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!
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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
Glen’s article on the use of BD508 to illustrate concepts in this podcast
Graphic Illustrations (PowerPoint-like) for this program