• Exploring “Eurythmy and Rudolf Steiner”

    by  • 14 July 2021 • 0 Comments

    Eurythmy and Rudolf Steiner: Origins and Development 1912-39 by Tatiana Kisseleff is a first-hand account of the origins of the eurythmy movement. Kisseleff describes the spiritual foundations of eurythmy as they were explored in Steiner’s lectures and recounts the instruction she received from him.  This is both an eyewitness account of the origins of...

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    How does a publisher create a book during lockdown?

    by  • 7 July 2021 • 0 Comments

    Along with staff at many other companies across the UK, the Floris Books team has been working from home since March 2020. We swapped our large open-plan office with beautiful views across Edinburgh for our spare rooms and kitchen tables in our hometowns from the Scottish Borders, to Midlothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle! So,...

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    Step inside “Biodynamic Preparations Around the World”

    by  • 25 June 2021 • 0 Comments

    Biodynamic agriculture first originated in central Europe but is now practised in farms, vineyards and gardens all over the world. At the heart of the biodynamic approach are the eight preparations – Horn manure, Horn silica, Yarrow, Chamomile, Nettle, Oak bark, Dandelion and Valerian – which are often produced by local biodynamic practitioners using...

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    The Computer that Measured the Universe

    by  • 7 May 2021 • 0 Comments

    Discover the work of Henrietta Swan Leavitt in the feature article from Stargazers’ Almanac 2021 The year 2021 marks the centenary of the death of one of the lesser-known but very significant heroes of early twentieth-century astronomy, Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868–1921). As we gaze into the night sky, we can say with a degree...

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    Modelling with beeswax

    by  • 27 April 2021 • 0 Comments

    Encourage children to engage with the seasons with educational indoor and outdoor activities. This easy-to-implement modelling with beeswax project from Autumn and Winter Nature Activities for Waldorf Kindergartens is a great place to start. Beeswax is a precious material. It’s good for children to understand how the bees have laboured long and hard all...

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    Step inside Biodynamic Wine Growing: Understanding the Vine and Its Rhythms

    by  • 14 April 2021 • 0 Comments

    Biodynamic Wine Growing: Understanding the Vine and Its Rhythms edited by Jean-Michel Florin, co-leader of the Biodynamic Section at the Goetheanum in Switzerland, offers both practical advice for wine growers and an intriguing exploration of Goethean theory in relation to vines. This beautifully illustrated and informative book includes practical articles on all aspects of...

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    The importance of fairy tales

    by  • 24 February 2021 • 0 Comments

    Throughout literary history, one type of story has enjoyed continued popularity – the fairy tale. But why, over 200 years since they were alive, do the stories of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen remain a staple of our cultural heritage? The original fairy tales differ slightly from the ones we know today. Over the years these...

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    Steiner-Waldorf lockdown learning with Floris Books

    by  • 3 February 2021 • 0 Comments

    As many children gather around kitchen tables again at home rather than joining together in classrooms, we know that families are facing a challenging time. To help, we have gathered together a selection of our Steiner-Waldorf books to assist your at-home learning. From craft activities to encourage their creativity, to stories to spark their imagination...

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