Ralph Douwe Raaths took an interest in evolution and spiritually related subject matter from a very early age; and has studied education, drama, Eurythmy, astronomy, astrology, mythology, metaphysics, history, Freemasonry, African Traditions, mental ill health and storytelling over the past 40 years. He has lectured for more than 40 years on various aspects of cosmologically related subject matter.
Ralph has taught since 1981 within the Steiner methodology and the Waldorf School Movement; and has studied Shakespearian Drama and performed in several plays.. He was the co-founder of Viva Youth College and worked there as the Programme Director for the "upliftment" of young people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar and other biochemically related mental disorders. He has done extensive work with drug dysfunction and related problems with youth; and has written courses for teachers in which the deeper soul spiritual milestones of childhood awakening into adulthood are explained. These grant teachers a new perspective to meet the needs of the modern youth who is placed in a system of education which is no longer conducive to their true needs.