Cinderella-Aschenputtel Viewed Through Anthroposophy

by Cathy Marconi Fairy tales transcend time. Their origins go back to the distant past and are found in oral traditions around the world. Fairy tales take us on a journey that joins body with soul and spirit. They are often inspired, and are thought to bring us closer to the angelic realm through their picture-language. According to artist and ... Read More ►

Winter 2019, Issue #94: Editor’s Note

Hello readers and welcome to the Winter 2019 issue of LILIPOH, On the subject of women and women’s health, I would like to offer my gratitude to the team of women who bring this issue to life four times a year. Each issue we receive letters from authors who are so pleased with the layout and graphic treatment of their ... Read More ►

From the Publisher

Dear Readers, What to say! What to say! What to write – what to write. I was considering leaving the page empty – speechless. I was considering just one word – VOTE. How to proceed in the face of distortion, untruth, manipulation, mockery? How to stand strong in the face of homophobia, hatred of others and immigrants? How to process ... Read More ►

Old Age

By Renee Meyer, MD Even if we are enjoying a vigorous middle age, somewhere in our sixties we begin to sense our mortality. A quiet, persistent reminder arises from deep recesses of our thoughts, or stirs the air behind our shoulders. It breathes “but time may overcome you,” when we indulge in long-term planning or think fondly of undertaking a ... Read More ►

Talking our Children to “Deaf”

By Nancy Blanning There are moments of wonder which leave us astonished in joy as we witness a young child coming into beinghood. With each new step, she progresses further in coming into connection with this new physical and social world. Satisfying the infant’s hunger and snuggling establish a physical connection with the mother. The first smile reaches out as ... Read More ►

The International Youth Initiative Program – A Personal History

By Silas Beardslee The only truthful way for me to illustrate the International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) in Sweden, I believe, is with the story of my own experience as participant, alumnus, co-worker, and then contributor. With each passing year, and each group of individuals passing through the program, YIP becomes ever more diverse, and continues to prove that it is ... Read More ►

Dementia

Renee Meyer, MD There is an advertisement picturing a middle-aged couple walking down the beach. As they walk, the woman’s image slowly dissolves, leaving just one beach walker. Families of people with dementia experience this feeling of dissolution and loss. In the early stage of dementia, the afflicted patients themselves can often feel loss and sorrow as their own organizational ... Read More ►

7 Billion Crowns

By Seth Jordan Where do new ideas come from? The kind of ideas that fire the imagination and break the hold of tyrant and tradition. How are discoveries made? Inventions? Innovations? How do works of art arise? New melodies that suddenly shine a light on some vast, hidden landscape of the soul; new stories that wake us up to a ... Read More ►