Adolescence: The Sacred Passage Inspired by the Legend of Parzival
“The community of adults in a high school environment is a community of trust in which we need to foster hope, belief in positive change, and commitment to serve the highest good. This is our charge and we must never forget it. We have the responsibility to believe in the capacity for change, for maturing, for transformation in every young person we serve. When these qualities live in the souls of the adults in a high school community, adolescents can thrive, can meet their own dark night of the soul and come through it into the light.
Fairy tales, myths, and legends express deep truths. This is also true of the story of Parzival. . . . By unpeeling the layers of the story and opening them up for examination, I hope the reader will gain insight into the teen age years.” – Betty Staley
About the Author
Betty Staley has been a Waldorf teacher for more than thirty-five years. She directs the Foundation Year and Waldorf High School programs at Rudolf Steiner College. In addition, she has been active in programs for public school teachers and teachers of At-Risk students there. She founded the Multi-cultural Committee of AWSNA.