Event Details

  • When: Monday, 11 November 2019
  • Dates: 11/11/2019  to 15/11/2019 

    Timings: 9.00-12.30 and 14.00-16.00

    Type of event: Short course (also part of the 12 week Discovery Programme)

    Venue: The Foundation Studio

    Tuition Fee: £300*

    *For prices for on-campus accomodation options and delicious biodynamic meals click the booking link below.



    For more information about the week please contact Philip Kilner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SHORT COURSE: In Search of the Deep Self

SHORT COURSE: In Search of the Deep Self

The nature of the self is elusive: Deborah and Tom Ravetz will guide a week of deep inquiry.

Deborah and Tom Ravetz will lead five mornings “In Search of the Deep Self”. Even if we hold to a spiritual picture of the self, its nature is elusive. Is it a kind of substance or a set of relationships? Is it the sum of our memories or our capacity to embrace new experiences? Social sculpture, a new art form, which creates a space for our deepest concerns, will allow us to explore our experiences. Exercises based on Rudolf Steiner's insights will provide a foundation for deepening our understanding of this vital topic. 

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In the afternoons, Vija Docherty will guide us, through drawing and clay tile making, in exploring the mysteries of the labyrinth. These sessions will allow contemplative, creative space, complementing the themes of the morning sessions.


Deborah Ravetz

Deborah is an artist, author, life coach and speaker. She studied English Literature and Philosophy at York University and Fine Art and Print Making at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and Social Sculpture at Oxford Brookes University. She has gained a masters degree in fine art (MFA). She has been working for several years on the project The Search for the Deep Self: http://becomingaself.org


Tom Ravetz

Tom is a priest, author, speaker. He completed his training for the priesthood of the Christian Community in Stuttgart and studied theology at the University of Aberdeen. He has been involved in training priests in Germany, and works in the UK and Ireland. He has written and spoken on a wide variety of theological and spiritual topics. He is a member of the board of Trustees of Emerson College.


Vija Docherty 

Vija is an artist, illustrator and educational consultant. She has more than 22 years’ experience in various roles in Waldorf education including kindergarten, class teaching and co-principal roles. She now works part-time at Tablehurst Biodynamic Farm, co-teaches on Sacred Art of Geometry courses at the SAOG Studios in Emerson College and abroad. She lives and loves with her three children and husband Daniel in an idyllic setting on the Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, UK.