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The Human Organs

Their Functional and Psychological Significance: Liver, Lung, Kidney, Heart

November 2013
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    22nd November 2013
  • ISBN 9781782500070
  • Language English
  • Pages 96 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

Walter Holtzapfel draws the connection between bodily processes and the life of the soul, with each affecting the other at different times. He systematically examines the characteristics of the liver, lung, kidney, and heart, and applies the knowledge to various psychological disorders and conditions.

This book is based on lectures on curative education given by the author in Switzerland and Germany. Although the approach is through the four main human organs, it will be of interest to educators, doctors, and nurses working with people with special needs.

C O N T E N T S:

Organs and Organism
The Liver is the Basis of Courage for Action
The Lung engenders Firmness of Thought
The Kidney lends Vigour to the Temperament
The Heart is the Basis of Inner Stability
Wider Connections in the Human Organism

Walter Holtzapfel, MD

Walter Holtzapfel, MD (1912-1994), was born in Kiel, Germany, and in 1931 moved to Freiburg/Breisgau to study medicine. At the age of nineteen, while a tourist visiting Dornach, Switzerland, he met Ita Wegman and became involved with studying anthroposophically extended medicine in a study group of young physicians. The rest of his life was dedicated to practice, teaching, and writing involved with anthroposophic medicine. At the age of fifty-two, he became leader of the Medical Section of the Anthroposophical Society, a position he held until 1977. Dr. Holtzapfel was the author of numerous books, including Children’s Destinies and The Human Organs.