Delia Steinberg Guzmán, Honorary President of New Acropolis, Passed away in Spain – 15 August 2023
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Delia Steinberg Guzmán, who was President of the International Organization New Acropolis for twenty-nine years, and then Honorary President following the appointment of the current International President, Jose Carlos Adelantado Puchal, in 2020.
From 1972 to 1991, she was Director of New Acropolis in Spain, during which time the activity of this institution spread to more than thirty cities in the country.
From 1975 to 1991, she was the Coordinator of the activities of New Acropolis in Europe. After the death of the founder of New Acropolis, Jorge Ángel Livraga Rizzi, in 1991, she was elected International President, with responsibility for the management and coordination of the cultural and educational work of the institution in the 50-plus countries where it is active.
Her interest in culture and education as a means of personal development led her to promote humanitarian, cultural and philosophical activities throughout her life. Some of her most distinguished achievements are listed below:
In 1982, in order to promote new values in music, she founded and was a member of the Jury of the International Piano Competition, which bears her name, helping many young pianists at the beginning of their careers. The Delia Steinberg International Piano Competition is held annually in Madrid (Spain), with young pianists worldwide participating.
She has published many articles in magazines and newspapers on topics related to philosophy, music, history and culture in general.
In 1972 she founded and edited the journal “Cuadernos de Cultura” in Spain, in which she published many articles and series on a theme, such as “Entre nosotros” (Between Ourselves), “Al final del día” (At the End of the Day), “Algo para contar” (A Story to Tell), “Preguntémonos” (A Question to Ask), all aimed at promoting the practical application of philosophy in everyday life.
She has written and published more than thirty books and manuals on practical philosophy, psychology, ancient civilizations and astrology, which have been translated into many languages, including French, English, German, Russian, Portuguese and Greek. The titles include:
• Los Juegos de Maya (The Games of Maya) (Madrid, 1st ed. 1980, 2nd ed. 1982)
• Hoy ví (Today I Saw…) (Madrid, 1st ed.)
• Me dijeron que (Someone Told Me…) (Madrid, 1st ed. 1984)
• El héroe cotidiano (The Everyday Hero) (Madrid, 1st ed. 1996, 2nd ed. 2002)
• El arte de saber elegir (The Art of Making Wise Choices) (Lima, 2002)
• La belleza metafísica de la mujer (The Metaphysical Beauty of Women) (Lima 2002)
• Filosofía para vivir (Philosophy for Living) (Madrid, 2005)
For her work as Director of New Acropolis, she was awarded the Silver Medal for Arts, Sciences and Literature in 1980 by the Sociedad Académica de Educación y Fomento. This institution is endorsed by the Académie Française.
She has tirelessly and consistently promoted philosophy’s humanistic and spiritual values throughout her life. Her clarity of thought and serenity have inspired thousands of individuals beyond linguistic and cultural barriers. For all those who knew her, she was undeniably an exceptional woman, an example of humanity and wisdom.