The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker

"What is to become of the family?

Author: Manfred Schmidt-Brabant

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9780904693843

Category: Religion

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"What is to become of the family? What is to become of the home, which has been the foundation of society for centuries? Will it disintegrate - or can it be refounded in a new way? In recent years the role of homemaking has been derided and diminished, particularly in relation to careers outside the home. Rather than being encouraged to nurture home and family, parents are urged to return to the workplace as quickly as possible following childbirth. Their place is taken by growing numbers of day-care centres, childcare workers and nannies. The author argues for a refounding of the homemaker's role; revitalizing the traditions of the past with real spiritual knowledge. The homemaker can begin to work consciously with the metaphysical aspects of the household, its etheric, astral and spiritual qualities, as well as the various entities connected to the home. He emphasizes the need for an individual forming of the role, as well as the importance of personal development, culture and rhythm."--Publisher's description.
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Theology of Home

In this second installment of Theology of Home, Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering turn their attention from the home itself to the art of homemaking.

Author: Carrie Gress

Publisher: Tan Books

ISBN: 1505117003

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 236

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In this second installment of Theology of Home, Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering turn their attention from the home itself to the art of homemaking. Though there has been a resurgence in the domestic arts and a desire to live a simpler lifestyle, the role of a homemaker is still unpopular. Viewed as an unfulfilling and even oppressive way of life, many women feel a sense of shame or futility in managing the world of their home. Theology of Home: The Spiritual Art of Homemaking turns this misguided notion on its head, shining new light on the role of a homemaker as it relates the deepest truths of the Faith with an honest and fearless understanding of the modern world. Rather than looking to the 1950s for inspiration, Gress and Mering forge a new path by looking at the gifts women can offer those they love. Filled with beautiful photography and interviews with several inspiring women, The Spiritual Art of Homemaking examines: · what makes someone a homemaker and how we can look at the role with fresh eyes, · how the dots between our love for home and the role of caring for a home can be reconnected, · how we can reorient our purpose from achieving power for ourselves to caring for others, · how to bear fruit in the various ways in which God calls us, · how to foster the qualities that make us particularly adept and skillful at creating a home, · the nature of both physical and spiritual motherhood, · and how our Mother, the Church, gifts us the means to fulfill the role of a homemaker. Whether single, married, or a working or stay-at-home mother, discover how to bring beauty, order, and vibrancy to the people and place you love most: Home.
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Paths of the Christian Mysteries

But where does this fascination in the spiritual exploration of the Middle Ages come from, and what is its significance? Virginia Sease and Manfred Schmidt-Brabant assert that we live in a time of spiritual quest, discovery, and change.

Author: Virginia Sease

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1902636430

Category: Religion

Page: 245

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In recent decades, there has been an upsurge of interest in "the Camino," the pilgrim's route to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. But where does this fascination in the spiritual exploration of the Middle Ages come from, and what is its significance? Virginia Sease and Manfred Schmidt-Brabant assert that we live in a time of spiritual quest, discovery, and change. Humanity is becoming increasingly sensitive, and primal memories are beginning to emerge in people's consciousness. Within this dynamic context of inner transformation, the Camino's historic importance is being reechoed in human souls. Rudolf Steiner explained that people need to live not only with outer history, but also with the esoteric, hidden narrative behind it--the history of the mysteries. Today, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the authors suggest that it is increasingly necessary for us to live consciously with this veiled history of humanity's continual search for communion with the divine world. Based on long research and contemplation, the authors present a survey of extraordinary breadth and depth. Focusing on the spiritual history of humankind, they begin with the cosmic origin of the Grail Mysteries and culminate with the suprasensory Michael cultus and the being of Anthroposophia. Topics also include: the school of Athens; early Christian art and its Gnostic impulses; the Grail initiation in northern Spain; the role of the Cathars and Troubadours in the Manichean spiritual stream; the Camino to Santiago de Compostela and the esoteric aspect of music for the pilgrims; the Music of the Spheres and the Elders of the Apocalypse; the Templars as emissaries of the Holy Grail; the initiations of Christian Rosenkreutz and his relation to anthroposophical art; the early Rosicrucian impulses in America and Europe; and much more.
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Homemaking as a Social Art

Taking a spiritual perspective inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, Veronika van Duin suggests that homemaking needs to be undertaken consciously as an honoured and valued task - as nothing less than a 'social art'.

Author: Veronika Van Duin

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855844339

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In recent years, social and economic pressures have combined to affect the traditional role of the homemaker. With emphasis being placed on the world of work as opposed to the life of home, many people now struggle to fulfil several functions simultaneously. This increasingly busy and hectic climate has led to an apparent downgrading of the work of the homemaker. Taking a spiritual perspective inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, Veronika van Duin suggests that homemaking needs to be undertaken consciously as an honoured and valued task - as nothing less than a 'social art'. If we are to enjoy happy and contented family and home lives, the role of homemaker ought to be regarded highly. Without claiming that there is a blueprint for perfect homemaking, the author offers principles and observations based on a study of the seven 'life processes' and how they work on us. She addresses the significance of rhythm, relationships, artistic environment, caring, self development, and much more besides in this invaluable book.
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The Archetypal Feminine in the Mystery Stream of Humanity

THE SPIRITUAL TASKS OF THE HOMEMAKER Manfred Schmidt - Brabant ' What is to become of the family ? What is to become of the home , which has been the foundation of society for centuries ? Will it disintegrate , or can it be taken hold ...

Author: Manfred Schmidt-Brabant

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1902636120

Category: Social Science

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Beginning with Eve in tradition and legend, they give commentaries on the Queen of Sheba, the image of the Virgin in esoteric Christianity, Isis-Sophia and the Great Mother, the birth of art from the primal source of the feminine, and the importance of women in modern esotericism.
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You Are Your Child s First Teacher

The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker by Manfred Schmidt-Brabant (UK: Temple Lodge). A short and valuable essay by the chairman of the General Anthroposophical Society and one of the organizers of the annual "homemaker's conference" at ...

Author: Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9780307785787

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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Nowadays parents are bombarded by any number of approaches about how to be with their children. YOU ARE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST TEACHER introduces a new way of understanding the human being so that parents can be best equipped to serve as their own children's best teachers. Chapters include: Caring for the Newborn, Helping Your Toddler's Development, The Development of Fantasy and Creative Play, Nourishing Your Child's Imagination, Rhythm and Discipline in Home Life, Readiness for School, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The New Mysteries and the Wisdom of Christ

According to Rudolf Steiner's spiritual - scientific research , the birth of independent thinking came only with our present ... Mysteries and The Archetypal Feminine ( with Virginia Sease ) , and The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker .

Author: Virginia Sease

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1902636740

Category: Religion

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In the old mystery cultures, individuals experienced themselves as "children" of the gods, or even as their instruments. According to Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science, the birth of independent thinking did not arise until our present state of consciousness--the awareness of one's individual self. But who is this "I"? Virginia Sease and Manfred Schmidt-Brabant maintain that true self-knowledge is intimately related to knowledge of the central being of world evolution--Christ, the "I AM." Focusing on the being of Christ and on Christianity, the authors present a series of engaging lectures on the development of mystery wisdom today. Having given an overview of the history of the mysteries in their book Paths of the Christian Mysteries, the authors deepen and expand their study by drawing particular attention to the effect of the "Christ mysteries." Some of the essential themes of this new volume include the transformation of conscience, the place of prayer and meditation, and the significance of sacrifice today.
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Thinkers Saints Heretics

Spiritual Paths of the Middle Ages Virginia Sease, Manfred Schmidt-Brabant ... include Paths of the Christian Mysteries, The New Mysteries and The Archetypal Feminine (with Virginia Sease), and The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker.

Author: Virginia Sease

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781902636900

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 210

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The authors embark on a broad historical survey of the culture and historyexoteric and esotericof the Middle Ages. Their journey takes in King Arthur and the Celtic mysteries; Francis of Assisi, the Franciscans and the School of Chartres; Thomas Aquinas, Averroes, and the Dominicans; Cabbala and Jewish mysticism; heretics and the Cathars; Templar secrets; more.
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You Are Your Child s First Teacher Third Edition

The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker, by Manfred Schmidt-Brabant (Temple Lodge). This Is the Way We Work-a-Day, by Mary Schunemann. Available from wwwnaturallyyoucansing. Waldorf in the Home. The website www.waldorfinthehorne.corn ...

Author: Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607743033

Category: Family & Relationships

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The first book in America to popularize the insights of Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf schools, regarding the developmental needs of young children, this revised and updated edition offers new ways for parents and educators to enrich the lives of children from birth to age six. Today’s society often pressures us into overstimulating young children with flashcards, workbooks, videos, and electronic gadgets in a well-meaning attempt to give them a head start. But children are not little adults—they learn and grow in radically different ways at different ages, and what we do to help could actually hurt instead. Some of the most important learning years happen before your child reaches school. In You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, respected Waldorf educator Rahima Baldwin Dancy explains the different stages of learning that children go through from birth to age six, giving you the wisdom and understanding to enrich your child’s natural development in the right way at the right time. A trusted classic for over twenty years, this newly revised edition contains updated resources and additional information on discipline, early childhood programs, toilet training, using home life as curriculum, and more. From language and cognitive development to appropriate toys and nourishing your child’s artistic abilities, Dancy speaks up for a rational approach to child-rearing, one that helps children be children while we fulfill our important role as parents and first teachers.
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Graced and Gifted Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker s Heart

Recently a website posted the following anecdotes regarding homemaking: • Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken ... we have a reservoir of grace available to us, not just for spiritual tasks but for everything we do.

Author: Kimberly Hahn

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781645851219

Category: Religion

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As wives and mothers, we know that the home is the sacred space in which we live out our vocations. But many of us struggle to manage the various aspects of homemaking. Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker’s Heart draws from Proverbs 31 to give women indispensable wisdom on caring for our homes and families. In this six-part Bible study, learn Tips for time management How to create a pleasant environment The secrets of food preparation The importance of making meals a time of communion How to cultivate a garden And why each of the sacraments relate to homemaking Perfect for personal or group use, Graced and Gifted will provide endless inspiration for making your home a place of beauty and peace.
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