Delphi is the companion manual to
Lessons with Delphi.
It provides an outline of written and
experiential learning exercises for each
lesson, and offers supplemental activities and
As an example, the first lesson of Six Lessons with
"The Real Laws." Teaching Delphi reviews
and addresses "The Real Laws" as shown in the
excerpt to the right.
Lessons with Delphi
can be read and
enjoyed by all ages. Young people will be
inspired and motivated to help the earth to
heal, while adults may rediscover the magic of
the Circle of Life.
With Teaching Delphi, teachers
and facilitators will be challenged to use
their imagination and their passion for life
in presenting this program of partnership on
Delphi is the heart of every child and
youthful person. She is the happiness and joy
of a world realized in community. Perhaps more
important than anything, Delphi is the
remembrance of the child in all of us.
By Patricia Jepsen
A Teaching Manual for the Sanctuary School
(2002, 8 1/2" x 11", 64 pages, coil bound,
Illustrated by Kimberley Hevesy
(3 illustrations, 3 photos)
tells a story about when all life lived
happily and harmoniously on earth. This
section encourages respect for Mother Earth
and explores the kinds of laws that help our
planet. Here, again, the children will find
themselves included in the care and governance
of our planet. RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP,
COMMUNITY NETWORKING and SELF-RELIANCE.
Activity: Draw or paint a picture of
what the earth looks like when she is happy
and everybody knows and obeys the real laws.
Make this picture as happy as you can!
Question: What is Delphi's plan? (See
bottom of page 7) Do you have a plan like
Activity: Draw a picture of your heart
and then draw the earth inside of your heart.
Do you feel differently about Mother Earth
when you do this?
Activity: Ask your teacher about your
solar system. Find pictures of your solar
system. What are the real laws that govern the
solar system and all the planets?
Activity: Read the Real Laws aloud in
class and discuss what they mean. Why are they
good laws, laws that will make everyone happy
and in tune with one another? Discuss the
meaning of RESPECT.
Practice asking permission before you pick a
flower, break off a branch or pick up a stone.
When you do this, can you feel the
relationship between you and the flower, the
tree, the stone? And do not forget to practice
saying "thank you" for the flower, the branch,
or the stone. Thank you is a magical power,
which you will learn about later!
exercises and experiential learning encourage
practice the Real Laws
· to realize each has a purpose and is special
· to respect the rights of others as well as
interacts with children regarding:
value of respect
· the value of property
· the value of all life living and working
together in harmony