BD Now! Special Episode Glen Atkinson – A Biodynamic Perspective on the Eclipse

Welcome to a special episode of the Biodynamics Now! Investigative Farming and Restorative Nutrition Podcast.

Today we are going to discuss the August 21 Full Eclipse of the Sun from a Steiner perspective with New Zealand Astrologer, Gardener, Herbalist, Homeopath and Philosopher – Glen Atkinson, has developed the agricultural and medical work of Rudolf Steiner into a rational and secular approach of being with nature while staying true to Dr Steiner’s energetic indications.

Contrary to the tact taken by many in the astrology community, Glen thinks there may be positive aspects to this eclipse!

Glen began working with Steiner’s indications in 1976 and has made developments in several fields. His innovation and understanding of Steiner have come from recognising the fundamental similiarity between the traditional Astrological world view and Steiner’s suggestions. Then, from experimentation and observation, a simple yet innovative theory of manifestation – The Atkinson Conjecture – has become the basis for many practical activities.

Glen is founder of on-line The Biodynamic College The ONLY college on the planet, where the whole of Dr Steiner’s ‘Agriculture Course’ can be fully understood.

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SHOW NOTES

Glen’s website 

Glen mentions that Donald Trump’s father was in the KKK. For some reason, I had never heard this before. Here’s a link to Vice News’ investigation of the allegations. (Spoiler, they do think that father Trump was picked up in a NYC KKK ralley in the 20’s) Here’s a link to the Vice information

BD Now! 042 Glen Atkinson – Biodynamic Author and Educator, Founder of “Glenopathy”



New Zealand’s premier biodynamic agriculture teacher Glen Atkinson last appeared on BD Now! in Episode 19.  Glen has recently updated his many publications related to Rudolf Stiener’s Agriculture Course. You can order hardcopies or download free digital copies  at his Garuda site.

Along with Peter Bacchus, Glen is a founder and trustee of The Biodynamic College, an on-line biodynamic agriculture learning community.

Glen  is an Astrologer, Gardener, Homeopath and Philosopher. His endeavors have been focused on developing the understanding of the agricultural and medical work of the turn of the early 20th century German philosopher, Dr Rudolf Steiner.

Glen began working with Dr Steiner’s indications in 1976 and has since made developments in several fields. His innovation and understanding of Dr Steiner’s suggestions have come firstly from recognising the fundamental similiarity, between the traditional Astrological world view and Steiner’s suggestions. Then from experimentation and observation. A simple yet innovative theory of manifestation – The Atkinson Conjecture – has become the basis for his many practical activities. Continue reading “BD Now! 042 Glen Atkinson – Biodynamic Author and Educator, Founder of “Glenopathy””

BDNow! 041 Nancy Maclean Author of “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America”


An explosive exposé of the man and the ideas behind the well-heeled Right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, change the Constitution, and curb democratic majority rule.

Continue reading “BDNow! 041 Nancy Maclean Author of “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America””

BD Now! 040 Dr Nasha Winters “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer”

Cancer rates have increased exponentially since the beginning of the twentieth century—now affecting almost 50 percent of the American population. Yet conventional treatment continues to rely on chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation to attack cancer cells even though research has repeatedly shown that 95 percent of cancer cases are directly
linked to diet and lifestyle.*

It’s time for a new approach.

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic Bio-Individualized Therapies
by Dr. Nasha Winters & Jess Higgins Kelley, foreword by Kelly Turner
Pub Date: June 6, 2017 Continue reading “BD Now! 040 Dr Nasha Winters “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer””

BD Now! 039 Stephen Harrod Buhner: “Restoring Our Feeling Sense”

Our discussion is with Bardic Philosopher Stephen Harrod Buhner, author of Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of the Earth and at least 19 other books related to transcending the shortcomings of the linear, reductionist, corporate world view.

Stephen Harrod Buhner is a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist, and citizen scientist in American society – especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology. Continue reading “BD Now! 039 Stephen Harrod Buhner: “Restoring Our Feeling Sense””

BD Now! 038 Domini Kemp, author of “The Ketogenic Kitchen: Low Carb. High Fat. Extraordinary Health”

Domini Kemp is the co-author of the Chelsea Green Publishing book “The Ketogenic Kitchen”

This remarkable book is a must-read if you have any concerns about improving your health or performance. While mainstream medicine continues to deny the effectiveness – – and even the safety! – – of the ketogenic diet, a nutritionist (Patricia Daly) and a practical celebrity chef (Domini Kemp) – – both cancer survivors – – have researched the sensible nutritional science behind the effectiveness of the keto diet and have given us a beautiful book full of delicious recipes and meal plans that keep being low carb or ketogenic an easy and delicious thing to do! Continue reading “BD Now! 038 Domini Kemp, author of “The Ketogenic Kitchen: Low Carb. High Fat. Extraordinary Health””

BD Now! 037 Andrew Fisher Author of “Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate American and Anti-Hunger Groups”

Andrew Fisher is the author of “Big Hunger: Corporate Americans Unholy Alliance with the Anti-Hunger Groups”

Big Hunger reveals the damage caused by (the) hunger-industrial complex, and offers a new vision for the anti-hunger movement to eliminate hunger through a focus on health, economic justice and local economies.

Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher has worked in the anti-hunger field for twenty-five years, as the executive director of national and local food groups, and as a researcher, organizer, policy advocate, and coalition builder. He has led successful efforts to gain passage of multiple pieces of federal food and nutrition legislation. Continue reading “BD Now! 037 Andrew Fisher Author of “Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate American and Anti-Hunger Groups””

BD Now! 036 Michael Phillips, Organic Orchardist and Author of “Mycorrhizal Planet: How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility”

Organic orchardist Michael Phillips is the author of “Mycorrhizal Planet”

Michael Phillips is a farmer, writer, carpenter, orchard consultant, and speaker who lives with his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Grace, on Heartsong Farm in northern New Hampshire, where they grow apples and a variety of medicinal herbs. Michael is the author of The Apple Grower (Chelsea Green, 2005) and The Holistic Orchard (2011), and teamed up with Nancy to write The Herbalist’s Way (2005). His Lost Nation Orchard is part of the Holistic Orchard Network, and Michael also leads the community orchard movement at www.GrowOrganicApples.com Continue reading “BD Now! 036 Michael Phillips, Organic Orchardist and Author of “Mycorrhizal Planet: How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility””

BD Now! 035 Julian Palmer, Plant Medicine Investigator and Author of “Articulations: On the Utilisation and Meanings of Psychedelics”

Julian Palmer is a classic citizen scientist and author of “Articulations”

Julian Palmer, the original formulator of changa, was born in North East Victoria Australia, where his father worked as an agricultural journalist and editor.

In his early 20’s, he explored many forms of spiritual inquiry, practiced purification of intent and worked in web design and multimedia.

After moving to the far north coast of NSW when he was 24, he quickly got seriously into psychedelics and since that time hasn’t really stopped exploring and learning about them and the states they could catalyze.

Julians book “Articulations” is a catalog of his life work up to this point. It sums up about everything he wants to say about psychedelics. His next projects involve creating innovate film erotica and exploring indigenous psychoactive plants that are unknown to the western mind. Continue reading “BD Now! 035 Julian Palmer, Plant Medicine Investigator and Author of “Articulations: On the Utilisation and Meanings of Psychedelics””

BD Now! 034 Elizabeth Henderson & Steven McFadden Discuss The CSA Charter

Elizabeh Henderson & Steven McFadden in conversation about the new CSA Charter

Real CSAs are in a crises because savvy entrepreneurs have established numerous non-local, non-wholesome non-quality food distrubution schemes that have pushed Real CSAs out of the very market they created.  Consumers and small sustainable farms are the big losers here. The CSA Charter  is a way Real CSAs can identify themselves to local consumers. The CSA Charter is a way that consumers can make sure that they spend their food dollars in a way that supports better health and a better environment.

CSA experts Elizabeth Henderson and Steven McFadden in conversation about the new CSA Charter. Continue reading “BD Now! 034 Elizabeth Henderson & Steven McFadden Discuss The CSA Charter”