Tapestries, by Betty StaleyRudolf Steiner College Press
Tapestries uncovers the unique patterns that you weave throughout life. At a time of immense interest in biography, here is a unique set of keys to understanding the pattern and rhythms of your life. The unfolding phases of life are presented as the 'warp' of personal growth. You are invited to consider the 'shuttle' of the threads you use as the 'weft' of your life story. These threads include your temperament, gender, love, family, ethnicity, birth order, and developing relationships.
A vivid picture of adult growth is presented. You can follow twelve very different people and their stories as they go through each life phase and wonder what will happen next. You can consider how you would respond to the choices they face. Life's dilemmas are explored: career versus parenting and choices related to old age. This opens up options: which roads to take in life and encouragement to reflect.
Betty Staley draws on her rich life experiences as a teacher of history and literature at the Sacramento Waldorf School. Rudolf Steiner's profound work on biography is integrated with current psychological research and feminist writing. She offers poems and stories that bring Tapestries to life.This friendly guide is a companion volume to Soul Weaving. It can help you shape your life in positive and productive ways.