An Exploration of the Twelve Senses
with Joan Sleigh, Harlan Gilbert and Jane Swain
It has been eighty years since the founding of the first Camphill community in Aberdeen, Scotland, founded by Karl König. His work laid the foundation for using the twelve senses as a diagnostic tool and has continued to inform those working in this field. These topics will be explored in depth at “Pathways to a Human Future: The Twelve Senses”, an in-person conference hosted by the Threefold Education Foundation in Spring Valley, NY, slated for 2021.
Recorded: May 13, 20, 27 2020
May 13: Portals to Three Worlds: Sensing The Worlds Around, Within, and Between Us. An Overview of the 12 Senses
with Harlan Gilbert
May 20: The Social Senses
with Joan Sleigh
May 27: How the Senses Develop in the Early Years of Life
with Jane Swayne
is a pediatric physical therapist and an adult educator at Sophia’s Hearth.
She has presented at regional and international conferences and
published several articles on pediatric movement.
Jane is a previous movement education teacher in the younger grades
at Monadnock Waldorf School. She is certified in Bothmer Gymnastics,
Sensory Integration Praxis Testing, and Pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment.
Jane is also a senior therapeutic trainer with the Spacial Dynamics Institute.
is an educator and writer. He teaches in Green Meadow Waldorf High School
and various teacher education programs
and gives workshops and lectures in many locations in the US and abroad.
was born and raised in the Camphill communities in South Africa.
Joan worked as class teacher at Michael Oak Waldorf School
from 1995 – 2012 and as a teacher trainer at the
Centre for Creative Education from 2006 – 2012.
She is a member of the International Forum for Steiner / Waldorf Schools (Hague Circle) and
coordinator of the Pedagogical Section in Cape Town since 2010.
She became a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society in 2013.
PS- Tune into this episode of The Anthroposopher, our podcast, to hear a poignant interview that touches on the 12 Senses with Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna.