Warm greetings to all of you! I write this newsletter on the first summery day of the year in New Jersey, which must mean that another school year is drawing to a close, just as the cooler evenings of August foretell a new beginning about to come, and the frosts of late autumn augur the coming of Advent and the festivals of winter.
In this issue we explore some of these options. A few of them apply specifically to school teachers, but others apply to anyone who is involved in the education of fellow human beings of all ages, from cradle to grave – and beyond.
“Renewal” is an ongoing theme at the Center for Anthroposophy, and it means many things to us -especially so this
With the launch of a new school year, the Center for Anthroposophy begins a year-long self-study in preparation for the renewal of its membership
In our culture, it is customary to think of the 21 years landmark as coming of age — a time beyond which one focuses on life more as a full adult. As an institution dedicated to the education of adults, the Center for Anthroposophy, along with its affiliated program at Antioch University New England, is celebrating several landmarks of full adulthood this year. In this issue we focus on three of them
Waldorf education acts as antidote to many ailments of our times: anxiety and depression in children, stress and exhaustion of adults, perhaps even extremism and violence among young fanatics.
In this issue of Center & Periphery we explore some of the healing powers inherent in this education, as well as offering updates on programs run by the Center for Anthroposophy intended to remedy some of these ailments.
“Milestones” are only one letter different from “millstones”, but these terms should not be confused with each other.
For instance, though the processes of ageing may feel like the latter, they deserve to be celebrated as instances of the former. Think of these processes as akin to a harvest, signifying the fruits of growth and maturation. There should be nothing wrong, as such, with getting old.
At the Center for Anthroposophy, we are celebrating several seven-year milestones this year, both in the age of our programs and in the services we offer.
Re-flect: its original meaning is “to bend back” — but also “to curve”, as in falcate, the blade of a scythe. This is the theme for our Spring 2015 issue of Center & Periphery, the online newsletter of the Center for Anthroposophy.
A quintessential aspect of the Consciousness Soul, self-reflection is evident–though perhaps frozen–in the artifacts of modern technology, and rejuvenated through the eternal fonts of renewal and foundation studies that draw from the depths of Waldorf education.
Our focus for this issue of Center & Periphery shifts to the East: first to Forest Row, where Georg Locher — beloved mentor, teacher, artist, and genial uncle to the programs sponsored by the Center for Anthroposophy — passed away on 15 December 2014, just a few months after celebrating his 80th birthday.
It is estimated that a majority of young children about to enter school these days will graduate a decade or so hence without the ability to decipher cursive script — because they will never have been taught it.