BioEnergetic Agriculture

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Its a long read, but I found I was agreeing with Evan Folds, that perhaps a big reason that food now a days cause us so much problems, with obesity and malnutrion, is we have forgotten that food should fee our spirit as well as our bodies.

What is BioEnergetic Agriculture? - Broadening Our Perspective Towards Farming for Healthy People, Plants & Planet

I particularly liked the two quotes he mentions early in the article:

"As I continued my research I came across a passage in the preface to The Agriculture Course lectures between Steiner and one of his students Ehrenfried Pfeiffer that stood me up straight, and that to this day I find to be the most potent synopsis of the modern issues we face with agriculture and food:

Dr. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer: "“How can it happen that the spiritual impulse, and especially the inner schooling, for which you are constantly providing stimulus and guidance bear so little fruit? Why do the people concerned give so little evidence of spiritual experience, in spite of all their efforts? Why, worst of all, is the will for action, for the carrying out of these spiritual impulses, so weak?”

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Dr. Rudolf Steiner: “This is a problem of nutrition. Nutrition as it is to-day does not supply the strength necessary for manifesting the spirit in physical life. A bridge can no longer be built from thinking to will and action. Food plants no longer contain the forces people need for this.”

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His methods have a particularly "Thinking in Systems" feel to it. I'll have to check his website out further and see if we can incorporate his ideas into Green Wizard practices.

BEAgriculture Blog

His articles look very interesting.