The Pearl and the Hut
Soul Wisdom for Growing up and Living Between Divorced Parents
The Pearl and the Hut, Volume I, is a comprehensive therapeutic resource for adult children of divorce
and for caregivers helping young children who are experiencing parental divorce. Yiana Belkalopolos
addresses the trauma many children experience in parent divorce through the lens of the practical and
soul-spiritual philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian scientist and philosopher behind Waldorf
education and the international Anthroposophical movement.
Belkalopolos’ work gives psychosocial and soul-spiritual support, as well as loving, practical encouragement
for children and adult children of divorce through:
• Individual-honoring biographies that speak to the support that other growing children of divorce
and adult children of divorce have experienced from Rudolf Steiner’s work.
• Providing safe, soul-spiritual developmental approaches and demonstrating practices that are
supported around the world, helping children of divorce feel more calm, whole, steady, supported,
and rightful within themselves.
• Revealing to adult children of divorce that there are true and rational explanations for what they are
feeling which make them capable of a wholesome life.
• Empowering “Pearl” people to take care of their own holistic wellbeing more thoroughly and to know
where to reach out for help.
"Belkalopolos sets out to heal residual divides in the ‘Pearl’ children of divorce, applying the anthroposophical wisdom behind Waldorf education, biodynamic farming, anthroposophical medicine, curative eurythmy, and Goethean art and color theory. This resource book is filled with integrated healing practices and techniques; using fairytale, biographies, visualizations, verses, myths, practical exercises in childcare, meditations, and vocal toning. It brings natural spiritual understandings to the pain of divided hearts."
—Adriana Koulias, Best-Selling Author, Researcher. Sydney, Australia
"The beautiful fairy tale at the beginning leads us into the subject, not intellectually nor analytically, but so that it speaks to our hearts. It opens the doors of sympathy, compassion, empathy and takes us into a new dimension of understanding. The Hut, known in esotericism, is given the most thorough, practical, and far-reaching description that I have ever encountered, having initially discovered the concept by Rudolf Steiner."
—Dr. Virigina Sease, Emerita member, Executive Council, General Anthroposophical Society, Dornach, Switzerland
"Divorce can have a devastating effect on children. It raises questions of meaning, social chaos, and fear of change. The author uses deep knowledge and understanding of the spiritual development of the human being in this caring exposition."
—Glenn Charles, Business Systems Analyst, London, UK
Yiana is a registered, private practice clinical counselor in British Columbia, Canada. She took her master’s degree in Transpersonal Clinical Psychology in Palo Alto, California in 2015. She has worked as a certified public-school teacher in Toronto and in the B.C. Gulf Islands, and as a Waldorf school teacher in the Canadian Rockies.
As a dancer, singer, theatre artist, and playwright, Yiana led and co-led community arts and healing arts initiatives in Canada, Mexico, and India. She is on the Dean’s Honor List at the University of Toronto and won the CBC Regional Director’s Award for Best Radio Documentary on palliative care in 1988.
Her on-going volunteer support for children and their families has included seventy-six children in an orphan home in India, war refugees, people coming through the foster-care system, and Coast Salish First Nations families. She has spent twenty years as a student of the silent Ashtanga Yoga spiritual teacher, Baba Hari Dass, and has been a student of Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy since 2003. She is a member of the BC College of Teachers, the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, and the Anthroposophical Society of Canada.
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