BIOGRAPHY WORK 1 : LIFE MAPPING
Life is itself a path of initiation which becomes more meaningful when it is lived in full consciousness, in a way that can be achieved
through working on one’s biography.
Burkhard, G. Biographical Work: the Anthroposophical Basis.2007
Biography Work through Life Mapping provides a way of remembering life phases (septennials or 7 year phases) and uses artistic exercises to illuminate these memories. After the two Sundays sessions each participant will have a chart of main life events as a basis for further development. Conversation, creative writing, drawing and movement allow the workshops to be interactive, engaging and heartening.
Coordinator Dale Irving
BIOGRAPHY WORK 2 : MAP READING
The personal chart can become a precious lifetime possession. By yearly updating we can sustain our awakening recognition of destiny in motion. Through this inner process we gain a more mature, tolerant and
compassionate in-look on destiny, both ours and others.
Bryant, W. A. A Journey through Time, 2006.
Biography Work through Destiny Learning allows a way to look at life patterns, rhythms, mirroring, destiny moments in a holistic way using the chart as the guide that expands and deepens over time. Deep listening, helping conversations, writing and gesture work will provide ways to be heard and to listen and share our becoming human.
Coordinator Dale Irving
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Biography Work with Dale Irving
Rudolf Steiner spoke of the “occult hygiene” in methodically surveying our lives. The idea is that if we become more aware of our patterns and life choices we will develop greater consciousness.
Bernard Lievegoed and Gudrun Burkhard were forerunners in the process of life charting which is the basis of the approach I have been trained in through a course run over three years at the Sydney Rudolf Steiner College under the leadership of Karl-Heinz Finke, an international biography consultation trainer.
Biography Work assists us in understanding life phases and is helpful in exploring the differences between generations in families, workplaces and schools. It also has the capacity to investigate how destiny, karma and reincarnation might be at work in our lives.
Over the two modules I offer through the Rudolf Steiner College Perth we become familiar with the septennial phases and through the use of the chart begin to notice patterns and rhythms in the events and incidents. We then start to put larger questions to ourselves about how and why we might choose our particular paths.
It is fascinating to look a little more objectively at our lives through the charting and in listening to others in respectful conversation. Writing, drawing, gesture work and movement all support the new discoveries and the revisiting of stories.
I first presented Biography work in Perth at the RSC Foundation Course run by Jennifer and Horst Kornberger in 2015. Since 2017 I have provided day workshops and evening classes for the public and through the RSC Perth. I am also a member of the Word Sisters who write, devise and perform original work influenced by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner and our biographies. From 1975 to 2017 I was a secondary Drama and Arts educator in the WA Education Department.
Dale Irving. BA, MEd, PhD.