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The power of stories : nurturing children's imagination and consciousness

Author: Horst Kornberger
Publisher: Edinburgh : Floris Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Horst Kornberger, a writer, artist and Steiner-Waldorf teacher, first explores the power of particular stories such as Odysseus, Parsifal, Oedipus, Bible stories and fairy tales. He then explains how to apply that power to help a child develop, or to heal and transform a child with difficulties." "Finally he discusses the art and practicalities of creating new stories to help children with particular needs, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Horst Kornberger
ISBN: 9780863156595 0863156592
OCLC Number: 232712960
Notes: Originally published: Western Australia : Integral Arts Press, 2006.
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. The Ecology of Dragons --
Pt. 1. The Power of Story --
1. The Tale in the Tale --
2. Meeting with Story --
3. The Mother of Myth --
4. The Magnitude of Loss --
5. The Twilight of the Gods --
6. The Return of the Imagination --
7. The Myths of the Intellect --
8. The Arabian Nights (1) --
9. The Arabian Nights (2) --
10. The Art of the New Scheherazade --
Pt. 2. Traditional Tales and their Use --
11. Drawing from the Universal Script --
12. The First of Tales --
13. The Body of Story --
14. Legends and Saints --
15. The Twilight of Childhood --
16. New Tales for Old --
Pt. 3. The Making of Stories --
17. Poetic Birth and the Tale of Taliesin --
18. The Magial Doll --
19. Taming Place and Time --
20. Coming into the Senses --
21. Imaginal Allies --
22. A Lesson in the Elements --
23. The Alchemy of Metaphor --
24. The Healing of Harms --
25. The Laboratory of the Imagination --
26. The Family Heirloom of Story --
27. Grown-up Tales.
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Explores the power of Bible stories, fairy tales, and the Odysseus, Parsifal and Oedipus stories, considering how that power can be used to help children's healthy development.  Read more...

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'This beautifully written and wise book taps into a deep source, the spring of imagination. The author [...] gives very helpful examples of certain stories particularly well-suited to different ages, Read more...

 
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