Friday, January 24, 2020

Blacksmith, Healer, Merchant, Woodcutter

Naturally, I can only choose a few favorite professions to do from the many.

For more on Steiner's 12 Archetypal Professions, I highly recommend the important work of Suzanne Down!

Women's Writes of Passage December 24 - January 6, 2020
A Course for the Holy Nights Inspired by Steiner's 12 Professions and the Soul Powers They Represent. Online

The Annual Puppet Boot Camp: A Five Day Intensive
The 2019 topic was Steiner's 12 Professions: The Moral Value and Artistry of the Worker Archetype in Story, Puppetry, and Fairy Tales. Boulder CO

Each Archetype has other professions which fall under it; the Archetypes can also work together. Each has a series of gestures which embody its work, and she is the expert at using these gestures and puppetry in a therapeutic way to bring the essence of these ancient professions to children, helping them to feel a sense of stability and purpose in an ever-changing world.

Monday, January 20 - Blacksmith


  • recall Goatherder
  • read chapter 3 of Heidi by Joanna Spyri
  • hear from Natalie about taking care of sheep and lambs at her dad's hobby farm, Fresh Pastures Neighborhood Farm in Milltown WI
  • hear from Ms. Anna about taking care of alpacas as a volunteer at Shambalah Alpaca Ranch in Franktown CO
  • give students who live on a farm time to talk about their responsibilities taking care of the animals
  • finish TASTINGS!


  • add Goatherder to MLB
  • discuss the Blacksmith
  • listen to Norse Myth "Sif's Golden Hair" with the older group and join in the watercolor painting of the dwarves at the forge

Tuesday, January 21 - Healer


  • discuss the Healer
  • work with Ms. Aliya to make a half gallon of Elderberry Syrup


  • recall Blacksmith
  • read "The Forging of Thor's Hammer" by S.M. Ryan from The Waldorf Book of Poetry, page 167
  • participate in table read with the older group of the script for "Loki - the Mischief Maker" by John Miles
  • finish watercolor paintings
  • look at and try to solve some metal blacksmith's puzzles

Thursday, January 23 - Merchant



Friday, January 24 - Woodcutter

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