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Dr Hauschka have brought you 2 beautiful gift packs that are nourishing and moisturising as well as great value. Available for a limited time.
The Nurturing Body Care Pack, $55, gives deeply nourishing care that supports and stimulates the skin’s natural powers of self regeneration, harmonising and firming. It contains Regenerating Body Moisturiser and Rose Nurturing Body Wash.
With school holidays finally here, families are relaxing or getting ready for a trip away and those still working appreciate the lighter traffic and general ‘quietness’ that comes with holidays. Autumn brings a breathing out for all of us and we look towards those activities we’ve been wanting to learn or do but haven’t had the time. Finally we get the chance to find a great book to read or a new jigsaw for the table for everyone to help with, time for games and laughter, for creating with crafts of all sorts, drawing and painting, days full of imaginative play or time to gently enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our shop with a cuppa and handmade organic delights.
We really want you to know about two extremely helpful books to guide you on the joyous but tricky path of parenting: Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls.
In a world growing ever more complex, the key message of Simplicity Parenting is that simplicity is what children need most. It is a wonderful book that I truly want every parent in the world to read! In essence, it’s about putting a protective boundary around childhood in order that children can grow up unencumbered by the weight of the adult world. It describes how to ease the pressures on children brought by too much ‘stuff’, too many choices, over-scheduling, and too much adult information. It is filled with illuminating and amusing anecdotes from the author’s professional and personal experience, written in a warm and friendly, no-nonsense style. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
New to the bookshelves is the latest contribution from Steve Biddulph, author of The Secrets of Happy Children and Raising Boys. This time, his attention has turned to girls – and the world that is forcing them to grow up too fast. Immensely readable, Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls outlines the five stages of girlhood from birth to adulthood and offers warm, practical advice for all the big issues facing girls today. If you have a daughter, this is an important book for you.
We have been restocking our shelves since Christmas and most of our new stock has arrived – here’s a glimpse for you
Have you ever contemplated the effect of the changing seasons of the year on your inner life? Have you ever worked with Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul? “In listening week by week to the changing language of the year, the soul will find a way to discover also its own nature: it will realize how forces are stirring within its being and giving it new life and strength.” Rudolf Steiner in ‘The Illustrated Calendar of the Soul’.
A new publication by Michael Hedley Burton brings something quite new to working with these verses. Burton is the author of ‘In the Light of a Child’, where the verses were given in a form appropriate for children. Now, in his new book, ‘Seasons of the Soul’, he offers verses that have been freely paraphrased and translated, and combines them with original poems in which he hopes to “release some of the incredible concentration” of the verses in German. His foreword and introductory chapters contain an exploration of some of the questions relating to working with the calendar in the southern hemisphere and the tropics. Anybody who has worked with the Calendar of the Soul, or wanted to, will find a work of immense value in this book.
Another publication we have in stock is a ‘Facsimile Edition of the original book containing the calendar created by Rudolf Steiner for the year 1912-13’. It contains an English introduction, the Facsimile Edition (in German) containing monthly, weekly and daily cosmic references, a translation of all the verses, and Rudolf Steiner’s sketches. It is a fascinating book for the dedicated student.
Some of the other Calendar of the Soul publications also available
Have your seen our beautiful 2 Storey Dolls Houses from Poland
or our quality beechwood Marble Runs
Both these products are two of our very favourite items at The Honeyclock. Our Doll houses have all the access required for inspiring great imaginative play, ‘playing families’: eating dinner, going to bed, climbing the stairs, and walking in the surrounding gardens while someone waves from the upstairs balcony. The long arms of our marble runs guide balls or a tinkling bell disk down in a mesmerising rhythmic descent. A fascinating and engaging toy, this run folds away easily, ready to be brought back out again and again for fresh new play.
Being a book lover from long ago, you might say I’m in seventh heaven owning a book shop! So many wonderful books… On the other hand, I do think it’s possible to read too much! I believe we need time to assimilate what we read otherwise it just becomes information overload. I chose The Quiet Heart by Dr Peter Gruenwald for the first book for The Honeyclock Book Discussion Group and took it home about a month ago to have a bit of a look. Normally, I would finish a book this size in a day or two, maybe a week if I was really busy – but not this one! Talk about needing time to assimilate! Very early in the book, Dr Gruenwald describes his ‘Heart Breathing’ exercise, a type of imaginative meditation technique. Straight away, I have incorporated this into my morning meditation. I found it remarkably easy to begin, and also to maintain. It’s simple, and yet I find myself wanting to really get the hang of it before I move on further in the book. One of the next things is a Core Values Worksheet – it looks really good and I’m looking forward to working with others on it.
Come and join this fortnightly discussion group – it will be well worth it! THURS from 28 Feb, 1-2.30pm, $10 p/f, includes a cuppa & cake For more information check out our workshops page
We may also look at beginning an online group if we have enough interest – let us know what you want.
We are excited to offer some different types of workshop at The Honeyclock in Term 1 of 2013. We still have felting and pastel drawing for those of you eager to get your hands busy and your heart singing with the joy of creating. Add to that the possibility of creating a fashion talking piece in the form of a button necklace, made with all your old buttons! But we’re adding some ‘life classes’ too! Some opportunities to talk and share, to discuss matters close to your heart, and to learn some new ways of thinking about things. All the information is on our WORKSHOP page. We look forward to your interest! Give us a call to book your place and, even better, find a friend to bring too!