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  • Keywords
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    • Anthroposophy,
    • Divorce,
    • Human development,
    • Ethical individualism,
    • Consciousness soul,
    • Christ consciousness Grace

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The Pearl and the Hut Volume II
Anthroposophical Soul Wisdom for Adults with Divorced Parents
by Yiana Belkalopolos

The Pearl and the Hut, Volume II explores understandings and higher perceptions around the psychological developments and heart challenges of adult child of divorce. The soul-spiritual insights in Rudolf Steiner's human consciousness philosophy, Anthroposophy, renew a person's humanness in the face of massive and necessary world changes. From the soul-psyche orientations of the twenty-one-year-old and the Sentient Soul period of life, to the fifty-six-year-old living into the Spirit Self nature, adult children of divorce see ways to navigate complex development stages without bypassing important relationships, feelings, thoughts and deeds. Biographies, verses, stories and a selection of life-enhancing practices encourge a person's heart-warm inner nature and will-strength to manage on-going conflicts, overcome neglect, and create the humane soul family that "Pearls" need. A simple Platonic Solids thinking practice highlights a powerful self-awareness device for "Pearls" to keep their life-forces whole, pull themselves inwardly together in times of emotional and mental overwhelm, and stay grounded during shifting and confusing events. Striving past survival personality, they can cultivate the truly human rights of loving self-acceptance and compassionate togetherness with others.

"A heartening example of the uniqueness of these books lives in the words the author has established to transform the negative associations of “divorce”. Neglected, abandoned, or poorly attached children become Pearls: Pearl Children, Pearl Youth, Pearl Adults, and Pearl Parents. A new narrative of self-valuing, wholeness, and resilience becomes possible." —Virginia Sease, Ph.D., Emerita Member Executive Council Anthroposophical Society Goetheanum, Switzerland "Due to a myriad of factors connected to our modern times, we have seen the breakdown not only of the extended family but also the immediate family unit, through divorce. The ‘hut’ has become divided and too many children have fallen in the gaps and missed developmental pieces. "As a child of divorced parents herself, Belkalopolos brings a refreshingly new approach to healing the inner divides in these adult children of divorce. She combines a lived experience of surviving parent conflict and family-life divisiveness with a twenty-five-year study of both western mainstream psychology and Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophical views of child and adult development." —Adriana Koulias Book Author Researcher Australia

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Yiana Belkalopolos B.A.A., B.Ed., MATCP 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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