by Andrew J. Welburn, Rudolf Steiner S Philosophy And The Crisis Of Contemporary Thought Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rudolf Steiner S Philosophy And The Crisis Of Contemporary Thought books, The Austrian-born philosopher Rudolf Steiner inspired a vast legacy of practical work in Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, the Camphill Communities for adults and children with special needs, as well as in many artistic and scientific domains. Underlying them all was a subtle and highly developed approach to thought, with which Steiner addressed philosophical issues in a new way. Many of these issues were also being tackled in parallel to Steiner by a number of his contemporaries, notably the Phenomenological school pioneered by Edmund Husserl and others. Steiner was notable too for developing concepts of structure and developmental ideas far ahead of his time. Seeking to clarify moral thinking in terms of his 'ethical individualism, 'steiner offered a challenging view of knowledge, not as abstract objectivity but as a creative relationship between the knower and the known. From this standpoint, all genuine knowledge is an expression of our active engagement with the world. Knowledge is never just about the world 'out there,' since every individual shares in reality that is known, and there are no morally neutral acts or thoughts.
by Ronnie Lessem, Integral Renewal Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Integral Renewal books, In 2010 Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer published their seminal work on Integral Research and Innovation, whereby they identified the four R’s; relational and renewal, reason and realization based research paths that altogether encompass the major qualitative research methods and methodologies. Within each path they identified a trajectory from origination to transformation via foundation and emancipation. However these paths, underlying the research process, conventionally termed 'method', were disconnected from the integral economic and enterprise content, conventionally termed 'literature', with which they were concerned. In this book, Integral Renewal they seek to remedy such, in two major respects. As transformative masters and PhD programs are focused on the 'Global South', where the vast majority of the world’s population is based, as well as those developmental agencies focused on such, the great majority of the people with whom the authors deal select the relational research path, and the path of renewal, over and above the paths of reason and realization. The focus of this book will be on these two paths of integral research, now interconnected with integral enterprise and economics. Uniquely, the authors pursue research and innovation in a systematic way. In that respect, while their prior Integral Research book still provides the research foundation for the four southern and eastern, northern and western paths, this book will focus on the former two relational (southern) and renewal (eastern) from the combined perspectives of research process and economic and enterprise content.
by Rudolf Steiner, Self Doubt Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Self Doubt books, Mental and emotional disorders have reached epidemic levels in Western societies. Self-doubt, panic-attacks, anxiety disorders and personal fears of all kinds present major challenges to contemporary medical science. Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual research offers a startlingly original and complementary contribution to the problem. True insight into psychological issues requires knowledge of the influences of spiritual beings, he suggests. In everyday life we are all confronted with metaphysical entities that can hinder or progress our development. Many forms of anxiety and self-doubt derive from such meetings on the border – or threshold – of our consciousness. Further, these ‘threshold experiences’ are exacerbated today by a general loosening of the subtle bodies and components of the human soul. As these constitutional changes persist, says Rudolf Steiner, a condition of ‘dissociation’ becomes increasingly common. A healthy emotional life will only be possible if individuals engage in a conscious practice of personal growth, strengthening their constitution through the action of the ‘I’ or self. The expertly selected and collated texts in Self-Doubt offer numerous cognitive and practical ideas for the improvement of everyday mental and emotional health. Chapters include: The origin of error, fear, and nervousness; Crossing the threshold in the development of humanity and the individual; The polarity of shame and fear; The polarity of doubt and terrifying disorientation; The polarity of scepticism and claustrophobia, astraphobia, and agoraphobia; The origin of panic; Anxiety; The multi-layered nature of terrifying disorientation; Healing aspects of the anthroposophical path of training; The spiritual-scientific qualities of fear compared with standardized diagnostic terms and as a basis for therapy.
by Rudolf Steiner, Dying Earth And Living Cosmos Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dying Earth And Living Cosmos books, These authoritative lectures, delivered during a period of deep crisis and conflict in world history, present a comprehensive spiritual teaching for contemporary humanity. Despite the raging world war, Rudolf Steiner was still actively touring Central Europe whilst simultaneously completing work on his architectural masterpiece, the first Goetheanum, in neutral Switzerland. The building of the Goetheanum – undertaken by a community of people from seventeen nations at war – forms a thematic backdrop to the lectures. In speaking of the walls in the new building, for example, Rudolf Steiner describes how their forms are not confining, but rather express an openness to the surrounding cosmos. Likewise, the carved motifs on the architraves of the wooden pillars are not fixed ‘symbols’ but are alive and continually metamorphosing . These observations are reflected in Steiner’s broader discussions. He speaks of extending and deepening our connection with the world and the cosmos, going beyond our usual narrow limits and definitions to engage in ‘community with the realities of existence’. We can do this, for example, with the so-called ‘dead’, who find it difficult to relate to sense-bound thinking. Rudolf Steiner explains how we can connect with them, greatly enriching our lives and ‘making an enormous difference to their souls’. The distinction between fixed symbols and living motifs takes us to the core of anthroposophy, striving never to rest in inert forms of thought. In the field of education, Steiner thus warns about ‘external measuring’ of pupils and linear models of cognitive learning. Throughout the three lecture courses included here – which together form a kind of compendium of anthroposophy at the time – Steiner touches upon a wealth of absorbing themes, including the ‘discovery’ of America, the contrast between East and West, the qualities of European ‘folk souls’, Valentin Andreae’s Chymical Wedding, and Darwinism. Regardless of his topic, however, Steiner consistently makes the urgent appeal that we ‘grasp reality’, looking further than abstract schemes of all kinds – such as social and political ‘programmes’ – to participate in the cosmos as conscious and fully human co-creators.’
by Rudolf Steiner, Mystics Of The Renaissance And Their Relation To Modern Thought Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mystics Of The Renaissance And Their Relation To Modern Thought books, In Mystics of the Renaissance, Rudolf Steiner examines the thought of eleven European mystics (Eckhart, Tauler, Suso, Ruysbroek, Nicholas of Cusa, Agrippa von Nettesheim, Paracelsus, Weigel, Boehme, Giordano Bruno, and Angelus Silesius) through a collection of essays and explains their ideas and how they relate to modern concepts. Scriptoria Books has transcribed this edition word for word from the original text. It was then edited, formatted, typeset, and proofread through each revision. Our procedures are not automated. Our editions are not facsimiles and do not contain OCR interpreted text. Our books are carefully created new editions of classic works.
by Martyn Rawson, Steiner Waldorf Pedagogy In Schools Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Steiner Waldorf Pedagogy In Schools books, This book offers a comprehensive exploration of Steiner or Waldorf pedagogy and practice in schools. Drawing on key research, it traces the origins of Steiner education from the original Waldorf school and shows how this approach has since been adapted and applied in educational settings around the world. Outlining the educational philosophy of Steiner education, the book considers its unique features, such as its commitment to a pedagogical anthropology that takes the whole developing human being into account – body, mind and spirit – and the developmental approach that arises out of this. It sets out the specific curriculum and teaching approach alongside vignettes of teaching and learning situations adopted in Steiner educational settings to show how the approach works in practice. Offering a critical perspective on this teaching style, Rawson examines the contributions that Steiner education has made in different cultures and looks towards future developments in China and other Asian countries. Considering all aspects of Steiner education, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the fundamental elements of this approach and its continuing relevance within the educational landscape.
by Albrecht Classen, Mental Health Spirituality And Religion In The Middle Ages And Early Modern Age Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mental Health Spirituality And Religion In The Middle Ages And Early Modern Age books, This volume continues the critical exploration of fundamental issues in the medieval and early modern world, here concerning mental health, spirituality, melancholy, mystical visions, medicine, and well-being. The contributors, who originally had presented their research at a symposium at The University of Arizona in May 2013, explore a wide range of approaches and materials pertinent to these issues, taking us from the early Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, capping the volume with some reflections on the relevance of religion today. Lapidary sciences matter here as much as medical-psychological research, combined with literary and art-historical approaches. The premodern understanding of mental health is not taken as a miraculous panacea for modern problems, but the contributors suggest that medieval and early modern writers, scientists, and artists commanded a considerable amount of arcane, sometimes curious and speculative, knowledge that promises to be of value and relevance even for us today, once again. Modern palliative medicine finds, for instance, intriguing parallels in medieval word magic, and the mystical perspectives encapsulated highly productive alternative perceptions of the macrocosm and microcosm that promise to be insightful and important also for the post-modern world.
by Bo Dahlin, Rudolf Steiner Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rudolf Steiner books, This book covers Rudolf Steiner’s biography, presented from an educational point of view and also unfolds the different aspects of Steiner’s educational thought in Waldorf Education. His point of view is unique in that it relates education to a wide horizon of different contexts, such as social, pedagogical, evolutionary and spiritual aspects. His ideas are philosophical (ethical, epistemological, ontological). However, above all, they are based on spiritual understanding of the human being and the world. In many ways, they stand in stark contrast to the views that inform present mainstream educational thought and practice. Nevertheless, there are points where Steiner’s ideas can find a resonance in more recent educational thought. Steiner was in many ways ahead of his time and his educational ideas are still relevant to many present day educational issues and problems.
by Angelika Wiehl, Studienbuch Waldorf Schulp Dagogik Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Studienbuch Waldorf Schulp Dagogik books, Lernen in einer heterogenen Gemeinschaft gelingt, wenn Lehrende ihr pädagogisches Handeln auf die individuellen Möglichkeiten der Lernenden ausrichten. Das Studienbuch systematisiert den aktuellen Forschungsstand zur Geschichte, Sozialgestalt, Didaktik, Anthropologie und Handlungsfeldern der Waldorf-Schulpädagogik.