Children’s Destinies: The Three Directions of Human Development
In childhood, before the individual has conscious use of knowledge or will to influence the physical being, destiny plays into the human organism. This book is for parents, teachers, physicians, and others interested in the dynamics of a child’s life. It offers finely drawn case histories along with practical suggestions for working with children’s developmental needs. It includes discussions of asthma and obstructed inhaling, epilepsy, hysteria, kleptomania, and dyslexia.
About the Author
Walter Holtzapfel, M.D. (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.