Whose Idea Is Your Child Thinking?

By Nancy Blanning The Effects of Media on Your Child’s Context for Life It is our fondest hope as parents and teachers that our children will be allowed to encounter the world directly through the freshness and unprejudiced vision of their own eyes, ears, and hands. I think of our grandson’s dedication to snail-watching last spring and summer. Nothing was ... Read More ►

New Revolution

An Interview with Nicanor Perlas In our Spring 2004 issue, we published the acceptance speech given by Nicanor Perlas in Stockholm, Sweden, subsequent to his receiving the Right Livelihood Award (also Known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) in 2003. Nicanor Perlas is President of the Center for Alternative Development Initiatives (CADI) in Manila, The Philippines. CADI (www.cadi.ph) is concerned with ... Read More ►

Hildegard von Bingen; What a Medieval Prophetic Visionary Can Teach Us Today

By Maggie Pate Duffey, Edith Allison and Trista Haggerty How do we begin to make use of the religious texts, ancient traditions, and spiritual practices that have become more accessible in western cultures in the last several decades? How do we incorporate them into the “cultural creative” movement that seeks to address social, political, and artistic issues of our time? ... Read More ►

Summer 2015, Issue #80: Editor’s Note

Dear Readers, Being married to a farmer means that having dirt tracked into the house is a way of life. Fortunately, I like dirt. And I like living a life that keeps me close to the soil. Rudolf Steiner described the soul-like qualities of soil, and he spoke of soil as having an “inner life”—qualities we would normally attribute to ... Read More ►

Spring 2015, Issue #79: Editor’s Note

Dear Readers, Many of us in the US are surprised to hear that Waldorf education is being allowed to flourish in China. Rudolf Steiner initiated Waldorf schools as a way to educate children who would have the capacity to bring about positive social change. He wrote: "The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility, these ... Read More ►