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Curriculum Details - Foundational Level

Here you will find a list of the courses and a summary of the content of each unit/course regarding the three Foundational Levels.

Level One: Foundations of Western Culture

This level provides the foundational studies in Western history, philosophy, science, and culture necessary for further study in Romantic Science and Healthcare.

It is also valuable as a stand-alone study for anyone wishing to expand and develop their mind and understanding similar to (but much more dynamic and meaningful than) the traditional college level ‘liberal arts’ degree – Western history, philosophy, language, literature, as well as the history and philosophy of science.

RS 101 - Basic Cultural Literacy

The importance of cultural literacy and an overview of Western history, thought, art and science.

RS 102 - History of Western Thought and Consciousness -­‐ Overview

A study of the main aspects of the development of Western thought, and issues related to the problem of knowledge as addressed in philosophy.

RS 103 - Emanation and Evolution

Introduction to the two important concepts that play into the later understanding of mind and consciousness – that of emanation, the descent, or incarnation of man into the world and the unfolding and proliferation of the plan of creation (Genesis); and evolution, the creation of new levels and aspects of life over time.

RS 104 - History of Modern Western Culture and Consciousness

Study of the development and evolution of consciousness in Western Europe and later in America. Aso an introduction to an unique aspect of Western culture that has had a major impact on Romantic Philosophy and Science – the development of the concept and practice of romantic love.

RS 105 - Connections

In this unit you will work towards developing the ability of your mind and consciousness to shift from a the liner, two-dimensional worldview of the intellect to the more spherical, multidimensional world view of the noetic (“Noetic” comes from the Greek word nous, which means “intuitive mind” or “inner knowing.”) capacity.

RS 106 - The Epistemology of Wholeness – Seeing in a Different Way

In this unit you will examine the two ways of knowing something - through participation of the wholeness of something (objectively), or through purely sense-based experience mediated through the intellect, which separates things.

RS 107 - The Scriptural Foundation of Western Culture

In this unit you will be introduced to the importance of scriptural writings in and on the formation of Western culture.

RS 108 - The Role of English Literature in Western Culture

In this unit you will examine the impact that English literature has had on the formation of Western culture, and how it is the hidden home of philosophy.

RS 109 - Final Assessment


This unit allows you to integrate your study and understanding of the preceeding units of study and to prepare a more solid foundation for your further studies.

Level Two: Foundations of Romantic Science

Here you will study more specific developments in Western philosophy, science and health relating to life, mind and consciousness that came to a focus in the Romantic movement (late 1700s and early 1800s).

RS 201 - Overview of the History of Romantic Philosophy and Science

You will gain an deeper understanding of the main aspects of the development of Romantic philosophy and science:


  • historical overview of Romantic Philosophy and Science,

  • conceptual overview of the dual Organons (systematic presentation/outline) set out by the two founding figures in Romantic Healthcare:

    • Dr. John Brown - general theory of healthcare (stimulation) and the principles of therapeutic regimen

    • Dr. Samuel Hahnemann - as regards the special theory related to disease and its treatment.

  • introduction to dynamic physiology (living functions vs. biochemical systems), from the pioneer work of:

    • Dr. Richard Saumarez, a contemporary of Brown and Hahnemann.


    • Rudolf Steiner, as regards spiritual science and esoteric physiology.


    • Dr. Wilhelm Reich, in regard to natural science and exoteric physiology.

RS 202 - Overview of Science

In this unit, you will gain an understanding of the key aspects related to the concept of science. This unit also serves as an introduction to the next unit on Dynamic Sciences.  

RS 203 - Dynamic Science

Study of the key aspects of dynamic science related to vital nature, as well as providing a link with spiritual science and dynamic physiology at the next level.

RS 204 - Basics of Dynamic Physiology, Exoteric Part A - Saumarez

The key concepts related to dynamic physiology through the study of the works of Dr. Richard Saumarez.

RS 205 - Basics of Dynamic Physiology, Exoteric, Part B - Reich

Dr. Wilhelm Reich and his research into the nature of life energy, its various properties, functions and principles of operation.

RS 206 - Basics of Dynamic Physiology, Esoteric Part A: Hahnemann

The work of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the main contributor to Romantic medicine (Heilkunst and homeopathy) and a contemporary of Dr. Richard Saumarez.

RS 207 - Basics of Dynamic Physiology, Esoteric Part B: Steiner

Man consists of aspects that go beyond the natural world. This esoteric aspect of physiology will be studied through the understanding provided by Rudolf Steiner a German philosopher and spiritual scientist.

RS 208 - The Ground Regulatory System or Extra-Cellular Matrix

The history and key concepts of the extra-cellular matrix from its roots in the 19th Century struggle between the cellular theory (Rudolf Virchow and Louis Pasteur) and humoral theory (Claude Bernard and Antoine Béchamp), up into modern research (Heine, Schimmel, Pischinger).

RS 209 - Final Assessment

This unit allows you to integrate your study and understanding of the preceeding units of study and to prepare a more solid foundation for your further studies.

Level Three: Foundations of Romantic Healthcare

You will learn the scientific basis for each of the three realms of Romantic Healthcare: therapeutic regimen, medicine and therapeutic education, as well as their inter-relationsip providing a systematic and methodological approach to disorder and disease.

RS 301 - The History of Romantic Science and Healthcare

An overview of the historical context, to set the stage for understanding the various aspects of Romantic healthcare, in terms of  Ideas, laws, principles and concepts.

RS 302 - The Foundations - The Brunonian System and The General Theory of Romantic Science and Healthcare

In this unit, the seminal ideas, principles and concepts found in Dr. John Brown's Elements of Medicine are set out in a systematic fashion, taking into account much of the material that has come before, particularly in terms of Dynamic Physiology.

RS 303 - Historical Foundation of Hahnemann's Special Theory of Disease

In this Unit, you will learn how Dr. Hahnemann abandoned his allopathic medical practice because of the harm it did to his patients, re-started with therapeutic regimen, and finally developed a systematic approach to the cure of disease known as Heilkunst, of which homeopathic prescribing for secondary (pathic) disease is the most commonly known, yet much less important than his system for prescribing for the deeper, primary or tonic diseases.

RS 304 - Basic Anatomy

RS 305 - Advanced Dynamic Physiology: The Metals in Relation to the Organ Systems and Their Functions

RS 306 - Advanced Dynamic Physiology - Luciferic and Ahrimanic Powers


There are two sets of powers, forces and energies working in creation, at the natural, cultural and supersensible levels, derived initially from the primordial polarity of expansion (centrifugal) and compression (centripetal) and masculine and feminine principles. Life consists of the dynamic balance between these, as well as a progressive evolution upwards in the human mind and consciousness.


RS 307 - Dynamic Physiology Study Document: The Origin of Illness and Death


RS 309 - Final Assessment

This unit allows you to integrate your study and understanding of the preceeding units of study and to prepare a more solid foundation for your further studies.

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