Waldorf Values Find a Home in Cohousing Communities

By Neshama Abraham Paiss Issue: Summer 2005, HEALTH & THE SENSES - Issue #40 Today when I picked up my six-year old daughter from her Waldorf school, I felt delight at the lively conversations among the parents, teachers and kids of all ages. It reminded me of how people socialize in our cohousing courtyard. Turning to Halonah I said, “You ... Read More ►

The Disenchantment of the Modern Universe and the Tale of Two Suitors

By Frederick J. Dennehy Issue: Summer 2006, The Enchanted Earth; Issue #44 In the Epilogue to his masterful (and bestselling) The Passion Of The Western Mind, Richard Tarnas acknowledges the Copernican revolution as a “primordial event,” both “world-destroying and world-constituting,” the basis for both the ontological and epistemological revolutions initiated by Descartes and Kant respectively. These revolutions have sharply defined ... Read More ►

Math – An Exercise in Esoteric Development

By Lori Mackinder Issue: Spring 2007, Staying Human in the Computer Age; Issue #47 The heart chakra, a 12-petalled lotus flower, is the chakra to develop for our current time. We associate the heart as the center of our love, our compassion, and the warmth and coldness of our soul. According to the writings of Rudolf Steiner, six of the ... Read More ►

Teaching our Children to Read, Write and Spell

By Susan Johnson, M.D. Issue: Fall 2007: Issue #49, Vol. 12 Proprioceptive System There is a widely-held belief that if we just start teaching children to write, read, and spell in preschool, they will become better writers, readers, and spellers by the time they reach the first and second grades. This is, however, not true. The truth is that children ... Read More ►

HeartMath

Lilipoh editor Walter Alexander interviews Rollin McCraty, PhD, research director of the Institute of HeartMath Spring 2009: Redefining Education - Issue #55, Vol. 14 The Institute of HeartMath, founded in 1991 by Doc Childre, has conducted groundbreaking research on heart/brain communication and the power of coherence, a highly efficient psychological state where all the systems of the body work together ... Read More ►

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 ►

A New Kind of Future

Experimental peer-led education in Berlin How to create a more democratic education system? By Frauke Godat When I left working for Greenpeace International in Amsterdam, I went through a coaching process defining my own work title as an Initiator & Facilitator of Change Networks. Having worked in this role as a free agent for four years now, one red thread ... Read More ►

Fall 2012, Issue #69: Editor’s Note

Whether you are a parent, an organizational leader, some one looking to improve your health, your diet, or your emotional life, this issue has something for you! As our publisher Claus Sproll discusses in his annual fall letter, (p. 3) “electing LILIPOH” means saying yes to a holistic outlook, and to taking the needs of all beings into consideration when ... Read More ►