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Anthroposophical Study

Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA; Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
30 hours (across several weeks - varies).
September 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the concept of the sevenfold human being, explaining the manifestations of physical existence, life, astrality, and egohood in the human being; describe the content of the sevenfold human being, demonstrating an understanding of the transformation of the physical body, life body, and astral body to the spirit self, life spirit, and spirit body; explain the relationship between contemplative practices and an awareness of the transformative processes that occur in the sevenfold human being; discuss the philosophical basis for the concepts of human destiny and reincarnation; describe the conceptual basis for the discussion of the worlds of matter, soul, and spirit, and the interconnection of these three worlds.


This course provides an orientation to anthroposophical concepts of individual human existence. It provides a basic framework upon which contemplative, pedagogical, therapeutic, and diagnostic concepts of curative education and social therapy are built. This course is accompanied by a year-long introduction to human biographies, curative education/social therapy, and the human being, which further develop the basic themes presented. Topics covered include: the bodily nature, the soul nature, and the spirit nature of the human being; the philosophy of human destiny; the philosophical underpinnings of human reincarnation; the mineral world; the soul world; the spiritual world; the nature of being; overview of basic contemplative exercises, including the six-fold path, the eight-fold path, and self-observation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Curative Education, Social Therapy, Philosophy, Cognitive Studies, Consciousness Study, Contemplative Practice, Contemplative Spiritual Practice, Western Spirituality, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/05) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).