In response to a request from Elaine here goes............
All things are made of energy partials photons, protons, neutrons, neutrinos
etc etc. There is a field or an energetic radiant called the orgon or
organizational field, this field along with the intelligence delivering
capabilities of Nitrogen is what allows for structure and function in
all things, without N there is no intelligence, and without the orgon
field there is no continuance of patterning for nature or the Darwinian
laws or evolution to hold on to. The orgon field is also sometimes
called the Morphic field, the record of all that has been and all that
can be. without it every time a planet undergoes an environmental
cataclysmic event life would have to start from scratch (single celled
organisms). but it doesn't due to inbuilt patterning held in the orgon
field it can use what has been created over billions of years and apply
it to new form and function. Now your probably wondering what this has
to do with gardening or agriculture, It has everything to do with it.
Keep watching this space for the first installment, its complex and I will
get it up within the week : )
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Extract from the mind of a very good friend and colleague Hugh Lovel Ag Physics http://www.agphysics.com/
Complexity only builds because the plant is alive. Only life gives rise to life. Chemical fertilizers have no life and impart no increase of life. Although they often grow big crops, they are weak, and the system as a whole runs down requiring more and more inputs to keep producing. As we know, sugars and other complex components of plant sap represent stored energy. This indicates enormous energy storage. Life energy runs up, and this life energy suffuses the substance of both the plant and the soil even though it is not substance itself.
The Hieronymus Experiment
A thought provoking illustration of the way life energy interacts with plants is the experiment of T. Galen Hieronymus (1895–1988) Conducting Chlorophyll Energy Over Wires where he sprouted seeds in lightless boxes. This experiment led to inventing what he called a ‘Cosmic Pipe’, the forerunner of modern field broadcasters, and the experiment can be replicated almost anywhere.
One summer, Galen built a wooden platform about six feet off the ground on the south side of his house. There he placed seven copper plates varying in size from 2” x 4” and 4” x 8” to 8” x 10”, including one of copper screen. He connected these via an insulated copper wire to aluminum foil under the lids of seven 2” x 2” x 4” wooden boxes on a light tight shelf below ground inside his basement. Aluminum foil was also placed inside the bottoms of these boxes and grounded via copper wire to a metal water pipe that ran underground near the basement floor. He used an eighth box with no foil sheets or wires as a control.
A half inch of fine, sandy soil was placed in the boxes and oat seeds selected for uniformity were placed on the soil equidistant in two rows of five seeds each. A 5/8” layer of soil was then sifted onto the seeds and then watered. The lids were placed on each box and the boxes kept in darkness, though each box was inspected daily by flashlight and watered.
All the seeds sprouted about the same time, but there was no chlorophyll in the ten plants in the control box whereas all the plants in the boxes connected to the plates outside showed good chlorophyll. Notably, the plants connected to the larger outside plates appeared to be affected by heat. All boxes were kept in darkness except when examined by flashlight. Yet an organizing force flowing between the elevated plates in the sun and the grounded plants in darkness built the plants’ complexity sufficiently that they turned green. A solar effect occurred, though it was not due to light. Many assume light drives photosynthesis, but seemingly something else besides light is involved in the organic complexity of a plant. Since the force conducted by the wires increased the plants’ vitality we can call this life force.
Defining Life Force
In his scientific works Goethe (1749-1832) examined force as a compelling principle that produces change. In the inorganic realm force flows between opposite polarities; for example, electric charge flows from negative to positive. In the inorganic realm things simply run down and their energy disperses or becomes unavailable. This process is called entropy, and the result is chaos, although we should keep in mind that chaos is not altogether random.
Life, however, gives rise to life. Life increases. It is born, grows, matures and dies in cycles—only dispersing in dying, and even then it usually reproduces at its peak of vitality and evolves over a series of generations. Where in the non-living realm polarity is the driving force, in the living realm the driving force is enhancement. Life runs up instead of running down. This process is known as syntropy. Life builds in complexity. It is organizational or syntropic rather than running down and being disorganizational or entropic. Thus another term for life force is organizational energy.
The Big Picture
We need to remember we are a small part of a very big picture. For example, magnetism results from spin. As the universe is synchronous and integral and all particles spin even at the subatomic level, they all affect each other. We get nowhere examining a compass needle to find out why it points north, as the only thing that makes sense is to take into account the earth’s magnetic field. It is also known that the Sun and planets all have magnetic fields of various strengths and orientations, all of which influence the solar system and its planets. Moreover our galaxy has a magnetic field that interacts with the solar system. Indeed the universe has a magnetic field, and all magnetic fields influence each other.
The gravitational fields of the Sun and its planets also interact, and since Newton (1643-1727) and Herschel (1738-1822) it’s been understood that each body affects all the others. Herschel found Uranus by calculating for the probable position of something that disturbed the motion of Saturn. Neptune was found in a similar fashion. Today quite a number of planetary bodies are found this way around stars beyond the Sun. Astronomers accept that gravitational fields interact, as well as observing that our sun is spiraling toward some ‘great attractor’ in the star rich region of Scorpio/Sagittarius.
As we know, the Moon rather obviously interacts with ocean currents, tides and weather patterns. Also the Sun emits a stream of charged particles called the solar wind, as well as having events known as solar storms or flares. The subtle effects of these things are often beyond our detection with scientific instruments, but biological organisms are far more sensitive than our instruments and it is not surprising to find these solar effects in crop production and stock market prices.
Keeping this in mind, it is scientific ignorance—akin to believing entropy and evolution are compatible—when agricultural pundits say the forces at work between Sun and earth all the way to the edges of the universe—particularly in regard to the Moon and planets—have nothing to do with what happens in agriculture.
Sometimes it is tough being on the cutting edge as know-it-alls can be generous with scorn while invalidating meticulous experiments. Such a cutting edge scientist was Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). With the best of educations in maths, chemistry and biology, he was an original thinker in a breathtaking variety of disciplines. For example, he realized there was a nutritional connection to the chemistry and physics of thought and motivation. At a deeper level he also saw there was something profoundly important in how apples get up in trees before they ripen and fall. Despite gravity, apples get up there, so Steiner studied the force of levity.
In the winter of 1999-2000 astronomers found evidence of levity in Hubble observations which showed the universe is expanding fastest at its edges, but an understanding of levity still hasn’t gained traction amongst most physicists as they rarely study the realm of life. One of our problems with understanding life force is that established teachings—such as Newton’s law of gravity as a one directional force—tend to die hard. In physics classrooms gravity is taught as the first force, and everything is based on the notion it has no opposite. However, in our language gravity relates to the grave, and thus to the absence of life. To consider levity requires taking life into account, and this is an enormous step even though biophysics and quantum physics keep posing these questions.
Steiner wanted a better understanding of levity and how life force gets the apple up in the tree, only to ripen, fall and be reabsorbed into the earth over winter. Using the terms ‘element’ and ‘ether’ in their older, alchemical sense, he identified fire, air, water and earth as the elements and warmth, light, tone and life as the corresponding ethers. Fire and warmth he viewed as one since they are born together and both are insubstantial. Chinese philosophy identifies 5 elements, calling earth ‘wood’ and identifying metal as a fifth and denser ‘element’ that not only attracts life force but conducts it. Indeed, Hieronymus’s experiment shows how well metal conducts life forces. Vedic philosophy approaches this with an analogy to the human hand, associating the middle finger with fire, the forefinger with air, the ring finger with water and the little finger with earth, with the thumb representing ether.[i]
We may think of chaos, the opposite of organization, as random, but chaos is a dynamic state of the universe where disorder is in a stir. This dynamic characteristic gives rise to the opposite of chaos—order. Chaos theory was born in 1961 with the discovery by weather mathematician Edward Lorentz (1917-2008) of what is called the Butterfly Effect. In essence Lorentz discovered systems which maintain themselves in an sea of entropy while both running up and running down. A brief introduction to chaos theory can be found at: http://www.schuelers.com/chaos/chaos1.htm
Simply stated, order arises at boundaries. Boundaries give birth to organization. Even the simplest boundary such as a vortex line has an inside/outside pattern capable of organizing and accumulating energy. Thus another name for life energy or organizational energy is pattern energy. Benoit Mandelbrot’s discovery (1924- ) of fractal geometry shows how complexity arises simply from defining boundaries.
Starting with the fire as the boundary between substance and the insubstantial, Steiner called the force of organization therein warmth. With air, the life force that permeates it is light, In water life force is even more concentrated as chemistry—which in a broader sense is tone. Finally, in the carbon based organisms of the earth, life force is embodied as life.
Lime, Silica and Clay
Though it wasn’t widely understood in Steiner’s time, his investigations in analytical chemistry showed that calcium and silicon lie at opposite poles in the chemistry of living organisms. But, since we only encounter calcium and silicon as their oxides, lime and silica, Steiner used these terms instead of calcium and silicon.
Lime is heavy, opaque, sticky and reactive with all sorts of things—particularly carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, phosphorous and protein. Steiner characterized it as a greedy, grasping fellow and associated it with the earthly polarity. Lime is responsible for nitrogen fixation and growth and is abundant in cell nuclei, muscles and bones where it pulls toward center like gravity. Geologically, limestone is sedimentary.
On the other hand, silica is transparent and light, interacting without necessarily reacting with things—especially water. Steiner characterized it as a generous aristocrat and associated it with the cosmic polarity. Silica is involved with warmth, light and capillary action as well as hair, skin and horns. It draws things upward away from center with levity. Silica bedrock holds up the continents, raises up high mountains and even predominates amongst the finest particles in the atmosphere.
As for clay, Steiner points out that even though clays are the silicates of aluminum, clay mediates between silica and lime, providing the all-important bridge between lime and silica. What happens in the clay over winter, particularly with boron, is crucial to sustaining sap pressure throughout the summer.
In summer, the days are long and the sun draws warmth and light upward into the atmosphere, carrying lime, amino acids and minerals into cell division and growth as well as into fruiting and reproduction. Flowers have both sugary nectar on the female/silica side and protein-rich pollen on the male/lime side. Warmth and light are drawn toward the sun from the edges of the cosmos, passing through the planetary vortices of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars before entering the earth. As the sun reaches its longest day these silica forces crest. Thereafter if the clay portion of the soil has not stored enough warmth and light over the winter, these forces will be too weak to carry nutrients into the plant in the latter part of summer.
In autumn as the days shorten the lime polarity of condensing, concentrating forces predominates. These forces of tone and life are reflected back to the earth from the Sun via Mercury, Venus and the Moon, and they gain the upper hand as warmth and light recede. Then summer vegetation is digested and absorbed into the earth, enlivening the soil by organizing lime, nitrogen and other minerals. Then the silica substances in cellulose, bark and connective tissues are digested and returned to the clay while the digestive and humus forming influences reach their maximum sometime during mid-winter.
Since both silica and lime forces build up in the soil during winter, the soil develops a strong attraction for life force, which flows toward higher concentration. This is the ideal time to boost the warmth and light forces along with the tone and life forces so we ensure low nitrate, high amino, high brix levels without expensive, time-consuming rescue measures.