‘BRINGING SPIRIT TO LIFE’SERIES
A series of books which bring modern spiritual ideas into life - for practical use in everyday life.
An Introduction to the Waldorf Approach
An internationally acknowledged authority in Steiner education, Brien Masters has worked for decades as teacher (both State and Waldorf), teacher trainer, consultant, writer and lecturer. In Adventures in Steiner Education he draws on his rich and varied experience to paint a vivid picture of Waldorf education in practice. Spicing the text with many personal stories and anecdotes, he brings to life the theory behind this increasingly popular educational approach, from the Early Years through to the Lower and Upper Schools. This lively book serves not only as an informative and entertaining introduction, but also as a helpful refresher course for those seeking to become fully acquainted with the basic principles of Steiner Education.
A Natural Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Early Childhood
Prospective parents are faced today with a huge selection of guidebooks on pregnancy, birth and early childhood. While many of these offer sensible advice and information, Dr zur Linden's long-established natural care book offers an important additional dimension. In clear and accessible language, he explains what the newborn baby and small child need to unfold harmoniously the full potential of body, soul and spirit. Based on this broad perspective, he offers many practical suggestions.
Gaining Strength in the Trials of Life
With a background in business and a life-long interest in spirituality, Angus Jenkinson brings a rich blend of professional and practical know-how, contemporary experience and ancient wisdom to tackling the very modern problem of stress. The sense of being under stress, he suggests, is as much to do with our response to events as the events themselves. Symptoms of stress can be seen as a form of advice, helping us to grow as individuals and develop inner resources needed to meet the inevitable challenges of twenty-first century life. These resources include courage and compassion, freedom and self-determination, clear thinking, positivity and love. Thus equipped, we may approach the adventure of life with serenity, in turn creating less stress for other people.
Meditative Practice for Homemakers
"What decides why things go well one day and badly another? The events are the same, the homemaker is the same, yet on one occasion nothing works out for her and on another everything seems miraculously to fall into place. Is there a special ingredient within us that we can tap into and cultivate to generate the longed-for equilibrium?"
Creating a Home for Body, Soul and Spirit
In recent years, social and economic pressures have combined to affect the traditional role of the homemaker. With emphasis being placed on the world of work as opposed to the life of home, many people now struggle to fulfil several functions simultaneously. This increasingly busy and hectic climate has led to an apparent downgrading of the work of the homemaker.
Reflective Encounters in Experiencing the World
What are our memories and feelings? What are ideas? What is the nature of time? How do our thoughts connect with the world at large? Is freedom of thought an illusion, or a possibility worth striving for?
Transforming our lives for the encounter with Christ
As levels of stress increase in modern life, many people are turning to the practise of meditation as a way of finding harmony, tranquility of soul, and of awakening dormant powers of spiritual potential.
Relationships as a Path of Discovery
"Our relationships - with our family, colleagues, friends, lovers, partners - are decisive factors in our lives. More than outer success, wealth or fame, they make the difference between joy and sorrow, development and stagnation, fulfilment and frustration. They both stimulate and require us to reflect on our own initiatives and reactions. They lead us to thresholds of emotion and discovery. If we can navigate these thresholds with our eyes open, relationships can become a path of initiation, taking us beyond our self-centred isolation into new and inspiring worlds of experience."
The Spiritual Rhythms in Adult Life
'The human biography is a symphony which each individual personally composes'.
Practical Exercises for Personal Development
In a world of rising tension and stress it is not uncommon to feel dominated and overwhelmed by the events of life. Raising the Soul, a practical guide to gaining a firm anchor and taking control of one's situation, is based on seven contemplative exercises interpreted from the work of Rudolf Steiner.
How Waldorf schooling addresses the problems of society
Is the philosophy by which we choose to educate our children responsible, at least partially, for the attitudes and general tone of our societies? A recent Unicef report on wealthy countries ranked the United States and the United Kingdom at the bottom of a table that measured quality of life for young people across a wide range of headings, including poverty, health, drugs, friendships and happiness. Experts observed that the nations that performed best in the survey have created 'child-friendly' societies in which, for example, young people are not pressured to achieve academically until their teens.
Through Darkness to the Light
Why is evil becoming ever more prominent in the world, in an ever greater variety of forms? What is its source? What can we do to keep the world a reasonably good place to live in? Why is it that 'good' shows itself less clearly now than in the past?
Playing, Working and Enjoying Adventures in the Open Air
A Handbook for Parents, Carers and Teachers
'An uplifting philosophy on childhood and life, and an absolute treasure trove of information for anyone who believes nature and childhood are perfect companions. Sally Schweizer manages to combine magic with common sense in this wonderful book, which is authentic from cover to cover. What she writes with such lively enthusiasm, she has also lived.' - Sally Jenkinson, author of The Genius of Play
A Guide to the Four Temperaments: Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Melancholic
How can we better understand ourselves and others?
Childhood in the Modern World
A Handbook for Parents, Teachers and Carers
'Have we come to misunderstand children? Have we forgotten that children's consciousness, their minds, are intrinsically different from ours? And is that why we are trying to train them to become 'adult', rather than realizing we need to relearn our way of thinking in order to understand children?'
Motherhood, Love and Personal Development
'A woman who wishes simultaneously to find herself as an individual and to devote herself to motherhood, is caught between two extremes that are hard to reconcile: how to integrate motherhood with one's deepest, personal aims?'
Welcoming a Soul to the World
The primary contention of this book is that, as a spiritual being, each of us lives beyond death, and eventually returns to earth in a new human body. With this knowledge in mind, the authors give much sound practical advice as to how parents, and others who spend time with children, can welcome a soul to the world and help it grow into a healthy and responsible human being.