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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.

 

Steiner’s Insights

 

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.

 

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Quantum Ag 101
Part 1
The basics for approaching agricultural management using quantum agriculture concepts include chemistry, basic physics, soil science, microbiology, biodynamics, homeopathy, naturopathy, and Chinese medical principles, energy manipulation using raidionic principles and of course quantum physics.
Practitioners of quantum agriculture take into account a holistic view when diagnosing problems with soil or plants. This includes looking at the life within the soil, insect life and the overall look of the foliage, the speed at which mulch incorporates into the soil, mycelium webbing in the soil and complexity of plant root structures.
Plants are like all living things describable as electromagnetic biological entity’s, what this means is they are a biological physiology with an electromagnetic energy flow. The biological part is obvious, but the electromagnetic part is not so obvious, most people will be aware of the visual aspect of this energy, the external component commonly known as the aura.
The energy flow is directly connected to the health and biology of the soil but more importantly to the paramagnetic flow of energy within the soil. It is for this reason conventional agriculture, hydroponics and even aquaponics does not grow energetically organised crops, food grown in this way in some cases may be equally nutrient dense and comparable to some organically grown produce, but it will not be energetically balanced or as complex in it’s cellular structure.
Paramagnetics can be disturbed in many ways, including dragging steel implements through the soil, which has the effect of positively charging soil particles which destroys the north south polar requirement to carry a charge and so acts the same as energy blockages within the meridians in human beings. The chaotic restructuring destroys energy carrying capacity, not to mention compaction and the decreased porosity, which have there own detrimental outcomes.
The use of water-soluble fertilisers also creates unorganised energy and a watery cellular structure in comparison to wild harvest or well-grown organic produce. The importance of soil paramagnetic flow is not widely understood, and is not taken into account in conventional agricultural practices. When comparisons and assessments of conventional verses organic produce are undertaken, nutrient and enzyme complexity as well as cellular integrity is never taken into account, these factors are as or more important than nutrient density. For example a supplement pill has mineral density but does not have the complexity of well grown produce and has been shown repeatedly to be responsible for health problems primarily in the form of cancers.
In the backyard garden, the soil components should consist of organic matter, manures, sand, clay and if possible shell grit and paramagnetic rock dust. This mix will deliver most of the general requirements for healthy plant growth. A nitrogen fixing cover or manure crop would be the proffered first planting in a new bed, this will start to develop structure and most importantly Nitrogen which will deliver intelligence or organisation to the soil.
Part 2 will look at homeopathic preparations, the nature of water and BD preps.
Hi Anthony,
Thanks for the info. Just would like to ask what function does the shell grit provides in the backyard garden?
Cheers
Hi Florence, shell grit especially oyster shell is an absolutely brilliant source of calcium, it does not oxidise, or leach. It is only accessible via root exudate action and so gives a very balanced delivery stream. and its a greener renewable product, not mined.........
Cool, should get some extra when I buy them for my chooks next time ~ thanks
Agriculture Of Tomorrow

To more thoroughly investigate life force and its seasonal cycles, Steiner enlisted to German physicians, Lily Kolisko (1889-1976) and her husband Eugen Kolisko (1893-1939), to conduct extensive studies of crystallization and related phenomena having to do with organizational forces and their influences on substances, both in summer and winter, above and below the soil surface to a depth of 16 meters. Early on they shed light on one of the baffling riddles of chemistry—a mystery every chemistry student encounters. On some occasions crystallization produces large, light-weight crystals, and on other occasions crystals are small but much denser.
To explore this, Lily Kolisko set out dishes of supersaturated solutions of various salts to crystallize at her laboratory window, at the soil surface and at one meter increments below ground to a depth of 16 meters in a 1.5 meter square shaft. She set these out at various hours of the day and night, phases of the moon and months of the year over a period of several years, weighing and photographing the results to document them. For the most part she used salts associated with the Sun, the Moon and various planets. Though there was considerable variation between different salts, it was clear the forces of crystallization were greatest below ground in the depths of winter in February. Her experiments were so extensive she published only a small sample in her book, Agriculture Of Tomorrow. Nevertheless for investigating this question, which every chemist encounters, she should have won a Nobel prize.
In addition, she made extensive studies of homeopathic potencies up to 60 sequential dilutions of one part in ten using Steiner’s agricultural remedies. This is where forces rather than substances show their influence. Alas the world of science was not ready and cynics heaped scorn while making no effort to honestly duplicate her studies. Sadly, her studies were ignored even by those concerned with agriculture at Steiner’s Goetheanum in Switzerland. For anyone interested, Agriculture Of Tomorrow can be accessed online at: http://www.soilandhealth.org/01aglibrary/01aglibwelcome.html

Warmth and Light

Kolisko’s studies of the effects of the motions of the Sun, Moon and planets against the starry background painted a big picture. Clearly, forces from the local environment to the widest expanses of the universe have a lot to do with what happens in agriculture. Kolisko’s research challenged many assumptions about what occurs in agriculture, and pointed the way to the crucial importance of what happens in winter.
It seems that as the levitational forces of warmth and light spiral into the solar vortex from the outer extremes of the universe, they pick up the influences of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars and soak into the earth on its dark side while escaping on the sunny side. Since warmth and light flow toward the Sun, in winter when the sun spends more time below the horizon than above, warmth and light soak in strongly but escape weakly. Then when summer comes again warmth and light flow forth strongly but soak in weakly.
While we may have thought that in winter the earth goes to sleep, winter is the season when plant life is digested back into the earth and the soil becomes inwardly sensitive and alive. There, with clay as the mediator, lime is caught up by the forces of warmth and light while silica is caught up by the forces of tone and life. In spring the earth dies off and goes back to sleep while plants express the sensitive life force that built up in winter in their growth above the surface. We might say that agriculture harvests the fruits of the dreaming of the earth. Even winter grains like wheat and barley restrict their above ground activity to the soil’s surface during winter while they spread a network of fine, sensitive roots throughout the soil. Then when spring comes and the days grow longer, they undergo a tremendous spurt of growth and make fat heads of grain as the earth goes back to sleep again.

Tone And Life

The situation is somewhat different with tone and life. Tone organizes water, and life organizes carbon. Both are a reflection of what goes on between the earth and the Sun, as the Moon conveys to the earth everything between itself and the Sun.
In this mirroring effect, which is strongest at full Moon, we find the influences of Mercury and Venus, as well as the Moon itself. These too flow into the earth more strongly during winter, as they are not caught up and carried back upward by warmth and light. And, since they are denser they more strongly draw life force into the earth’s oceans and biosphere. The richer they build up in any given area the more strongly they draw, and over the winter they can really invigorate soils that are already rich in life. This makes autumn a good time to spread compost.
This gravitational lime stream is digestive and nutritive in contrast to the levitational silica stream’s fruiting and ripening. Commonly, unless well balanced by silica forces, the lime polarity can become so strong that digestion and nutrition overwhelm the fruiting and ripening processes in late summer when warmth and light run out of puff. This can mean trouble with insects and diseases digesting crops before harvest. The richer the soil’s lime forces the more essential it is to strengthen its complimentary silica forces.
By accounting for the life energy streaming into the solar system as well as what reflects back to the earth via the Moon, Steiner and Kolisko showed how these two streams affect agriculture. When in balance these streams support each other—but when they are out of balance crops can either be undernourished or they can be too lush to ripen well. What we really want to do over winter is to organize both silica and lime for the next crop cycle.

Imparting Forces

Water’s capacity to resonate, convey and propagate patterns not only is the basis of chemistry but it makes water an excellent medium for imparting force patterns. Living organisms rely on carbon to provide the framework for an infinite variety of patterns. The ability to transfer patterns using copper wire and aluminum foil was demonstrated by Hieronymus in his experiment Conducting Chlorophyll Energy Over Wires, which became the basis for patenting his radionic analyzer. Moreover, Albert Abrams (1863-1924) demonstrated quantum non-local transfer of patterns without wires, something he erroneously attributed to electronic reactions. Since patterns have complexity but no mass, this quantum non-local transfer makes it easy to propagate patterns over any distance instantaneously.
These same conditions apply to homeopathic medicine. In his agriculture course Rudolf Steiner used the term ‘smallest entities’ in referring to pattern energy and its transfer, and as early as the 16th century Paracelsus compared the pattern of a remedy to the spark that sets a house on fire. Traditional homeopathy usually transfers patterns using water or lactose pillules, but this can also be accomplished with radionics where the transfer is achieved using an instrument with metal wires or plates with an input for the remedy as well as an output for the target or ‘witness’. Of these methods radionics is particularly efficient since patterns have no mass and according to quantum rules they can be transferred over any distance at the speed of prayer without loss.

Patterns For Agriculture

Considering the ease of transfer, the question is what patterns should we use. Rudolf Steiner’s agricultural remedies of horn manure and horn silica are proven successful patterns to enhance the gravitational lime and levitational silica forces discussed previously. Steiner also mentioned clay could be enhanced, and he introduced herbal preparations related to individual planets, in order to ensure that each type of pattern could be supplied as much as is needed.
In light of the cult flavor that engulfed Steiner’s work after his death it is understandable but inappropriate that some dismiss burying cow horns filled with colloidal silica, cow manure or clay as pseudo science. This shows lack of understanding—and perhaps at times arrogance on the part of self appointed know-it-alls. We only need an understanding of life forces to see how these remedies can be used to organize substances. Without this understanding of life forces we can hardly turn entropy into syntropy within the boundaries of our farms or gardens.
As Lorentz and Mandelbrot found, boundaries are key to making syntropy work, and it is no mystery that without boundaries life forces leak away. We have to operate our farms as living organisms that have boundaries. For agriculture, property boundaries are commonly used, and these themselves are patterns.

Application

How we apply Steiner’s remedies matters less than whether we use them at the right times and in a balanced way. Timing and balance are far more important than method. Steiner’s original method of stirring the physical preparations and sprinkling the resulting solution over the land is a beautiful adaptation of homeopathy which works well as long as sufficient labor is available. Wherever people can put their hands to this task very little other investment is required. Back in 1924 in Germany, Steiner envisioned that families could pool their energies on Sundays or holidays and apply the remedies festively. Stirring and spraying preparations is just the sort of thing that children, with their sensitivity to life forces, could delight in and benefit from. Alas, what was true for farms in Germany in 1924 may be impractical today, though it still works for gardens or for farms in places where sufficient labor is found.
For large scale operations where labor is an issue, a variety of methods have become popular including stirring machinery, flow forms, vortex brewers, homeopathic sprays with spray rigs, field broadcasting and radionics. It even works beautifully to put these remedies in watering troughs and irrigation channels to get them onto large acreages at appropriate times of the year. Despite prejudices and rivalries, all these methods work simply because patterns give rise to organization, and organization is the basis of life.
And, lest we forget, the most important time of the year to build both polarities of life forces into the soil is winter. Winter is when we apply horn manure to the soil. Ideally we should also apply horn silica to ensure the silica forces build up sufficiently that we do not run out of puff in summer.

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