• Sara Parrilli, illustrator of Through the Rainbow

    by  • 9 July 2018 • 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 • 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 • 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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    Why we love wordless picture books

    by  • 1 May 2018 • 0 Comments

    Can you read a book without words? The rise of wordless picture books would suggest that yes, you can. In this type of book, the story emerges through exploring the illustrations, rather than the words on the page. Parents and children can become more involved in the storytelling process – naming characters and spotting...

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    Rudolf Steiner and The Christian Community

    by  • 30 April 2018 • 0 Comments

    The Christian Community was undoubtedly formed as a result of Rudolf Steiner’s theological lecture series. But the relationship between this movement and the Anthroposophical Society itself is often misunderstood. Peter Selg closely examines this complex relationship in Rudolf Steiner and The Christian Community. In this abridged extract, Selg looks at the unique place The Christian Community...

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    Lost Knowledge of the Imagination

    by  • 17 April 2018 • 0 Comments

    The explosion of science in the early 17th Century was “a new way of knowing and understanding ourselves and the world we live in”. But did this mean we ultimately forgot about the ‘other’ way of knowing? This paradigm shift is what Gary Lachman identifies as the ‘Lost Knowledge of the Imagination’. In this...

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    Sanne Dufft: Meet the illustrator of Bear Child

    by  • 12 March 2018 • 0 Comments

    Bear Child from Geoff Mead and Sanne Dufft

    We’re hosting a blog tour to celebrate the launch of ethereal new picture book Bear Child. Join creators Sanne Dufft and Geoff Mead as they talk about their book across the blogosphere from 12th-18th March. Sanne has illustrated many children’s picture books, including The Shepherd Boy and the Christmas Gifts. She won the Society of...

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    Geoff Mead: Meet the Author of Bear Child

    by  • 12 March 2018 • 0 Comments

    Bear Child from Geoff Mead and Sanne Dufft

    We’re hosting a blog tour to celebrate the launch of ethereal new picture book Bear Child. Join creators Geoff Mead and Sanne Dufft as they talk about their book across the blogosphere from 12th-18th March. To kick off the blog tour, we chatted to author Geoff Mead about his life as an author and the story behind Bear...

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    Fundraising with Books

    by  • 23 February 2018 • 0 Comments

    We know that many schools rely on seasonal fayres to raise much-needed funds. Including a book stall is a simple and fun way to help with the fundraising process. At Floris Books, we like to think we know a thing or two about getting books to readers! Our top tips will help you make...

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    Charles Kovacs – Reflecting on His Life

    by  • 25 January 2018 • 0 Comments

    Charles Kovacs was not only a teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School in Edinburgh for 20 years. He also fought in the Second World War and gave over 300 lectures to adults. In this extract from Christianity and the Ancient Mysteries, his late wife Dora Kovacs reflects back on the incredible life and work...

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