TALKS & W O R K S H O P S
The Four Temperaments
The meeting of the eternal and hereditary stream.
We will look at the origin of the temperaments,Melancholic, Phlegmatic, Sanguine and Choleric and the way in which they incorporate the two streams, one of heredity and the other pre-birth dispositions.
The Seven Planets
Looking at the journey between death, birth and life.
The journey of the soul through the seven planets, from Moon, Mercury and Venus to the Sun, and then onward through Mars, Jupiter and Saturn is a central motif after death, which reappears in the [phases of life on earth.
Zodiac - Womb of the Human Spirit
The beings of the Zodiac are the architects of the human being, the mother of existence.We swim in the amniotic fluid as a spirit embryo, and through developing higher levels of consciousness we are born into our higher Self.
Encounters at the Threshold: Exploring the Self in Relationship to the Counter-forces
Inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s mystery dramas this interactive talkusing masks and participation explores awakening the forces of the soul in relations to the spiritual forces that run counter to development.
This talk considers the uses of masks in working with young adults with complex needs and with violent offenders. Here we look at the application of masks in the therapeutic context.
Soul and Spiritual Development in the light of Trauma
How undigested trauma and abuse - contained in the soul as elemental beings - can impact on inner awakening. We will consider a process of releasing trauma beings through therapy.
Hero at the Abyss: Addiction, Artificial Intelligence and Religious Fundamentalism
Working with the image of Micha-el and the dragon in developing the capacity to
comprehend, withstand and conquer the down side of addictions, AI and RF.
Responses to Mikes Talks and Workshops
Michael introduced the theme by staging the descent of the soul into the bodily incarnation, as it is understood from Anthroposophy and showed how the Soul and Ego finds home in the etheric and physical through the temperaments.
Through lively processes of interacting and embodying the masks he created for the temperaments he was also able to deepen the concept for each temperament, how it manifests itself in the constitution.
In the level of exploration each student had the opportunity through a mapping of temperaments to work through biographical issues and realisations, leading the students also into an intention, how to integrate the temperaments more harmoniously within them, which they all need in the journey of becoming a teacher.
The students reflected back with him on this workshop and voiced their gratitude to him and how they learned about the temperaments and themselves much deeper through the interacting and the engagement with the masks.
The Kairos Eurythmy students gained a tremendous deepening of their work on the Planets during the workshop. He was able through his penetration of Anthroposopy, his skill with masks, and his wonderful artistry to lead us on the human being's journey through these vast spiritual worlds.. What a privilege to have had this inspirational and enlivening opportunity with Michael and we look forward to further valuable contributions from this exceptionally gifted human being.
Michael to give a lecture to the full body of Students from the B.Ed and BA faculty and the German Volunteer project, on the effects of drugs on the constitution of the human being and especially on a becoming teacher.
This was a topic with acute importance, due to the fact, that smoking Marijuana was legalised recently in South Africa.
Once again Michael took the opportunity to engage the students with a bigger concept; not only the present effect of the drug, but taking it into the larger concept of a Soul and Spirit finding it’s incarnation into a healthy body.
He also was able to share not only from his own biographical journey but also from his vast therapeutic work case studies to help understand the consequences and effects of drug on the human being. He worked here as well with masks, using the tendencies of counter-forces to show their influence in tempting human decisions to avoid wrestling with inner hurt and trauma.
The lecture was engaging and brought the difficulties we are facing to an acute awareness.
His way to enlarge the concept into a world beyond, to the spiritual realities is inspiring, makes Anthroposophy into a living process and gives food for own individualised interaction with the question.
I loved the absolute practical application the fact that we walked from the spiritual to the physical world where we could really get into the atmosphere with Michael's help. The temperaments become so alive with the masks and again the magical processes that happen around them. Michael's energy, integrity and passion are a gift to the whole process. I am very grateful to have met Michael and to have been part of this process. Thank you