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Sound, Light, Heat

Manfred von Mackensen



Volume 3 for Grade 8, revised, explores the further study of optics, heat, electricity, hydraulics, hydrostatics, aeromechanics, and acoustics. Several experiments on each topic along with methodology are included.

Sound, Light, Heat

Manfred von Mackensen



Volume 2 for Grade 7 concerns itself with further studies in acoustics, optics, heat, electricity, magnetism, and mechanics. Many experiments are included with each section.

Sound, Light, Heat

Manfred von Mackensen

edited by John Petering




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All new, updated edition!!

All three volumes are newly edited and reformatted in a handy workbook size for ease of teacher reference in preparing main lesson presentations and experiments.

First a series of three volumes on physics for the middle school science teacher, Volume 1 for Grade 6 deals with the basic pedagogical and epistemological principles of acoustics, optics, heat, magnetism and electricity. Written especially for class teachers in Waldorf schools, but accessible to the homeschooling parent, each volume begins with a basic introduction and strives to create familiarity with the phenomena. After rich experience is gathered, age-appropriate discussions and theoretical concepts are introduced. The text includes many examples of demonstration experiments for the main lesson.

Volume 2 for Grade 7 includes further studies in the areas presented this first book and adds a section on mechanics. Volume 3 for Grade 8 continues the explorations in sound, light, and heat plus hydraulics, hydrostatics, and aeromechanics.

7″ x 10″, 130pp., 2017.

Ages 12/13/14

Roy Wilkinson


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A remarkably comprehensive and concise detailing of the subject matter and methods to be used for science blocks in Waldorf 7th and 8th grades. Includes instructions for demonstrations and experiments, along with explanatory line drawings.

Contents include:

  • Introduction
  • Sound
  • Light and Colour
  • Heat
  • Magnetism and Electricity
  • Mechanics
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Combustion
  • Salts and Salt-Formation
  • The Metals
  • The Organic World
  • The Nature of Substance

Zodiac, Planets and Cosmos

Rudolf Steiner



From the publisher:

10 lectures in Düsseldorf, April 12–18, 1909; notes by participants from question-and-answer sessions

Ever since nature and consciousness were separated during the late Middle Ages—giving rise to scientific thinking that considers only the physical world and views the mind as merely an epiphenomenon of neural chemistry—the spiritual beings who are the universe have felt abandoned and unable to complete their work, which depends on human collaboration for its suc­cess. Human beings have likewise felt aban­doned and alienated.

In these remarkable lectures, Rudolf Steiner reestablishes the human being as a participant in an evolving, dynamic universe of living spiritual beings: a living universe, whole and divine. He does so in concrete images, capable of being grasped by human consciousness as if from within.

How is this possible? Implicit in Rudolf Steiner’s view is the fact that, essentially, the universe consists of consciousness. Everything else is illusion. Hence, to understand the evolution of the cosmos and humanity in any terms other than consciousness is also an illusion. Whenever we are dealing with grand cosmic facts, we are dealing with states of consciousness.

But states of consciousness never exist apart from the beings who embody them. Therefore, the only true realities are beings in various states of consciousness. In this sense, Steiner’s spiritual science is a science of states of consciousness and the beings who embody them. Indeed, any science—physics, chemistry, botany, psychology—is a science of beings. And the sensory perception, or physical trace, is simply the outer vestment of the activity of beings in various states of consciousness. To describe these beings, Steiner uses the names made familiar by the wisdom traditions of the West. He speaks of the evolutionary states of Saturn, Sun, Moon, and so on; the nine choirs of angels; elemental beings and nature spirits; and the elements of fire, earth, air, and water.


  1. The Renewal of Primeval Wisdom
  2. The Four Elements, Fire, and the Elemental Beings: the Lowest Realm of the Hierarchies
  3. Planetary Evolution: Saturn and Sun Stages of Evolution and the Spirits of Personality
  4. The Work of the Spiritual Hierarchies and the Zodiac
  5. Cosmic Evolution and the War in Heaven
  6. Geocentricity and Heliocentricity in Cosmic Evolution
  7. The Constitution of Spiritual Beings and Humanity
  8. The Spiritual Hierarchies, the Zodiac, and the Human Being
  9. Evolution and the Cosmic Human Body
  10. The Christ

240 pages, 6″ x 9″, 2008.

A full year of Algebra

Andrew Starzynski and Jamie York



In middle school, the students are introduced to some basic algebra concepts.  Now, in ninth grade, they are ready for a full year of algebra studies.  This important year of math forms the foundation for all future mathematics study — after all, algebra is the “language of mathematics.”  There is a good deal of challenging work and learning to be done!

The units covered in this workbook are:

  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra Basics
  • Exponents and Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Word Problems
  • Midyear Review
  • Fractions and Square Roots
  • The Quadratic Formula
  • Logarithms
  • Possibility and Probability

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Poems collected by Heather Thomas



A Journey through Time is a resource book to treasure, an invaluable collection of poetry for use by teachers at every stage of elementary school. The poems are arranged by age group from 6 to 14 and support the subject matter of lessons, from botany and physics to history and astronomy, and, of course, English. Works by Shakespeare, Blake, Wordsworth, Browning appear along with the refreshingly unfamiliar. Also included are meditative verses for teachers. It is wonderful to see A Journey through Time beautifully hardbound at long last – and a joy to see it back in print.

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman


Please see the blurb for Volume 1: Grade 1 for my very enthusiastic review of Eric Fairman’s terrific work!

The Contents of Vol. 7 – Grade 7 are:

  • Introduction – The Thirteen Year Old; Geometry – Ancient Greece, Thales, Pythagoras, Secrets of the Brotherhood, Measure of Gold;
  • Chemistry – Introduction, Alchemy to Chemistry, Combustion, Acids and Bases, Salts, Aqua Vitae, The Four Elements, Additional Combustion Experiments;
  • Physiology – The Miracle of Life, Reproductive System, Respiratory System, Circulatory System, Nerve/Sense System, Metabolic System, Drugs and Addictions;
  • Physics – Introduction, Acoustics, Optics, Heat, Electricity, Mechanics, Equipment Required;
  • Verse and poems;
  • Children’s Reading List;
  • Bibliography;
  • The Morse Code;
  • Physiology Assessment;
  • Physics Assessment.

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman


Please see the blurb for Volume 1: Grade 1 for my very enthusiastic review of Eric Fairman’s terrific work!

The Contents of Vol. 6: Grade 6 are:

  • Introduction, The Curriculum – An Overview;
  • Mathematics – Percentages, Interest and Discount; Algebra; Science –
  • Physics, Acoustics, Light and Color, Heat, Magnetism, Electrostatics, Current Electricity;
  • Poems and Verses;
  • Children’s Reading List;
  • Bibliography;
  • Math Quiz;
  • Physics Quiz;
  • Annual Lesson Schedule

Psyche and Soma

Edward C. Whitmont, MD



This book is a wonderful example of what can happen when a deep, unified view of the human being is brought to bear on the basic questions of health and life. Whitmont is both a Jungian psychiatrist with a deep knowledge of the weavings of myth in the human psyche and an experienced homeopath with years of working with disease.

In 1993 he brought all his expertise together in this landmark work that clearly articulates the esoteric role of the physician in the dram of life and death. Taking a daring plunge into the paradoxes of homeopathic medicine, psychoanalytic transference, quantum physics, and the Gaia Hypothesis, Whitmont deftly explores such subjects as Jungian synchronicity, alchemy, the I Ching and the Law of Similars. He hints at the unknown principles fusing organism, planet, and cosmos and at a healing principle so profound it is written in both the stars and the submolecular traces of molecules.

Whitmont provides a forum for one of the most neglected voices of Western Civilization – that of disease – revealing how it is our own abandoned and depreciated voice. In challenging the myth of mechanical medicine he provides a clue as to how we might yet heal ourselves and our planet.

Absolutely fascinating and richly rewarding reading!

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