Manfred Schmidt-Brabant helped organize the first-ever Conference for Homemakers at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. This book presents the three lectures he delivered at this gathering which drew thousands from all over the world (instead of the hundreds that were expected), eager to come together to consider a fundamental aspect of human life that has become everywhere neglected.
I am so grateful that he honored homemaking as the life-giving art that it is – especially when I consider that even now, at a time when I would have thought we’d all “know better,” such honor is rarely bestowed upon those who truly rock the cradle of the world. I find his lectures fascinating in their connections of daily life with cosmic reality. I also deeply appreciate the practicality of his answers in the question session at the end and his emphasis on understanding as the foundation for creating today’s homes.
This is a wonderful antidote to our modern, pedestrian view of homemaking (“Ward, I’m worried about the Beaver.”) – an invitation to crown our homes with grace and gratitude.