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members of the academy


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Hueck, born 1961, studied biology and chemistry, doctorate in bacterial genetics (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 1994), basic and applied molecular biology research in Germany and the USA (Harvard University, University of California San Diego, University of Washington Seattle, University of Würzburg , Creatogen Biosciences GmbH Augsburg, 1990-2002), class teacher at a Waldorf school in Upper Bavaria (2003-2008), lecturer at the Free University of Stuttgart (2008-2015), where he was professor of life sciences (2013). Research project on the lifelong health effects of Waldorf education in cooperation with the Charité Berlin (2009-2013). Founding of the Akanthos Academy for Anthroposophical Research and Development e.V. in Stuttgart (2014). Editor of Die Drei, magazine for anthroposophy in science, art and social life (since 2015). Freelance lecturer at Waldorf educator seminars and at the Stuttgart Free Youth Seminar (since 2015). Publications on microbiology and molecular genetics, vaccine development, biology and anthroposophy, on the epistemological foundations of anthroposophy, on anthroposophical meditation, and on Waldorf education.


Andreas Neider, born in 1958, author, editor, lecturer, publicist, freelance media consultant in youth and adult education and lecturer in anthroposophy. Studied philosophy, ethnology, history and political science in Berlin. 17 years of work as a publisher at the Freies Geistleben publishing house. Since 2002 head of the cultural agency 'From Person to Person'. Carrying out anthroposophical events and educational conferences. Since 2007, he has been writing and working as a lecturer in various educational institutions. Guest lecturer at the Stuttgart youth seminar. Author and editor of numerous publications in the Freies Geistleben publishing house and the Rudolf Steiner publishing house (Dornach/CH).  Author of (among others) The Evolution of Memory and Memory - Reading in the Akashic Chronicle (2008), Media Balance - Educating in Balance with the Media World (2008), Rudolf Steiner in Stuttgart, with Harald Schukraft (2011), The Human between super and sub-nature. The development of the 'free forces' and their threat from the media world (2012), The electronic doppelganger. Selected texts by Rudolf Steiner (2012), Michael and the Apocalypse of the 20th Century. The year 1913 in Rudolf Steiner's life (2013), Attention Deficits - How the Internet corrupts our consciousness and what we can do about it (2013), Rudolf Steiner: Devotion and Mindfulness. Edited, introduced and commented on by Andreas Neider (2014), Rudolf Steiner: The Chakras. Edited, introduced and commented on by Andreas Neider (2015), Digital Future: Critical considerations on digital transformation and how we can effectively address it (2019), Thinking with the heart: How we can free our thoughts from our heads (2019), » Bodhisattva Path" and "Imitatio Christi" in the life of Rudolf Steiner: An esoteric-biographical study (2020). Together with Michaela Glöckler and Charles Eisenstein, several book publications on the Corona crisis and its management, see: | Contact:


Fedaa Aldebal, born in 1993, studied electrical energy in Damascus, Syria (2011-2014), studied Waldorf education at the Free University of Stuttgart with bachelor's and master's degrees (2016-2021), class teacher in the area of spiritual care at the Parsifal school center in Karlsruhe  (2021-2022). Work at the Anthroposophical Society in the Rudolf Steiner House Stuttgart: Historical development of Goetheanist research and its authors under the mentorship of Dr. Christoph Hueck.

During the study period, the following research questions were investigated: "The nature of the concert pitch 128 Hz proposed by R. Steiner", "Hunger in the world" (bachelor's thesis) and finally a master's thesis on the topic "The reality of the spiritual world, an epistemological treatise". by Dr. Edwin Hübner, in which the question of the existence of supersensory worlds could be answered positively on a phenomenological basis.

Another work is currently being carried out as part of a research grant with the title "The epistemological justification of anthroposophical ideas based on a consideration of the memory process" under the mentorship of Andreas Neider.


Antje Beck, born in 1961, double qualification as a chemical-technical assistant, studied sports at the German Sport University in Cologne, studied Waldorf education in Ravensburg and Stuttgart, 1995 - 2012 class and sports teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School in Dortmund, co-initiator and managing director of Waldorf education since 2009 Afternoon program “Colorful School” in Dortmund’s Nordstadt, 2013 to 2021 lecturer in dual class teacher training at the Witten Annen Waldorf Institute, lecturer in South Korea and China, freelance lecturer in Waldorf education, author, consultant for start-up initiatives and independent schools.

Book publications: Understanding fractions - A creative course for teaching practice (2021), Waldorf education as spiritual pedagogy (2022),

Corinna Gleide, born in 1964. Studied German, English, history and pedagogy in Tübingen, Leeds (GB) and Berlin. Since 1997, employee of the Society for Training Research and Professional Development in Munich. 2002 co-founding of the D. N. Dunlop Institute for anthroposophical adult education, social research and consulting in Heidelberg.  Co-founding of the Free Education Foundation. Lecturer at various training centers. Author of several books and editor of the magazine “Die Drei” since 2015. The focus of the free course and lecture activities is meditation and the training path, Christology, the Grail, and community-building processes.

Lorenzo Ravagli, studied philosophy and acting in Basel and Dornach, 12 years as a theater teacher in Munich Waldorf schools, since 1993 freelance journalist. Editor of the yearbook for anthroposophical criticism (1993-2005). Since 2005, she has been working in the Association of Free Waldorf Schools and on the editorial board of the Bildungskunst magazine. Publications (among others): Waldorf education and epistemology (1993); Meditation philosophy. Investigations into the relationship between philosophy and anthroposophy (1993); Yearbook for anthroposophical criticism (editor, publisher and author, 1993-2005); The Gospel of the Consciousness Soul (1995); Racial ideals are the decline of humanity I + II (2002); Continuity and Change - The Emergence of Anthroposophy in Rudolf Steiner's Life's Work (2003); Under the hammer and swastika - the ethnic-National Socialist fight against anthroposophy (2004); The secret message of J.K. Rowling – A Key to Harry Potter (2007); Divided Face – America in Search of its Identity (2008); On the aesthetic education of humans (Pötzleinsdorf 2008); Zander's Stories - a critical analysis of the work 'Anthroposophy in the 20th Century' (2009); Ascension to myth – a path to healing the soul in apocalyptic times (2009); Prometheus and the Sacred Earth (2013); Rudolf Steiner's path to Christ. From philosophical gnosis to the mystical experience of God (2018). | www.anthroblog.anthroweb |

Dr. Martina Maria Sam, studied Waldorf education and eurythmy in Witten-Annen, German studies and art history in Basel; Doctoral dissertation on Rudolf Steiner's reception of Faust (2011). 1987-1992 eurythmist at the Goetheanumbühne, Dornach; Editor of the Rudolf Steiner Complete Edition for twelve years; editor of the magazine “Das Goetheanum” for two years; Twelve years as head of the Section for Fine Sciences at the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum. Since 2012, she has worked as a freelance lecturer and in projects, including researching Rudolf Steiner's biography and as scientific director of the Eurythmy Research Center (Alfter/Dornach). Edited and independent publications, including: Eurythmy. History of its creation and portraits of its pioneers (2014); Soul exercises of the will. On Retrospection and Self-Education (2010); In the struggle for a new language. Rudolf Steiner's linguistic style as a challenge (2004); Image traces of the imagination. Rudolf Steiner's blackboard drawings as mental images (2000)


Susana Ulrich-Alvarez Ulloa, born 1957 in Madrid - Spain. Training as an air traffic controller. Foundation Year at Emerson College. Eurythmy training in Dornach and Stuttgart. Eurythmy therapy training in Holland. Master's degree in Philosophy and Indology. Master's thesis at the Philosophical Faculty-Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen with the topic: "The significance of circular motion for the constitution of the nous and the cosmos in Plato's dialogues." (2015) Three-year research work with stays in a Vedic monastery in Thrissur-Kerala-South India on the oral teaching of the Vedas. (2010-2013)

"On the trail of eurythmy as a spoken language". Article published in: Visible Language: Contributions to Rudolf Steiner's speech eurythmy course, by Stefan Hasler and Martina Maria Sam as editors (2020). "Hermann Beckh: The search for the lost word." Contribution to Hermann Beckh's Festschrift. Edited by Alan Stott. (English edition. 2016)

She has been working as a eurythmy therapist in private practice for 35 years and has been working at the Johanneschule-Flein for four years. Eurythmy lecturer in Germany, Spain, Canary Islands, Russia, Egypt, South Africa, Switzerland and Latvia.

Employee at the Akanthos Academy and on various projects initiated by Christoph Hueck. Since 2012, charity concerts have been organized where “children for children” play and help other children with their games. Since Easter 2023, she has been involved in eurythmy at the dementia care center in Ernst-Zimmer Haus in Öschelbronn. Contributors to numerous artistic projects. Artistic work is a constant companion and source of inspiration.

Dr. Valentine Wember was a Waldorf student in Krefeld. Studied music, philosophy, literature and education in Hamburg, Berlin and Stuttgart. (PhD with Karl Robert Mandelkow 1984). He worked with conviction and enthusiasm as a Waldorf teacher in Stuttgart and Tübingen for 28 years. Worked in teacher training in the USA, Switzerland and Germany. In the 1990s, at the suggestion of the then head of the youth section, Jörgen Smit, Wember published several books on youth anthroposophy, including On the Will to Freedom (1991), On the Power of Understanding (1993) and Reincarnation (1996). In addition to his work as a Waldorf teacher, Wember worked for many years as an organizational developer, including for a large southern German professional association with a focus on employee motivation and change management. Since the publication of the book Will to Responsibility (2012) on questions of school leadership, Wember has worked as an organizational developer in various Waldorf schools. In 2014 he published Will Education, the first volume of a new series that collects and explains the pedagogical methods of Rudolf Steiner's art of education.

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