Introducing the Summer 2015 issue of Lilipoh, editor Christy Korrow writes:

Being married to a farmer means that having dirt tracked into the house is a way of life. Fortunately, I like dirt. And I like living a life that keeps me close to the soil. Rudolf Steiner described the soul-like qualities of soil, and he spoke of soil as having an “inner life”—qualities we would normally attribute to sentient beings. Continue Reading...


Another fine video presents a highly multi-cultural school in Nairobi, Kenya. "Where is the book in which the teacher can read what teaching is? The children themselves are this book."

My son has become a human being. As much as we want them to be A students... the bottom line is that Waldorf has made my child... into a human being.

Dr. Virginia Sease's recollection of Sergei Prokofieff as a member of the Goetheanum Executive Council is one of many points of interest in the latest Anthroposophy Worldwide. There are also impressions of the UK's Emerson College today, and remembrances of Nick Thomas and Wolfram Schwenk.

There is a further article on the theme of the year by Hartwig Schiller, general secretary of the Society in Germany: “The ‘I’: bridge and gateway at the same time.” A young eurythmist speaks about the experience of the staging of Faust, Part I; Gary Lamb reports on the recent US gathering on ”Authentic Assessments and Accountability in Education”; there are reflections on the recent Whitsun conference when Rudolf Steiner's ”The Twelve Moods” (sketches above) could be experienced several times with full eurythmy; and much more.


By way of the Social Science Section newsletter and John Moses in Virginia we heard about this video created by a parent at the Richmond Waldorf School. It's here on YouTube. Parents, teachers, students, alums shine in this well-made short movie. John says, “I would like to imagine that all can hold this initiative in their hearts. So much still needs to happen for this seedling to grow fully into a vibrant presence in this geographic area, welcoming the future.”


Jesse Osmer gives us a short video for the mood of the April student gathering at the Goetheanum. "There's a new world to be invented." You can read online the full summer newsletter from the Goetheanum Youth Section.



Extra Lesson Educational Support Conference

Sun, Aug 02 2015 to Thu, Aug 06 2015
Location: Fair Oaks, CA

Archetypes that Inform Our Work: The Form Within and Without [more]

The Lyre as Instrument for Peace: Giving Ear Toward Reconciliation and Understanding

Mon, Aug 03 2015 to Sat, Aug 08 2015
Location: Detroit, MI

Sixth International Conference, sponsored by The Lyre Association of North America (LANA) [more]

Pursuing the Wholeness of Nature - International Summer University

Mon, Aug 03 2015 to Fri, Aug 14 2015
Location: Lötschental and Dornach, SWITZERLAND

Course offered to scholars in the sciences and humanities, in English and German [more]

The Creative Power of Color

Mon, Aug 03 2015 8:30 AM to Sat, Aug 08 2015 2:30 AM
Location: Harlemville

A Painting Course at the Arteum with Hans Schumm [more]

The Delicate Balance of Gaia

Thu, Aug 06 2015 to Mon, Aug 10 2015
Location: Bear River, Nova Scotia, CANADA

developing a new consciousness of earth and water [more]



Thea Maria Carlson has been named co-director with Robert Karp of the Biodynamic Association (BDA). Founded in 1938, the BDA is considered to be the oldest sustainable agriculture organization in North America.

The BDA's website states that “Thea has been serving as Director of Programs and will now work together with Robert Karp to collaboratively lead the BDA in its next steps to promote, support and develop biodynamic agriculture in North America. Inspired by the many pioneering businesses and nonprofits profiled in Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux, Thea and Robert have already begun to implement several of the 'teal' organizational management principles outlined in the book, supporting staff in taking greater responsibility and ownership for their work through self-management practices, encouraging wholeness through incorporating biography and mindfulness into meetings, and tapping into the evolutionary purpose of the organization through ongoing collaborative visioning work.”  Read more. 


Back in 1994 an exhibit called Truth and Beauty went on display at the Cathedral of St. John in New York City. It was prepared by the Phoenix Arts Group, Larry and Kathie Young, and was an extensive display of the art work, grade by grade, of Waldorf School students.

We're not surprised that twenty-one years later Harlan Gilbert of the faculty of the Green Meadow Waldorf School (in Chestnut Ridge, NY) alerts us that the Best of Waldorf Art website has been developed by students at Green Meadow. Along with the main site it has a Facebook page. "If students at your schools wish to, they can submit their art via the link on the website. Do encourage them to do so! Enjoy the beauty!" How wonderful is that? Thanks students! Thanks Larry and Kathie!

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