About the Authors
Andrew Linnell is a 42 year veteran of the computer industry and a graduate of the University of Michigan (MSE ’73) and Emerson College, England (’79). A member of the Anthroposophical Society since 1979, he is president of the Boston Branch, faculty member for the Village University of Concord, and member of the School for Spiritual Science. He has spoken to branches and libraries throughout the USA and abroad on various topics from Quantum Physics to Christian Mysticism to Art History.
Dr. Christina Sophia is an educator, therapist, and author. As a life-long student of spiritual studies she participates in anthroposophical research and initiatives: serving years on local boards developing festivals as well as fund-raising. This includes mentoring the Movement for Religious Renewal Christian Community initiative in the Seattle area for the past twenty-one years. Christina Sophia was integral in the beginning of four Waldorf Schools in the Pacific Northwest, teaching as well as lecturing on Waldorf education and spiritual science. She has additionally taught in the public and private sectors designing curriculum covering a variety of learning and soul challenges. Christina Sophia has a PhD in Education and Transformative Studies, an MA in Education and certification K – 12 in both general and special education. She is currently developing a therapy practice for those suffering from ‘Extensive Ongoing Trauma Disorder’ or EOTD; and will soon publish her book, “Soul Hygiene: Spiritual understanding for healing and health of Soul.”
Brian Gray teaches, lectures, and writes on topics drawn from the Anthroposophy developed by Rudolf Steiner. Brian loves to share his research from the realms of Star Wisdom, Biography, Cosmology, Waldorf Education, Sacred Architecture, and Esoteric Christianity. Family, music, art, architecture, astrology/astrosophy, community-building, and spiritual interests stimulate his research. Brian was core faculty at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California for 35 years, from 1981-2016. He served as RSC’s Director of the Foundation Program from 1991-1998, and again from 2006-2016. Brian has helped lead tours through Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land, exploring sacred architecture, sacred sites, and Parzival’s quest for the Holy Grail. He earned a B.A. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1967 and an M.L.Arch. (Landscape Architecture) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. He lived and worked in Seattle from 1972-1979. Inspired by René Querido – one of his master teachers at RSC – Brian completed a certificate in Waldorf Teacher Education in 1981. Brian says, “It is a blessing to be able to do the things that I love, and to share many interests with my brothers and sisters through our work together at Rudolf Steiner College.” He is a founder and the board president of Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative.