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.
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.
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
For mainstream further and
higher education, he has also written –
“A strategy for Recurrent Education” for the Open
College Network, 1984.
“Post 16 Education” for the
Northern Ireland Board of Education, 1991.
“The Life and Work Pack”, Hodder Arnold, 1982 (ISBN
“Recognising and Recording Achievement”
(Editor), 1994 (ISBN 0951634305)
“The Spiritual Science of Everyday Life”, 2014, Books 1 to 5 (ISBN