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Why on Earth? Biography and the Practice of Human Becoming
The Hartsbrook School, Piening Hall
Hadley, MA
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Life today poses many questions, both in our personal lives and in our participation in nature and the broader culture.  We often focus on the outer needs for social, political, technological, or environmental change. Can we really meet the challenges around us without also attending to our inner life and to our own evolving biography as it reflects and informs the outer world? This book starts from the premise that each of our lives expresses uniqueness of spiritual intention within the unfolding of universal rhythms and possibilities.  Can we come to appreciate the learning that our "I" has received through heredity, ethnicity, schooling, and gender without losing a sense of our true individuality?

WHY ON EARTH? invites us to explore our own meaning-filled life journey, to bring conscious attention to how we go our path, so that we may more freely perceive our possibilities and our responsibilities along the way of our personal and shared becoming.

SIGNE EKLUND SCHAEFER was the founding director of a professional development program in Biography and Social Art, one of several activities of the Center for Biography and Social Art. Her desire to know more about the multiple dimensions of human development led her as a young person to the work of Rudolf Steiner and to Waldorf education. She directed Foundation Studies at Sunbridge College for more than twenty years and prior to that was on the faculty of Emerson College in Sussex, England. She continues to teach nationally and internationally, including at several recent workshops in China. She coauthored Ariadne's Awakening, a book on gender questions, and coedited the parenting book, More Lifeways. A mother and grandmother, she now lives in Massachusetts with her husband Christopher Schaefer.

WHY ON EARTH? is published by SteinerBooks and can be ordered at: or for a signed copy at: Books will also be available for purchase at the reading.
Monday Oct 07, 2013 7:00 PM - Monday Oct 07, 2013 8:30 PM | Free



The Hartsbrook School, Piening Hall (View)
193 Bay Road
Hadley, MA 01035
United States

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Arts > Literary
Other > Spiritual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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