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Creative Speech - The Formative Proces of the Spoken Word - by Rudolf Steiner and Marie Steiner-Von Sivers - AnthroposophyCreative Speech
The Formative Process of the Spoken Word
Rudolf Steiner & Marie Steiner-Von Sivers

In this collection of lectures, exercises and articles, Steiner demonstrates how speech can be brought to life. Relevant to actors, teachers, therapists, and anybody interested in the development of speech, this book will be an invaluable guide.

The basis of Steiner's theme is that the audible sound of speech is the end result of an inner process. In contrast to the belief that speaking is entirely a matter of correct placement in the mouth, Steiner advises the speaker to concentrate on what takes place before the mechanical production of sound is made in the physical organism.

Trans: W. Budgett, N. Hummel, M. Jones (Selected lectures and writings, GA280); 240pp
Rudolf Steiner Press
1 85584 087 1; paperback

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Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) called his spiritual philosophy 'anthroposophy', which he defined as 'the consciousness of one's humanity', and the disciplined methods of studying this he termed ‘spiritual science’.  As a highly developed clairvoyant and spiritual initiate, he spoke from his direct cognition of the spiritual world. However, he did not see his work as religious or sectarian, but rather sought to found a universal 'science of the spirit'.

His many published works (written books and lectures) - which include his research into the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of the world and humanity, and methods of personal development - invite readers to develop their own spiritual faculties.  He also provided indications for the renewal of many human activities, including education - both general and special - agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy, religion and the arts. He wrote some 30 books and delivered over 6000 lectures across Europe, and in 1924 founded the General Anthroposophical Society which today has branches throughout the world.


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