A moral tale,typically with animals acting like humans; used in Waldorf second grades to promote incarnation of the astral body,a process starting at age 7,fulfilled at age 14. (Like humans,animals have astral bodies,Steiner said; but the difference between humans and animals is great.)
"The reproduction of a dead person's handwriting...by mediums." 80 p. 97
A two-volume publication of the Anthroposophic Press,recounting faculty meetings conducted by Rudolf Steiner at the first Waldorf school.
"Evidence for the existence of the little folk,comes mainly from photographs." 73 p. 82 [In Waldorf belief,"fairies" is a general term for nature spirits: gnomes,sylphs,undines,and fire-spirits; it is also applied to sylphs in particular and/or to "little people" as a separate race.]
According to Steiner,these are true accounts of clairvoyant observations,often conveyed in fable form.
Generally: trust or confidence in someone of something. Religious faith is usually deemed the acceptance of a religion or,more loosely,of a religious perspective. ("Faith. The disposition of believers toward commitment and toward acceptance of religious claims." — THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF WORLD RELIGIONS (Oxford University Press,1997),p. 334.) When faith is differentiated from belief,the former is more general — the disposition to hope or believe — while the latter is usually more specific — the acceptance of specific propositions or teachings. Steiner stressed the importance of faith,and it is promoted in Waldorf schools. Also see "belief".
In Anthroposophy: the astral body.
"Healing which is said to be effected by the patient's faith in Divine power." 73 p. 82
"Members of a Moslem mendicant sect,who possess or claim to possess psychic powers." 73 p. 82
At Waldorf schools: the observance of Michaelmas; the religious component of this event in the school calendar is usually disguised to one degree or another.