According to Anthroposophy, the spiritual world is not a product of imagination, but a completely objective reality, regardless of its not noticeable on the physical plane. Steiner was an advocate of the thesis that there is a vital force in agricultural crops, soil, chemical elements and minerals that affect living beings.
Through the food, thus cultivated, a man introduces into the body the "cosmic forces" which have their effect on plants and animals. Stars supposedly have their interactions on Earth and on Earth phenomena indirectly across the planet.
Steiner describes specific methods of fertilization, which should encourage the proper connection of the cosmic and the nutritional.
Although these "forces" and "forces" cannot be scientifically determined or measured, biodynamic agriculture has been favorably accepted in practice, as a special form of organic farming. Rudolf Steiner believed that nutrient nutrition was declining, claiming that mineral fertilizers and pesticides “deprive plant life.” This lecture gave instructions for the production of biodynamic preparations, which were later developed and applied by Anthroposophy themselves and later by everyone else.
These preparations, intended mainly for fertilization and pest control, are made from exclusively natural materials and have a specific method of manufacture. The biodynamic economy functions as a separate, self-sufficient organism. Biodynamic products are certified by Demeter; there are other licenses, but they can be certified by any environmental certification organization.
Demeter trademark and Demeter guidelines for agricultural production represent the biodynamic method of plant cultivation within the organic farming system. These are the oldest known regulations in ecological production, whose original version dates back to the 1920s. The Demeter Guidelines, one of the most stringent guidelines in organic farming, have been the basis and model for almost all of the later eco-guidelines.
The intensity of its activity is evidenced by the fact that already by 1931 there were about 1000 registered biodynamic holdings. Demeter standard requires the use of biodynamic preparations, breeding animals and the use of animal manure, leaving at least 10% of the area for biodiversity development, encouraging local production and distribution, and cultivating local varieties and breeds are regularly monitored, both during the production process (“on the field”) and during storage, processing, transport and placement.
They are controlled by specially accredited inspection services. In addition to the usual methods, some special methods are sometimes used to determine the quality of bio-dynamic products. The most famous is capillary dynamolysis and sensitive crystallization.
Started Bio-dynamic Agriculture
It is clear from Steiner's lectures that he regards the Earth as a living organism influenced by forces and rhythms from space. Each farm property must be a complete and sufficient organism. Therefore, there must be some balanced relationship between the number of animals on the property and the agricultural area. There must be a certain crop rotation and diversity of cultures. It completely casts aside monoculture.
Fertilization has the task of reviving the humus, thereby creating a healthy and resilient plant. Pests that occur should be removed by natural means. Livestock production should be as open as possible, and the number of livestock should correspond to the size of the well. Steiner thought the transition to modern, chemical-treated agriculture was a big problem. He was convinced that the quality of food in his time had fallen, and he believed that fertilizers and pesticides were the cause of the problems.
With the increase in agricultural machinery, Steiner felt that nature increasingly degraded and losing its vitality. A biodynamic farm functions just like an organic farm, but it does not use pesticides, herbicides and the like, but there are various agricultural methods specific to biodynamic agriculture only. They include a different way of preparing the fields and compost, and using the astrological calendar to determine the time of planting and harvesting. It's a man sowing calendar.
Given that biodynamic agriculture is based on a holistic understanding, the effects of planetary rhythms on plant and animal development are considered to be equally important segments of agriculture.
Based on a deep and thorough years of study, monitoring of field and garden experiments, and not just over-esoteric as it may seem, biodynamic preparations have been devised that differ in their preparation and administration. Some help the plants with development, some treat the soil, and some participate in the creation of compost. There are no artificial additives in them, the ingredients are selected from ecologically selected surfaces, and the method and time of preparation is of great importance.
The basic biodynamic preparation is the so-called. pus from the horn. It is used for spraying the earth, after it has been aged from fall to spring, buried, and then mixed in water. And why the horn, the cow horn? In short, it is used to connect the forces of the Earth and the forces of the universe. There is something in the horn that is due to its peculiar nature and to be conducive to returning life and astral radiations to inner life. All manpower is conserved in this manner, and there is an extremely concentrated, revitalizing fertilizing power in the contents of the cow's horn.
In addition to the horn manure, it is mandatory to use ground quartz, silica, a mountain crystal, which conducts cosmic energy and energy of light. Compost preparations are made under certain constellations and are welcomed to be stored in a special environment and imbibed by the energies of individual planets to transmit them to plants through compost.
There are five compound preparations:
• a yarrow preparation made from a yarrow harvested at the flowering stage that is representative of Venus and promotes reproduction.
• Chamomile preparation, which is a Mercury representative and also responsible for reproduction.
• The main preparation is a nettle preparation, and it strikes a balance between all five compose preparations and is representative of the Sun.
• The oak bark preparation, which is representative of Mars in the compost cup, gives us the energy of vitality.
• There is also a dandelion preparation that uses Jupiter energy and also gives the cup vitality.
All of them, together with another liquid formulation with the power of Saturn, are invested in a composite cup, which is very carefully stored, layer by layer.
However, the more the benefits of organic food are talked about, the more people become aware of the connection between nature and the more obvious the nonsense of mothering nature and playing with the same “screaming” becomes, the more prepared and fertile the soil is to begin to change something radically , in the direction of wholeness, in the direction of wisdom, at least as far as food production is concerned in this direction.