Human Design

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Human Design Bodygraph from Maia Mechanics Imaging Software

Human Design is a New Age-inspired pseudo-scientific practice.[1][2] Its proponents describe it as a holistic self-knowledge system.[3] Its effectiveness has not been confirmed by peer reviewed research.[4] This lacks of scientific evidence so beware of people who preach this as scientific truth.

Human Design combines astrology, the I Ching, Kabbalah and Vedic philosophy,[5][6][7][8] centering around the division of personalities into five energy types alleged to indicate how someone is supposed to exchange energy with the world: Manifestors, Generators, Manifesting Generators, Projectors, and Reflectors.[9] It was originated by Alan Robert Krakower who published a book called The Human Design System under the pseudonym Ra Uru Hu in 1992.[10][11] Krakower developed the Human Design system following a mystical experience in 1987.[12][13][14][15][16][17] Human Design purports to be a self-knowledge method which does not have any specific religious dogma or affiliation.[18] Despite this, it has been described by theologian J. R. Hustwit as a "transreligious project" that is "breathtaking in scope" and synthesizes seven or more traditions.[19] It has also been described as a psychological counseling instrument[20] and "the new astrology."[21][22]

In Human Design analysis, planets are displayed in a type of horoscope called a bodygraph. The bodygraph shows the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching at various locations on the body. It is sometimes shown within a mandala, overlaid on the 12 signs of the zodiac. Human Design also addresses dietary regimen and ideal environments for living, working and relationships.[23]

In addition, it claims to facilitate "deep access to bodily, generational and inter-dimensional intelligence."[24]


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  17. ^ What is Human Design?., retrieved 23 March 2018.
  18. ^ Curry, Karen (2013). Understanding Human Design. Hierophant Publishing. ISBN 9781938289149.
  19. ^ Hustwit, J. R. (2016-04-26). "Myself, Only Moreso". Open Theology. 2 (1). doi:10.1515/opth-2016-0018. ISSN 2300-6579.
  20. ^ Stute, Petra; Würgler, Virineya; Würgler, Johnny (2021-03-01). "Über den Tellerrand - ein Blick ins Human Design System (HDS)". Journal für Gynäkologische Endokrinologie/Schweiz (in German). 24 (1): 50–51. doi:10.1007/s41975-021-00182-3. ISSN 2520-8500.
  21. ^ Dowser Dan Arseneau to discuss Human Design[permanent dead link]., retrieved 23 March 2018.
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  24. ^ Stars Aligned, Part 1: Applying The Third Eyeball Test to the 2018–19 New Orleans Pelicans Roster., retrieved 8 August 2019.