Biodynamics

Sacred Agriculture Keynote Speech at 2012 Biodynamics Conference

By Dennis Klocek October 8, 2012
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This keynote address given in Madison Wisconsin at the National Biodynamic Conference began with an explanation of how numinous experience of the transcendent dimension of nature is transformed into an experience of the sacredness of nature through understanding. The idea was enlarged into a description of the difference between the ancient hunter religion and the…

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Core Principles of Biodynamics

By Dennis Klocek July 16, 2011
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This course is a survey of the esoteric principles that are the foundation of the Biodynamic practices. Starting with the geological features of pre-cambrian times the ascent of organisms is sketched as a depiction of what Rudolf Steiner has called the world / mineral / plant. These descriptions are then evolved in the lectures through…

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The Heart of Clay

By Dennis Klocek August 16, 2010
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It has been said that by working the soil it is possible to do in a few years what would take nature thousands of years to accomplish. Intensive soil cultivation and the addition of proper soil amendments can aggregate sandy soil to give it more crumb or open heavy lime marls to give them more…

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Stone Antennae: Analogs of electrostatic capacitance antennae

By Dennis Klocek August 9, 2010 Comments Off on Stone Antennae: Analogs of electrostatic capacitance antennae
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The use of stone towers in the ancient world went beyond the militaristic function of turrets on castles. In many cultures the stone tower was a kind of induction antenna for cosmic forces. Cosmic forces from the stars were generally held to be the source of fertility in the land. Towers or even upright stones…

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Silica and Clay Polarity

By Dennis Klocek August 8, 2010 Comments Off on Silica and Clay Polarity
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Silica is the light pole in the minerals. It is a kind of flowering process in the mineral realm since silica in plant growth enhances the refined properties that light brings to plants. Photosynthesis requires light for its action. The light interacts with the flavonoids (phenols and tannins) and anthocyanins (blue and red pigments that…

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Amethyst Spray

By Dennis Klocek August 5, 2010 Comments Off on Amethyst Spray
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In the summer of 1993 an experiment was undertaken to see if the potentization of the gem amethyst would have an effect upon plant growth in the climatic niche of the central valley of California. The goal was to see if a variation of the 501 spray could be made which would provide a more…

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Experimental Process for Enhancing Drought Tolerance and Fungus Resistance in Plants

By Dennis Klocek August 1, 2010
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In the life of a plant alcohols play an important role in the maturation and fruiting process. They also form the basis for the protective wax cuticle that keeps the plant free from insect and fungus attack. Plant wax in the form of the cuticle surrounding the surfaces of leaves and stems of plants also…

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Silica – Substance and Process

By Dennis Klocek July 16, 2010 Comments Off on Silica – Substance and Process
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This article was presented as a lecture at the annual Biodynamic Conference at Sacramento in 1989. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  That short sentence – the first sentence in the gospel of St. John – very accurately describes what we’ve been studying for…

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Tree Painting as an Esoteric Deed

By Dennis Klocek July 1, 2010 Comments Off on Tree Painting as an Esoteric Deed
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This article addresses the gardeners out there who have a little time to engage in a practice that might seem like at total waste of time to a busy agriculturalist. Ever since I read an article in an old Bio-Dynamic magazine on the blood and milk method I have been trying to work out a…

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To Every Season Turn, Turn

By Dennis Klocek April 10, 2010
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Part I: Germination and Growth (Spring) Agricultural practices like cultivation, sowing and transplanting disturb the soil and fix into it elemental qualities that mirror the passage of the moon through the zodiac. These elemental qualities then unfold in the growth patterns of a plant during the growing season. The rising tide of life forces in…

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