The Heart’s Art

The following images are from The Heart’s Art conference, with keynote speaker Frank Chester.  The conference took place at the San Francisco Waldorf High School on July 8-10, 2011, and was a great success.  See more information about the conference itself below the photos.

Weekend Conference!
July 8, 9 & 10, 2011

All are welcome to a weekend conference on ways of looking at and being inspired by the human heart from the treasures of Anthroposophic Art and Science.

Keynote speaker Frank Chester will present his remarkable and original research on vortical flow, Platonic solids & heart geometry, and sessions will be led by David Gershan, MD, Rosemary Rau-Levine, MD, Dale Robinson, Kelly Sutton, MD, and Matthew Taylor.

Reading Suggestions: The Dynamic Heart and Circulation by Craig Holdrege (AWSNA Publications) and perusal of content on this website.

Sponsored by The San Francisco Bay Area Physician’s Study Group


Friday Evening July 8 at 7pm
Saturday July 9 at 9am
Sunday July 10 at 9am, ending at Noon


San Francisco Waldorf High School
470 West Portal Avenue
San Francisco, CA


$50-100, according to financial ability
Breakfast provided Saturday and Sunday Mornings, Lunch provided Saturday
Lacto-Vegetarian Food, Snacks and Fruit
Dinner is on your own Saturday


Keynote speaker: Frank Chester: vortical flow, Platonic solids, and heart geometry (See lecture outline and PDF below.)

David Gershan, MD: discussions on the Etheric Heart
Rosemary Rau-Levine, MD: art therapy exercises
Dale Robinson: Eurythmy
Kelly Sutton, MD: discussions on heart physiology and physics
Matthew Taylor: Sacred Geometry exercises

MUSIC!! Performance Saturday Evening


Checks may be made payable to:
David Gershan
Send to: 534 Baker St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Questions on the conference: Kelly Sutton
916-671-1780 or David Gershan 415-775-3994
Questions on housing: Patricia Reber-Weltz


Keynote speaker: Frank Chester

Lecture Itinerary Flyer – PDF

Lecture I: Geometry of Chestahedron

  1. This lecture will show how Platonic forms are founded upon contraction and gravity, on the other hand the Chestahedron created anew path toward a geometry based upon expansion and levity.
  2. Comparison of Centric and Peripheral forms
  3. The first 13-faced form will be presented

Lecture II: The Human Heart

The lecture presentation goal is in cooperation with rather than in competition with current myocardial research. The form of the Chestahedron provides an additional view and means of studying the heart from a geometric3D model of morphology in addition to MRI, ECG, WAVEWIRE/FLOWWIRE, CSPAMM, and COLOR DOPPLER ULTRASOUND. This newly discovered form can now be used to help explain and understand the following:

  1. Torsion reversal mechanism involvement with rapid filling and ejection from LV (left ventricle)
  2. Myocardial Ventricular Band (apical loop development)
  3. Diastolic heart failure architecture.
  4. Nature of untwisting and filling dissociation in time.
  5. Ventricular architecture and myofiber orientation.
  6. Chiral asymmetry.
  7. Systolic downward displacement of the base of the ventricles towards a motionless apex.
  8. Initial systolic clockwise motion of the base and apex, and a change to an anti-clockwise motion of the base while the apex continues to move clockwise.
  9. Results found for upwards motion of the ventricle base and an elongation of the ventricular chamber with both mitral and aortic valves closed.
  10. Reduction of LV wall thickness towardsthe apex.

Frank will refer to 47 published research papers from CIRCULATION RESEARCH, Cardiovascular Research, JACC, Eur J Cardiothoracic Surgery, and NATURE MAGAZINES LTD. All papers and references will be available at the lecture.

Vortex Generator Demonstration

Through water experiments using a vortex generator, Frank will demonstrate:

  1. LV and RV (right ventricle) design and function.
  2. LV indentation vortex.
  3. 36 degree angle space orientation of the heart.
  4. RV transient recirculation.5) RV and LV vortex

A working model of an implosion mixer designed after the human heart will be on display.


In the geometry workshop, you will make and take home the Chestahedron.