Biography Workshop

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“[Biography work] is a schooling path to strengthen and stretch our “I” and to develop faculties for meeting our fellow human beings: capacities of observation and thinking, of tolerance, empathy and interest. It instills us with gratitude for all that comes to us, openting a path to the sensing of karma.”
Margli Matthews (Foreword to “biographical work – the anthroposophical basis)


Many traditions have observed that seven-year cycles seem to be of specific importance to the physical, soul and spiritual development of human beings. Biography Work is a way to look at our life’s story line through the lens of these distinct cycles which form into an archetypal pattern on which our own personal life experiences unfold. Working with this archetypal pattern we then can gain deeper understanding of our unique life experiences, our Self and our purpose in this life — our karma. We also gain tools to better understand our relationships with others and their unique expressions in our lives and vice versa.

This biography workshop is designed to give a first overview of the seven-year cycles and the many ways of working with them. Through the development of individual timelines participants can gain a deeper understanding of the archetypal forces and patterns of these cycles in their lives. Through art work and discussion a deeper understanding of the individual expression of those patterns in each participants own life can be gained.

Group size is held to five participants to allow for a personal and safe experience. Meetings include theoretical information, exploration and art exercises. Some work in between sessions is encouraged to receive the fullest benefit from this workshop. Topics explored include:

  • the seven year cycles
  • planetary influences on the life cycles
  • working with the biographical chart
  • turning points and crisis in biography
  • etc.


(Biographical clay work by Sabine. From left to right: Birth :: 28-35 :: 42-49)


Where: 7 Selby St., Cookstown
When: 10 meetings of 2 1/2 hours each, biweekly 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, starting Tuesday January 9th, 2018 and ending May 15, 2017
Fee: INTRODUCTORY FEE — $350.00 incl. HST and all materials