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<B>And There Was Light </B><I> </I>, STREIT, JAKOB
1 And There Was Light
STREIT, JAKOB
1888365749 / 9781888365740 
Master storyteller Jakob Streit tells vivid stories from the creation of the world to Noah’s Ark. This Waldorf classic, back in print after many years, can be a foundation for world literature as these stories provide strong images and moral lessons. And There Was Light can serve Waldorf teachers preparing the third grade curriculum, as readers for fourth grade students, and any reader wishing to explore the Old Testament. The book is illustrated by Assja Turgenieff.
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<B>Anthroposophical Society as a Michael Community, The </B><I> On the Word ‘We’ in the Foundation Stone Meditation</I>, MACKAY, PAUL
2 Anthroposophical Society as a Michael Community, The On the Word ‘We’ in the Foundation Stone Meditation
MACKAY, PAUL
1906999546 / 9781906999544 2013 
What lies spiritually and cosmically at the foundation of a community like the Anthroposophical Society? In wrestling with this question, I have come to the inner conviction that it is justified to speak of the Anthroposophical Society as a Michael community.’ - Paul Mackay
How can one understand Rudolf Steiner’s use of the word ‘we’ in the last part of the Foundation Stone Meditation (‘What we found from our hearts and direct from our heads with focused will’)? What characterizes this ‘we’?
In the first part of this original and inspiring work, Paul Mackay takes this question as a point of departure, developing a unique approach to working with the seven rhythms of the Meditation. Based on personal experiences, he comes to the conclusion that the rhythms are an expression of the members of the human constitution, with the ‘we’ in the fifth rhythm having the quality of ‘Spirit-self’. The second part of the book considers the same ‘we’ from a karmic perspective, with reference to Rudolf Steiner’s karma lectures, events in the fourth and ninth centuries, the mystery of death and evil, and the restoration of karmic truth.

PAUL MACKAY, born 1946 in Hong Kong, studied economics in the Netherlands and business administration in France. After working in international finance, he met and studied Anthroposophy in England and Germany between 1974 and 1977. From 1977 until 2012 he was active in anthroposophical banking, as co-founder and Executive Director of Triodos Bank in the Netherlands, and then Executive Director of GLS Bank in Germany, and later Chairman of its supervisory Board. As of March 2012 he is President of the Board of Directors of Weleda AG in Switzerland. In 1996 Paul Mackay joined the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum, Switzerland. In 2000 he additionally became leader of the Section for Social Sciences of the School of Spiritual Science.
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<B>Architecture as Peacework </B><I> The First Goetheanum, Dornach, 1914 (CW 287)</I>, STEINER, RUDOLF, TRANS. AMRINE, FREDERICK, INTRODUCTION KETTLE, JOHN
3 Architecture as Peacework The First Goetheanum, Dornach, 1914 (CW 287)
STEINER, RUDOLF, TRANS. AMRINE, FREDERICK, INTRODUCTION KETTLE, JOHN
1621480992 / 9781621480990 Paperback 
5 lectures, Dornach, Switzerland, October 10-25, 1914 (CW 287)
"We need to create an energetic culture of peace - not idle talk of peace, but the real peace that can arise only out of a concrete, mutual understanding of the various individual cultures." - Rudolf Steiner (Lecture 2)

At the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, the construction of the singular architectural masterwork that would later be called the Goetheanum (and, later still, the First Goetheanum) was already well under way on a hill just above the village of Dornach in neutral Switzerland. There, a small international community had gathered over the previous year to take part in this utterly unique artistic building project under Rudolf Steiner’s direction. When the war began, the mood and day-to-day life of Europe was instantly changed, no less so amid this ad hoc spiritual and artistic community: artillery could be heard in the distance; many were called back to their respective countries for armed service; and tensions between individuals of various nationalities who remained in Dornach were very soon in evidence.

This is the immediate background to these evening lectures given in the woodworking building next to the construction site in Dornach just two months after the start of the war. Never announcing his intentions, and using the metamorphosing forms of the hand-sculpted wooden architraves resting on the columns inside the building itself as illustration, Steiner embarked on a convincing and heartfelt appreciation, even celebration, of the uniquely beautiful qualities of the various European cultures then at war.

These lectures were given at a very specific time and place, to a very specific audience, with a very clear intention - to cultivate in the midst of violence and aggression not just tolerance for other peoples and cultures, but also love and sincere appreciation. Such intentions are still needed today - thus, the continued relevance of these lectures. The Russian writer Andrei Bely was present at these talks, and later commented on them:

"In light of his words we looked at each other with new eyes, the oppressive mood was transformed; other infections broke out later but the national fever was overcome once and for all. The members of the belligerent nations lived in peace from then on."

Photographs and Drawings

Preceding Lecture One:
1. Rudolf Steiner at the building site
2. First Goetheanum, from the south
3. First Goetheanum, under construction, February 1914
4. Detail of the interior construction of the large dome, June 1914

Following Lecture Five:
5. Preparation and carving work in the carpenter's workshop, May 1914
6. Carving work on the curvatures between the columns and the internal wall
7. Carving the capitals in the concrete underbody of the building, April 1914
8. Architrave of the large dome, model
9. Architrave of the large dome, status of the carving work, October 1914
10. Large dome space of the first Goetheanum: seventh to fourth column
11. Large dome space of the first Goetheanum: fourth to first column
12. Construction workers assembling the capitals
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<B>Biology of Transcendence, The </B><I> A Blueprint of the Human Spirit</I>, PEARCE, JOSEPH CHILTON
4 Biology of Transcendence, The A Blueprint of the Human Spirit
PEARCE, JOSEPH CHILTON
1594770166 / 9781594770166 2004 Paperback 
13 b&w illustrations
This latest research identifies our five neural centres - or brains - and establishes that our fourth and most recently developed brain is located in the head while the fifth is located in the heart. It is the dynamic interaction of this head brain (intellect) and heart brain (intelligence), of biology and spirit, that allows transcendence from one evolutionary place to the next--we are, quite literally, made to transcend. Conversely, it is the breakdown of this interaction through the effects of cultural dictates surrounding us from the time we are children that keeps us where we are, mired in the current crises of violence among people and between people and the planet. But Pearce reminds us that we are not stuck for good. Transcendence is our biological imperative, a state we have been moving toward for millennia.
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<B>Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious </B><I> </I>, MADAGAIN, MURCHADH O
5 Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious
MADAGAIN, MURCHADH O
1590561074 / 9781590561072 Paperback 
In this searching study, Fr. Murchadh O Madagain in describes the life and thoughts of Fr. Thomas Keating, the Trappist monk who was one of the founders of the centering prayer movement. Centering prayer aims to reclaim the Christian contemplative and mystical traditions after centuries of neglect and to make it available for modern spiritual seekers. Fr. Murchadh O Madagain traces its roots back to the fourth- and fifth-century Desert Fathers such as Evagrius and John Cassian. He shows how it was used in the medieval classic The Cloud of Unknowing and practiced by saints John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, then revived by Thomas Merton during the twentieth century.

Fr. Murchadh O Madagain illustrates how, by bringing the insights of contemporary psychology to bear on this ancient method of prayer, Fr. Keating has not only revitalized the contemplative tradition, but also has enabled it to become a powerful tool for people of faith to gain insight into themselves and God, whom Keating calls the ''divine healer.'' Fr. Murchadh O Madagain also unpacks the processes at work in centering prayer and clears up some of the common misunderstandings that surround it.

Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious is an essential work for all those interested in the history and practice of centering prayer. In addition to describing the background of this unique and effective practice, Fr. Murchadh O Madagain offers unique insights into the ideas of one of its leading contemporary teachers and practitioners.
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<B>Cosmic Memory </B><I> </I>, STEINER, RUDOLF
6 Cosmic Memory
STEINER, RUDOLF
0893452270 / 9780893452278 
"Rudolf Steiner shows that the insoluble link between humanity and cosmos is the fundamental basis of evolution. As human beings have participated in the development of the world we know today, so their achievements are directly connected with the ultimate destiny of the universe. In human hands rests the freedom to shape the future course of creation. Knowledge of our exalted origins and of the path we have followed is indispensable if we are to evolve a future worthy of responsible human beings.... Through a study of Steiner’s writings, one can come to a clear, reasonable, comprehensive understanding of human beings and their place in the universe." —Paul M. Allen

In the best tradition of ancient wisdom literature, Cosmic Memory reconstructs, from the akashic record, events that span the time between the origin of the Earth and the beginning of recorded history. This spiritual research includes a profound investigation of the origins, achievements, and fate of the Atlanteans and Lemurians—the remarkable “lost” root races that developed the first concepts of “good” and “evil,” manipulated natural forces, laid the foundation for human legal and ethical systems, and defined and nurtured the distinctive yet complementary powers of men and women that brought humankind, many centuries ago, to its highest artistic, intellectual, and spiritual attainments.

Through this discussion of our true origins, Cosmic Memory offers a genuine foundation for our lives, allowing us to realize our real value, dignity, and essence. The reader is shown our human connection with the world around us as well as our highest goals and true destiny.

This is a key volume for understanding Rudolf Steiner's early development as a Theosophist and how his ideas, terminology, and formulations during that time fit into the development of his anthroposophic epistemology and Christology.

Contents:

Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit
From the Akash Chronicle
Our Atlantean Ancestors
Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root Race
The Lemurian Race
The Division into Sexes
The Last Period before the Division into Sexes
The Hyperborean and Polarean Epoch
Beginning of the Present Earth: Extrusion of the Sun
Extrusion of the Moon
Some Necessary Points of View
On the Origin of the Earth
The Earth and Its Future
The Life of Saturn
The Life of the Sun
Life on the Moon
The Life of Earth
The Fourfold Man of Earth
Answers to Questions
Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)

This volume is a translation of Aus der Akasha-Chronik (GA 11).
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<B>Dragon Boy </B><I> Book One of the Star Trilogy</I>, SAMSON, DONALD
7 Dragon Boy Book One of the Star Trilogy
SAMSON, DONALD
1888365846 / 9781888365849 
Unavailable till end of 2017

The Dragon Boy, the first book of the Star Trilogy, is a coming of age story.
Orphaned twice by the time he was nine, he was living on the streets and did not even know his own name. He was not allowed to set foot inside the one place he was determined to find work. To complete the disaster of his young life, the object of his affections was Star, an immense emerald-green dragon. But good fortune finally smiled upon him: Star was a Luck Dragon. Suddenly he was admitted as a barn boy into the elite Dragon Compound. He was given three warm meals a day, work, and even a name. And best of all, Star took him on as his secret apprentice.

For fourth grade and up, it is an enjoyable read for any age.
Its themes of courage and unforeseen turns are especially suited for the Michaelmas season. In the classroom, teachers of younger grades can easily read it to their children. It is useful as a reader in the fifth or sixth grade to stimulate conversation around good and evil, bullying, finding a purpose in life, destiny, perseverance, and above all, courage. 1st Place Winner Moonbeam Children's Books Awards for the Best First Books category.

The two books that make up the trilogy, The Dragon of Two Hearts and The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread are also avaailabe here.
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<B>Dragon of Two Hearts, The </B><I> </I>, SAMSON, DONALD
8 Dragon of Two Hearts, The
SAMSON, DONALD
1888365935 / 9781888365931 
The Dragon of Two Hearts is an adventure of courage and perseverance. It is the second book in The Star Trilogy, and picks up the thread of The Dragon Boy. The knight Michael goes to the aid of a kingdom plagued by a wild dragon. However, the king is oddly not in any hurry to be rid of the fearsome beast. Equally confusing is the princess, a warrior maiden who is fascinated by the dragon's prowess. For fourth grade and up, it is a compelling read for any age. Its classic theme of the battle with the dragon is interwoven with unforeseen turns and revelations. It is valuable as a reader in the fifth through seventh grade to promote conversation around the nature of good and evil, destiny, love, and above all, the courage to follow one's path and inner guidance.
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<B>Fourth Dimension GA324a </B><I> Sacred Geometry, Alchemy and Mathematics</I>, STEINER, RUDOLF,  CREEGER, C.E.
9 Fourth Dimension GA324a Sacred Geometry, Alchemy and Mathematics
STEINER, RUDOLF, CREEGER, C.E.
0880104724 / 9780880104722 2001 Paperback 
The point, line, plane and solid objects represent the first three dimensions, but a kind of reversal of space is involved in the ascent to a fourth dimension. Steiner leads us to the brink of this new perspective - as nearly as it can be done with words, diagrams, analogies and examples of many kinds. In doing so, he continues his lifelong project of demonstrating that our objective, everyday thinking is the lowest rung of a ladder that reaches up to literally infinite heights.

The talks in this series and the selections from the question-and-answer sessions on many mathematical topics over the years are translated into English for the first time in The Fourth Dimension. They bring us to tantalizing new horizons of awareness where Steiner hoped to lead his listeners.

Topics include:
*The relationship between geometric studies and developing direct perception of spiritual realities
*How to construct a fourth-dimensional hypercube
*The six dimensions of the self-aware human being
*Problems with the theory of relativity
*The Trinity and angelic hierarchies and their relationship to physical space
*The dimensional aspect of the spiritual being encountered by Moses on Mt. Sinai

The Fourth Dimension is a translation from German of Die vierte Dimension Mathematik und Wirklichkeit (GA 324a).
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<B>Geometry Lessons in the Waldorf School </B><I> Volume 2: Freehand Form Drawing and Basic Geometric Construction in Grades 4 and 5</I>
10 Geometry Lessons in the Waldorf School Volume 2: Freehand Form Drawing and Basic Geometric Construction in Grades 4 and 5

1888365528 / 9781888365528 
Softbound, includes CD
Volume 2: Freehand Form Drawing and Basic Geometric Construction in Grades 4 and 5 • This book is the second volume of mathematician and Waldorf teacher Ernst Schuberth’s Geometry Lessons in the Waldorf School. It covers the free form drawing and basic constructions covered in the fourth and fifth grades. An accompanying CD Rom has additional exercises and color plates for the teacher to study. CD Included
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<B>Guide to Child Health </B><I> A Holistic Approach to Raising Healthy Children</I>, GLOCKLER,MICHAELA, GOEBEL,WOLFGANG
11 Guide to Child Health A Holistic Approach to Raising Healthy Children
GLOCKLER,MICHAELA, GOEBEL,WOLFGANG
0863159672 / 9780863159671 2013 4th Edition 
Fourth Edition.
This acclaimed guide to children's physical, psychological and spiritual development is now available in a fourth revised edition. Combining up-to-date medical advice with issues of development and education, this is a definitive guide for parents.

If you've ever wanted a deeper understanding of your child's illnesses, or to take a more holistic approach to your child's health, this is the book for you. As well as comprehensively covering medical issues, it's also about parenting techniques, education, spirituality and play -- a truly integrated approach to all aspects of raising healthy children in the broadest sense. The authors based their theory and practice on over 20 years' experience in the children's out-patient department of the Herdecke Hospital in Germany, which is run along anthroposophical principles.

The first section covers childhood ailments and home nursing. The second part looks at the healthy development of children and how to create the best conditions for them. The authors go on to examine issues of development and education, and their consequences for later life. Throughout, the book is extremely practical, with example situations of conflict and crisis presented, along with possible solutions. It includes medical and health practices in North America, Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the UK and Europe. The fourth edition includes updates on treatments for tonsilitis, croup, sunstroke and headlice, as well as possible complications arising from measles and ultrasound scans. The section on vaccinations includes the latest recommendations and has updates on measles, meningococcal and HPV. There is also a new section on electromagnetic pollution, including mobile (cell) phones and UHF and SHF radio frequencies, and their effects on respiration, the immune system and fertility.
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<B>Hawthorne Valley Harvest </B><I> </I>, WARD, WILLIAM
12 Hawthorne Valley Harvest
WARD, WILLIAM
1888365781 / 9781888365788 
From grade one through grade twelve, the annual class play is an essential feature of the life of every Waldorf class. The play is often the defining event of the year, the event most clearly remembered and most often referred to, long after much else of what happened is lost to memory.
This collection of 23 plays spans the full elementary school grades and includes a Michaelmas Pageant for the entire school. William Ward, himself a master of the spoken word and dramatic exchange offers teachers practical guidance in preparing a play with children for production. This collection of gems is a boon for every class teacher.
CONTENTS
PREFACE by David Mitchell
INTRODUCTION: IN PRAISE OF PLAYS by William Ward
FIRST GRADE:
"The Light Child" by Andree Ward
"The White Snake" by Ariana Hays
"The Devil with Three Golden Hairs" by William Ward
"The Six Servants" by Jolene Jackson
"Snow White" by William Ward
SECOND GRADE:
"The Voyage of Saint Brendan" by Kevin Kilb
"Saint Jerome and the Lion" by William Ward
"Odelia and Aldaric" by Laura Summer
"Saint George and the Dragon" by Claire McConnell
Saint Martin Legend by William Ward
"Saint Martin's Pageant" by William Ward
"Jumping Mouse" by Patrice Maynard
THIRD GRADE:
"Passover Celebration" by William Ward
"The Maccabees" by Patrice Maynard
"Joseph and His Brothers" by William Ward
"Moses" by William Ward
FOURTH GRADE:
"The Forging of the Sampo" by Kevin Kilb
"The Death of Baldur" by William Ward
FIFTH GRADE:
"The Epic of Gilgamesh" by Gloria Kemp
"Zarathusrra: The Golden Star" by Jolene Jackson
SIXTH GRADE:
"The Peacemaker" by Beatrice Cohen
"The Sacred Flame" bv William Ward
FIFTH - EIGHTH GRADES:
Michaelmas Pageant Introduction by William Ward
"Michaelmas Pageant" by William Ward
AFTERWORD: PRACTICAL GUIDANCE by William Ward
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<B>Journey to the Promised Land </B><I> </I>, STREIT, JAKOB
13 Journey to the Promised Land
STREIT, JAKOB
193636784X / 9781936367849 
The Path of the People of Israel from Abraham’s Calling to David’s Dream • Superbly told stories for the third grade teacher, this book is also useful as a fourth grade reader.
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<B>Lao Tzu and Anthroposophy (2nd Edition) </B><I> A Translation of the Tao Te Ching <br>with Commentary and a Lao Tzu Document <br>"The Great One Excretes Water"</I>, SIT, KWAN-YUK CLAIRE,  LAOZI
14 Lao Tzu and Anthroposophy (2nd Edition) A Translation of the Tao Te Ching
with Commentary and a Lao Tzu Document
"The Great One Excretes Water"

SIT, KWAN-YUK CLAIRE, LAOZI
2012 Paperback / softback 
According to tradition, Lao Tzu wrote the eighty-one short chapters of his Tao Te Ching around the sixth to fourth centuries B.C.E. It became the foundational philosophical work of Taoism, significantly inspired early masters of Zen Buddhism, and, for more than a century, has been widely embraced in the West as an astounding work of universal truths. Through deceptively simple imagery, Lao Tzu gave us a guide to life, both spiritual and physical, that is no less valid today than when it was written more than 2,500 years ago. Claire Sit, the author of The Lord's Prayer: An Eastern Perspective, brings us her translation of the Tao Te Ching and, through her deep study and understanding of that text, examines each chapter and places it in the light of Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy. In the process, she shows how-although the path of Tao and that of Anthroposophy seem quite different-they complement each other and share many qualities and, in many ways, illumine the hidden truths each has to offer. As in Anthroposophy, on the path of Tao one looks within to know the world and into the world to know one's self. Just as we can learn much about ourselves by looking outward to the world and to others, we can also better understand the depths of Anthroposophy by penetrating wisdom traditions beyond our own path. Indeed, Lao Tzu and Anthroposophy will generate much food for reflection and meditation for the reader. According to tradition, Lao Tzu wrote the eighty-one short chapters of his Tao Te Ching around the sixth to fourth centuries B.C.E. It became the foundational philosophical work of Taoism, significantly inspired early masters of Zen Buddhism, and, for more than a century, has been widely embraced in the West as an astounding work of universal truths. Through deceptively simple imagery, Lao Tzu gave us a guide to life, both spiritual and physical, that is no less valid today than when it was written more than 2,500 years ago. Claire Sit, the author of The Lord's Prayer: An Eastern Perspective, brings us her translation of the Tao Te Ching and, through her deep study and understanding of that text, examines each chapter and places it in the light of Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy. In the process, she shows how-although the path of Tao and that of Anthroposophy seem quite different-they complement each other and share many qualities and, in many ways, illumine the hidden truths each has to offer. As in Anthroposophy, on the path of Tao one looks within to know the world and into the world to know one's self. Just as we can learn much about ourselves by looking outward to the world and to others, we can also better understand the depths of Anthroposophy by penetrating wisdom traditions beyond our own path. Indeed, Lao Tzu and Anthroposophy will generate much food for reflection and meditation for the reader.
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<B>Materialism and the Task of Anthroposophy </B><I> </I>, STEINER, RUDOLF
15 Materialism and the Task of Anthroposophy
STEINER, RUDOLF
0880101768 / 9780880101769 Paperback 
In this history of the development of human consciousness, Steiner makes the startling announcement that the world has already ended in the fourth century A.D. Since then we have been living in an increasingly spiritual world on a disintegrating, dying earth. We have simply been asleep to this spiritual reality around us.

The seventeen lectures presented here were given in Dornach, Switzerland, between April 2 and June 5, 1921. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in German, the volume containing the original texts is entitled: Perspektiven der Menschheitsentwicklung (Vol. 204 in the Bibliographic Survey). They were translated from the German by Maria St. Goar.
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<B>Motherly and Fatherly Roles in Education, The </B><I> </I>, GABERT, ERICH
16 Motherly and Fatherly Roles in Education, The
GABERT, ERICH
0880101997 / 9780880101998 Paperback 
The author begins with a study of the parental elements as they manifest in the life of the protagonist of the medieval tale Parzival. The fourth chapter takes up such topics as the preexistent spiritual being of the child in relation to the two roles. The fifth chapter treats conflicts between the motherly and fatherly roles in school. Chapter six explores the two roles in relation to the Waldorf school curriculum.
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<B>New Renaissance </B><I> Transforming Science, Spirit and Society</I>, LORIMER, DAVID,  ROBINSON, OLIVER
17 New Renaissance Transforming Science, Spirit and Society
LORIMER, DAVID, ROBINSON, OLIVER
0863157599 / 9780863157592 2010 Paperback 
This book diagnoses an urgent need for change and renewal in a period of crisis for philosophy, science and society. The Florentine Renaissance, some six hundred years ago, took a huge leap forward into realism, rationality and self-awareness. It was born out of the waning authority of medieval institutions and beliefs. We stand now at a similar junction in history. It is apparent to many that reductionist science with its materialist values -- the worldview that has driven modern culture for the last two centuries -- is losing credibility. Its objectives of growth and acquisition, and its guiding principles asserting that there is no intrinsic meaning to life or purpose in the cosmos, are now widely seen as creating an unsustainable world. The essays gathered in A New Renaissance are a cultural response to the failings of the materialist worldview. Contributions in the first part diagnose the sources of the crisis in today's world. The second section searches for a new understanding of consciousness and mind, based on findings in recent non-materialist philosophy.
The third section looks to a renewal of spirituality beyond religion, aiming to recapture the personal depth and connection to the cosmos that materialism denies or ignores. The fourth section examines possible reforms in politics, economics and education to help bring forth a society that can sustain the flourishing of human beings in the globally interconnected world of the twenty-first century.
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<B>Norse Mythology and the Modern Human Being </B><I> </I>, UEHLI, ERNST
18 Norse Mythology and the Modern Human Being
UEHLI, ERNST
1888365137 / 9781888365139 
This is a valuable study of a mythology that has as much to do with the future of human evolution as it does with these old stories of the Norse gods. Uehli moves systematically through the major figures in this ancient saga, reflecting on the deeper meaning and showing why they are so valuable for children, especially those in the fourth grade. It will provide insight for teachers, parents, and other adults who hope to answer some of the life questions of today.
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<B>Rudolf Steiner's Path of Initiation and the Mystery of the Ego </B><I> and The Foundations of Anthroposophical Methodology</I>, PROKOFIEFF, SERGEI, STEINER, RUDOLF
19 Rudolf Steiner's Path of Initiation and the Mystery of the Ego and The Foundations of Anthroposophical Methodology
PROKOFIEFF, SERGEI, STEINER, RUDOLF
1906999554 / 9781906999551 2013 
Two lectures in Bologna: on 31st March 2011 at the International Conference to Mark the Centenary of Rudolf Steiner’s Lecture in Bologna, and on 8th April 1911 at the Fourth International Philosophy Congress.
A special conference took place in Bologna in Spring 2011, marking the hundredth anniversary of a unique lecture Rudolf Steiner delivered to a philosophically-trained audience in the same city. In his key exposition, Steiner had given a concise description of the spiritual-scientific theory of knowledge as well as a brief outline of the anthroposophical path of schooling.
In his contribution to the 2011 congress, Sergei O. Prokofieff tackles two principal aspects. On the one hand, he describes how Steiner’s Bologna lecture contained the essential foundations for a new ‘science of the human ego’. On the other hand, Prokofieff states that Rudolf Steiner was the first person to transform this same theory into a practical path of knowledge, following it to its very conclusion. Thus, the words of Rudolf Steiner’s lecture were based entirely on personal experience.
Together with a transcript of Rudolf Steiner’s full Bologna lecture, Sergei O. Prokofieff’s own lecture is reproduced here in an expanded version. In addition, this volume features Rudolf Steiner’s important ‘summaries of essential points’, in which he develops and connects some of his key thoughts with further aspects of anthroposophy, especially in relation to their Christological foundations.
SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF, born in Moscow in 1954, studied fine arts and painting at the Moscow School of Art. He encountered anthroposophy in his youth, and soon made the decision to devote his life to it. He has been active as an author and lecturer since 1982, and in 1991 he co-founded the Anthroposophical Society in Russia. In Easter 2001 he became a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society in Dornach. He is the author of numerous books available in many languages throughout the world.
RUDOLF STEINER (1861-1925) called his spiritual philosophy ‘anthroposophy’, meaning ‘wisdom of the human being’. As a highly developed seer, he based his work on direct knowledge and perception of spiritual dimensions. He initiated a modern and universal ‘science of spirit’, accessible to anyone willing to exercise clear and unprejudiced thinking. From his spiritual investigations Steiner provided suggestions for the renewal of many activities, including education (both general and special), agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy, religion and the arts. Today there are thousands of schools, clinics, farms and other organizations involved in practical work based on his principles. His many published works feature his research into the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of the world and humanity, and methods of personal development. Steiner wrote some 30 books and delivered over 6000 lectures across Europe. In 1924 he founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world.
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<B>Secrets of the Threshold </B><I> </I>, STEINER, RUDOLF,  PUSCH, R.
20 Secrets of the Threshold
STEINER, RUDOLF, PUSCH, R.
0880101954 / 9780880101950 2007 Paperback 
Rudolf Steiner wrote his four plays, the Mystery Dramas, to give examples of how individuals go through different experiences as they find their way into the spiritual worlds. Because each of us has a unique biography and unique karma, our journey into the spiritual is also a unique path. The eight lectures presented in this volume were given on the occasion of the first performance of the fourth play, The Souls' Awakening. These lectures count among the most significant of Steiner's insights into the nature of the path to higher knowledge.
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