Nothing is more urgent regarding the actual world situation than that the individual human being starts thinking ideas that can become effective in the world. Because the New wants to come into the world. Every living idea is endowed with a potential that wants to be realized. In each of us, the source of this life can be found. There, where the Logos is alive, and the Word speaks.
Christine Gruwez, studied Philosophy, Classical & Iranian Languages and Linguistics at the University of Louvain, Belgium. She has been a teacher at the Waldorfschool and Docent at the Teachers Training Academy and at the Thomas More High School in Belgium. She has traveled and led seminars worldwide, with a focus on the Near and Middle East. Research themes are the challenges of the actual times, the historical Manichaeism and its intention to the future.
Author a.o. of: Walking With Your Time, Lulu.com, Die Wunde und das Recht auf Verletzlichkeit, Urachaus 2023.
Martin Buber wrote about an I-Thou relationship with the world. From this point of view, the world (our world) is only apparently a world of “material” things. On the one hand, reality in its multiplicity is completely understandable, since it is to be seen as the speaking or the past speech of beings, entities. On the other hand, behind all speech, and therefore behind everything we consider things, there is a Speaker. And so we can discover this world, like all worlds, as a Logos-World. What would it mean to live in such a way that we experience this for ourselves, personally?
Michael Lipson, PhD, has a private practice in psychotherapy in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He studied literature at Harvard and Yale, but – after meeting Mother Theresa and Georg Kuehlewind in 1980 – he decided to work as a social worker. He translated many of Kuehlewind’s books into English, as well as R. Steiner’s Philosophy of Freedom. He teaches meditation groups in America and Europe. His books include: The Stairway of Surprise, Group Meditation, and BE: An Alphabet of Astonishment.
The title refers to Dante. In the first song of his Divina Commedia, he describes with the image of a dark forest the inner condition of a person, who has lost his way. Dante was not the only one, to whom this happened. Can we get out of the “dark forest”? If yes, how?
Dr. Ervin Fenyő studied 1967-71 acting at the High School of Theatre and Film in Budapest, later literature at the University of Budapest, ELTE. He finished his doctorate in 2007. He worked as a teacher in several schools, among others the High School for Waldorf Teachers. He is practicing since decades for many spiritual schooling. He writes about himself: “The central subject of my activities was always the literature, more exactly, the question, how can we understand literature well, how can we find the meaning behind the signs? For this a witness, a human being in charge is necessary.”
The spiritual approach of the Old Testament.
How should Mankind fulfill the Creation?
István Székely works as professor for a teacher training college called ‘The Workshop of Anthroposophical Pedagogy‘ in Budapest, the partner institution of the Academy of Anthroposophical Pedagogy in Dornach, Switzerland. He writes articles for journals as well as books on anthroposophical topics. He has been working both as a technical editor and as a book cover designer for the Hungarian publishing houses Genius and Kláris. Moreover he regularly holds lectures and seminars for the members of the Kühlewind Circle, for Waldorf pedagogues, Religion teachers of Waldorf schools, and pedagogues of Waldorf kindergartens in and outside Hungary. His books published so far are the following: Két tudás 2014, Kláris Kiadó, Budapest -- Zweierlei Wissen 2022, Edition Immanente, Berlin – Douã moduri de a şti nu nui, 2021, Univers Enciclopedic, Bukarest, Szabad figyelem (Freie Aufmerksamkeit), 2021, Kláris Kiadó.
"The Kühlewind Project!" – is a place where we work together with disabled people in an unusual way: "in symbiosis", as equal partners. The Symbiosis Foundation, which now provides care for more than 500 autistic and intellectually disabled people, created its professional concept with the active participation of G. Kuehlewind. The spiritual foundation was ahead of its time, the result speaks for itself: it has become one of the most sought-after institutions in the country. What does "practical symbiosis" look like today? – We will present a quarter of a century of the Kuehlewind project: its past, present and future.
G. Kühlewind invited László Jakubinyi in 1992 to visit himself. Their regular meeting at Georg’s home was several hours of intensive immersion in the topic of truly understanding the world of children with peculiar behavior. Intuitions were tested in special pedagogic field work, followed by the analysis of experiences and the birth of new impulses. With the support of Georg, László launched the Symbiosis Foundation in Northern Hungary in 1999. Ten years later, their central home for young adults with autism and intellectual disabilities received the name: Kuehlewind House.
I´ll try to give a review of the conference – and on the state of the practicing community of the scholars of Kuehlewind. After this, I’ll try to develop a view to the future. “But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then… your faith is also in vain” (1. Cor. 15, 13-14). Is our faith vain? Can we perceive the “whisper of the Holy Spirit” in the dawn of a new Pentecost?
Laszlo Böszörmenyi, PhD, 1992-2017 he was a professor for computer science at the University Klagenfurt. He was almost thirty years friend and scholar of Georg Kuehlewind. He gives seminars and lectures on spiritual schooling. He is author of a number of papers and two books on this topic: Mondenlicht – Sonnenlicht. Die Umkehr zur Quelle der wissenschaftlichen Denkweise (Info3-Verlag, 2020) and Georg Kühlewind – Ein Diener des Logos (Verlag Freies Geistesleben, 2023)
Michael Lipson +A World of Beings, not a World of Things09:30 - 10:30
Ervin Fenyő +In a dark forest10:30 - 11:30
Break11:30 - 12:00
Practicing +12:00 - 13:30
Lunchbreak13:30 - 15:00
István Székely +Genesis – The Creation of Mankind15:00 - 16:00
László Jakubinyi +The Kuehlewind project16:00 - 17:00
Break17:00 - 17:30
Practicing +17:30 - 19:00
Dinner-break19:00 - 20:00
Ditta Rohmann +Csellóest20:00 - 21:00