Reflections on Rudolf Steiner’s Christianity as Mystical Fact
Steiner saw the Christ event as the turning point in the world’s spiritual history— an incarnation whose significance he saw as transcending all religions.
The Systematic Melancholic Although the melancholic’s strict system of rules and standards may seem confusing or difficult to maintain for someone of another temperament, the melancholic has a number of skills and traits that make it easy for her and even pleasurable. Many people make the mistake of feeling pity for a melancholic who works […]
Up to age nine, children do not differentiate clearly between their own inner life and the world outside. They experience the animals as brothers and sisters who can speak and act as human beings. Types of animals have been characterized in the fables which Waldorf students have heard in their early years. At age nine, the student experiences the separation of him/herself from the world. Teaching students about the relationship of animals to human beings rebuilds the bridge between the student and the world.
A retelling of Greek mythology and ancient history as recommended for Steiner-Waldorf curriculum Class 5-6 (age 10-12). This welcome new addition to Charles Kovacs’ work contains legendary stories of mythical heroes and historic figures from the dawn of western civilization. Through the fearless deeds of Heracles, Theseus and Odysseus to the Golden Age of Athens and the conquests of Alexander the Great, the narrative vividly portrays the journey from the mysteries of antiquity to the birth of modern medicine, science and philosophy.
Another priceless treasure by Charles Kovacs! This book—written especially for Waldorf teachers—includes the most exciting stories of Roman history: the founding of Rome; early battles with Carthage and Hannibal; Julius Caesar and the conquests of Gaul and Britain; Antony and Cleopatra; and the decline and fall under the Huns and the beginning of the “Dark Ages.”
It amazes me each time a new book by Charles Kovacs appears that a single person could gift so very many with the fruits of his work. In Kovacs’ case, these gifts seem to just continue to pour out into the world.
Muscles and Bones is a wonderful overview of the material to be covered in the human physiology, anatomy, health and hygiene blocks of the Waldorf curriculum for Grades 7 and 8. It is illustrated throughout with really wonderful drawings and conveyed in the clear and insightful prose we have all come to expect from Kovacs. Kovacs’ is someone whose soul-strength continues to work powerfully within the world even after his passing. This is simply great material!
The rhythms of the Earth can be seen, for example, in the daily cycle of day and night and in the yearly seasonal changes. Rudolf Steiner spoke of how Christian festivals such as Easter, Pentecost (or Whitsun), and Christmas fit not into only these patterns, but also into the macrocosmic rhythms of the cosmos and into the microcosmic human rhythms.