The Human Design System (HDS) describes the filters of consciousness that lock us into the mechanics of the maya with amazing accuracy. HDS strongly emphasizes individuality and uniqueness. It provides a calculation which highlights specific codes from the language of life that are the cornerstones of your uniqueness. It also provides a bodygraph – a structured image of a human being, which displays these codes in a comprehensible and interrelated manner.

In linguistic usage, on the web and in social media, HDS is often referred to as 'human design'. From our point of view, this is an inadmissible abbreviation. Our entire design as human beings comprises very very many aspects. The relatively simple aspect of an imprint at the time of birth is only a tiny aspect in the larger design of a human being - our

While the original HDS opened the possibility of awakening for people through pointing out the mechanics of the Maya, it later became and was marketed as 'the science of differentiation'. Most people today fall into this trap of apprehending their 'Human Design' Bodygraph as a map of their true and unique self, or think that 'throwing' the Gene Keys into the Bodygraph is sufficient to avoid this trap.
INTEGRALHUMANDESIGN is an attempt to reclaim the original intention of the HDS as a portal to awakening. In practice we often operate as a 'rescue clinic' for people who got stuck in HDS lingo, attributions and theory.

The specific contribution of HDS to
- relating of the I Ching to the movements of the cosmos through the
hexagram wheel
- a
calculation which provides a database of a unique imprint at the time of birth
- the placement of the data into the currently nine-centered
- its
depth of mapping our specific inborn challenges and potentials through to the details of our cognitive architecture
- its
inspiration for the name of this synthesis
- its
limitations and errors which laid the foundation for the evolution of IHD.

The HDS is a fairly new system which has been brought into the world around 1990 by a man who named himself Ra Uru Hu. As a new system, it could have benefitted from fruitful exchange with other approaches and revisions based on open discussions. Unfortunately, this never happened, and until today the original HDS remains an isolated view of the human being.

In our attempt to integrate the Human Design System into a synthesis with other approaches to the human condition, we found a lot of valuable and extraordinary information in the system, but we also found a number of interpretations incompatible with our anthropology and experience of humankind. Today, our understanding of human design varies significantly and in many ways from the Human Design System, which we came to see as a re-conditioning system. Our
FAQ mention some of the changes in our understanding.

The way we use the term ‘Human Design‘ or ‘Design‘ goes beyond the matrix of the Human Design System, which gives access to just a small fraction of your design as a human being. The Human Design System, a science of differentiation, refers to less than 0.1% of our genetic information - the genetic markers which carry the codes of our uniqueness.

‘Design‘ in the context of
INTEGRALHUMANDESIGN refers to the fact that every human being carries an imprint, which is both generically human and specifically unique. INTEGRALHUMANDESIGN as a name is also a play of words, as it points to the totality of our design as human beings rather than to the tiny fraction of a person's design displayed in a HDS bodygraph. Our understanding of Design comprises not only the 0.1% of our genetic markers, but also other important elements of our specific human design, i.e. the structures of our brain that enable self-reflected consciousness, and the regulatory mechanisms in the brain that set us up for interpersonal heart-based connectedness.

In this sense,
INTEGRALHUMANDESIGN includes both aspects of design – our shared humanity and our unique differentiation.