With This Remarkable Series Of Lectures Presented In Koberwitz, Silesia, June 7 16, 1924, Rudolf Steiner Founded Biodynamic Agriculture They Contain Profound Insights Into Farming, The Plant And Animal World, The Nature Of Organic Chemistry, And The Influences Of Heavenly Bodies This Translation From The Original German By Catherine E Creeger And Malcolm Gardner Is A Fundamental Text For Many Intermediate And Advanced Students Of Biodynamic Agriculture One To Which The Biodynamic Practitioner Will Refer Again And Again Over The Years In Addition To The Eight Lectures, This Version Includes Four Discussions By Steiner, Color Plates Of Steiner S Chalk Drawings, The Address To The Members Of The Agricultural Experimental Circle, Steiner S Report To Members Of The Anthroposophical Society After The Lectures, Steiner S Handwritten Notes To The Agriculture Course, Further Agricultural Indications Given By Steiner, And New Directions In Agriculture, By Ehrenfried Pfeiffer A Colleague Of Steiner S Who Brought Biodynamic Agriculture To North America.
Steiner was a philosopher, social thinker, architect, and esotericist Steiner led this movement through several phases In the first,philosophically oriented phase, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and mysticism his philosophical work of these years, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and the inner and spiritual needs of the human being In a second phase, beginning around 1907, he began working collaboratively in a variety of artistic media, including drama, the movement arts developing a new artistic form, eurythmy and architecture, culminating in the building of a cultural center to house all the arts, the Goetheanum After the First World War, Steiner worked with educators, farmers, doctors, and other professionals to develop Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, anthroposophical medicine as well as new directions in numerous other practical areas Steiner advocated a form of ethical individualism, to which he later brought aexplicitly spiritual component He based his epistemology on Johann Wolfgang Goethe s world view, in which Thinking is noand no less an organ of perception than the eye or ear Just as the eye perceives colours and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas A consistent thread that runs from his earliest philosophical phase through his later spiritual orientation is the goal of demonstrating that there are no essential limits to human knowledge.
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