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Join Our 2-Day Webinar on Steiner's Education!
Dates: June 1-2
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. MDT both days, (4:00 - 7:00 p.m. EET)
Venue: Adobe Connect
Sponsoring Masters El Morya, Lord Lanto, Paul the Venetian
Ralph Raaths and David C. Lewis

Rudolf Steiner’s Education Model—
A Threefold Approach

Educating the Entire Human Being 

Rudolf Steiner had a bold vision of education!  He said, “Each child in every age brings something new into the world from divine regions, and it is our task as educators to remove bodily and psychical obstacles out of his way; to remove hindrances so that his spirit may enter in full freedom into life.”  His threefold model is built on imitation, imagination and intellect.

Join us June 1 and 2 for an in-depth exploration of Rudolf Steiner’s Education Model—A Threefold Approach, with Ralph Raaths. The Chohans El Morya, Paul the Venetian, and Lord Lanto will give their perspectives on threefold education through David Christopher Lewis. Ralph Raaths will illumine our understanding and plumb the deeper levels of soul life to reveal a spiritual scientific psychology that embraces the physical, the soul and spirit life of being. These clearly mark the developmental milestones of children. In this Meru University course you will discover…

  • how and why education is an art, not just an application of methodology,

  • how the entire human being can be educated, not just the intellect, to avoid disaster, and

  • how hyperactivity and other neurotic behavior disorders can be treated with holistic education instead of drugs.

True Education: Intellectual Freedom

Rudolf Steiner spent many years in spiritual scientific research and set about restructuring the education modality on these soul and spiritual foundations. His threefold approach to education is the result. Educational innovators, parents and even grandparents will benefit from exploring this educational model. It will assist us in…

  • gaining an understanding of the developmental requirements for each level from birth to age 21, 

  • knowing how to support rather than divert this natural process, and

  • ensuring our children will enter adulthood with a strong sense of purpose and with the capacity to fulfil their unique destiny.

Discover the critical stages and sensitivities of each stage of a child’s growth from birth to puberty and beyond through the final phase of childhood and up to the age of 21. And learn how to lay the foundation for the child to flower into a free and wise adult. 

See the problems with education today in a new light. With Steiner’s approach we can design and develop curricula that strive to educate the child according to his individual learning style and mode of development, gradually awakening consciousness. The goal of this threefold approach to education is, as Steiner put it, "to develop the child…so that…we can really hand him over to freedom, to the free use of his own intelligence.”

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FREE Steiner Downloads!

Here are links to two books available for downloading on the Rudolf Steiner archive:

YouTube Preview with Ralph Raaths


Ralph Raaths gives a preview of his upcoming Meru University course, Rudolf Steiner's Education Model: A Threefold Approach, based on the works of
Rudolf Steiner.

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About Our Instructors

Ralph RaathsRalph Douwe Raaths was born in Lusaka, Zambia. He grew up as the son of a farmer and rancher, helping to herd cattle and sheep and tending to several acres of maize.
After graduation from university, Ralph entered the industrial instruments process and control trade.   
      From an early age, Ralph took an interest in evolution and related subjects. This led to an earnest quest for answers to the mysteries of life. He embarked on in-depth studies of eurythmy,* drama, astronomy, astrology, mythology, metaphysics, history, freemasonry, African traditions, mental health and storytelling. It was Rudolf Steiner's methodology of spiritual-scientific thinking that captivated his attention most. After the completion of a four-year training, Ralph received a eurythmy diploma in Teaching and Artistic Performance at the Cape Town School of Eurythmy. He also had postgraduate training at the London School of Eurythmy. 

Ralph is an accomplished lecturer, speaking on various aspects of cosmology. In 2003, he co-founded and became program director of Viva Youth College, a school whose mission was the upliftment of young people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar and other biochemically related mental disorders. He has done extensive work with adolescent, drug and dysfunction-related problems, all based on Dr. Rudolf Steiner's work. He has studied ascended master teachings for more than twenty years and is currently the president of the International Council of The Hearts Center.

*Eurythmy, developed by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, is the art of making speech and music visible through gesture and movement. The training is mainly artistic by nature—poetry, painting, speech and music being emphasized—but firmly founded within the philosophical, psychological and therapeutic subject matter of Dr. Steiner and the Waldorf School curriculum.

David Christopher Lewis is a mystic, spiritual teacher, composer and author for the Aquarian Age. For three decades, David has been a student of the ascended masters and has studied the world’s major religions. In the spring of 2004 he began receiving regular telepathic communications from the masters in heaven. He maintains that he is not the messenger for the ascended masters, only one of them. He reminds us that we each sit under our own "vine and fig tree," and are each messengers in our own right, offering our particular expression of the Godhead.

Early in 2005, David co-founded a spiritual movement in obedience to the masters' request. The Hearts Center is this nonprofit organization, dedicated to helping people everywhere nurture their own divine potential. It is a world-wide activity with centers in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, and Africa.

David conducts prayer services during free Internet broadcasts on The Hearts Center’s website. He speaks at Hearts Center conferences and workshops held around the world. In addition to leading international pilgrimages, David teaches online Meru University webinar courses along with other instructors.

What Participants Are Saying
about Meru University

Student feedback about a recent course, The Power of Permaculture, co-instructed by Ralph . . .

"The way that Ralph described the 'breathing' 24-hour cycle of our Earth was very enlightening."  —H.N.

"Ralph Raath’s teaching was fabulous."  —C.B.
"Ralph Raath's discussion on the salamanaders, slyphs, undines and gnomes was awe-inspiring. To understand from a spiritual perspective the creative forces that turn our Earth was quite wonderful".  —D.S.

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