In This Issue:
- Technology’s Spiritual Source | Daniel Perez
- The Elements in the Past, Present and Future | Gopi Krishna Vijaya, PhD.
- Footprints of the Spirit | Boyd Collins
- Hephaestus: God of Technology | Andrew Linnell
- 5G and Spiritual Science | Andrew Linnell
- Morality Born Out of Ourselves | Dr. Golda Joseph
- Cover Art “Symbols” | Artist: Lois Schroff
About the Authors
Gopi Krishna Vijaya, PhD. is from Bangalore, India. He has completed his undergraduate physics training from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India), and his PhD in Physics (Solar Energy) from the University of Houston in 2014. He is currently in Salt Lake City, Utah engaged in the Postdoctoral Research of the Reciprocal System of Physics, a way to inculcate Goethean thought into modern physics. His work spans several subjects and is mainly focused on their connection to spiritual science. In the natural scientific domain, he has been the author of 13 journal publications in experimental and theoretical semiconductor physics, presented his work in multiple international conferences (IEEEPVSC, SPIE etc.), and served as a research mentor for a number of graduate and undergraduate students.
Andrew Linnell is a 40-year veteran of the computer industry. He has an MSE degree from the Univ. of Michigan and is founder of MysTech which is devoted to the cultivation of a mechanical occultism that operates only through moral impulses. He has been an active member of the Anthroposophical Society and currently serves as president of the Greater Boston Branch. He has offered lectures that have covered various topics from Quantum Physics to Dangers Arising from Nanotechnology to Christian Mysticism. He is author of two children’s books (Mercury Press) and The Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance: Leonardo (Steiner Books).
Boyd R. Collins is a software architect for a large multi-national corporation. He began his study of Rudolf Steiner in the late 1970’s. In the 1980’s, he joined the Cistercian Abbey of the Genesee in New York state where he explored spiritual practices with monks in the same order as the late Thomas Merton. After returning to civilian life, he obtained a degree in Information Science and began an IT career creating web sites for universities and later became a web consultant for IT support organizations such as SAIC and Accenture. During the Iraq War, he was an active anti-war blogger whose blog, “The Nonviolent Jesus” (https://nonviolentjesus.blogspot.com/) was widely read and continues to be referenced by anti-war activists. In 2011, after the war ended, he explored spiritual approaches to peace-making and returned to the study of Rudolf Steiner. While gaining a solid grounding in the basic anthroposophical works, he focused particularly on Steiner’s lectures on spiritual evolution, finding in them an unparalleled source of insight into the forces behind the social and political events of our times. He has been a member of the Anthroposophical Society for about five years. His primary focus of study currently is on artificial intelligence, social media and their effects on human spiritual growth.
Daniel Perez has been a technologist since he was a teenager, at the dawn of the age of the personal computer. He has been programming since he was fifteen, while a student at Green Meadow Waldorf School, and later educated as an Electrical Engineer at the University of Rochester. From his own near-death-accident at sixteen came an impulse to bridge the gap between the world of technology and the needs of the spirit. His adult career has placed him in all areas of technology development, from space-based laser systems to video compression used for teleconferencing. He is currently a Principal Cloud Architect for a global video technology company, acting as chief technologist for a teacher training product. He is also on the boards of trustees for several non-profit organizations, including the Center for Anthroposophy. He met his wife at Green Meadow Waldorf High School and has a son and daughter, both graduates of High Mowing Waldorf School.
Dr. Golda Joseph utilizes her extensive 50 years of entrepreneurial experience as an Integrative Health Care provider and organizational development facilitator to support individuals and enterprises to self-actualize and humanize. As a practitioner and consultant she offers training programs based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner to executives, health care professionals, parents and women. She supports the regeneration of each individual, relationships, and society by offering Expressive Art Therapy (E.A.T.) programs based on the philosophy of Steiner. She specializes in trauma healing, collaborative communication, and organization transformation for IT firms to humanize their workplace. She has been coaching executives to consciously practice Inner Leadership. Her passion is Contemporary Psychology and Integrative Health Care. Currently she has developed the ‘Psychology for Freedom’ based on Rudolf Steiner’s Applied Psychosophy. She has taught and practiced Anthroposophy since 1972, trained as a Waldorf teacher for 15 years and is the mother of three Waldorf children. She has an active private practice and does professional training and executive coaching around the world. Her latest course on Contemporary Psychology for the Cyber World is being offered through the National Cyber Institute in Florida.
Lois Schroff (Artist) is an award-winning watercolor painter. Her work has been published in several magazines and periodicals, including the centerfold of Being Human, the quarterly magazine of the Anthroposophical Society of America. Her paintings are in many private collections in the Washington, D.C. area where she exhibited in local and national shows. Lois has published magazine articles, four arts-related books, as well as a DVD, on a technique in watercolor painting recommended by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, the German philosopher. Now retired, Lois lives in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Mexico. One can view her work on lakechapalapaintingguild.org and on escapetoajijic.com.