Parenting as Initiation
This lecture was given to parents and faculty of the Sacramento Waldorf School in 2012. The topic addresses the original state of consciousness of human beings where the divine consciousness and the personality are mixed in the young child. Then it is necessary for these two outlooks to separate in order for freedom of the individuality to result. This creates the divine – persona axis that reaches a peak in adolescence. The task is to then unite these two separate states of consciousness again in the search for initiation. These tasks are then related to the shifting roles of parenthood in contemporary life.