Book Club : Sanctuaries of Childhood by Shea Darian


You may have read or heard of Shea Darian’s first book- Seven Times the Sun: Guiding your Child Through the Rhythms of the Day. She is also the author of Living Passages for the Whole Family.  Shea is a Mother and “inspired homemaker”, she has a BA in Speech and Theatre, a Master of Divinity Degree and is certified as a multi-faith Spiritual Director and has worked as a Waldorf School Administrator.

Sanctuaries of Childhood – Nurturing a Child’s Spiritual Life published by Gilead Press contains a selection of poems stories, music and prayers for people who are looking to infuse their family life with spirituality without prescribing to any particular organized religion of belief set.

I will be reviewing and discussing this book chapter by chapter over the coming weeks and I would love for you to read along. You could request a copy from your local library or local Waldorf/Steiner Book Centre or purchase one here. Specific songs, verses or poems from the book are not mine to share so if this is something that is of interest to you I highly recommend finding the book and using these reviews to foster a deeper connection with your reading. I will share a chapter summary each week and would love to have an interactive conversation with you about your reflections in the comments section. The chapter reviews/discussions will be posted every other Friday here in the Journal. 

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Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

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