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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Knowledge of Higher Worlds


45 hours (variable – over several weeks).

Camphill Communities California, Soquel, CA; The Camphill School, Glenmoore, PA; Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Phoenixville, PA; Camphill Village, USA, Copake, NY; Heartbeet Lifesharing, Hardwick, VT; Plowshare Farm, Greenfield, NH
September 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Workshop Intensive
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: be familiar with the subtle bodies of the human being (the ether and astral bodies), and the organs of higher perception (the chakras); practice the basic attitudes in daily life that can create the conditions for inner growth; practice observation exercises that lead to heightened sensory capacities; perform the practical exercises and self-reflective techniques that lead to the strengthening of thought life, emotional life and active will; practice the major esoteric exercises that underpin the path of self-development, especially the seven requirements for esoteric development, the six exercises and the eightfold path; understand the hallmarks of the changes in consciousness which can be expected as the practitioner develops his or her capacities.  

This course uses a study group setting, allowing participants to familiarize themselves with the content of one of Rudolf Steiner's basic books, but also to benefit from insights and the understanding of other study group participants. It focuses on a path of inner development, including exercises that allow the development of refined faculties of feeling, judgment, and perception and provides opportunities for in-depth engagement with questions of spiritual practice and inner development. Opportunities to facilitate the group discussion build practical social and communication skills.
Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Curative Education, Social Therapy, Social Agriculture, Inclusive Social Development, 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).