|A writer since High School, Seth Mullins embarked upon his most rewarding creative venture when he became a father in 1995. Though he believes that life itself is our best teacher, he did learn to hone his parenting skills when he and his son became part of the Waldorf School community five years later. Waldorf education, with its emphasis on honoring children’s natural development and all the stages that they pass through on the road to maturity, provides a much-needed antidote to the stress and harried pace of modern life. Its faculty endeavor to create an approach to teaching that encompasses not only the students’ academic abilities but also their inner processes and soul life. |
In his articles, Mr. Mullins strives to present his experience to parents, child-care givers and teachers who might not be versed in Waldorf philosophy but who are searching for practical steps to take to nurture and promote the development of children on all levels of their being - body, mind, emotions and spirit. He hopes that his knowledge and insights will aid those who are trying to raise children in line with the innate wisdom that they already bear and help them to develop the skills necessary to find their way in the often-bewildering world of the 21st century.
In addition to the Waldorf doctrines of Theosophy, Seth Mullins has made extensive studies of Archetypal Psychology and Comparative Mythology. He draws upon this knowledge for his freelance as well as his fiction writing. His novel “Song of an Untamed Land”, published in February 2005, explores the strength of familial bonds in the face of war and unrest in a fictitious country reminiscent of the American West.
After spending his formative years in New England and his early twenties in New Mexico, Seth finally settled down in Eugene, Oregon, a town with a lot of natural beauty, open-minded people and progressive politics. He spends his days freelancing, working on the next novel in his “Song Cycle”, and doing various creative projects with his son indoors and out. He maintains an ongoing blog on WritingUp where he documents everything from his creative process to his parenting experiences and his concerns about the world at large.