The WorthAttention Resource Centre
This is now located in our family home in Gloucester and visiting is by appointment only. Please email me (Cliff Gorman) at email@example.com or phone +44 (0)1452 413405 for an appointment.
Books for borrowing
I am currently in the process of re-listing all the relevant books that are available for borrowing. Click on the appropriate link below. This will open an Excel list for each category.
Beuys-related books. (about 185 books to choose from)
Goethe-related books (including Goethean Science) (about 250 books to choose from)
Steiner-related & anthroposophy books. (including Projective Geometry) (about 820 books to choose from)
Other books of general interest (about 5000 books to choose from)
Should you wish to browse through any of these books please make an appointment by contacting me on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44(0)1452 413405 .
If you wish to borrow any of these please contact me on email@example.com or phone +44(0)1452 413405 .
'WorthAttention' originally had its physical base at Taurus Crafts, Lydney, Forest of Dean, UK, and below I give an account of its initial format in order to demonstrate how WorthAttention was conceived. It now operates without that public face, but nonetheless is equally committed to the original ideals. During the period that WorthAttention operated out of Taurus Crafts, I invited many guest speakers to give talks and courses on subjects relating to the three personalities.
I also gave multimedia presentational talks and demonstrations myself, and I still offer this service. I enjoy doing these. If you are interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44(0)1452 413405 or use the Contact Form on the Contact section of the menu.
Early days of WorthAttention at Taurus Crafts (up until 1st March 2009)
Taurus Crafts,as part of the Camphill Village Trust, thrives as an important enterprise employing adults with special needs in many of its activities. The centre includes an organic restaurant, a four acre organic garden, food shop, pottery, gift shop, jewellery shop, stained-glass studio, picture-framer and the studio of well known local artist Kathy Lewis and is a well-known tourist attraction.
The ‘WorthAttention' Resource Centre/bookshop overlooked a newly landscaped garden which included an outdoor cafe (open in fine weather only) and plenty of outdoor seating. In the bookshop visitors could either buy or just browse thousands of new or second-hand books mainly related to the work and ideas of Rudolf Steiner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Joseph Beuys but also other notable thinkers. Many books were sold at prices highly reduced from the publishers' prices. The books include topics such as Science, Goethean Science, Art, Architecture, Plants and Gardens, Biodynamics, Waldorf Education, Health and Medicine, Philosophy, Art, Literature, Romanticism, Life Sciences, Evolution, Environmental issues. The room was also equipped with multimedia facilities and I was able to show films on such subjects as the Camphill movement, Waldorf education, Spiritual Science.
Products relating to these personalities were also available. These included many products that had been sourced from the Goethe Museum shop in Weimar and included hand-blown glass Goethe barometers and drinking glasses, Goethe and Schiller biscuit cutters, Goethe sweatshirts, marble replicas of Goethe's Good Luck Stone, busts in different sizes of Goethe and Schiller, CD's and DVD's of music associated with Goethe, and many different postcards and booklets.
Adjoining the bookshop was a fully equipped exhibition/function room where courses, talks and activities were held. Many of these events were chosen to appeal to an audience that might have be quite unfamiliar with the artistic, scientific and spiritual ideas of these personalities.