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Charlemagne established schools in each of his courts throughout Europe. He wished for an educated citizenry and yearned for literacy himself. His schools had noteworthy Knights of the Grail, as well as Druid/Christian monks from the British Isles and Ireland, as teachers. The Seven Liberal Arts formed the structure of the schooling offered to those of all ages in the school. This book thoroughly and visually carries the reader through this high-level educational art form, a form Waldorf schools are working to recapitulate and transform for the modern world now. It provides a beautifully articulated structure for educators to adopt in organizing their work to ensure highly educated, logical and artistic thinkers, as well as providing parents ideas for the holistic educating of their children. The book carries rich and comprehensive research as well as inspiring visionary appeal for the future. It is illustrated with pictures from the Middle Ages with woven mythology entwined with history and plans for our educational future.
"Frans Lutters has written a very intriguing and useful book. Teachers should find it helpful to see aspects of the Waldorf curriculum in their broader context, with the underlying spiritual significance for human development. In fact, anyone interested in human development can benefit from this perspective. As a musician, I found it helpful to see the place of music in the context of the seven liberal arts." --Colleen Shetland, lyricist, singer, editor
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