A Final Destination or a Path Toward Freedom?
Edited by Nancy Blanning
Lectures from the 2012 International Waldorf Early Childhood Conference at the Goetheanum
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The Journey of the “I” into Life presents us with the notes and transcripts of gleaned from five lectures given in 2012 by medical doctors, early childhood educators and a consulting Waldorf class teacher. It is a rare combination of crystal clear thought and facts presented through hearts filled with warmth and love. I have seldom been as moved as I was to read these lectures, and felt my understanding of human development was not just enhanced, but very much deepened as well. It is hard to convey in just this bit of writing, but there was something so poignant and wonderful about being able, for instance, to see the photographs of the progression of development of human synapses from 0 to 3 years. Combined with the thoughts being expressed by the lecturer (in this case, Dr. Michaela Glöckler), I found myself in the presence of a process that is in and of itself miraculous: it is a miracle that such development is possible, and a wonder that with it’s indescribable fragility and mutability it most often leads to the emergence of fully capable adult human beings.
This little book in its entirety is filled to the brim with moments and revelations like this one. I would wish that everyone be allowed to encounter what it contains.