Rudolf Steiner Library
of the Anthroposophical Society in America
Newsletter                                              Spring 2013 

Dear Friends,

April went by in a lively blur, and here we are, post May Day! The scents and sounds of spring invite our participation in the world's flourishing:
May we!
What's Happening in the Library

We invite you to join the happy patrons who've discovered treasures from the library's collection on the New York Heritage Digital Collections website, including complete, fully-searchable back issues of the Journal for Anthroposophy! To view an entire document rather than single pages, select "download" or "print" rather than "view pdf & text."

We've received a number of research questions recently:
  • What is the role of therapeutic eurythmy in Waldorf education?
  • What are the challenges and lessons for the Aryan and Atlantean root races?
  • What did Rudolf Steiner say about China?
  • What is the karmic significance of alcoholism and addiction?
We look forward to a time soon when we can work together with you, our readers, and address questions out of our collective knowledge. Stay posted!

Online Resources
Do have a look at the growing number of electronic resources in our online catalog: Ebooks, lectures, journal articles, and curriculum guides. Simply type "online" into the search bar, then click on the title of the work you'd like to read.

We'd love to see some READER REVIEWS in our online catalog. Here's how you can share your comments about specific titles:
  • Search for and click on the title.
  • Find "Be the first to submit a comment & rating" in small green print just above the "record information" on the right-hand side of the next screen.  
  • Submit your comments! 
New Books & More 

Rainbow Puppet book cover The Rainbow Puppet Theatre Book: Fourteen Classic Puppet Plays. By Estelle Bryer, WECAN, 2013, 166 pgs.

Fourteen classic puppet plays, with photographs, descriptions and performance notes, from the  Rainbow Puppet Theatre at the Constantia Waldorf School in Cape Town, South Africa.  


Hughes book cover More Radiant than the Sun: A Handbook for Working with Steiner's Meditations and Exercises. By Gertrude Reif Hughes, Steinerbooks, 2013, 120 pgs.

Our beloved friend Gertrude Hughes has created this enlightening work out of her many years' experience working with, and sharing, anthroposophical meditation. Look for a full review in a future issue of Being Human.  


Machines Machines and the Human Spirit: The Golden Age of the Fifth Kingdom. By Paul Emberson, Scotland: DewCross Centre for Moral Technology, 2013, 141 pgs.  

The "first comprehensive outline of the real shared future of man and machine from the viewpoint of spiritual science." By the author of From Gondishapur to Silicon Valley.

Sourdough book cover
Simply Sourdough: Baking Great Whole-Grain Breads and More.
By Lory Widmer Hess, CreateSpace, 2013, 72 pgs.

Clear instructions and a handful of essential recipes make this a welcome introduction to the craft of sourdough baking.



Just a taste of the variety that makes it so much fun to browse our catalog!
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Thank you!

Enjoy the spring, and please stay in touch!

Warm greetings,

Judith Soleil, library director 
Contact Us

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Rudolf Steiner Library
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