«We have to say that the educational influence we exert through the musical element must consist in creating a harmony of the Apollonian element with the Dionysian element welling up out of the human being’s nature. In the same way that the deadening influence must be enlivened by the sculptural, pictorial element, something that is intensely alive in the musical element has to be damped down so that it does not affect the human being too strongly. This is the feeling with which we ought to teach music to the children.
«We must recognize that, through the workings of karma, a person’s nature develops with a bias toward one side or another [i.e., Apollonian or Dionysian].» — Rudolf Steiner, PRACTICAL ADVICE TO WALDORF TEACHERS, p. 39.
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