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How Does the Human Being Move?

The Problem of the Motor Nerves

L. F. C. Mees
Translated by Philip Mees
January 2012
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Press
  • Published
    15th January 2012
  • ISBN 9781957569048
  • Language English
  • Pages 72 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

How do our muscles become “conscious” of our desire to move?

As the basis of our observations, we should view what we call our nervous system as only a physical expression of what lives everywhere in our body as perceptual activity. Something guides us in a certain direction, but this means that there must also be an unknown connection between what guides us and our “muscle being,” as there is in all conscious actions. Just as our muscle being “listens” to the movements we wish to make, likewise it also listens to the guiding impulse of our destiny, or karma.

L. F. C. Mees

Leendert F. C. Mees, M.D. (1902–1990), was born in Amsterdam and studied medicine before becoming a student of the anthropologist Louis Bolk. At the time, he also met Rudolf Steiner and became a lifelong student of Anthroposophy. From 1930 on, he practiced general medicine in The Hague and was also a doctor and teacher at the Waldorf school there. In 1959, he and his wife established a clinic for artistic therapy in Dreibergen. In 1969, he began writing extensively and lecturing worldwide on medicine, evolution, education, and other topics.