Richard met Dr. Douglas Baker in 1967 as a pupil at the school where Douglas was teaching. Richard helped establish Douglas's print works and continues his commitment to Douglas's work and printing to this day - nearly 50 years later. Richard accompanied Douglas on many of his early lecture tours in the early 1970's driving the length and breadth of the USA. It was during this period that the idea of a college was formed and in 1977 Claregate College was established in England where Richard later received an honorary Doctorate in Esoteric Science & Astrology for his contribution to the Claregate Group. From a young age Richard was fascinated by his dreams and how they influenced his waking consciousness and this developed into an ongoing interest in dream psychology. He also maintains a keen interest in History, Law and Politics.
Richard & Douglas at the 2007 Theosophical Society Summer School in Leicester