Lillian Firestone, Author of The Forgotten Language of Children

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Excerpts from the book (not included in the transcript are read at the end of the recording

The work described in The Forgotten Language Language of Children: A Journey in Living Authentically is based on the ideas of G. I. Gurdjieff, a teacher who appeared in Europe in the early 20th century with, Lillian Firestone says:  “An idea that was completely revolutionary at the time – that people were capable of different stages of consciousness and that everything depended on a person’s level of consciousness at the moment that he was speaking or acting.”

The insights expressed here span traditions and address the core need for relationship between between ourselves and our children. Firestone describes the effort as one of encouraging spiritual experience without pointing to a particular tradition.  She describes moments that will be familiar to anyone who lives with and/or works with young children. The book gives the perspective of an adult following her own search, alongside others. Those others include the children, whose integrity is respected.

Witness for Childhood brings together voices from many communities, giving perspectives on media, technology and the development of young children.

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2 comments on “Lillian Firestone, Author of The Forgotten Language of Children
  1. Thanks, Stephanie
    It should send to the Witness page on the Healthy Media Choices site. I’ll check to make sure it does.

    We’ve combined those efforts (general parent/teacher focus of HMC and faith/humanist community focus of Witness) as here is so much overlap that keeping them separate was artificial and inefficient. Would be delighted to hear what you thought of the Firestone piece, which is also on the HMC site, could comment at http://www.healthymediachoices.org (probably have to scroll down to that piece. Thanks so much, Mary

  2. Stephaine says:

    Hey there your web page url: http://witnessforchildhood.
    wordpress.com/2011/11/10/lillian-firestone-author-of-the-forgotten-language-of-children/ appears
    to be redirecting to a completely different web page when I
    click the homepage button.
    You may want to have this checked.

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