Embryo in Us

Embryo In Us: Understanding Ourselves as Embryo — NEWLY UPDATED!

Embryo In Us

A Workshop with Jaap van der Wal, MD, PhD

Recorded live in Portland, Oregon
August 29 – September 2, 2017

10 discs, 22 hours, containing every word of the workshop, and visual handouts

Cost: $195
$5.00 shipping and handling for domestic, $25.00 outside the USA.

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“By means of the Goetheanistic phenomenological method, the gestures of human embryonic development may be understood and interpreted as human behavior. In this phase for example the phenomena which accompany human incarnation may still clearly be ‘read’. Also, the gestures of the embryo are to be understood as a kind of echo of the evolution of mankind. This means that the human incarnation and human evolution, biography and biology, approach more and more to each other and that it is possible, deepened by the view of Anthroposophy, to come to the spiritual essence of this human phase of being.” Dr. van der Wal, from his website.

The body developed
out of us,
not we from it.
We are bees,
and our body is a honeycomb.
We made the body,
cell by cell we made it…
RUMI (1207 – 1273)



This seminar explores human prenatal development and shows how biology is expressing the essence of human spiritual enfoldment. Understanding the stages of development is a foundation for therapeutic recognition of embryological forces in all later stages of life.

Cranialsacral Therapists have been urged to comprehend embryological forces at work in sessions because the forces that formed the body are continuously at work throughout life, carrying the blueprint of Health into manifestation at every moment.

This seminar is a rare opportunity to hear a world authority on modern scientific understanding of embryology who has developed a unique synthesis of this science with spiritual principles.

Jaap van der Wal

Jaap van der Wal, PhD, MD is associate professor for anatomy and embryology at the University of Maastricht, Holland.  In the context of the project Embryo in Motion (see www.embryo.nl) he teaches medical anthropology and phenomenological (spiritual) embryology a.o. at institutes of Anthroposophy, Craniosacral Therapy, Osteopathy, and Polarity Therapy around the world.

Cinematography, editing and design by Steve Dehner; Cover Design Angelica Hesse; ©2017 The Portland Branch of the Anthroposophical Society of America, all rights reserved.