Norse Mythology and the Modern Human Being
The Myths from the old Norse hold fantastic pictures in which modern folk can find deep meaning and solutions to life’s riddles! These stories have a kind of magic not to be found in any other group of tales. For children and adults alike the gods of the Aesir and the Giants and the demons are fascinating to follow with whom all can rejoice and despair as the inevitable development of the human race proceeds. The nine worlds of Asgard, the tree, Yggdrasil, the Midgard Serpent, Odin, Thor, Sif, and especially Loki, the relentless trickster, delight and instruct with subtle power.
It will provide insight for teachers, parents, and other adults who hope to answer some of the life questions of today.
About the Author
Ernst Uehli was one of the gifted first teachers at the original Waldorf school in Stuttgart, Germany. His capacities for storytelling and insight were celebrated then as they are still now. His devotion to the children, his broad and worldly knowledge and his commitment to this new form of education we have come to call “Waldorf Education” after this first school, established as a place to school the children of the Waldorf Astoria cigarette factory, are famous to all who know this unique and effective kind of guiding of the young. Rudolf Copple (October 10, 1908 – January 13, 2006) live through two world wars in Germany (WWI) and France (WWII) and studied to become the first fully-trained Eurythmist in France in 1948. He came to America shortly after this and was a Eurythmy teacher at the Kimberton Waldorf School in Pennsylvania for two years before accepting a position as a class teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, He taught two full classes there and then moved to Harlemville, Ghent, NY, to help Henry Barnes found the Hawthorne Valley School where he taught for three more years before retiring. In his retirement, he took on translating this enlightening book by Uehli about the Norse Myths, providing and invaluable resource for Waldorf teachers.