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Online Introductory Course

First steps in Biography Work – Explore your life journey

Our Introductory Course in Holistic Biography Work is available online for independent study.

Course times: Start your course at any time.
Fee:140 EUR, includes Study Guide, personalised copy of Biography Log-book, recorded Lectures and other learning materials.
Study group fee: 90 EUR, minimum of 4 participants.

Contact us at: mail@holisticbiographywork.com.

This course is offered in English.

Course details


  • An introductory course in Holistic Biography Work
  • 40 hours of self-paced study – designed for an independent adult learner
  • 10 Study parts
  • Course fee: 140 EUR, includes Study Guide, all learning materials and recorded Lectures
  • Special group discount of 90 EUR per person, minimum of 4.
  • Enrolment at any time.
  • Facilitators: Karl-Heinz Finke & Laura Summerfield
  • Individual tutor support available in different languages
  • Text-book included: personalised Biography Log-book, as an eBook, suitable for printing or typing directly into.
  • No prior knowledge of Biography Work or Anthroposophy is assumed

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 Goals

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and use of specific resources – including Septennial Charts and Life Panorama Chart
  • Understanding the 7-year life phases in the development of consciousness
  • Understanding 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
  • Commencement of 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.
  • Consideration of personal life encounters and their meaning
  • Understanding more of personal life meaning and mission

Further steps

  • Follow-up Biographical Consultations are available with accredited Consultants in different languages
  • This Introductory Course, Foundation Course or highly recommended before undertaking other Learning Packs. From 2021, it will be a prerequisite for joining the online Training Program.

Lecture 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