a person’s life and a human life-time.
Although first delivered to audiences a century ago, these lectures have lost none of their resonance; indeed, their essential message is perhaps more relevant than ever. They are published here in a new translation and for the first time in a complete English edition.
‘So let us endeavour to make spiritual science our own not merely as a teaching but as a language, and then wait until we find the questions in this language that we may address to Christ. He will answer, yes He will answer!’
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<B>By the Light of the Lanthorn </B><I> Working with People with Special Needs: A Cultural and Social Impulse in a Changing World</I>, RUDEL, SIEGFRIED
11 By the Light of the Lanthorn Working with People with Special Needs: A Cultural and Social Impulse in a Changing World
1906999279 / 9781906999278 2011 Paperback 
'We cannot hold a torch to another's path without brightening our own.' - Ben Sweetland

When Council Inspector Paul Clark visited the Peredur Trust in Cornwall over 20 years ago, he was under pressure to serve a legal notice to comply with various regulations or face closure. He expected to encounter a cult organization with weird and unpalatable practices. In the event, he found something quite different. As he says in his Foreword: 'I came to inspect - I stopped to evaluate - and I remained to admire!' Paul later became the Trust's chief executive.

The Peredur Trust has been caring for disadvantaged and differently-abled individuals, effectively and successfully, for over 60 years. Siegfried Rudel, its President and one of its four founders, tells the story of how the impulse behind the organisation - which is inspired by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner - first transpired. But this is not simply the narrative and history of a single organisation. Rather, this book represents a universal cultural impulse that embraces the needs of our time, and one that reappears today in many residential communities for people with special needs around the world.

In a fascinating presentation, and with the aid of many archival photographs, In the Light of the Lanthorn tackles interrelated themes including the arts, the environment, sustainability, agriculture and nutrition - all in the light of working with individuals with special needs.

SIEGFRIED W. RUDEL was born in 1928, in the rural setting of Silesia, then part of Eastern Germany but now Poland. After the turbulence of the war-end he was determined to finish his school years at a Steiner Waldorf School, which he succeeded in doing. He then trained in Special Education, first in Scotland and then Switzerland. A group of four students returned to England in 1951 to found a Home-School for 'maladjusted' children (as they were then referred to). Siegfried has stayed the course throughout the Peredur Trust's 60 adventurous years to date. He is now the charity's President.
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<B>Cancer Recovery Guide </B><I> 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health</I>, CHAMBERLAIN, JONATHAN
12 Cancer Recovery Guide 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health
1905570392 / 9781905570393 2008 Paperback 
In Europe and the USA we have a 40-50 percent chance of getting cancer at some time in our lives. So what do you do if you are diagnosed with the disease? The harshness of orthodox treatments (surgery, radiation and chemotherapy) are well-known. Their use is widespread, but their results are not impressive. Faced with these options, informed patients are increasingly seeking out alternative or complementary strategies to take control of their own healing. This book provides an overview of them. Jonathan Chamberlain watched his wife suffer and eventually die - both from her cancer and from the direct effects of the orthodox treatments she had undergone. This experience led him on a journey in search of other methods of overcoming cancer. What he discovered stunned him. There are cures out there - dozens of them - many offering very good chances of recovery. In "Cancer Recovery Guide" Chamberlain presents 15 simple, practical strategies for becoming well again. These strategies are grouped in three families: those relating to the mind and the emotions (did you know stress makes cancers more aggressive?)
; those relating to the health of the whole body (cancer cannot survive in a tissue environment that is truly healthy); and, those that focus on directly attacking the cancer tumours. The personal stories cited throughout this book testify to the curative possibilities of the strategies presented.

JONATHAN CHAMBERLAIN was brought up in Ireland and Hong Kong, where he lived for many years working as a teacher and writer. His previous works include Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide, and his website on cancer-related issues is href=www.fightingcancer.com>www.fightingcancer.com. He has also written Chinese Gods, An Introduction to Chinese Folk Religion and King Hui, the man who owned all the opium in Hong Kong. Jonathan is also the founder of two charities: The Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association and Mental Handicap Network China Ltd.
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<B>Child as a Sense Organ </B><I> An Anthroposophic Understanding of the Imitation Processes</I>, SELG, PETER
13 Child as a Sense Organ An Anthroposophic Understanding of the Imitation Processes
1621481832 / 9781621481836 
“Because children’s ability to observe and perceive is unconscious, one does not notice how intensely and deeply the impressions coming from the surroundings enter their organization - not so much by way of various specific senses as through the general ‘sensory being’ of the child. It is generally known that the formation of the brain and of the nerves is completed by the change of teeth. During the first seven years, children’s nerve-and-sense organization, in its plasticity, could be likened to soft wax. During this time, not only do children receive the finest and most intimate impressions from the surroundings, but also, through the working of energy in the nerve-and-sense system, everything received unconsciously radiates and flows into the blood circulation, into the firmness and reliability of the breathing process, into the growth of the tissues, and into the formation of the muscles and skeleton. By means of the nerve-and-sense system, the body of children becomes like an imprint of the surroundings and, particularly, of the morality inherent in them.” —Rudolf Steiner
(Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy 2, p. 68)

The initial period of childhood is essentially about adapting to and incarnating on Earth and establishing a provisional balance between the “spiritual” and the “physical,” between the prenatal cosmic and the earthly factors. During this time, according to Rudolf Steiner, “all the forces of a child’s organization emanate from the neurosensory system.... By bringing respiration into harmony with neurosensory activity, we draw the spirit–soul element into the child’s physical life.”

Peter Selg investigates how children’s early experience of the world begins as an undifferentiated sensory relationship to their phenomenological environment. This aspect of a child’s incarnation leads to learning through imitation and to the process of recognizing “the Other” as a separate entity with which to interact.

In this cogent work, Peter Selg describes the early stages of childhood from the perspectives of conventional scientific and spiritual-scientific—anthropological and anthroposophic—research with the purpose of encouraging a new educational attitude in working with young children. In his numerous references to early childhood development, this was Rudolf Steiner’s most important and urgent purpose.

PETER SELG was born in 1963 in Stuttgart and studied medicine in Witten-Herdecke, Zurich, and Berlin. Until 2000, he worked as the head physician of the juvenile psychiatry department of Herdecke hospital in Germany. Dr. Selg is now director of the Ita Wegman Institute for Basic Research into Anthroposophy (Arlesheim, Switzerland) and professor of medicine at the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences (Germany). He lectures extensively and is the author of numerous books, including Seeing Christ in Sickness and Healing (2005); The Thera­peutic Eye (2008); A Grand Metamorphosis; (2008); The Figure of Christ (2009); Rudolf Steiner as a Spiritual Teacher (2010); and Rudolf Steiner and the Fifth Gospel (2010). He is married with five children.
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<B>Child with Special Needs, The </B><I> Letters and Essays on Curative Education</I>, KONIG, KARL
14 Child with Special Needs, The Letters and Essays on Curative Education
0863156932 / 9780863156939 Paperback 
Karl König, the founder of Camphill, was a prolific lecturer and writer on a wide range of subjects from anthroposophy and Christology through social questions and curative education to science and history. The Karl König Archive are working on a programme of publishing these works over the coming years. This is the fourth book to be published in the series.

In this remarkable collection of Karl König's letters and essays, König considers and discusses the fundamentals of special needs education.

He shows that there are three core aspects to a successful holistic healing approach: firstly, a positive social environment, which in the context of Camphill is achieved through small family units of carers and children; secondly, that carers' work is based on an insightful understanding of the nature and potential of each disability; and thirdly that medical treatment is imbued with courage to keep believing that the impossible is possible.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 948] 
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<B>Children's Creative Play </B><I> Soft Dolls and Creative Free Play</I>, NEUSCHUTZ, KARIN
15 Children's Creative Play Soft Dolls and Creative Free Play
0863159648 / 9780863159640 2013 Paperback 
Many parents find it hard to know what toys are appropriate for children at different ages, and what kind of play to initiate and encourage. What can parents do to best help children develop and grow their skills, and their understanding of the world? Karin Neuschutz, an experienced educator and parent, addresses these questions in this concise, readable book. She discusses how children play, creatively and freely, and how they are affected by their environment and by the adults near them. She explores each developmental stage up to age seven, using case studies to illustrate particular issues. She then suggests suitable toys and dolls for children at particular stages, and nurturing activities. Parents and early-years educators will appreciate the dependable, practical advice in this book.
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<B>Climate: Soul of the Earth </B><I> Soul of the Earth</I>, KLOCEK, DENNIS
16 Climate: Soul of the Earth Soul of the Earth
1584200944 / 9781584200949 2011 Paperback 
293 colour illustrations
In this original book, Dennis Klocek considers climate to be an expression of Gaia, and presents climate as the soul of Earth within which human beings live and develop. The cosmic destiny of Earth, he argues, is intimately connected with human destiny. He explores Earth's complex climate system, taking the reader through various climate and weather patterns, using case studies of recent events. He explains terms and phenomena and describes the earthly and extra-earthly forces behind weather patterns such as droughts, floods and hurricanes. This is a highly readable, exciting account of a key element of our world which unites lands and humans in one organism.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1632] 
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<B>Companion Plants </B><I> and How to Use Them</I>, PHILBRICK, HELEN AND GREGG, RICHARD
17 Companion Plants and How to Use Them
1782502866 / 9781782502869 
It has long been observed, by farmers, gardeners and botanists alike, that from time to time certain plants seem to affect certain other plants growing their near them — both favourably and unfavourably. The observation of these relationships stimulates imagination and sensitiveness of observation to other living relationships and thereby opens new doors to further understanding of the world of nature. By taking account of these relationships, farmers and gardeners can improve the quality of food and flowers, reduce losses from pests and disease, drought and frost, and enhance both satisfaction and pleasure in their work and financial profit.

Years of experimentation by Richard Gregg and subsequently Helen Philbrick and others resulted in this unique reference book. It offers a detailed and comprehensive A-Z of plants and how they affect each other and their surrounding environment, including the soil, insects, and birds.
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<B>Confronting Conflict </B><I> A First-aid Kit for Handling Conflict</I>, GLASL, FRIEDRICH
18 Confronting Conflict A First-aid Kit for Handling Conflict
186989071X / 9781869890711 1999 Paperback 
Conflict costs! When tensions and differences are ignored they grow into conflict, injuring relationships, groups and organisations. So, how can we tackle conflict successfully? Dr Friedrich Glasl has worked with conflict resolution in companies, schools and communities for over 30 years, earning him and his techniques enormous respect. Confronting Conflict is authoritative and up to date, containing new examples, exercises theory and techniques. You can start by assessing the symptoms and causes of conflict, and ask, 'Am I fanning the flames?' And then consider, 'How can I behave constructively rather than attack or avoid others?'

Here are tools to: Analyse symptoms, types, causes of conflict, hot or cold, personal chemistry, structure or environment: understand how temperaments affect conflicts, what can you do?: acknowledge when you have a conflict, understand conflict escalation, how to lessen conflict through changing behaviour, attitudes and perceptions: practise developing considerate confrontation, seizing golden moments, strengthening empathy and much, much more.

Dr Friedrich Glasl is a recognised authority on conflict. His PhD was on conflict prevention and peace building. He worked for the Dutch NPI for Organisational Development from 1967, and has lectured in conflict at Salzburg University since 1985. He has written many books, including Enterprise of the Future.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1830] 
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<B>Cymatics </B><I> Vol 1 and 2</I>, JENNY HANS
19 Cymatics Vol 1 and 2
1888138076 / 9781888138078 
Dr. Jenny's cymatic images are truly awe-inspiring, not only for their visual beauty in portraying the inherent responsiveness of matter to sound (vibration) but because they inspire a deep recognition that we, too, are part and parcel of this same complex and intricate vibrational matrix - the music of the spheres! These pages illumine the very principles which inspired the ancient Greek philosophers Heraclitus, Pythagoras and Plato, and cosmologists Giordano Bruno and Johannes Kepler.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 3813] 
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<B>Dead are with Us CD </B><I> </I>, STEINER, RUDOLF,  BRIDGMONT, PETER
20 Dead are with Us CD
1855842319 / 9781855842311 2010 CD-Audio 
In this valuable lecture Rudolf Steiner speaks with clarity about life after death, and explains how those on the earth can keep a connection with loved ones who have passed on. He describes the conditions in the environment of the dead, the advantages as well as the dangers of connecting with the dead, the importance of the moments of waking and going to sleep, the significance of dying in childhood and old age, and the appropriateness of different types of funeral services.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 10109] 
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