1st edition 2019
192 pages
ca. 80 illustrations
Softcover, 14,8 x 21 cm
ISBN 978-3-943324-56-3

published 4/2020
EUR 49,95 inkl. Mwst.
GBP 48.00



Erich Blechschmidt

Studies in Biodynamic Embryology

Concept, Selection and Editing by Konrad Obermeier

In his writings he consistently accessed and described the subject of human embryology from the viewpoint of biodynamic metabolic fields and focuses his attention on the question:  How does human form arise?

Blechschmidt wrote and published exclusively in German.  It was mostly through a German/English bi-lingual volume published by Karger (“The Stages of Human Development Before Birth”, 1960) and an exceptional cooperation with his co-author R. F. Gasser (“Biokinetics and Biodynamics of Human Differentiation”, 1978), that his work became partly available to an international English speaking audience. “The Beginnings of Human Life” (1977) was written primarily for the general public, but is no longer in print.

The publication of Brian Freeman's translation of “The Ontogenetic Basis of Human Anatomy” (2004), contributed to a growing interest in Blechschmidt's ideas. Slowly osteopaths, Structural Integrators, cranial practitioners and other therapists began to appreciate his work.

The books mentioned above offer both a general and comprehensive access to the morphological cosmos described by Blechschmidt but, unfortunately, they are only partly available at the moment. However, there are a number of unnoticed scientific articles already translated into English that offer a more detailed and deeper, specific insight into this elaborate universe of shape and form. The book you have here is a compilation of a number of those individual articles.

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