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<B>America's Global Responsibility </B><I> Individuation, Initiation and Threefolding</I>, BEN-AHARON, JESAIAH
1 America's Global Responsibility Individuation, Initiation and Threefolding
1584200189 / 9781584200185 2003 Paperback 
In a summary of present day social and economic conditions, Beh-Aharon points out the dire consequences of America ignoring its obligations as set forth in the Declaration of Independence. He goes on to explain how the destructive effects of globalisation can be stopped, and progressive social structures introduced. Using a concept developed by Rudolf Steiner -- the actualization of the individual -- he explains how the world arrived at its current state and how an understanding of America's role in the globalisation process will help achieve cultural and spiritual freedom, political equality and economic cooperation in the world.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1586] 
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<B>Associative Economics </B><I> Spiritual Activity for the Common Good</I>, LAMB, GARY
2 Associative Economics Spiritual Activity for the Common Good
1936367106 / 9781936367108 
This comprehensive book guides one to substantially rethink aspects of the economic life. It opens doors for new perspectives, describes pitfalls and successes and gives practical small steps one can take in order to effect change and improve the human condition.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 7770] 
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<B>Atlas of the Poetic Continent </B><I> Pathways in Ecological Citizenship</I>, SACKS, SHELLEY, ZUMDICK, DR WOLFGANG
3 Atlas of the Poetic Continent Pathways in Ecological Citizenship
1906999562 / 9781906999568 2013 
‘The places of the poetic continent are not physical places. They map the internal regions and contours of the inner human being that lives in a cosmos of other beings and life forms. They constellate the places of the soul.’

This collection of poetic, philosophical and literary texts and full-colour images offers an ATLAS of the Poetic Continent – a treasure to study, contemplate and inspire action in the world.
This ATLAS grew out of a social sculpture process in a city that invited its citizens – individually and collectively – to enter into a process of active reflection on the question ‘what am I doing in the world?’ This project confirmed that the connection between inner and outer work, and the inner workspace, is central to all social sculpture processes.

The maps for this poetic continent open up pathways that enable us to ‘come to our senses’. Discovered only in our engagement with the world, and inspired by the constellations of the soul, they offer distilled understandings on the path to a new society: a viable future of free, humane and ecological citizens.

SHELLEY SACKS is an international practitioner of social sculpture, working in connective practices, exploring the relationship between imagination and transformation and rethinking responsibility as an ability to respond. She regards her long-term collaborative projects - such as Exchange Values, University of the Trees and Earth Forum - as ‘instruments of consciousness’ and flexible frameworks that link inner and outer processes. Her work includes more than 40 ‘actions’, site works, installations and social sculpture projects; several essays and books, involvement in grassroots cultural and political organisations; facilitating social sculpture processes in the 1970s and 1980s in South Africa; and collaborating with Joseph Beuys for more than a decade in the Free International University. Shelley is Professor of Social Sculpture and Director of the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford. The ATLAS is one of several collaborations between Shelley Sacks and Wolfgang Zumdick.

DR WOLFGANG ZUMDICK is an international author, philosopher, curator and a specialist in Social Sculpture and the work of Joseph Beuys. He was a scholarship holder at the Laurenz Haus Foundation, Basel, and has curated several Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture exhibitions. He is the author of numerous publications on the history of philosophy and twentieth century art and philosophy, with a specific focus on Joseph Beuys and the philosophy of imagination. He is Senior Lecturer in Social Sculpture at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, and has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities worldwide. He is active in the Social Sculpture Research Unit and collaborates with Shelley Sacks on writing and practical projects such as University of the Trees.
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<B>Becoming Human </B><I> A Social Task - The Threefold Social Order</I>, KONIG, KARL,  STEEL, RICHARD,  DYSON, CARLOTTA
4 Becoming Human A Social Task - The Threefold Social Order
0863158099 / 9780863158094 2011 Paperback 
Karl Konig, the founder of the Camphill Movement, was very aware of the need for change in the social order he saw around him. In this revealing collection of imaginative thought and ideas, he shows, however, that true social change must begin in individuals. He goes on to say that renewal is something each human being can practise themselves, in the midst of their everyday life.
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<B>Beholding the Nature of Reality </B><I> Possibility of Spiritual Community</I>, SCHWARZKOPF, FRIEDEMANN
5 Beholding the Nature of Reality Possibility of Spiritual Community
094580329X / 9780945803294 
Contemplation, meditation and healing.

The central theme of these essays is: that we can creatively participate in what can be called 'reality-in-becoming.' But to do so requires using our will and strength to sustain and embrace a certain kind of inner tension which surfaces when we find ourselves within the activity of reconciling and integrating the contradictions between the poles of the soul-spiritual and the empirical-sensorial, between idealism and dogmatism, between the arrogance that 'it all depends on us' and a passive belief that our destiny is predetermined-by divine powers or a calculable physical-material course of events. We can witness the sphere in which the manifesting events prepare themselves, we can experience our own witnessing, and within this witnessing we can experience our freedom to change perspectives-with the consequence that different options are offered for our manifesting will, the choice of which can in turn change the quality and direction of the course of events. ?from the Preface

Friedemann Schwarzkopf (1947?2003) was a longtime student of the work of Rudolf Steiner, especially Biodynamic agriculture, the Goethean approach to science, and Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy of Freedom.
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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.
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<B>Biology of Transcendence, The </B><I> A Blueprint of the Human Spirit</I>, PEARCE, JOSEPH CHILTON
7 Biology of Transcendence, The A Blueprint of the Human Spirit
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>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
8 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>Caretakers of the Cosmos </B><I> Living Responsibly in an Unfinished World</I>, LACHMAN, GARY
9 Caretakers of the Cosmos Living Responsibly in an Unfinished World
1782500022 / 9781782500025 
Why are we here? Human beings have asked themselves this question for centuries. Modern science largely argues that human beings are chance products of a purposeless universe, but other traditions believe humanity has an essential role and responsibility in creation.

Lachman brings together many strands of esoteric, spiritual and philosophical thought to form a counter-argument to the nihilism that permeates the twenty-first century. Offering a radical alternative to postmodern apathy, he argues that we humans are indeed the 'caretakers' of the universe, entrusted with a daunting task: that of healing and repairing creation itself.

This is an important book from a key thinker of our time, addressing some of the most urgent questions facing humanity.
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<B>Common Wealth: For a Free, Equal, Mutual and Sustainable Society </B><I> For a Free, Equal, Mutual and Sustainable Society</I>, LARGE, MARTIN
10 Common Wealth: For a Free, Equal, Mutual and Sustainable Society For a Free, Equal, Mutual and Sustainable Society
1903458986 / 9781903458983 2010 Hardback 
"Common Wealth" analyses how the market has taken over the state, as well as public services, so education and health are treated as profit making businesses. The book puts forward an alternative, tripolar model of society, made up of government, civil society and business, which can work in partnership for developing a more free, equitable and sustainable society.
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<B>Communities for Tomorrow </B><I> </I>, STEEL, RICHARD,ED
11 Communities for Tomorrow
0863158102 / 9780863158100 2011 Paperback 
As human beings, we have a great longing for community, to feel part of something. Despite this apparent need, the opposite tendency is evident everywhere: a growing individualism leading to the breakdown of relationships, conflict and war. How can we connect meaningfully with our fellow human beings and build successful communities, whilst also cultivating a healthy individuality? Karl Konig considered that finding answers to these questions was one of the central tasks of anthroposophy, as well as its greatest potential downfall. Seventy years ago, he founded the Camphill Movement as a search for social renewal and healing from new sources. As part of a growing dialogue between people within and outside of Camphill, a conference called Community Building in the Light of Michael took place at the Goetheanum in 2009. The contributions in this book originate from there; contributors include Cornelius Pietzner, Virginia Sease, Penelope Roberts-Baring, Sergei Prokofieff, Peter Selg and Bodo von Plato.
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<B>Confronting Conflict </B><I> A First-aid Kit for Handling Conflict</I>, GLASL, FRIEDRICH
12 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.
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<B>Context for a Renewed Economics </B><I> </I>, M. SPENCE
13 Context for a Renewed Economics

Building on Rudolf Steiner’s conception of the human being, Mr. Spence poses challenging questions concerning the life of a Waldorf school. Chapters on: The Threefold Nature of Social Life; Brotherhood in the School Community; The Life of Rights in the School Community; The School as a Free Cultural Institution.
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<B>Conversation </B><I> A New Theory of Language</I>, FLYGT, CARL H.,  BELL, MADISON SMARTT
14 Conversation A New Theory of Language
1584200383 / 9781584200383 2006 Paperback 
This is a groundbreaking study which takes the phenomenon of human conversation and analyses it to understand its relationship with social organisation and cultural background, based on the concepts of Rudolf Steiner's threefold social order.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 10653] 
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<B>Conversation Amoureuse </B><I> </I>, LUSSEYRAN, JACQUES
15 Conversation Amoureuse
0945803311 / 9780945803317 
The nature of love between a man and a woman.
Jacques Lusseyran was a lover of love. Thanks to him we learn not to confuse it with the beloved person, nor with happiness. If we do not begin to love love, we risk losing it; that's why it is urgent to try to know it right into its most carnal forms. Already it forsakes us in pushing us toward two extremes: a never attained ideal or pornography. The modern man and woman are responsible for its future; they have to help it be born to itself. It is an urgent and difficult task because, let's not hide it, love is threatened.
Conversation Amoureuse may well prove to be among this century's most consequential writing concerning the mysteries of love. For here, we have something entirely new, something completely unspoken before. . . . These days, with the men's movement and the upsurge of feminism, it is altogether too easy to forget that it is really possible, and actually a necessity for the sexes to come to deeper understandings of love by deeply listening to each other. Robert Sardello
A glowing text on love. A sparkling of the soul. A walk on the body. A raying out of the spirit. Love is not to be taken, it is to be given. One wants to seize love, it is somewhere else, always somewhere else, far from where one seeks it. It is a surprise which enchants because it is never where we want it to be. . . . ?from the preface to the 1990 French edition by Athys Floride, Anthroposophical Society in France
Jacques Lusseyran lost his sight at eight years of age. In World War II France, he founded at sixteen and a half a resistance network which brought together two thousand high school and university students. He was arrested and sent to Buchenwald. Later he became a professor of literature in an American university. His wife died with him in an automobile accident in 1971. He was forty-seven years old.
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<B>Finding Work-Life Balance </B><I> Achieving Fulfilment at Every Stage of Life</I>, VAN DER BRUG, JOS
16 Finding Work-Life Balance Achieving Fulfilment at Every Stage of Life
1782501665 / 9781782501664 2015 
At different stages of life, we approach work with varying levels of energy, drive and perspective.

Many people feel unfulfilled in their work, or feel their work-life balance is hopelessly wrong. Jos van der Brug's readable and informal book helps the reader to understand why and how our working lives evolve at different ages and provides helpful tips for cooperation and leadership within a team of diverse members. In-depth case studies also offer insight into the impact our professional lives can have upon our personal lives, and vice versa.

If both employees and employers could better understand the fluidity of our relationship to work throughout life, it would lead to improved work-life balance and personal fulfilment.
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<B>First Steps to Seeing </B><I> A Path towards Living Attentively</I>, KIDD, EMMA
17 First Steps to Seeing A Path towards Living Attentively
178250169X / 9781782501695 
In the twenty-first century, we are confronted by a rapidly changing world filled with social, economic, and environmental uncertainties. We are all connected inherently to our changing world, and to create the best possible conditions for life that thrives we must each develop the inner capacity to respond and adapt to life in new, creative, and innovative ways.

The author of this visionary book, Emma Kidd, tells us that our path to a happy, healthy, and peaceful world begins with each individual. By learning to recognise our cognitive habits of interrupting and defining life through our fixed ideas, labels, and judgements, we can develop a dynamic way of seeing that enables us to perceive and respond to life with greater attentiveness.

First Steps to Seeing reveals a set of practical stepping stones that guide the reader into this dynamic way of seeing and relating. Using personal stories, practical exercises, and real-world case studies in development, education, and business, the book takes us on a journey to explore how we can give our full attention to life and how we can enliven the world that we each co-create.

This book is an inspiring guide for all those working for social change, whether with young people, business, education, or research and anyone simply looking for fresh paths in life.
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18 Freeing the Circling Stars Pre-funded Education
0948229063 / 9780948229060 2004 Paperback 

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<B>From Me to We </B><I> design and build collaborative workplaces</I>, HANMAN, STEPHEN AND GEORGE, IAN
19 From Me to We design and build collaborative workplaces
0646928007 / 9780646928005 
'This book demonstrates that long-term win-win collaboration approaches work. Principals and contractors don't have to end up in conflict or litigation. I would recommend these ideas be adopted by companies eager to improve productivity.' - John Mulcahy, Chairman, Mirvac

'In an industry dominated by conflict and unproductive activity, this book offers a refreshing and practical way for all parties in the building industry to achieve more from their capital and labour inputs. Stephen Hanman and Ian George have shown through application that by introducing trust, respect and meaningful communication into relationships, results improve for all stakeholders. Moreover, the investment required to do the first job carries over to future work, resulting in improved performance with each project. I applaud the efforts of the authors in both creating the environment for their clients to 'do better' in their construction businesses and for sharing their work with the wider business and labour communities. One wonders what benefits could flow to other industries should the broader principles so successfully adopted in this book be applied more widely.' - Terry Henderson, company director and businessman

'This book provides wonderful insights into the way in which economic and social relationships associated with building and construction can be transformed. The participants involved in CGA Bryson projects have experienced considerable benefits in their working and personal lives. There is also evidence of significant economic benefits for all within the project supply chains. In the context of the broader building and construction industry, this account contains lessons which offer solutions for some of the seemingly intractable problems of conflict, waste, poor quality work and alienation that bedevil this industry. We have a lot to learn from these two professionals who are writing about their direct experience in transforming a construction enterprise.' - Professor Tony Dalton, RMIT Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Research Centre, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University

'In our own research, we have documented in financial terms the benefits of cross-functional, cross-firm collaboration. However, for many executives, building a culture that supports collaboration is not easy. Ian and Stephen not only report on the benefits of collaboration in an industry where such behaviour has not been the norm, but they provide guidelines for building organisations with a culture of collaboration.' - Dr Douglas M Lambert, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, founder of the Supply Chain Management Institute
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<B>Functional Threefoldness </B><I> In the Human Organism and Human Society</I>, ROHEN, JOHANNES
20 Functional Threefoldness In the Human Organism and Human Society
0932776426 / 9780932776426 2011 Paperback 
Johannes Rohen is known as the father of functional anatomy, and his anatomy books are used by medical students around the world. In this book, he has turned his attention to human society, applying his functional approach developed over decades of meditating on the human organism. The result is a holistic yet highly differentiated view of human society as a dynamic organism that takes our understanding of social issues to a deeper level of insight. He sees the same threefold structure at work in human society as he sees in the human organism. This is a stimulating and challenging book from a renowned master.
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