IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE PROPHECY OF RA URU HU
It will begin with what I already wrote about in “The Prophecy of Ra Uru Hu”: the story of a colourful Canadian I met many years ago when living for several years on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. He spoke of an “encounter with the forces” he had in the hills of Ibiza in 1987 when living as a wild man for many years after leaving behind his middle-class, business life in Canada, including his family who declared him dead after a couple of years. He said he was shown a drawing that consisted of nine Centres and numerous Channels connecting them, with the position of the planets at a human’s birth (and approx. three month before) to determine their activations. He wasn’t given a detailed explanation of what it all meant, but instead (for the most part) was told a bizarre story about the beginning of our universe, its future into the next hundreds of million years and how a big “Program” is influencing the actions and nature of us, as well as every other life-form.
Surprisingly, he was told that the "Program" is not a central higher power, instead it is a form of "consciousness" that is distributed in many parts. One could imagine it as a big crystal that was broken into an almost infinite amount number of shards. He was also told that every human being carries two of them and so does every other form of life. Most of these "shards" never incarnate into biological life or so tasked to "build" the Program, whereas the ones who do incarnate, build biological life, the form. The Program is nothing but a fancy name for the building plan of the universe.
THE NEXT GENERATION: BAANTU AND GROUND-BREAKING WORK ON RELATIONSHIPS
Based on this life-transforming experience, he founded the Human Design System, the first attempt to make sense of the information and meant as a tool to make "better decisions". I studied the Human Design System with Ra Uru Hu for seven years with great interest, was trained as a certified analyst when living at Ibiza myself for three years and published a book about the man and his work after his sudden death in 2011.
Despite my deep respect for Ra’s work, I’ve always been skeptical. Many people make the mistake to assume that he received the Human Design System during the "encounter". Yet, this was the result of his later work, including contributions from some of his early co-workers. Human Design emerged five years after the encounter. Following his own words that it is all of our responsibility to make sense of what he was given, I eventually transformed some of the “discrepancies” in Human Design I had a problem with into a new way of understanding the “Graph” (the nine Centres and Channels) and decided to call it BaanTu. My work for the last couple of years has also revealed a ground-breaking new way of understanding relationships, with an unheard degree of accuracy that is now part of the new BaanTu web-software.
HOW THE COURSE IS STRUCTURED
The Big BaanTu Course will kick off with the "Prophecy" and "encounter" of Ra Uru Hu, offering you an understanding of the message and mechanisms of life he was given that serves as the foundation of BaanTu. We will also briefly talk about the differences between Human Design and BaanTu, and why things have evolved the way they did, before diving into the core part of the course, where we will talk about all aspects and nuances of BaanTu.
BaanTu is less about making better decisions, and more about understanding that every decision we make is partly the result of an invisible big Program that can be visualised with the "Graph" and the BaanTu web-software. I would say though that with BaanTu one can make a better informed decision.
(Due to popular demand, the software includes both the BaanTu and the traditional Human Design Graph, complete with all Rave I-Ching descriptions.)