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The upper system

In sensitively carried movement, the arms are light, moving in an alert atmosphere as if borne by invisible threads. When I lift the arms into this upper zone, my connection to the zone behind me becomes palpable. Moving backwards in this manner is usually experienced as very pleasant, as if returning home or being received by one’s angel.

The upper system is an image of the individual cosmic human being. It brings structure, which can cause us to become cramped when it becomes too much. In the body the upper system reaches down into the feet, to a greater or lesser degree. If it is less present, then I fall over my dancing partner’s feet, or can’t get the rhythm into my legs.

When the upper system dominates, then a person becomes more open to sensory perception. These people are often experienced as over-sensitive because things easily “get under their skin.” When our perceptions are experienced as objective facts, they tempt us to judge and criticize.

Although the goal of this upper system is to lead us into life, to the goal of our particular incarnation, it can estrange us from life. It knows fear, as it knows what can happen.

Because the spirit manifests itself in the space above and behind ourselves, this system moves rather backwards than forwards, wanting to return to where it came from.

B07_der_untere_Mensch_-_ein_Energieb_ndel_Thumbnail.jpgA course of seven videos on the upper and lower system in the human being and their effects on our body, our movement, and our self-consciousness.

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In the handout you will find transcripts of the video segments. In addition, the handout contains the chapters

  • I am two
  • Spirit and body - two sides of the same coin
  • Consciously moving the ether

These basics are so important that we make them available for free.

You can simply look at the first five modules. We show you that you don't really have to do much to allow your body to pull you forwards or bring you back. You also see the application of this in eurythmy and gain an understanding how the sound gestures relate to the human being's inner forces and how they function.

In the last modules we go two steps further. We show how the astral body can play with the upper and lower system in the video "Curving around the room." Elementary functions of the I are shown in the video "Being in front - being behind." To gain access to these modules we ask you to buy the course for 0 Euro or a voluntary amount.