Simon works as an administrator and researcher for The Field Centre, the research centre for Ruskin Mill Trust (UK). His background is in homeopathy, contemplative practice and meditation. Through The Field Centre he teaches on the MA in Special Educational Needs, the Biodynamic Training programme and the Teacher Development Programme. Here he offers courses on the biography of Rudolf Steiner, the foundations of anthroposophy, and an introduction to Goethean Science.
Recently Simon completed his MSc in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education undertaking research into the phenomenology of lived experience in relationship to the notion of Spirit of Place. Currently he is studying with the University of Wales undertaking a Masters by research in Religious Experience, focussing on the development of anthroposophical meditation from 1903-1925, and how Steiner’s meditation, concentration and contemplative practices can be understood in light of research in the academy today.
Simon Reakes will be part of the workgroup <Meditation in Research>