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Human Being II

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.
50 hours (variable, over several weeks).
September 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: give an overview of the ether body, the astral body, and ego organization; explain the working of the ether body, the astral body, and ego organization in the physical body, in the metabolic-limb system, the rhythmic-system, and the nerve-sense system, and in the soul forces: thinking, feeling, and willing; describe the twelve senses; describe the complexity of the human soul; recognize and explain the principle of metamorphosis in development; describe the four ethers and their manifestations in the body and soul; and give an overview of the seven life processes and their manifestations in body and soul.


By exploring the general constitution and make-up of the human being in all its complexity, and from many different perspectives, the student develops ideas and concepts, which can become diagnostic assessment tools for the curative educator. The course consists of distinct units covering various aspects of an anthroposophically-extended understanding of the human being. The course aims to awaken an interest in the complexity of the human being and the interconnectedness of body, soul, and spirit. Students refine their observational skills through differentiated thinking and an appreciation of the spirit's manifestations in body and soul based on the principle of metamorphosis in all development.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Curative Education, Preparation for Case Studies in Curative Education and Social Therapy, Social Therapy, Methods of Phenomenological Research, Methods of Diagnostic Assessment, Human Studies, Human Growth and Development, Philosophy, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation).