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Pathways to a Human Future: The Twelve Senses [Postponed to 2021; was Aug 6-10, Chestnut Ridge, NY]

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the international conference “Pathways to a Human Future: The Twelve Senses” scheduled for this summer has been postponed until 2021.

An online event being planned for this summer...

will consider our new world situation in the light of the conference theme. The online event will also commemorate Karl König’s work and the sixtieth anniversary of his 1960 Twelve Senses lectures at Threefold.

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This landmark international conference is for teachers, health care providers, artists, and anyone concerned with the foremost social issues of our day: inclusion, diversity, and social justice.

In celebration of Karl König’s contributions in education, medicine, and social life, and on the sixtieth anniversary of his landmark lectures on the twelve senses at the Threefold community, participants in this conference will:

● Explore the concept of twelve senses and the fundamental contributions it can make to the fields of education, medicine, and therapies, and in social life.

● Create a learning laboratory environment to deepen our understanding of the senses. How can working with the twelve senses support the work of caregivers and educators from all backgrounds and disciplines?

● Explore how healthy sense development can spark meaningful, effective social initiative and activism.

The conference will feature multiple workshop tracks that will address the interests of different disciplines. Each workshop track will have limited enrollment. Workshop tracks will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees who pre-register (see below) will have the opportunity to select their track before registration opens to the general public.


Scheduled Presenters

Annette Bammer • Becky Rutherford, Camphill Academy • David Schwartz, Camphill Ghent • Dror Schneider, HANDLE® • Elizabeth Frishkoff, HANDLE • Hannah Schwartz, Heartbeet • Jaimen McMillan, Spacial Dynamics Institute • Jane Swain, Sophia’s Hearth • Joan Sleigh, The Goetheanum • Lakshmi Prasana, IRA Chennai, India • Laurie Clark, Denver Waldorf School • Michael Kokinos, Blue Sky Therapies • Nancy Blanning, WECAN • Nic Lacetti, Kairos Center, Poor People’s Campaign • Richard Steel, Karl König Institute • Sharifa Oppenheimer, Lifeways • Stephen Johnson, PAAM • Harlan Gilbert, Green Meadow Waldorf School • Su Rubinoff, Meadowbrook Waldorf School • and more to be announced.


More details here: threefold.org/event/the-twelve-senses-pathway-to-a-human-future/