An example of the Capillary Dynamic method of quality testing (Biodynamic Crystalisation),
Health and Nutrition lessons 23-25
The course is set out in 26 lessons sent over twelve months, each building on the last, leading the student towards a path of self development for world development. Everything is presented so that it can be experienced and individualised.
The three-fold relationship between in human beings and plants
The course 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 being and of the surrounding world in its various manifestations.
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.
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. We also 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.
At the end of each lesson there is a diary sheet which serves as a template for a lesson summary. The student is asked to review:
- What was really new to me in this lesson?
- What did I find most important and closest to my heart in this lesson?
- What can I do, what will I do with this finding? (Even if it is only a seemingly small deed.)
- What have I done? And what am I in the process of doing?
Certificate of Completion
If students wish to complete the general certificate of completion, they are required to submit:
1. A completed diary sheet from the end of each of the 26 lessons.
2. Two artistic expressions; one from the first half of the year (Lessons 1 - 14), and one from the second (Lessons 15 - 26). Artistic expressions include such things as poetry, painting, sculpture, musical pieces or dramatic performances. Copies can be submitted to EduCareDo as a photocopy, photograph or video of the original.
Confidential constructive feedback is given for these submissions by an EduCareDo tutor.
Former students have used this certificate, for example, to support their application to work in anthroposophical initiatives.
A Teacher Certificate of Completion has been introduced in 2017 to support Waldorf Schools complement their in-house training. For more information click here.
Students are free to communicate with the tutor throughout their study to support a greater understanding of the course content. Communication with the tutor is confidential, and questions and comments are welcome.
Students can work at their own pace to complete the course and submit the lessons for feedback and a certificate of completion.