AWAKENING IMAGINATION: A GUIDE TO STORYTELLING

“Some people think the world is made of atoms... but I think the world is made of stories.” -Native American storyteller The art of storytelling can enliven the imagination, awaken the spirit, and pass along life lessons. Even before written language, stories were used as a way to both teach and entertain. The simple act of telling a story can create feelings of happiness or sadness, fear or calm. Susan Perrow, author of Therapeutic Storytelling, explains how “all stories are potentially healing or therapeutic. If a story makes people laugh or cry – or both! – the laughter and tears can be healing.” As parents and teachers, we have t

Finding Reverence

“True devotion, in whatever form it is experienced by the soul,whether through prayer or otherwise, can never lead anyone astray. The best way of learning to know something is to approach it first of all with love and devotion. A healthy education will consider especially how strength can be given to the development of the soul through the devotional impulse. To a child the world is largely unknown: if we are to guide him towards knowledge and sound judgment of it, the best way is to awaken in him a feeling of reverence towards it; and we can be sure that by so doing we shall lead him to fullness of experience in any walk of life.” --Rudolf Steiner We live in a world of plenty. A world that

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