1. …knowledge should be fully experienced. (p.6)
2. I believe that some of the worst confusions in contemporary thinking and doing arise from the general failure to realize that there is as great an ‘objective within’ as there is an ‘objective without’. (7)
3. The special effort of Waldorf Education is to strengthen, clarify and articulate the student’s capacity to feel…by letting every precept and concept awaken its appropriate experience. (7)
4. The student is transformed as well as informed by the knowledge he acquires. (9)
5. Through speech, then through writing, language is created. First comes action, then the recognition. (10)
6. In the beginning of all things was the creative Word; for the world is a divine utterance and human speech but imitates its language of forms. (13)
7. All the world’s forms are expressive gestures which may be read, if we but learn how. (13)
8. On numbers: (15)
- Integrity and perfection are to be found in 1.
- Two stands for all polarities, oppositions and contrasts in the world.; for light and darkness, summer and winter, the heights and depths, summer and winter, wet and dry, inside and outside, past and future, positive and negative, man and woman.
- Three is the mystery of how antagonistic forces may be harnessed for progress. Three is father, mother and child.
9. The character of the world-process as a whole is in some sense to be found again in each fact and event of that process. (15)
10. Young people have an instinctive understanding for the reality of true myth. (17)
11. Human history expresses an evolution of consciousness. (18)
12. To experience the knowledge of history is to awaken in one’s self the kind of inner attitude, the psychological capacities, which originallymake each culture and civilization what it was. (18)
13. Goethe: “Every object rightly seen unlocks a new faculty of the soul.” (31)