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Introductory Course

First steps in Biography Work – Explore your life journey

This fully online self-paced course offers an ideal introduction if you are new to Biography Work or its underlying philosophy.

Course Aims

  • A systematic and creative study of a personal life journey
  • Awareness of the shape of the archetypal human life journey
  • Access to resources to deepen understanding
  • Opportunity to reflect on own life story

Course details

  • An introductory course in Holistic Biography Work
  • 60 hours of self-paced study – designed for independent self-paced adult learning
  • 10 Study parts, with accompanying lectures.
  • Course fee: 150 AUD, includes Study Guide, all learning materials and recorded video lectures from Karl-Heinz Finke.
  • Enrolment is possible at any time.
  • Course designed by: Karl-Heinz Finke & Laura Summerfield
  • Individual tutor support available if desired (additional cost)
  • Text-book included: personalised copy of our Biography Log-book, suitable for printing or typing directly into.
  • No prior knowledge of Biography Work nor Anthroposophy is assumed

Main Topics

  • What is Biography Work?
  • Body, Soul & Spirit
  • Four levels of self-awareness
  • Making sense
  • Development of consciousness
  • Reflections, patterns & metamorphosis in life
  • Biography and karma
  • Initiation through life
  • Mission and meaning
  • Life as a learning curriculum

Course Goals

  • Gain confidence in using the tools and resources of Holistic Biography Work in charting own life story
  • Deepen understanding of own life story through guided Self-reflection
  • Enable ongoing study of Holistic Biography Work for personal or professional development

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the history and application of Holistic Biography Work.
  • Knowledge and use of specific resources – including Septennial Charts and Life Panorama Chart.
  • Understand the 7-year life phases in the development of consciousness.
  • Understand 21-year cycles related to Physical, Soul and Spiritual development.
  • Completion of questions and Septennial Charts related to a personal life journey, up to current age of participant.
  • Start Life Panorama Chart, with some life themes identified.
  • Insight into the concepts of: Mirroring, Metamorphosis, Patterns, Rhythms, Repetitions, Themes, Transitions, Crisis points, Thresholds, Destiny events, Karma and Planetary influences, Lunar Nodes.
  • Consider personal life encounters and their meaning.
  • Understand more of personal life meaning and mission.
  • Introduction to the themes explored in our Online Training Program.

Further steps

  • Follow-up Biographical Consultations are available with accredited Consultants.
  • Foundation Course is available for those interested in the Online Training Program – with significant discount.
  • Adult Learning Courses are available on many topics for personal and/or professional development.
  • Our Introductory Course or our Foundation Course provides sufficient background to undertake these other courses.


Our Introductory Course in Holistic Biography Work is available online for self-paced independent study.
Dates        Start your course at any time.
Fee            150 AUD – go to SHOP
includes Study Guide, personalised copy of our Biography Log-book, video Lectures and all other learning materials.
Language English

Mail: Karl-Heinz Finke & Laura Summerfield

Training Information & Fees

If you are looking for more, we offer a 13-module 3-year training program.
Table of Training Modules

Training Program Summary PDF
Training Handbook PDF
Training Schedule PDF Cycle 2 Year 1 (2022)
Training Schedule PDF Cycle 1 Year 2 (2022)
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