The Power of Stories: Nurturing Children’s Imagination and Consciousness
Stories—from the great myths and legends to enchanting fairy tales, parables, fables and folktales—can have great healing and educative power. They come from our subconscious and imagination deep inside us. They have much to teach us about ourselves and the world we create around us.
Horst Kornberger, a writer, artist, and Waldorf teacher, first explores the power of particular stories such as Odysseus, Parsifal, Oedipus, Bible stories, and fairy tales. He explains how to apply that power to help a child develop or to heal and transform a child having difficulties.
Finally, Horst discusses the art and practicalities of creating new stories to help children with particular needs, showing that storytelling is a universal gift that we can use to benefit those around us.
This is a fascinating and inspiring book for teachers, parents, and those who care for children, as well as creative writers and students of literature.
About the Author
Horst Kornberger was born in Austria in 1959. He is a poet, artist, writer and lecturer. He has taught at the Rudolf Steiner College in California and now lives in Western Australia. He is the founder of the School of Integral Art where he pioneers creative, biographical and story writing. His books include The Power of Stories: Nurturing Children’s Imagination and Consciousness.