BD Now! Special Episodes 03.1-03.2 Glen Atkinson: How Steiner’s Medical Course Informs Steiner’s Agricultural Course

Glen Atkinson is the co-founder of ” The Biodynamic College: The ONLY College on the Planet, where the whole of Dr Steiner’s “Agriculture Course” can be fully understood.” Using his insights into the accurate meaning of Steiner’s lectures, for decades Glen has formulated very effective and easy-to-use  farm and garden remedies from Steiner’s BD Preps.  In this series of lectures, Glen works to clarify how parts of Steiner’s Agricultural Course have been misunderstood since Steiner’s time because modern students of BD did not have the understanding of Steiner’s medical insights (as attendees at the original lectures did have)  to perceive, let alone understand, how Steiner was weaving references to the medical sensitivities into his agricultural lectures. To miss this point is to miss what Steiner was really telling farmers! 

Listen to or download this program below. Hit the “More”  link for Show Notes, etc

This lecture is very dense and easy to get lost in. Please know that you can trust Glen to tell you the truth about how Steiner’s agricultural teachings work. As with the Agriculture Course itself, repeated hearings of this recording will allow you a greater understanding of Glen’s insights.

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Immediately below is a proposed outline of this entire Medical/Agricultural lecture series:

A Rough Outline of the Full Program

Rudolf Steiner’s  Medical Lectures and his Agriculture Lectures

What is RS medical world view?

Overview of world activities – As Above So Below – Spirit / Stars, Astral / Planets, Atmosphere/ Etheric, Physical / Body

Three physical systems & each of the 4 activities are active in each region

Polarity between Head and Belly   – dominant activities in each region.

Each organ shows the same organisation of 4 activities and three processes.

Illness is inbalance in any of this.

How does the Human and plant organisation differ?

Structure of Bodies manifestation in plants

Layers of manifestation different, however the same order and processes can be seen

The bodies organisation in plants

The Physical Formative Forces – Cosmic and Earthly

What does this mean for Biodynamic Agriculture?

General BD worldview – Polarity of expansion and contraction – with preps in the middle. Ethers as formative processes

Astral general but vague – the animals,    No Spirit – the farmer… not formative principles for plants

Agriculture course can be seen in a more complete manner

What is the difference between the Ethers and the Physical Formative Forces?

Lots of attention on the Ethers ‘in the story’, but how do we influence them?

Always talked of in polarity of Life and chemical versus Light and Warmth in RS lectures

Used as observation reference, and physical adjustments re mulching watering etc

Ag course story is Cosmic and Earthly = ABC of everything

PFF talked of within the secondary polarities Cos F..Spirit/ Ear Sub.. Physical and Etheric Ear F.. / Cos Sub… Astral as dome in the       medical lectures

Example of plant growth in this model.

What controls PFF – Clay, Sand, Humus, Cations

How does this show up in the lectures?

Example of pest control?

Example of Fungal control

Equisetum, Cinnabar and Bidor

SHOW NOTES

Glen’s article on the use of BD508 to illustrate concepts in this podcast

Equisetum v7 (1)

Graphic Illustrations (PowerPoint-like) for this program

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Problem Of The Etheric Formative Forces

3 Replies to “BD Now! Special Episodes 03.1-03.2 Glen Atkinson: How Steiner’s Medical Course Informs Steiner’s Agricultural Course”

  1. I couldn’t find the contact page to email you directly so I’m leaving my general comment here in the last podcast comment page. I just want to say that I am really enjoying the diversity and knowledge of your podcast series. I feel that you have a great guess ask great questions that touch on biodynamics from every edge and angle. Many thanks!

  2. Brilliant – a window into the mind of Rudolf Steiner – I would reccomend listening to all of the interviews with Glen Atkinson – there is so much to learn and understand

    1. Thanks for listening, Marie. And thanks for leaving a note of appreciation for Glen.

      He is incredible, isn’t he.

      I hope to have part two of this episode published shortly.

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