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The Definitive Book of Human Design

The Science of Differentiation

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The Definitive Book of Human Design, The Science of Differentiation, by Lynda Bunnell, Director of the International Human Design School, and Ra Uru Hu, Founder of The Human Design System, is a definitive collection of the knowledge in one volume. Based on Ra’s work, and with his approval and cooperation, this book is both a reference guide for Human Design students, professionals and enthusiasts, and a step-by step introduction for newcomers as they enter into their own experiment with these practical and life transforming tools.

The Human Design System is a precise map and user guide that gives us access to how we are each genetically and uniquely designed to engage with the world, and how our own inner guidance system for decision-making operates. Never before have we been able to see so clearly the conscious and unconscious parts of ourselves, the true aspects that no one can take away from us, as well as the aspects of self that we have been taught or conditioned to believe are us, but are not.

The Human Design System is not a belief system. It is a concrete map to the nature of being, and a mapping of our genetic code that reveals the mechanics of our nature in such depth that it opens the door to the potential of self-love, a love of life and the love of others through true understanding and compassion.

Available for sale at Human Design Publishing, (505) 913-7139(505) 913-7139    www.humandesignpublishing.com or www.amazon.com

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444 pages, full color, for $49.95.

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What people are saying:

The Best Book for Human Design!

Posted by Anton Ruzhekov September 13 2013

If you are new to Human Design and want to learn fast - this is the book for you! Everything is described and structured very well and is a pleasure to read

Perfect book if you know or want to know about your human design

Posted by Debra T. Williams August 2 2013

If you are looking for the perfect book on Human Design, this is the one. It has everything one needs to have to learn about ones design. Very easy to read and understand, plenty of graphs and everything is explained so clearly. There is also a website where you can get more information and all this is in the book. I definitely recommend this book to anyone, especially if you are just beginning your quest to find out who and what you really are. Enjoy, I am.

Beyond my expectations

Posted by L. Dean "forest dweller" July 6 2013

If you are interested in Human Design this book is WELL worth the investment. It is more than I expected, well put together. An awesome book


Posted by Kathrin Marx June 16 2013

I knew about the book and it was delivered promptly and in perfect condition. I recommend it to anyone who wants to study Human design at their leisure. Excellent reference book...

Wonderful book for Human Design

Posted by BlacstoneD June 9 2013

This Is my cornerstone book on Human Design. A reference, go to book for which other revelations can generate....as one needs a good strong understanding of Human Design System. Thank you

This is the best book on this amazing subject!

Posted by Ron Buikes May 4 2012

When I get interested in a subject I want to know all the ins and outs. I came across Human Design and because it helped me to understand why  that is important for me and how to use it (I'm 67 psychologist,  hypnotherapist in Amsterdam Holland, now retired) that's a little late,  but I love it. It's the best there is on this subject, because it's  written by the founder. If you're interested in this subject this is the only book you need.

Human Design System

Posted by Margret Dias March 27 2013

Can recommend this to anyone interested in the subject. It helps you to understand your life andf your interacting with others.

Human Design: The Definitive Book of Human Design

Posted by Betty Ann Arbogast March 25 2013

I was taking a class on Human Design and this book was a wonderful help. I would recommend it to anyone.

Very clearly!

Posted by Marcia Groeneweegen March 18 2003

It's the second book i read about human design. The first one i read, is the only book available in the Netherlands,but it wasn't satisfying. Then i found this one on Amazon and i'm so glad i ordered it. It contains the whole story and is much more clearer. You can feel that this book is written with passion and love! Human Design is life changing.

This is an advanced system | Something to raise your consciousness

Posted by Darlene Diamonte "Tara Canhos" March 16 2013

I am extremely amazed at how much I have learned about myself through Human Design. I have been working with a practitioner from California who does this work and combines it with healing processes. I decided to get the book to help me understand it a bit more. Its out of this world! You will never be the same again. It puts you in the power seat!

Posted by Meow!! February 25 2013
I love this book! I got turned onto HD a few months back and the book has really helped me to understand it. This book is easy to read (for the most part) and very complete! Highly recommend!

The deepest knowledge of being a human

Posted by Renate Stollewerk February 10th, 2013
To read this book you have to have the basic knowledge of Human Design System. It is the only System which brings the underlaying pattern of evolution on the surface in a logical way.

Awesome book!!!

Posted by C. Bohman January 1 2013
I fell in love with Human Design a couple of years ago (found out about it through a FLUKE! or a synchronistic moment...) and bought Chetan Parkyn's wonderful book. This NEW book, by Ra Uru Hu, is the gorgeous Icing on the Cake.
I'm still exploring it, but so far I'm amazed at its accuracy (in my life). I call it The Human Design Bible. :) It's so interesting to read paragraphs to my family members, who laugh about how accurate HD is. I wish I could memorize all this info in a few days so I could stop people on the street and amaze them as well - LOL!
If Ra Uru Hu's amazing "discovery" had been given to the world twenty years ago, and, Heaven forbid, taught in our schools, today's children wouldn't be wondering why they were born, as we all have at one time or another. HD is so BASIC to human happiness! and SHOULD spread like wild fire around the globe. What a shame that so few people even know about its existence.
Both books are wonderful, but this one has more to offer, including the history of HD. I love comparing the two, pencil in hand. Both of these books are permanent members of my household.
If you're the least bit interested in knowing why you're here on Planet Earth at this time, this book is a Must for your library.

An excellent book - clear with easy to follow layout and illustrations

Posted by Ann Crowley December 28 2012
The subject matter of this book is complicated and dense but this book helps to guide the reader through all the different aspects of the information in an easy to understand and follow format. The illustrations are lovely and clear, there is enough information and good references to other related material.

I can't put it down!
Posted by Gloria Lorenzo December 13 2012
This is the most comprehensive, elegant expose of Human Design I've ever encountered, and I own a great deal of information on the subject. None of the other books, CDs, or courses come close to this book's clarity and beauty. The engaging rhetoric is awesome! I can't put it down.

Excellent book on Human Design
Posted by Billy White October 26 2012
This book is a wonderful guide to the science of human design. if you were to select one book through which to learn all of the basics of human design, this is it! fabulous reading, cover to cover, or can be used as a reference book.

Human Design
Posted by Julian J. Spalding October 22 2012
This is a comprehensive manual for studying Human Design, a textbook. I recommend it, even though I've barely begun to assimilate it.

Human design
Posted by Enquirer1950 October 22 2012
Wonderful book..insightful and explanatory ! Human Design is not easy to understand at first, but this book deals with the empirical facts and brings to light the complexity yet simplicity that is Strategy and Authority!

Posted by SchmidtySays October 12 2013
I found this book very helpful. It was thorough, clear, concise, and extremely informative. I learned so much about myself and everything was incredibly accurate. It gave me a good base knowledge of how the system works and now I will seek an expert reading from an analysis to get their more in depth perspective. Thanks!

Everything you need to know about Human Design
Posted by Eric T. Goodrich September16 2012
This book exceeded my expectations, as far as how much useable information is in it. The author is well versed in all aspects of HD, and the creation of the book was overseen by the founder of the HD system.
I'm not going to go into what HD is here. If you've had a taste of it and are looking for a handbook for delving deeper into your own design or those you are close to, this volume contains plenty to keep you busy for a few years.
I can only compare it to Chetan Parkyn's Human Design book--which is geared more toward the horoscope reading crowd. This book is several times more detailed than Chetan's, has many more pages and illustrations, and maintains the terminology that was originally used by the founder. I'm no "purist", but I have to say that there isn't going to be much advantage to changing the terminology and concepts, as many like Parkyn are attempting to do, while still calling it Human Design. While I'll admit that the terminology can be a bit a challenge to learn, there's a reason to learn it--called de-conditioning--which isn't quite as effective without the original binary influenced language underlying all of the concepts. Expensive, but well worth it if you consider the cost of one of the HD courses, that would only cover a fraction of what's in this large volume.

Congratulations on the new book The Definitive Book on Human Design! It's a stunning piece of work!
Posted by Michele Fergus, Editorial Services Plus and student of Human Design
What a dedication finally manifested through long, hard, heartfelt work. Being in the book editing business myself, I know intimately the work that goes into such an endeavor. The end result is not only aesthetically appealing and warm, but the content is so thorough, so complete, and much needed in the world today.  I will always have a warm spot in my heart (and design) for the Human Design system. Though it wasn't my destiny to continue with it at the time, I find my desire building to learn (re-learn) more every day. And this book has jump-started that desire in a big way.  Thank you for reaching out to us with this piece of work ~ especially to those who need to "respond" ~ I had a HUGE response to it!

Posted by Bonnie Eddy, Sun Valley, Idaho on June 4 2012
This book is truly 'perfection'... on all levels. It simply doesn't wobble... Ever. I adore it and am so grateful to have all this information perfectly explained and organized...in ONE place. I'm sure you keep hearing this. It's simply the truth. Thank you for all the time, energy, and resources it took to manifest it into form.

This Book is phenomenal!

Posted by Beverlee & Ivan on May 31st 2012

I know in my heart that Ra had to be elated with The Definitive Book of Human Design; The Science of Differentiation. I'm halfway through now, and it couldn't be more clear, practical and yet enticing.  Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job we think you did.

Great Book

Posted by CurrencyChick May 26 2012

Lots of detailed information. Human Design does take some time to digest, but it is so worth your time. This book breaks it down bit by bit. I have yet to read someone their profile without them exclaiming.."wow, that does sound like me"- This information has totally changed my life. Yes, there is a lot of online info, but having a book you can use as a reference is invaluable. This also goes into Incarnation Crosses which I have not seen in print before.

Human Design

Posted by Rhonda M. Cribbs May 22 2012

Thank you! My strong feeling on this book, since I haven't been able to put it down after receiving it in my mailbox, is that this book is the "IT" book for 2012 and beyond, as far as Human Design goes! It is a great and vast contribution to living our full human potential for all ages that are open and ready for this or not! Surprise yourself and don't forget to love yourself! In heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the creators of this book, Lynda Bunnell and of course, RA URU HU. I can feel the love in this work!


Posted by Judith Boivin on 19 May 2012

The publication of The Definitive Book... is truly a milestone from my perspective. It is a well done and beautiful book, I love my copy. Congratulations, Lynda, on a job well done—and all those who supported you as well. It is so professional and I am happy to refer interested people to it.


Posted by L. Miller on 6 May 2012

How amazing that we have such a seminal volume of material on Human Design readily available to the public! I've been a passionate advocate and student of Human Design since I first learned about in the spring of 2005. It describes such complex behaviors/personality traits that we all have in ways that helps us comprehend why we are the way we are. It identifies our gifts/talents and our challenges with strategies to help us become more effective in life. And more importantly, why your family of origin, significant others, your children, friends and co-workers are they way they are. It enables us to stop judging the other as lacking and realize they are designed to be different and now we can celebrate those differences! I remember when I first started studying Human Design that it turned my world around. These teachings ask you to experiment with your design, to try it on to see if it fits, so to speak. As you do that, you begin to see your life unfold in ways you can't always predict but are often pleasantly surprised by the outcomes. I don't think I could say enough about how Human Design has positively changed my life.

This book invites not only the Human Design student/analyst but the general population to take it out for spin and see what comes next. It's well written, comprehensive, detailed and delightfully arranged so the concepts of Human Design are immediately grasped, understood and applied. As other's have said, the graphics/illustrations are phenomenal. This is a book you will want to have easily available because it's one you will reach for over and over again to learn more about yourself and others around you. A great big Thank You to Ra Uru Hu for being the messenger for this system, and to Lynda Bunnell and others for their contributions to this marvelous book!

Your new book is wonderful!

Posted by Diana Wythe on 30th April 2012

I appreciate your easy to comprehend perspective, expression and layout of all the aspects of design.  It's also great to have a content rich "portable guide" to Human Design that I can take anywhere!  

Congratulations to you!
Posted by Pat Broderick on 4th April  2012

When your book arrived in the mail, it so captivated me. There is an energy about the book that carries a very powerful frequency...maybe it is your authority that shines through.....It is beautiful. Really wonderful job in nailing the truth of Ra's work... All the very best to you....Thank you so much for this contribution to Human Design.

This book is superb!

Posted by Dr. Constance Cook-Core
San Diego Center for Spiritual Living on 23rd Mar 2012

I’ve been examining (so much more than simply reading) the book and now have little penciled-in notes regarding analyses of the charts for John and for me. At first I was reading to gain an understanding of what Human Design is and how it might impact a greater self-understanding than the various methodologies it incorporates. Then I got to page 96. My note at the bottom of that page is “Sounds WAY too familiar” with ‘way’ underlined twice. That is when I moved from reading to examining. That is when I began to see things that were resonating as truth to me for both myself and for John.

I am still exploring all of this detailed and complex information. I must tell you that the layout of the information in your book is superb. You lay a good solid foundation in the beginning, and build on it in a manner that supports how I learn and process new material. It makes me want to keep exploring to see what is next to increase my level of understanding. So far, Human Design indicates that both John and I are pretty much in fields that are our calling, and that we are interacting with people in accordance with our gates and channels and profiles. Right down to my preference to observe from the edges of a group and my need for down time after being around people. John, of course, is in his element interacting with many different people all at once, and in doing research for his lessons then delivering life-changing, personally-empowering messages each week.

Thank you for the gift of your book and for the education I am receiving through it. It is good work and I feel it will benefit more people than we can even imagine.

What an incredible piece of fantastic work!

Posted by Marika M. Haberl on 20th Mar 2012

It is now in my hands here in Austria and WOW what an incredible piece of fantastic work! WOW so much information, presented in such a concise beautiful format!! I love it so much!!! For me it is THE masterpiece under the books about human design!! it is pure magic! mmmh... I love it so much! . ohh I can so intensively feel it is not only the masterpiece of profound knowledge, it is the masterpiece of love which arises out of correctness. And this love will spread oh yesss, in many languages in the world!! reading the preface and acknowledgements brought tears into my eyes! this book is the most wonderful tribute for Ra!

Just got the new book! 

Posted by Chris Carlson on 18th Mar 2012

I just received this latest book collaboration with Ra Uru Hu and Lynda Bunnell in the mail. Wow! This has to be the most perfect reference book! It's like my new Bible! (lol)  I was wondering when someone would get around to writing something like this.  Thank you!

I have just received the book .... and it is a beauty! 

Posted by Don on 15th Mar 2012

It does a wonderful job of setting out just about everything anyone would need, who wishes to really know more about Human Design. While I haven't read the whole thing yet (!!!), each element I dip into says what needs to be said, with clarity and integrity. This is a real gift to anyone serious about using Design to begin living the life they were intended to live!
I expect that Ra initially gave a lot of input and feedback on aspects of the material, just as he did with the LYD Manual, but it is Lynda's expression and style I am getting, which makes it easy to understand. She has avoided the potential traps of glamorizing, mystifying or keeping the truth back - it is all good, straight, talking stuff, and about as complete as a book on this huge subject can be!

A wonderful contribution to the knowledge of Human Design!

Posted by Lynette Hagins on 14th Mar 2012

I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I couldn't be happier!
The information is laid out in a way that is complete and cohesive, making this work appealing to anyone, whatever their level of interest. The graphics are beautiful and I continually find myself smiling at the quotes by Ra, that mark the beginning of each section.
I can feel the love and dedication that went into this creation and it brings me great joy to think of others picking up this book and beginning their own journey of self discovery or deepening their understanding of themselves.

All I can say is - WOW!!

Posted by Michael Brown on 12th Mar 2012

the book is amazing - I just opened it and wanted to pull up a chair and dive in for long periods of time with the material.
One of the things that I loved (right off the bat) is how you put a lot of the traditional concepts into very everyday terms. I'll say it again - WOW!!

I LOVE THE NEW BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Erica Teel on 10th Mar 2012

We got it yesterday and I have been going through it ever since - it is amazing! It is beautiful (graphics) and is user-friendly, even for newbies. We say SCORE!!!
I am thinking of all who knew and love(d) Ra as we approach the anniversary of his passing into the greater dimension of life.
He is missed - his message and gift live on.


Posted by Brian S. on 8th Mar 2012

Just got my copy of "The Definitive Book of Human Design" and WOW is that title ever appropriate!!
It's BEAUTIFULLY done! Really a stunner! (I will now refrain from ending every sentence with an exclamation point). I love the layout. I really appreciate the graphics. I am very grateful for so much information being condensed into a very usable, conveniently sized package. Well done.
I know Ra would be over the Moon ecstatic about how it all came out. Thank you for all the hard work that went in to the making of it.

Living the Design of a Book

Posted by Beth Black (editor) on 6th Mar 2012

Working on this book with Lynda was an amazing experience. To fully immerse ourselves again in Ra's teachings, even after the long journeys we had each already had with the knowledge, brought such a deepening to our own process that we could only marvel yet again at the uniqueness of our own experiment and how it truly never ends. All we could do was stay true to our response (as Manifesting Generators) and each and every word needed to get an ah-huh. We truly lived our Designs as we held space through this process - and for that teaching, and all of his teachings, I will always be grateful to Ra. He gave me "my" life back - and I am so honored to be a part of honoring him in this way.
To me, this book represents a gathering of all of the foundational parts of Ra's knowledge and the system in one place, and presents the reader with the same opportunity to discover for themselves, as they journey along through it, how profound the Human Design System is, and the remarkable transformation that it can bring to our lives. I only wish that Ra could have been here to enjoy it. I know that this book will continue to evolve and have its own life out in the world, and I hope that all who use it will experience the same profound sense of themselves that I did while helping to bring it to you.