Who is Ra Uru Hu: Messenger of the Human Design System

Ra Uru Hu | Jacques Anderson

Who is Ra Uru Hu?

Ra Uru Hu is the Human Design System’s founder and messenger.

Born Alan (Robert) Krakower in Montreal, Canada, Ra Uru Hu’s life took an unexpected turn. With a successful career in advertising, magazine publishing, and media production, he seemed to have it all.

But in 1983, he made a life-altering decision—leaving behind his bustling entrepreneurial life and vanishing into the unknown.

Several months later, he found himself on the island of Ibiza, where his true journey began. It was here, on the evening of January 3, 1987, that he had a profound encounter with the ‘Voice.’ 

A voice that posed a question that would change the course of his life forever: “Are you ready to work?”

For eight days and eight nights, Ra worked tirelessly, transcribing intricate details that would later become The Human Design System. This experience served as a wake-up call, shattering his assumptions about the cosmos, existence, and the intricate web of life.

Messenger of the Human Design | Jacques Anderson

Messenger of Human Design

Ra Uru Hu considered himself the messenger of The Human Design System, a legacy he dedicated his life to. 

In 1989, following a profound encounter with the Voice, Ra Uru Hu penned the Rave I’Ching, which serves as the bedrock of Human Design, unlocking the intricate code of our genetics. This sacred wisdom draws its roots from the ancient I’Ching, also known as the Book of Changes, one of the oldest Chinese texts with a history spanning over three thousand years. 

On March 12, 2011, less than a month before his 63rd birthday, Ra Uru Hu passed away, leaving behind a legacy that continues to impact lives worldwide.

As part of his mission, Ra established the International Human Design School, the platform responsible for spreading the Science of Differentiation to all corners of the globe.

What is Human Design?

What is Human Design, Ra Uru Hu | Jacques Anderson

Human Design is a comprehensive system that offers a mechanical understanding of the nature of being, a roadmap to our genetic code, and a profound means of self-discovery. 

Human Design synthesizes ancient and modern sciences to provide invaluable insights into our individuality, psychology, and unique purpose in life. At its core, Human Design reveals what sets each of us apart from others, offering clarity and direction in a world often marked by confusion and conformity.

With Human Design, individuals gain access to personalized decision-making tools known as Strategy and Authority. Each is tailored to a person’s unique design and serves as a catalyst for transformation. 

Human Design can also help people discover areas of conditioning, which represents the layers of societal programming that can obscure our authentic selves and desires. However, by better understanding and aligning with our true nature, individuals can make correct decisions, cultivate self-love, and live the lives we were created to live. 

One of the central distinctions in Human Design is the differentiation between the “Self” and the “Not-Self.” 

The “Self” represents our pure and natural behaviors, the aspects of ourselves designed to emerge without resistance into the world, often referred to as our life purpose. In contrast, the “Not-Self” encompasses the conditioned programming that masks our authentic self.

Rather than shaming or minimizing times when experiencing Not-Self, Human Design stresses that it is more important to be simply aware that these sides exist, and to understand how both sides can live in harmony within a person.

Ultimately, Human Design is not a belief system but a tangible tool that empowers individuals to embrace their uniqueness and fulfill their specific purpose while on Earth.

Your Energetic Blueprint 

Everything in Human Design starts with the Human Design Bodygraph – shown below.

Your Energetic Blueprint | Jacques Anderson

Imagine that the Human Design Bodygraph is your cosmic fingerprint, a unique pattern that vividly depicts how your energy engages with the world. Learning to understand your Bodygraph can be extremely insightful. 

In particular, your Bodygraph will determine your: 

  1. Definition: Your unique definition reveals the consistency in your energy. It highlights the centers that are defined (i.e., colored in) and those that remain undefined (i.e., white and open). Each center has its unique qualities and themes, shaping your experiences.
  1. Centers: Think of centers as energy powerhouses within you. Each center has distinct characteristics and themes. Some may be defined (colored in), while others remain undefined (white), indicating areas where you draw in energies from others.
  1. Type: Your energy type, be it a Generator, Projector, Manifestor,  Manifesting Generator, or Reflector, determines how you interact with the world and your role in society. It’s like your energetic job description. Your type plays a significant role in understanding your energy dynamics.
  1. Channels and Gates: Channels and gates are the highways connecting the centers in your Bodygraph. They offer clues to your innate superpowers and gifts, like hidden treasures waiting to be unearthed.
  1. Authority: Your authority is your inner compass, guiding you in decision-making. It’s a practical way to make choices aligned with your true self, much like following the North Star on a dark night.
  1. Profile: Your profile unveils your role and life theme, offering profound insights into your life’s purpose and direction. It’s like the script of a play in which you’re the lead actor. Understanding your profile can be a game-changer in aligning with your true path.
  1. And So Much More! This list only scratches the surface.

How Can Human Design Benefit You?

How to can Human Design benefit you? | Jacques Anderson

Now that you have a glimpse of what Human Design is, let’s explore how understanding it can be transformative. 

  • Self-Discovery: Human Design provides a helpful mirror to your authentic self. It can help you understand your strengths, weaknesses, and how you interact with others.
  • Aligned Decision Making: With your inner compass (aka your Authority) in hand, you have an additional tool to make decisions aligned with your true self. Think of your Authority as a new way to help mitigate second-guessing and/or living by others’ standards.
  • Improved Relationships: Human Design can offer insight into how you relate to others, and how other people experience YOU. It can help foster empathy, understanding, and can help your communication with others.
  • Soul Mission: Discovering your soul’s mission is a profound, and often (im)patient journey. Human Design can offer clues to what you came here to do in this incarnation. 

Are You Ready To Experiment?

Are you ready to experiment? | Jacques Anderson

One of the best ways to further your experimentation with Human Design is by learning from others. 

Here are some Human Design resources I’d recommend: 

Platforms backed/started by Ra Uru Hu:

Books by Human Design Experts:

  1. The Definitive Book of Human Design: The Science of Differentiation by Ra Uru Hu
    • This book is a must-read for anyone who wants an academic understanding of Human Design. It provides an in-depth exploration of the system, its origins, and various components. But fair warning: it reads like a college textbook and it is quite dense!
  2. Understanding Human Design: The New Science of Astrology: Discover “Who You Really Are” by Karen Curr
  3. Human Design: Discover the Person You Were Born to Be” by Chetan Parkyn
    • Chetan Parkyn’s book delves into the various components of Human Design and a practical guide to reading your own Human Design Bodygraph chart.
  4. The Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose by Richard Rudd
    • Richard Rudd explores the connection between genetics and spirituality, the book is designed to help you decode your Gene Keys Profile.

Podcasts by leading Human Design practitioners: 

  • The Human Design Podcast with Emma Dunwoody
    • Emma’s podcast features engaging guests from across the spirituality and wellness ecosystem and she uses her unique method of “Transformative Human Design” to teach listenters about Human Design.

Remember that each author / podcast host may provide a slightly different perspective on Human Design. I highly recommend exploring multiple resources to gain a well-rounded understanding.


Who is Ra Uru Hu Summary | Jacques Anderson

As we wrap up this journey, let’s recap the main points about Ra Uru Hu and Human Design:

  • Ra Uru Hu’s remarkable spiritual journey led to the channeling of Human Design.
  • Human Design is a copy of your own personal operating system, decoding the unique patterns of your energy.
  • Understanding Human Design can enhance your self-awareness, decision-making, and relationships.
  • Dive deeper into Human Design with resources like the International Human Design School, books and podcasts.

As we conclude our journey through the world of Human Design and the life of Ra Uru Hu, remember this: Human Design isn’t about subscribing to beliefs; it’s about embarking on a path of self-discovery and experimentation.
Happy exploring!

Your Transformative Journey Awaits

Your Transformative Journey Awaits | Jacques Anderson

Are you ready to start your journey of radical self-discovery? I invite you to take the next step by downloading your free Human Design Bodygraph from my website here

If you’re ready to dive even deeper, consider scheduling a Human Design reading with me. More information can be found here.

Thank you for joining me on this adventure. I look forward to accompanying you on your path to self-discovery and transformation.

No matter which path you take, I wish you luck on your journey of experimenting and leaning into your design!

Bodygraph Overview | Jacques Anderson

Stay in touch! Follow the journey at @leanintoyourdesign on Instagram and TikTok

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