Meru University Offers new Online Permaculture Course

Meru University, the educational arm of the Hearts Center Community will offer a four-week online webinar course, "The Power of Permaculture for Personal and Planetary Change" on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 MDT on April 1st, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

Livingston, MT, March 2012 : The Hearts center's Meru University will offer a four-week online webinar course, "The Power of Permaculture for Personal and Planetary Change" The course will be divided into 4 classes, each representing an aspect of the elemental kingdom—fire, air, water and earth—in that order.

The first class will emphasize the element of fire with practical examples of how the fire of the sun can be captured to support a splendid garden in a harsh environment.

The second class will give us a deeper understanding of the role of the air elementals, sylphs and the constant work that they do for the planet.

Class three will consider examples of water management strategies inspired by the elementals, which have resulted in sustainable, harmonious gardens.

The final class will focus on the principles of Permaculture as they relate to the soil under our feet, the living veneer of our verdant sphere. Examples will be given of the innovative ways gardeners have worked directly with the nature spirits in developing soil fertility without the use of chemicals and poisons.

The instructors are: David Christopher Lewis, Robert Beese and Ralph Raaths. 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 only 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 of 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.

Robert Beese, a student of the ascended masters for forty years, has always known a profound respect for Nature, his source of inspiration, and is passionate about environmental issues. For six years, he taught science, and for the past ten years, he has run a successful remodeling business in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Holding a Master of Science Education degree, Robert brings a strong academic background as well as a practical hands-on approach to the subject of permaculture.

Ralph 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.
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 the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. 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.

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