Who Will Teach the Teachers?

By Thomas Patteson and Laura Birdsall Issue: Issue #57 Vol. 14, Autumn 2009 New Approaches to Professional Development in Waldorf Schools Background Impartial observers might have the impression that the educational reform debate has become a standoff. On one side politicians and parents are demanding that schools be made more accountable. On the other side teachers resent the imposition of ... Read More ►

The Ancient Practice of Ayurveda in the 21st Century

Joanna Berkowitz Interviews Scott Gerson, MD, PhD Dr. Scott Gerson, medical director of the National Institute Of Ayurvedic Medicine (www.niam.com), is one of the nations foremost Ayurvedic physicians and researchers. Ayurveda is the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world, with roots dating back some 5,000 years. JB: Dr.Gerson, times change, the evolution of humanity undergoes changes. How is ... Read More ►

Genetically Modified Foods; Are Our Freedoms Eroding?

By Laura Langford Schnur Daily, email, mail and media describe desperate conditions, events, crimes against people or nature, appealing for aid and help with petitions. There is so much need in the world! It’s almost overwhelming to know. My soul responds in horror, my will forces engage, muscles tense and I’m mobilized to do something. But what? I can occasionally ... Read More ►

The Teeth: Their significance in child development, their anomalies and an anthroposophical therapeutic approach

A report from a lecture given by the anthroposophic dentist, Claus Haupt by Katherine Beaven and Caroline Westlake In an attempt to come to a deeper understanding of the nature of the teeth, we can begin by observing their outer appearance. When looking at a picture of an enlarged molar, the impression of mountain ranges is quite striking, whereas an ... Read More ►

Walter Alexander Interviews Otto Scharmer, PhD

I interviewed C. Otto Scharmer, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management in his MIT office in the fall of 2009, and conducted a substantial “catch-up” phone interview in March, 2011. He is the founding chair of the Presencing Institute1, the author of Theory U and co-author of Presence (both translated into twelve ... Read More ►

A Pediatrician’s Insight on Autism

LILIPOH Interviews Michael Allen, MD LILIPOH: Please give us a short introduction to your practice. Dr. Allen: I have been a pediatrician for 21 years, and I am board certified in anthroposophic medicine, holistic medicine, and traditional pediatrics. In 2008, my wife and I set up an anthroposophic healing center near Fair Oaks, California, The Center for Living Health. We ... Read More ►

Children’s Questions

By Nancy Blanning What Are They Really Asking? Little children ask endless questions. Their initial wordless finger-pointing, which might mean “Take me there,” “What is that?” or “I want,” eventually gives way to verbalization. The first questions begin to emerge at about eighteen to twenty-four months, and are mostly “What?” But the third year brings more “w” questions: who? when? ... Read More ►