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    Connecting with the Twelve Holy Nights

    by  • 24 October 2018 • Anthroposophy, Christmas, Extract, The Christian Community, Twelve Holy Nights • 0 Comments

    The period between Christmas and Epiphany – know as the Twelve Holy Nights – is an important time of year. It provides a time for reflection and reconnection with our spiritual selves. This abridged extract from The Twelve Holy Nights, shows how we can make the most of this experience. Inspired by Norwegian folklore,...

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    Perfect Autumn Mushrooms

    by  • 8 October 2018 • Picture Books, Recipes • 0 Comments

    Now the harvest is in and the days have become crisp and cool we’re enjoying all of the fruits that autumn has to offer, or should we say all the mushrooms! In the classic style reminiscent of Elsa Beskow, Swedish illustrator Signe Aspelin explores the many fascinating and diverse varieties of mushrooms in her...

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    Frank Egholm’s Tips and Tricks for Whittling

    by  • 17 August 2018 • Crafts & Activities, Steiner-Waldorf Education • 0 Comments

    Easy Wood Carving for Children by Frank Egholm

    Whittling is a wonderful hobby that’s had a big revival over the past 10 years, and it is the perfect outdoor hobby for adventurous children! Frank Egholm’s new book – Easy Wood Carving for Children – is packed with ideas to get the creative energy flowing, with clear step-by-step instructions for over 50 projects. We asked...

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    What is ritual?

    by  • 26 July 2018 • Bastiaan Baan, Philosophy of Human Life, Religion, Sources of Religious Worship • 0 Comments

    Different forms of religious worship and ritual are present throughout the development of human beings, from early stone-age ritual, nature religion and ancestor worship, to faiths from which Christianity and the Eucharist emerge. In his latest book Bastiaan Baan explores the origins and metamorphosis of human religion, examining its significance for human life on...

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    Why Don’t Children Sit Still?

    by  • 19 July 2018 • Evelien van Dort, Non Fiction, Parenting • 0 Comments

    Movement is essential in helping children develop motor, intellectual, emotional and social skills. Children learn through ‘doing’ and play. But a child’s journey in learning how to control their body can cause frustration in parents. Parents often say, “Just sit still!” Why Don’t Children Sit Still? is the latest parenting book that seeks to...

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    Sara Parrilli, illustrator of Through the Rainbow

    by  • 9 July 2018 • Lou Harvey-Zahra, Sara Parrilli, Steiner-Waldorf Education, Through the Rainbow • 0 Comments

    Art is a core part of the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum, helping children to develop emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually. Few know this better than Waldorf art teachers like Sara Parrilli. As well as being a teacher, Sara Parrilli is the illustrator of Through The Rainbow: A Waldorf Birthday Story for Children, as retold by Lou...

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    Treating Depression Naturally: Guest Post

    by  • 12 June 2018 • Holistic Health • 0 Comments

    Today’s guest post comes from author of Treating Depression Naturally and flower essence therapist for over 30 years, Chris Philips. Here, he explains how using flower essences as part of a considered treatment programme can help with the underlying causes of depression and related illnesses.       Depression and Men’s Health Depression is...

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    Myth, Magic and Mathematics

    by  • 30 May 2018 • Steiner-Waldorf Education • 0 Comments

    String, Straight-edge and Shadow

    Using only three simple tools – String, Straight-edge and Shadow – humans revealed the basic principles and constructions of elementary geometry. In this fascinating extract, Julia E. Diggins imagines how Pythagoras might have taught his famous theorem: Listen to our baffling problem. Here is the Egyptian right triangle, the one used by the rope-stretchers,...

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