The three-fold relationship in human being and plants
An example of the Capillary Dynamic method of quality testing (Biodynamic Crystalisation), from the Health and Nutrition lessons 23-25
The course is set out in 26 lessons, each building on the last, leading the student towards a path of self-awakening.
It explores the understanding, caring and development of the twelve senses in relationship to our contemporary life circumstances and their effects on our health. We explore the ‘threefoldness’ of the human constitution and of the surrounding world in its various manifestations.
In self-awakening learning everything is presented so that it can be experienced and individualised. Goethe’s phenomenological science helps us look for meaning and the many experiments and exercises of the lessons are leading to condensation of meaning, to cognition.
The human being’s relation to the world and to the four kingdoms of nature leads us to the development and care of the four members of the human being. Many experiments and exercises relating to the four elements, ethers and temperaments together with artistic activities open new possibilities to look at the human being and the world. We arrive at new directions in medicine and therapies, biodynamic agriculture, curative eurythmy, arts and sciences through Rudolf Steiner’s insights.
The lessons on female and male spirituality lead us through ancient evolutionary processes to present day questions and new possibilities in counselling. The ecological-social-economy lessons explore how some of the great gifts of Rudolf Steiner can be realized in practical life today.
Through the health and nutrition lessons, we endeavour to build images of the ‘healthy human being’ and ‘healthy nutrition’. Introduction to biodynamic farming and nutrition in comparison with our ‘ordinary’ produce and food processes with additives and their health effects, together with conventional and ‘Goetheanistic’ laboratory tests. We explore the meaning and processes of nutrition and the effects of many foods in relation to our well being. An overview is presented of some mind and consciousness altering drugs.
We explore the functional dynamics of the human sheaths in health and illness and the workings of the immune system. Through Rudolf Steiner’s insight and research we look at the mysteries and origins of health and illness and the basic aspects of healing and medicine.
Right through the lessons we work with the six basic exercises finishing with the curative eurythmy exercise ‘I think speech’, given by Rudolf Steiner.
The lessons are full of practical applications for personal and professional life. The Diary Sheets attached to each lesson encourage the participants to check their progress of ‘what do I know’, ‘how do I care’ and ‘what can I do’? The real meaning of EduCareDo as a research tool.