• Celebrate Midsummer with the Midsummer Tomte!

    by  • 19 June 2020 • 0 Comments

    Midsummer Eve is a national holiday in Sweden, second only to Christmas in importance. It’s traditionally celebrated between June 19 and 25, to mark the summer solstice. In Sweden, where the summers are so short and the long winters are so very dark, it’s particularly important to celebrate the longest and lightest day of...

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    Stories, Poems and Meditations

    by  • 17 June 2020 • 0 Comments

    Karl König (1902-66) was well-known as a physician, author and lecturer. He began his work at the Institute of Embryology at the University of Vienna but fled in 1938 after the Nazi annexation of Austria. In 1940 he founded the Camphill Movement in Scotland. Based on the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner, the special...

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    Learn how to craft a felt piglet!

    by  • 10 June 2020 • 0 Comments

    Discover how to craft a felt piglet with the help of our step-by-step instructions taken from Crafting a Felt Farm: A Waldorf Project for All Ages by Rotraud Reinhard. This project is for suitable for older children and beginners, but if you are entirely new to felting, there are many introductory videos online to...

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    An Illustrated Kalevala: Myths and Legends from Finland

    by  • 14 May 2020 • 0 Comments

    Encounter magical shamans, mighty eagles and terrifying beasts in this superb prose retelling of Finland’s national folk saga! Here, we share an extract plus some of Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin’s stunning illustrations from An Illustrated Kalevala: Myths and Legends from Finland. Lemminkäinen’s Adventures While Ilmarinen and the Maid of Pohjola were celebrating their wedding, Lemminkäinen was...

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    How Does Your Garden Grow?

    by  • 8 May 2020 • 0 Comments

    Dear Friends, We hope that you are keeping well, that the weather has been kind and you’ve been enjoying time in your gardens and allotments. Over the past few weeks some of the Floris team have been busy planting and growing. Above, we’ve shared pictures from our own efforts at home!  We’ve gathered below...

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    Holy Week: Introduction

    by  • 3 April 2020 • 1 Comment

    Here at Floris Books, we want to do all we can to support our community during these difficult times. To that end, this week we’re sharing an extract from Emil Bock’s Holy Week: A Spiritual Guide from Palm Sunday to Easter for 2021 Easter Holy Week. Holy Week will guide you from Palm Sunday to...

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    Resources for parents

    by  • 24 March 2020 • 1 Comment

    Dear Friends, In this time of uncertainty, when the world seems almost unrecognisable, we would like to send out our love and best wishes to our readers both near and far.  We’re in awe of the people being creative and supportive to their communities. In these tough times we all have to stick together...

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    What is Eurythmy?

    by  • 27 February 2020 • 0 Comments

    Floris Books has published several books on eurythmy, but if you’re not as familiar with the term as we are you might be wondering: ‘What is eurythmy?’ Eurythmy is a form of art movement initiated by Austrian philosopher and social reformer Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925). It’s almost like a dance, and the aim...

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