Beginning to understand … Trauma

By David Tresemer, PhD Thousands of pages are written about trauma every year. Trauma has become a favorite subject in mainstream psychology. To begin to understand the phenomenon, let us build a picture of the human being: To the receiving department of the soul’s kitchen, fresh cartloads of sensory impressions are brought—cartload after cartload, every moment. Just as one harvests ... Read More ►

Lakota Waldorf School; Lakota language and values form the foundation of this school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

By Madeleine Wuergler “Wakanyeja unkitawapi ki Lakoliyapi na Lakol ounyanpi ki yuha manipi kte heca. Our children must walk with the Lakota language and Lakota way of life.” —a goal of the Lakota Waldorf School   It was in 2007 and again in 2013, that I passed by the Lakota Waldorf School while on a road trip around the beautiful ... Read More ►

Acknowledging Illness, But Not Being Defined by It: How Do We Participate in Our Own Healing?

By Adam Blanning, MD Fall 2016, Sacred Nature - Issue #85, Vol. 21 As we once again approach the question, “How can I participate in my own healing?” we come to a very personal place. This fourth and final contribution borders on a delicate kind of research. Although it seems to have important practical implications for therapy, it also resonates ... Read More ►

The America Festival by Nancy Poer

The America Festival, May 28-31 2016, at White Feather Ranch, near Placerville, California, became a very special gathering of some wonderful individuals from far and wide, diverse in ethnicity, religion, native country, and all ages.  Nearly sixty in all, we were like stellar microcosm of America united in a common striving of a deeper understanding for the country we love ... Read More ►

The Power of Perception; Actively Engage in the World and Be Transformed!

By David Tresemer, PhD Summer 2016, Society & Community - Issue #84, Vol. 21   What happens when you perceive something, let’s say a view of a mountain next to the sea? Let’s begin with a mechanical point of view. The rods and cones in your eyes take in impressions of shapes, colors, and textures, then they bundle them together in a ... Read More ►

Quality of Life—An Exploration of Biography and Social Art

By Susan Crozier In 1996, I was 42-years-old and our family relocated to a new state. I was experiencing a difficult time of loneliness, anxiety and a loss of camaraderie. The outer landscape was beautiful but my interior one was a dark wood.  "What direction will lead me out of this wood?" That year, Sunbridge College in Spring Valley, NY, was starting ... Read More ►

Plant Care for the Soul

By Laurieann Quiry Winter 2000, The Soul's Health - Issue #22 The Soul arises from Spirit yet expresses itself through the physical body. The health of our Soul takes attention and cultivation. Giving attention to our Soul can be difficult in the fast-paced world of work, family and responsibilities, yet taking time to pause and let the day's impressions be ... Read More ►

A Signature of Recent Events

By Bernhard Steiner Winter 2001: Tension and Relaxation - Issue #26 “Now the twenty-first century has truly begun” was a statement voiced after the brutal terrorist attacks in September. As the events have sunk into our consciousness our feeling of life has changed. How are we to react appropriately? How can we prepare for what is yet to come? Anthroposophy ... Read More ►