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Delia Steinberg Guzmán

Delia Steinberg Guzmán was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1943. In 1974 she moved to Spain and in 1975 was granted Spanish nationality.

Studies and Qualifications

She studied music from an early age and, at the age of 17, graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires as a Teacher of Piano and Composition.

For several years she continued to perfect her technique under the Argentinean concert pianist Flora Nudelman and later under the Russian master Hubert Brandenburg.

She also obtained a degree in Philosophy from the University of Buenos Aires.

Her interest in culture and education as a means of personal development led her to continue her studies in other disciplines. She has taken specialist courses in archaeology, history, history of music, bioenergetic medicine and other natural therapies.

Musical career

At the age of 10, she performed her first public concert and since then has often been selected to perform at piano events organized by different organizations, such as Asociación Cristiana de Jóvenes, Jóvenes Concertistas Argentinos, Ateneo de Cultura Artística, Nuevos Valores Musicales, Asociación Harmonicus, Department of Culture of the Ministry of Education of the Argentine Republic, Promociones Musicales and others, both public and private.

She has given numerous concerts at different venues, as well as on radio and television, both in Argentina and in other American countries, obtaining excellent reviews in the press.

On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the death of Maurice Ravel and together with other artists and journalists, she participated in the tribute to the late composer organized by the Argentinean Institute of Engineers on 7 July 1967.

In 1988, in order to promote musical studies on an international scale, she founded the Tristan Music Institute, where she gives piano classes. Currently, the Tristan Institute operates in Spain, Brazil, France, Israel and Germany, with an emphasis on teaching activities.

Since that time she has also been running music appreciation courses in Spain, including courses dedicated to the works of Bach, Mozart, Wagner, Chopin and Schumann.

In 1975, in order to promote new values in music, she instituted the International Piano Competition which now bears her name, forming part of the jury and promoting the artistic careers of young music professionals. The Delia Steinberg International Piano Competition is held annually in Madrid (Spain) and attracts young pianists from all over the world.

Teaching and Research

In 1966 she begins to study the complete plan of the School of Philosophy of the International Organization New Acropolis by the hand of his founder, Professor Jorge Angel Livraga. She joins later to the educational staff of this institution as teacher, giving the subjects of History of the Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Religions, East Philosophy, Psychology, Metaphysical Aesthetics, Oratory and in general, all those who are included in the Program of Studies of the entity, elaborating also the manuals of pedagogic orientation on the above mentioned subjects.

Likewise, she has extended her activity as teacher with Training Courses for other teachers and educators of New Acropolis.

She has dictated courses, conferences and seminars in different countries of Europe, America and Asia about topics like "Ancient civilizations and the jointly points", "The pain and its causes", "esoteric Traditions about the origin of human being and the universe", "The keys of the Astrology", "Philosophy to live", "Youth distress", "Astrology and psychology ", "Egypt: Thought, life and religion", "The initiation way of Santiago," “The legacy of the Templars", "The metaphysical beauty of the woman", "Tradition and time", "Musical therapy", Cromotherapy, etc.

From 1977 and during 25 editions she creates and promotes in Spain a Literary Contest of Tales, taking part as member of the juror, close to important figures of the literary narrative.

From 1972 until 1991 she has been a director in Spain of this institution, period during which the cultural activity of New Acropolis spreads over more than thirty cities of the country.

During this time she boosts activities of teaching and research in several areas:

For children and teenagers: Camps, excursions, story- teller, workshops of initiation to the philosophy as instrument of education, etc.

Cabinets of Medicine and Integral Therapies, with programs of permanent training and research, for Physicians, Sanitary Technician, therapists, etc, with workshops given by prestigious professionals, about Acupuncture, Lasertherapy, Homeopathy, Magnetotherapy, Bioenergetic, etc.

Social action: Courses and workshops of training of voluntary work, with active participation in programs of ecology, social help, help in accidents and catastrophes, centres of reception of animals, etc., together with collaboration with official organisms.

All of them with national and international repercussion.

From 1975 to 1991, she was, likewise, coordinator of the activities of New Acropolis in Europe. From 1991, and after the death of the founder, Professor Jorge Angel Livraga, she is elected International President of the mentioned organization, taking charge of the management and coordination of the cultural and formative labor of New Acropolis in all the countries in which this International Association is well-established.

Publications

She publishes multiple articles in magazines and newspapers about topics related to Philosophy, Music, History and culture in general.

In 1972 she founds and directs in Spain the magazine "Notebooks of Culture" where she publishes numerous articles and thematic series, such "Between us", " At the end of The day ", " Something to tell ", "Ask Ourselves" dedicated to promote the practical application of the philosophy in the daily life.

Since 2000, she runs, likewise, the culture magazine "Sphinx", of great spreading in Spain and various countries of Latin America.

Books and Handbooks published

She writes more than thirty books and handbooks about Practical Philosophy, Ancient CIvilizations, Astrology, etc. Among them we stressed:

Plays of Maya (Madrid, 1ª ed. 1980, 2ª ed. 1982)

Today I see (Madrid, 1ª ed.

They told me that... (Madrid, 1ª ed. 1984)

The daily hero (Madrid, 1ª ed. 1996, 2ª ed. 2002)

Platonic love, sexual love (Lima, 1998)

Why believe in reincarnation? (Lima, 1999)

Reasons to see life with optimism (Lima 1999)

The art of to know how chosen (Lima, 2002)

The metaphysic beauty of the woman (Lima 2002)

The woman´s soul (Madrid, 2002)

Liberty and inexorability(Madrid, 2002)

The character according to the stars (Madrid, 2002)

Practical esoterism (Madrid, 2002)

Life after death (Madrid, 2002)

Philosophy for living (Madrid, 2005)

What do we do with heart and mind? (Madrid, 2005)

I´m really free? (Lima, 2005)

Thougts (Lima, 2007)

All of them published in Spanish and translated into frenchm german, turquish, Russian, Portuguese, Greek and other languages.

From 1995 she directs the publication of a Yearbook with the Memory of Activities of New Acropolis in the forty eight countries it has delegations and where it reflects the direct action and participation the Organization has in the society, in the scopes of culture, ecology, music, medicine, martial arts and the social problematics, with the spirit of unity and diversity that characterizes her, and in the impulse and fulfilment she has worked for more than forty years.

The Yearbook of the Memory of Activities is published in Spanish and English and is distributed in the whole world, both in private and institutional level.

Awards

Due to his labour as International President of New Acropolis, she wins in 1980, The Silver Medal of Arts and Science, given by the Academic Society of Education and Promotion, guaranteed by de French Academy

Letter From The Presidency

A message from the International President

PHILOSOPHY FOR TIMES OF CRISIS

It is inevitable to refer to the financial crisis which in one way or another is affecting so many people in the world.

On the one hand we have discovered that as a result of the socio-economic model of the last few decades, the cycles of material progress have more influence on our lives than we might have imagined or desired.

On the other hand, the crisis has been an interesting opportunity to discover that we human beings have other values to rely on in difficult moments. Specifically, philosophy as a way of thinking and living has helped us to look again at the eternal questions and to recover the valid answers which the passage of time has not undermined; quite the contrary.

A great question mark continues to hang over the knowledge of who we are, why we are in the world, what our role is in this history which is woven day by day.

It would be too sad to believe that our only function is to survive as best we can or, in any case, to strive to attain a better level of survival, with more wealth than we can sometimes use.

Essential material goods are absolutely necessary. But there are many people who own more than we can imagine and, nevertheless, have not managed to dispel pain or unhappiness.

On the other hand, there are those who have the bare necessities and sometimes less, and have attained a great inner serenity by developing authentic human values.

As philosophers who aspire to right knowledge, we have found that the good, the beautiful, the true and the just continue to be indispensable elements for attaining happiness.

Philosophy and happiness have many things in common.

And crises are special situations in which we can discover these coincidences, they are situations which can help us to overcome difficulties and overcome our limits of moral and spiritual growth.

Although we have quoted them on many occasions, the famous words of the scientist and philosopher Albert Einstein bring us back to a sense of the meaning of life:

“A crisis can be a real blessing to any person, to any nation. For all crises bring progress.

Creativity is born from anguish, just as the day is born from the dark night. It is in crisis that inventiveness, discoveries and great strategies are born.

He who overcomes crisis overcomes himself without being ‘overcome’. He who blames his failures and poverty on a crisis neglects his own talent, and shows more respect for problems than for solutions...

Without crisis there are no challenges. Without challenges, life becomes a routine, a slow agony. Without crisis there are no merits...

Let us put an end, once and for all, to the only menacing crisis, which is the tragedy of not being willing to overcome it.”

In harmony with these ideas, New Acropolis is on the side of talent and creativity; it promotes the opportunities offered by a living philosophy which enables individual drive to be used for the benefit of humanity as a whole.


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