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By the Light of the Lanthorn : Working with People with Special Needs: A Cultural and Social Impulse in a Changing World, Paperback / softback Book

By the Light of the Lanthorn : Working with People with Special Needs: A Cultural and Social Impulse in a Changing World Paperback / softback

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'We cannot hold a torch to another's path without brightening our own.' - Ben Sweetland When Council Inspector Paul Clark visited the Peredur Trust in Cornwall over 20 years ago, he was under pressure to serve a legal notice to comply with various regulations or face closure.

He expected to encounter a cult organization with weird and unpalatable practices.

In the event, he found something quite different. As he says in his Foreword: 'I came to inspect - I stopped to evaluate - and I remained to admire!' Paul later became the Trust's chief executive.

The Peredur Trust has been caring for disadvantaged and differently-abled individuals, effectively and successfully, for over 60 years.

Siegfried Rudel, its President and one of its four founders, tells the story of how the impulse behind the organization - which is inspired by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner - first transpired.

But this is not simply the narrative and history of a single organization.

Rather, this book represents a universal cultural impulse that embraces the needs of our time, and one that reappears today in many residential communities for people with special needs around the world. In a fascinating presentation, and with the aid of many archival photographs, In the Light of the Lanthorn tackles interrelated themes including the arts, the environment, sustainability, agriculture and nutrition - all in the light of working with individuals with special needs.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 176 pages, halftones
  • Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theosophy & Anthroposophy
  • ISBN: 9781906999278

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