Henry Barnes, at the age of 96, completed this memoir shortly before his death on September 18, 2008. He writes about his childhood and youth and his fateful meeting with Anthroposophy and Waldorf education.
He goes on to describe highlights of his work at the Rudolf Steiner School and for the Anthroposophical Society. The book concludes with chapters on his old age and his two companions—his wife Christy Barnes and her sister Arvia Ege—whose lives, with his own, formed a unique constellation of human destinies.
Another section includes memories of friends, former students, colleagues, and family that illumine this remarkable individual from many different points of view. Photographs taken throughout Henry Barnes' life add poignancy to this memoir of one of the great leaders of the Waldorf and anthroposophic movements in the second half of the 20th century.
C O N T E N T S:
IntroductionA Constellation of Human Destinies
Childhood and Youth
My Work Begins:
• Serving the Anthroposophical Society
Memories of Family, Friends, former Students and Colleagues
Christy Mackaye Barnes
Arvia MacKaye Ege
Thoughts on this Constellation of Destinies