Sacred Agriculture

The Alchemy of Biodynamics

Author: Dennis Klocek

Publisher: Lindisfarne Press

ISBN: 9781584201410

Category: Science

Page: 377

View: 8832

Biodynamic methods are increasingly used by farmers, gardeners and winemakers. Dennis Klocek argues that, in order to use such methods effectively, the practitioner must undergo constant self-development.Based on numerous lectures, Klocek discusses the kind of inner development and understanding required to work with the elemental nature of the earth. His views are presented in a framework that includes alchemy, the classical four elements, Goethean observation, and the work of Rudolf Steiner.This is not a book of how-to techniques, but a conceptual guidebook to those looking to implement biodynamics at the deepest level.

Cosmos, Earth and Nutrition

The Biodynamic Approach to Agriculture

Author: Richard Thornton Smith

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855842270

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 298

View: 9372

In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in organic and biodynamic produce. Although once marginal and 'alternative', escalating concerns about the environment, health, food quality and animal welfare have brought organics into mainstream consciousness. Biodynamics, a unique development of the organic approach, does not narrowly focus on agricultural techniques. It was conceived as a new way of thinking about farming, nutrition and the world of nature, allowing for a revitalized relationship with the living soil, the elemental world and the cosmos. Originating from a series of eight lectures given by Dr Rudolf Steiner in 1924, biodynamics broadens the outlook of agriculture and the science behind it, leading to a holistic perspective that incorporates astronomical rhythms and unique preparations for plants and earth. The author describes the foundations on which not only biodynamics but also the wider organic movement is based. He builds bridges between mainstream science and Steiner's insights, making it easier for the wider organic and ecological movement to approach biodynamic concepts and practise.This book has much to offer to the beginner as well as to those already involved with biodynamics. Its broad range of topics - including the ecology of the farm organism, food quality and nutrition, community supported agriculture, planetary influences, seed quality, and the vitality of water - contribute to a deeper understanding of the subject. The author is also concerned to promote innovation so that biodynamics moves with the times. An appendix includes details for contacting various elements of the biodynamic world.

The Biodynamic Year

Author: Maria Thun

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1906999147

Category: Astrology and gardening

Page: 120

View: 6865

Maria Thun, a preeminent expert in biodynamic methods of cultivation, or "premium organic," has collected more than a hundred of her best gardening tips from fifty years' research. The Biodynamic Year contains a wealth of advice for gardeners who wish to care for and manage nature more responsibly and successfully.

The Seer's Handbook

A Guide to Higher Perception

Author: Dennis Klocek

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109378

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 158

View: 8108

A seer "sees" more than meets the eye. Ordinary seeing reveals the visible world through one's perceptions of light patterns that we interpret as "the world." Higher seeing perceives patterns and relationships that are invisible to the physical eyes, yet are nevertheless present in our world. This is truly a form of perception, but through the eyes of the soul, or heart. All seeing is a form of cognition, or knowing, and, likewise, higher sight is a form of higher cognition. These two kinds of perception go together. To be a seer is to use the eyes of the soul together with one's physical eyes -- being able to move from one to the other, letting go of one for the other. For those who wish to develop faculties of higher knowing and seeing, The Seer's Handbook is a unique, practical, and extensive guide, filled with exercises, meditations, and insightful commentary.

Agriculture Course

The Birth of the Biodynamic Method : Eight Lectures Given in Koberwitz, Silesia, Between 7 and 16 June 1924

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855841487

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 175

View: 3721

When Rudolf Steiner gave these lectures 80 years ago, industrial farming was on the rise and organic methods were being replaced in teh name of science, efficiency and technology. With the widespread alarm over the quality of food in recent years, and the growth of the organic movement and its mainstream acceptance, perceptions are changing. With these talks, Steiner created and launched biodynamic farming - a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as premium organic.

Pfeiffer's Introduction to Biodynamics

Author: Ehrenfried Pfeiffer,Herbert H. Koepf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780863158483

Category: Gardening

Page: 87

View: 2300

Ehrenfried Pfeiffer was a pioneer of biodynamics in North America. This short but comprehensive book is a collection of three key articles introducing the concepts, principles and practice of the biodynamic method, as well as an overview of its early history.The book also includes a short biography of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer by Herbert H. Koepf.

Climate

Soul of the Earth

Author: Klocek, Dennis

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 1584204583

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 9406

This exciting book—presented in full color—considers "climate," ultimately, to be an expression of the fundamental task of Gaia, the being of Earth. It expresses the relationship between the more inanimate and mechanized forces of the planet as a physical being and the more inward, biographically evolutionary journey of Earth as an ensouled being, embedded within the larger cosmic drama. The Earth is much more than rocks, water, gas, and heat. It is more than the combined forces in all of the living bodies it selflessly supports. The destiny of Earth as a being of cosmic import weaves intimately with humanity's destiny. At the center of this book is the idea that the climate crisis is one shared by humanity and the Earth as part of our mutual evolution toward higher states of consciousness. Not only is Earth the source of our body, but the Earth also now depends on our efforts to shift our consciousness toward goals higher than self-satisfaction, entertainment, and consumption. Climate is the interface that displays the results of our efforts to attain higher consciousness for all of the cosmos to see and evaluate. In a technically sound, yet highly accessible, discussion of how our Earth's complex climate system works, Dennis Klocek takes the reader through various climate and weather patterns, using case studies of recent events, explaining terms and phenomena, all with the goal of helping us understand the Earth's soul, within which we live and develop as human beings. He describes and explains the earthly and extra-earthly forces behind weather patterns such as draughts, floods, and hurricanes, showing how larger patterns such as El Niño and El Niña develop and affect the complex systems that form weather events. In his surprising final chapter, "Moral Roots of the Climate Crisis," the author discusses the development of human science and consciousness. He contrasts, for example, the geometrical-metaphysical approach of Kepler to the emergence of the computational-mathematical brilliance of Isaac Newton, illustrating the ongoing split in approaches to the study of the natural world. An overly quantitative view of our world has led humankind mostly to dominate, subdue, and take from nature, categorizing our Earth as a numerical rock, permeated by forces completely beyond the control of, and sometimes at direct odds with, human soul activity.... We live on a planet that is alive and whose soul is composed of the tremendously vital sequences of climate patterns that unite all lands and all humans in one organism. From this cosmological perspective, it may be possible to imagine morally responsible scientific approaches to problem solving where human needs and the needs of the Earth as a living being interact in mutually harmonic ways. Climate is for anyone—meteorologists, climatologists, and nonspecialists alike—who would like a deeper understanding our Earth's soul and the "whys" and "hows" of today's increasingly extreme weather patterns.

Biodynamic Gardening

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465441034

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 4499

A simple step-by-step guide to biodynamics This is the easy guide to getting luscious fruit and vegetables and gorgeous flowers by harnessing the rhythms of nature and using all-natural methods. For gardeners looking for a self-sufficient, ethical approach that produces great results, biodynamics is the ultimate form of organic gardening. DK's trademark visual approach and practical advice shows the home gardener how to get the best from their garden using biodynamic methods. Biodynamic Gardening is the perfect introduction to this ultra-green method, explaining how it works by improving soil health and performing key tasks at optimal times. Focused chapters show you what to do in the garden each season, including preparing and feeding the soil, caring for plants, keeping a balanced garden ecosystem, and harvesting at the best times for the best flavor. It also includes step-by-step features explain how to make the special soil preparations biodynamic gardening is so famous for.

The Biodynamic Orchard Book

Author: Ehrenfried Pfeiffer,Michael Maltas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782500018

Category: Gardening

Page: 104

View: 366

Brings together the best advice for cultivating fruit trees using biodynamic methods, by two leading experts.

Biodynamic Pasture Management

Balancing Fertility, Life & Energy

Author: Peter Bacchus

Publisher: Acres USA

ISBN: 9781601730398

Category: Gardening

Page: 147

View: 6932

New Zealand grazing consultant Peter Bacchus shares a lifetime of experience on applying biodynamics to pastures. His multi-pronged approach considers balance of fertility elements, organic matter levels, soil life, and particularly soil life forces. Through biodynamic preparations and other tools he seeks to produce optimum grass quality and production for grazing animals. Also covered are biodynamic methods of pest and weed control.

The Biodynamic Farm

Agriculture in the Service of the Earth and Humanity

Author: Herbert H. Koepf

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 245

View: 6315

Bankrupt farmers, erosion of topsoil, and poor food quality owing to pesticides, hormones, and other additives-these are the well-known realities of the modern crisis in farming. This problem is the outcome of the limited vision of conventional methods and a system that focuses exclusively on quick results and profits. The need for changes is clear, and Koepf provides a vast array of research data and results, as well as many helpful details on animal feeding, crop rotation, diseases, pests, and fertilizing. He shows that the biodynamic method of farming and gardening is the alternative that can turn farming around. Biodynamics is "the oldest alternative agricultural movement in the world." It is based on the concept of the whole farm as a single organism. Its goals are to protect and nurture the soil, improve the quality of food, and organically integrate the farm into the environment as a whole. This is an essential reference for all farmers who are unsatisfied with conventional methods and for gardeners who wish to improve the quality of life around them as well as the food they serve their families.

Secrets of Sacred Space

Discover and Create Places of Power

Author: Chuck Pettis

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9781567185195

Category: Architecture

Page: 277

View: 3098

Looks at ways to create sacred places for meditation, renewal, and connection with the earth.

Quantum Agriculture

Biodynamics and Beyond

Author: Hugh Lovel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692280263

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3075

Definitive book on Biodynamic Agriculture and Quantum Agriculture

Esoteric Physiology

Consciousness and Disease

Author: Dennis Klocek

Publisher: Lindisfarne Books

ISBN: 9781584201922

Category:

Page: 300

View: 1806

Dennis Klocek has for many years studied and incorporated Western esotericism into his own inner research, focusing especially on alchemy and the wisdom and practicality of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science. Based on thirteen lectures, he discusses human physiology and the hidden forces and processes that sustain our life on Earth and beyond. His informal and accessible approach delves deeply into specific organs, functions, life processes and diseases, drawing vivid images for the reader that stimulate a profound understanding and appreciation of human physiology. The topics discussed include a wide range of diseases, physical and spiritual organs, psychology, sleep and dreams, digestion, emotions, consciousness, aging, a variety of therapies and much more. Dennis Klocek offers a comprehensive owner's manual for our human body.

Radical Regenerative Gardening and Farming

Biodynamic Principles and Perspectives

Author: Frank Holzman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538105993

Category: Gardening

Page: 200

View: 3171

Radical Regenerative Gardening and Farming informs and inspires gardeners, and farmers, who wish to bring quality and integrity into their work with the land. It is about developing close relationships with land that produces our food. This book combines over 40 years of Frank Holzman’s experience in farming, gardening, education, research, and development to provide techniques and concepts for sustainable land use. Radical Regenerative Gardening and Farming is a more spiritual and thoughtful approach to land stewardship, geared toward aspiring gardeners with a desire for a deeper connection with the earth. It is as much about why as it is about how to develop land. Rather than traditional tractor farming, this book provides a better understanding of horticulture, dealing with the biological interactions between soils and plants, and providing a good understanding of living systems. Holzman examines healthy perspectives of how to approach a piece of land as a living organism and transform it into a balanced ecosystem. Frank Holzman provides lots of information and insight for backyard gardeners and professional farmers, alike. Truly a great resource for transforming the garden, as well as the gardener.

The Biodynamic Farm

Developing a Holistic Organism

Author: Karl-Ernst Osthaus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780863157660

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 93

View: 2194

Large-scale agriculture tends to view a farm as a means for producing a certain amount of grain, milk or meat. This practical book argues instead for a holistic method of farming: the farm as a living organism. This is the principle of biodynamic farming.The author, an experienced farmer, takes a down-to-earth approach. Based on an example farm of around 60 hectares, he recommends the ideal numbers of livestock: 12 cows, 4 horses, 6 pigs, 10 sheep and 120 hens. This mix is drawn from Osthaus's deep understanding of nature, animals, agriculture and the cosmos, and from his many years of personal experience as a biodynamic farmer and teacher. The result is a healthy, balanced and sustainable farm.This is an invaluable book for anyone considering setting up a farm, or developing their existing farm with new biodynamic methods.

A Biodynamic Manual

Practical Instructions for Farmers and Gardeners

Author: Pierre Masson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782500803

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 309

View: 1985

Answers all questions about the practice and methods of biodynamic farming and gardening.

The Nature of Substance

Spirit and Matter

Author: Rudolf Hauschka

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855841223

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 438

What is the nature of matter? Within conventional science, the reductionist, materialist view asserts that matter is solely physical. Hauschka shows that open-minded study, based on qualitative observation and quantitative research, can overcome this now standardized view. Without denying the laws of matter, he shows the limitations of a science restricted by them, and points to new research that indicates the primal nature of spirit. This classic work, reprinted in its original form, is the result of Dr Hauschka's many years' research at the Ita Wegman Clinic in Arlesheim, Switzerland. Through decades of experimentation he came to radical conclusions that suggested potential new directions for science. This book includes the detailed results of Hauschka's experiments although his approach is not restricted to measurement and outer observation. Based on the work of Goethe and Steiner, he encourages a method of seeing nature that has an artistic quality, and calls for direct experience rather than intellectual theorizing. The Nature of Substance is generally accessible. The author deliberately avoids technical terms and academic style in favor of vivid descriptions and lively discussions. His fascinating study takes in many substances, with chapters on plants, animals, oils, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, metals, carbon, oxygen, poisons, high dilutions, and much more. This book is a companion volume to the author s other work, Nutrition."