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World of Fairy Tales

by Rudolf Steiner, Peter Stebbing And Peter Stebbing SteinerBooks
Pub Date:
08/2013
ISBN:
9781621480327
Format:
Pbk 144 pages
Price:
AU$28.99 NZ$29.56
Product Status: In Stock Now
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''Fairy tales and sagas are comparable to a good angel, granted human beings as a companion from birth on their life's wanderings, to be a trustworthy comrade throughout - offering comradeship, and making life inwardly into a truly ensouled fairy tale!'' - Rudolf Steiner (quoting Karl Julius Schroer) ''There is a big difference in whether or not one has a child grow up with fairy tales. The soul-stirring nature of fairy-tale pictures becomes evident only later on. If fairy tales have not been given, this shows itself in later years as weariness of life and boredom. Indeed, it even comes to expression physically; fairy tales can help counter illnesses. What is absorbed little by little by means of fairy tales emerges subsequently as joy in life, in the meaning of life - it comes to light in the ability to cope with life, even into old age. Children must experience the power inherent in fairy tales while young, when they can still do so. Whoever is incapable of living with ideas that have no reality for the physical plane 'dies' for the spiritual world.'' - Rudolf Steiner

''The Interpretation of Fairy Tales'' ''Fairy Tales in the Light of Spiritual Investigation'' ''Fairy Tales in Education''; ''Fairy Tales and Rosicrucian Wisdom'' ''The Significance of Fairy Tales in Our Time.''

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) called his spiritual philosophy 'anthroposophy', meaning 'wisdom of the human being'. As a highly developed seer, he based his work on direct knowledge and perception of spiritual dimensions. He initiated a modern and universal 'science of spirit', accessible to anyone willing to exercise clear and unprejudiced thinking. spacer spacer From his spiritual investigations Steiner provided suggestions for the renewal of many activities, including education (both general and special), agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy, religion and the arts. Today there are thousands of schools, clinics, farms and other organizations involved in practical work based on his principles. His many published works feature his research into the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of the world and humanity, and methods of personal development. Steiner wrote some 30 books and delivered over 6000 lectures across Europe. In 1924 he founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world.