A Healing Education
How Can Waldorf Education Meet the Needs of Children?
Lecture titles: "The Pedagogical Law and its Expression in Karma and Reincarnation"; "The Image Character and Language of the Physical Body"; "'The Metamorphosis of Growth Forces into Intellectual Forces and the Rhythmic Nature of Astral Activity"; "The Ego Organization as the Great Integrator." In the first lecture, Dr. Michaela Glöckler focuses on the "pedagogical law" suggested by Rudolf Steiner in his lecture course published as Education for Special Needs. She illumines the comprehensiveness of tht law, the insight it offers into the working of the fourfold human nature, and the karmic effects of our fourfold activity from one life to another. She then takes us on a path that starts with the physical body, pointing to some of the wonders of embryological development, and then brings to our consciousness further growth rhythms of the brain and other organs. She demonstrates the difference between human and animal and shows how, in animals, wisdom and intelligence have formed the physical body and express themselves through instinct. She opens new doors of understanding for teachers that can lead to a clearer understanding of the significance that the release of intelligence from the body plays in human development.