Ra Uru Hu, born Robert Allan Krakower, was the fourth child of a cultured, upper middle class family from Montreal, Canada. He was surrounded by the arts and learned to express himself through music, an avocation he pursued until his death. He completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Sir George Williams University, but his career path led him into the business world as an advertising executive, magazine publisher and media producer.
One morning in 1983, he simply walked away from his family and fast-paced life as an entrepreneur - from life as he knew it - and "disappeared." Several months later he found himself on the beautiful and temperate island of Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. This 'Eden,' as he likes to call it, is where his 'real' life, his life as Ra Uru Hu, had its beginnings.
On the evening of January 3, 1987, he encountered the 'Voice'. It was a terrifying experience. The Voice said: "Are you ready to work?" And for eight days and eight nights he worked, transcribing in detail what is now known as The Human Design System. Ra speaks of the encounter as a wake-up call, an education which showed him how blind and ignorant his assumptions were about the nature of being, the cosmos and the way things work. The BG5 Career and Business System is a part of The Human Design System.
Ra considered himself the messenger of The Human Design System, now his legacy, and dedicated his life since the encounter to disseminating the Science of Differentiation around the world. He settled, lived and worked in Ibiza where he enjoyed teaching, playing music, gardening and spending time with his wife, three children and his grandson.
Ra passed away in his home on March 12, 2011 at 5:40 AM, less than a month from his 63rd birthday.