SPIRITUAL SCIENCE

a practical guide to exploring anthroposophy in our daily lives
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The Spiritual Science in Everyday Life programme is delivered in association with the Calder Valley Steiner Education initiative (UK Registered Charity No. 1090119) - see Links - and is facilitated by John Bewick.

John was born in Hull, England, in 1952, and graduated in Sociology and Education from Manchester University. Following a serendipitous encounter with a student of Steiner’s spiritual science he learnt about strengthening the capabilities for intuitive remembrance – capabilities we all have. He has spent the last 30 years working with adults and young people developing the training activities that are now included here.

He has always been keen to incorporate this work into peoples’ everyday lives, whatever their background. This has included remembrance and intuitive thinking workshops for women prisoners and the development of adult ‘access’ programmes in personal biography studies. In the 1980’s he became an Associate with the Counselling and Career Development Unit at Leeds University integrating practical spiritual exercises into professional development programmes. He was then appointed Senior Lecturer in Staff Development in Bradford and extended this work into mainstream teacher training. From the mid 1990’s he became deeply involved in community regeneration using many of the activities found in this book to re-engage adult learners. In 1997 he was appointed Head of Faculty for Community Education in Keighley and founded the Keighley Arts Factory in 2000.

He retired in 2004 to write and facilitate workshops full time. He has been a trustee of various anthroposophical charities, is a Class Holder with the Anthroposophical Society and is secretary of the Calder Valley Steiner School. He lives in Hebden Bridge, England, with his wife Vivienne, a nursery school teacher, and they have six wonderful grandchildren.

For mainstream further and higher education, he has also written –

Research papers:

 

 “A strategy for Recurrent Education” for the Open College Network, 1984.
“Post 16 Education” for the Northern Ireland Board of Education, 1991.

Publications:

 

 “The Life and Work Pack”, Hodder Arnold, 1982 (ISBN 0713107170)
“Recognising and Recording Achievement” (Editor), 1994 (ISBN 0951634305)

The Spiritual Science of Everyday Life”, 2014, Books 1 to 5 (ISBN 97809929847)