Human Design Resources

12 December 2019

Now that you know about Human Design you probably want to know where you can go to study more about the system and your energy type. These resources are intended to point you in the right direction. While it, by no means, is everything that’s available to you, it’s a great starting place to discover what you need for the next leg of your journey.

I either personally own, or have experienced or researched the resources that are shared in this guide and share my impressions from this perspective. You must do your own research of those things that resonate with you.

In full transparency, I’m an affiliate of some of the programs and products that are listed here, which means that I make a small commission on the sale of that item. While affiliate earnings are not a major part of my income model, it is a significant supplement to the services that I offer. Your purchase through my links helps to support the work that I do and it’s very much appreciated.


As you move deeper into your journey, it’s good to have one or more books about Human Design close by. The book(s) you choose depend(s) on your learning style and your comfort level with the material. You’re encouraged to check them all out on or your favorite book source, to discover which one best fits your needs.

Understanding Human Design – Karen Curry: This is an easy to understand reference book that will take you a little deeper into the understanding of your design. It’s clearly organized and written, so that you find what you’re looking for quickly and easily.

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Human Design: Discover the Person You Were Born to Be – Chetan Parkyn: This book is cleverly written in a personal tone. It covers your design in more depth without being overwhelming.

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The Definitive Book of Human Design, The Science of Differentiation by Ra Uru Hu: This book is written from the founder’s original material. You may want to get this book if you’re ready to explore Human Design in great depth, or want to get your information from as close to the source as possible. If you’re easily overwhelmed, put this one on your list for a later date.

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Self-Study Courses and Professional Training

Human Design for Everyone: Karen Curry Parker is committed to evolving human consciousness by giving people an understanding of themselves through Human Design and cutting edge healing modalities. She offers a plethora of courses and workshops for both the beginner and the professional who wants to be certified in Human Design or her signature Quantum Alignment Technique. Go here to check out her thriving membership community:

International Human Design School: If you want entry-level through advanced material continue your studies in the tradition that Ra Uru Hu began, go to the International Human Design School (IHDS). They offer courses, recordings and workshops that are based on and organized around Ra’s original teachings. The IHDS is where you can find the original teachings of Ra Uru Hu.

My Programs and Courses: I offer self-paced courses and live online workshop experiences to support you in living in alignment with your design. If you’re looking to learn more about your energy type or a specific aspect of your design, you may find something that’s ready-made for you here:

Human Design and Business

There is an entire branch of study in the Human Design System that’s dedicated to understanding how you’re designed to operate in career and business. The BG5 International Business Institute offers powerful personal and professional training to help you understand your career type attributes.

I’ve personally taken the foundational courses for the professional certification program and can say that this training helped me on so many levels. BG5 translates the esoteric Human Design terminology into accessible concepts that are easily applied to the business world.

If you’re wondering how you’re designed to have a successful business or career, you owe it to yourself to check out BG5. I recommend that you start here:

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The Gene Keys

The Gene Keys material, while not Human Design, is a wonderful complement to it. The 64 Gene Keys are a holographic and somewhat mystical representation of the 64 codons of DNA that make up the human genome. They are understood in the Human Design system as the gates in the bodygraph. By contemplating the Gene Keys you can evolve your expression of your design and your experience with the world around you.

Your path may naturally lead you to the Gene Keys as you awaken to the deeper truths of your design. If you are already on the Human Design journey, it’s a good idea to first get your footing there before moving into exploring yourself through the Gene Keys. Once you feel that you have a good understanding of the mechanics of your chart, feel free to dip your toe into your hologenetic (Gene Keys) profile.

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Please remember to use your decision making authority as appropriate when making decisions about what to study and who has the best resources for you. It’s easy to get caught up in “bright shiny object syndrome” whenever you begin something new. Remember that you already have this knowledge of yourself within you. You just need the right information and support at the right time to support you in your own awareness.