Here is a short history of Human Design and the Gene Keys.
In 1987, Ra Uru Hu, then Alan Krakower, received the original transmission of Human Design from what he called ‘the Voice’. After adjusting to the experience, he looked for ways to share what he had received. Collaborating with other people was not always easy. Finally, in 1992 he settled on the model of a school, which licenses the people it has trained and protects the knowledge. As a consequence, anyone who learns and practices Human Design outside the model is branded as a charlatan.
In earlier years, however, Ra had trained and collaborated with a circle of early Human Design enthusiasts. The system had been given to Ra, but the Voice had not detailed how to apply it. The circle contributed to this part of the work. At the end of this period, Ra declared that the knowledge was not his, that the people of the circle had graduated and that they were ready to go out to spread Human Design in the world. My teacher Chetan Parkyn was part of this circle. He wrote the first Human Design book for the general public, ‘Human Design for us all’, which was published in 2009.
Richard Rudd received a Human Design reading from Chetan and went on to create the English section of Ra’s Human Design School. He wrote several excellent books on the system, which will soon be republished. Gradually he realized that the rational, left-brain, approach of Human Design limited intuitive understandings that were an intrinsic part of this inner journey. He disengaged from the School. In 2009, the ‘Gene Keys’ was published, followed by many more books. A spirited community has gathered around the teachings and cooperates in bringing them to the world.
Shantamo Kamstra was certified by Chetan as a Human Design Reader in 2013. Since then he has been giving sessions and developed his own style of teaching. The Gene Keys came into his life in 2014. As his involvement deepened, the connection with the transmission and the community around it grew stronger. He now is a Gene Keys Ambassador, which enables him to introduce the Gene Keys to a wider audience, giving sessions and conducting courses. His 30+ years of meditation and the contemplation method of the Gene Keys blend in him, changing his work from the inside out. In the end, though forms may differ, the transmission is one.
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