Goethean Studies

A Weekend Intensive

With Horst Hellman


The Plant Kingdom

in its relationship to the elements, the human being and the Cosmos


Drawing on Horst’s 50 years in Waldorf Education, this seminar will explore 

  • The Planets and their influences on the growth of plants

  • The influence of the elements on plants

  • Plants in relation to the human soul, as an expression of soul gestures

  • A system for understanding the plant-kingdom 

  • A threefold picture of the Earth as a living organism 

  • How diversity of life forces in the geographical regions and climate zones of the earth results in different cultures 


Participants will engage in a variety of exercises including plant observation,

form drawing, and more. 


When                   Friday 20th September 2019 6.30 – 8.30 pm

                               Saturday 21st September 2019 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

                               Sunday 22nd September 2019 9.00 am – 1.00 pm


Where                  Location to be confirmed


Cost                      $240     $210 concession               


Enquiries             Jill.whitfield@aapt.net.au

Bookings              https://www.trybooking.com/BDXHH  



Horst Hellman

In this year of the 100th anniversary of Waldorf Education, Horst Hellman is celebrating 50 years since first studying to become a Waldorf teacher.  He spent over 30 years teaching in Steiner schools in Germany. Since 1982, he has been lecturing, conducting teacher-training seminars and mentoring Waldorf teachers in Australia, India, Taiwan, Thailand and Philippines.  

Horst has a very special connection to WA because he spent his sabbatical year in 1981 in Australia.  During that time, he gave talks on Waldorf/Steiner education in many places and the seeds from those talks grew into Steiner Schools, including Perth Waldorf School, Yallingup Steiner School and Golden Hill Steiner School in Denmark.  

In 2000 he became the founding teacher of the school in Berlin "Eugen Kolisko/ Havelhoehe".   After retiring in 2005, his activity in Asia has grown stronger.  Presently, he is mentoring at Waldorf Schools in the Phillipines and Thailand, and is facilitating teacher training in Thailand and, Indonesia.  Horst lives now in a village near the University City of Goettingen.  

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