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  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 1
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    • Whether you will go
    • living-together of the beetroot with the soil, with the field, the
    • matters. Not altogether superstitiously, from pure external
    • is Agriculture. I do not know whether the things which can be said at
    • forces of Nature, whether or no we eat the plant and nourish
    • whether we sow the seed in a certain relation to the rainfall and the
    • subsequent light of the full Moon, or whether we sow it thoughtlessly
    • plant an oak, it is of no little importance whether or no he has a
    • grow or will not grow, whether or no they have been planted with an
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 2
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    • indifference whether we get our cow-dung from the neighbourhood or
    • Earth what we may call the life-ethereal and the
    • Altogether, we should
    • these animals taken together will give just the amount of manure
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 3
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    • Now whether it be man
    • by an ethereal — for the ethereal is the true bearer of
    • permeated by an ethereal. The latter will either stay still —
    • ethereal must be spread out, wherever the framework is. Once more,
    • there must be something ethereal wherever the framework is. Now this
    • ethereal, if it remained alone, could certainly not exist as such
    • physical carrier of that Spiritual which works in the ethereal? (For
    • we may say, the ethereal represents the lowest kind of spiritual
    • ethereal that the ethereal, moistened once more with sulphur, brings
    • universal ether into the physical, is none other than oxygen.
    • essence that moves along the paths of the oxygen. For the ethereal
    • the ethereal, is living — unless indeed it has been killed or
    • bearer of life — that is, of the ethereal. And it becomes the
    • reality, oxygen is the bearer of the living ether, and the living
    • ether holds sway in it by using sulphur as its way of access.
    • carrying the ether. And in the background we have the
    • These two must come together. The oxygen must somehow find its way
    • — whether in man or anywhere in Nature there the ethereal
    • is, thither the astral extends. The ethereal principle of life would
    • nitrogen drags the ethereal.
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  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 4
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    • start from an altogether false idea of nutrition — whether of
    • in process of decomposition — such earthly matter contains etherically
    • by its special constitution reveals the presence in it of etherically
    • soil with the characteristic properties which proceed from the ethereal
    • ethereal vitality. Hence you will find it easier to permeate ordinary
    • “hollowed upward” to surround the plant with its ethereal
    • scatter its scent abroad is held together, so that the aromatic elements
    • despised, for they preserve something not only of the ethereal
    • that has been added to it, the compost heap really contains ethereal
    • and living elements and also astral. Living ethereal and astral elements
    • in liquid manure, yet in a more stable form. The ethereal and astral
    • thriving ethereal element. Hypertrophy of the ethereal in the heap of
    • the ethereal is absorbed by the quicklime, and therewith oxygen too
    • way of the ethereal. Think, therefore: the astral, without first passing
    • via the ethereal, penetrates strongly into the earthy element. Thereby
    • scent abroad, is thereby held together. The nitrogen, in fast, is that
    • and compounds. Now it is held together.
    • forming of antlers it is altogether different. Here the point
    • has horns in order to send into itself the astral-ethereal formative
    • astral and ethereal content. In the astral it has been permeated with
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  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 5
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    • living must be kept within the living sphere. Ethereal life, as we have
    • much time describing how you should prepare manure — whether from
    • altogether unaware how the minutest quantities will often work with
    • to come together in the right way with other substances in the organic
    • handfuls of this yarrow-stuff, pressed pretty strongly together, and
    • is growing. But we must also make the manure able to bind together,
    • press them together slightly, and use them in this case without any
    • once before. It restores order when the ether-body is working too strongly,
    • “kills” or damps down the ether-body, and thereby makes
    • But if we want a rampant ethereal development, of whatsoever kind, to
    • little. Press them together, sew them up in a bovine mesentery,
    • six ingredients you can produce an excellent manure — whether
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 6
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    • are altogether unaccustomed to take these things into account. They
    • upon a time by an instinctive farming wisdom. They could plant together,
    • once for all. Once it has judged a method right — no matter whether
    • in the plant-root, is altogether an outcome of cosmic influences; it
    • through the Moon-saturated fire — and altogether, through the
    • the physical through the ethereal. There is a certain normal condition.
    • a case, the ether-body falls to provide a sufficient cushioning or “padding,”
    • of the ethereal within the Earth. It does so more easily when the earth
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 7
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    • too—by warmth, by the chemical-ether principle that is for ever
    • working in the atmosphere, and by the life-ether.
    • the life, together on the farm, of plant and animal. Here again, we
    • near together, so that their roots intertwined, and merged with one
    • with it, as it were, in a more ethereal way. What I have hypothetically
    • that is, through the ethereal. We must learn to look with macrocosmic
    • the free up yonder? The tree has a certain inner vitality or ethericity;
    • cambium works in such a way that, there within, the ethericity is poorer.
    • the tree arises poverty of ether as compared to the plant. Once more,
    • here within, it will be somewhat poorer in ether. And as, through the
    • cambium, a relative poverty of ether is engendered in the tree,
    • we still remain within the realms of life — of some of its ethericity.
    • of the astral richness in the tree's environment above, and the etheric
    • the other hand, what becomes poorer in ether, down below in the soil.
    • (This poverty of ether extends, of course, throughout the tree, for
    • yesterday when speaking of human Karma). That which is poorer in ether,
    • strives to let go the ether; while that which grows upward tends to
    • the faculty to regulate the ethereal vitality within the soil whenever
    • earth-worm — how it lives together with the soil. These worms
    • are wonderful creatures: they leave to the earth precisely as much ethericity
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  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 8
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    • the organism, is altogether wrong. That is what they imagine nowadays,
    • something altogether living, nay, sentient.
    • in the very least. The things they then talk of are altogether different
    • a physical body and an ether-body, while up above it is hovered-around,
    • entity, whether or no it is fit to support some process in the animal
    • towards them. We should lead them out over the pastures. Altogether,
    • animal and human manure are altogether different things. Animal manure
    • will go together on the same principle say, for instance, carrots and
    • and linseed together will work in this way. You do not make a general
    • for many things get muddled up together and no one can see through them
    • is the salt-nature. Very little of the food — whether of man or
    • of refuse and throw it together as a disorderly manure- or compost-heap,
    • for example, whether a farmer speaks of these things, or one who stands
  • Title: Agriculture Course (1938): Lecture I
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    • Whether you will be equally satisfied with the course of
    • I mean Agriculture. I cannot say whether what I am going to say
    • whether or not the plant is used for food. The two interests
    • the case of plants that are doing well or badly whether or not
  • Title: Agriculture Course (1938): Lecture II
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    • these first lectures, we shall bring together, from the field
    • matter whether cow-manure is taken from the neighbouring farm
    • what may be called its elements of life-ether and chemical
    • activity (chemical ether). The inner life of the soil and the
    • we must realise clearly that the cultivated ground together
  • Title: Agriculture Course (1938): Lecture III
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    • in Nature. It is the great sculptor of form, whether we are
    • any other living being must be penetrated by an etheric
    • etheric element which will either remain stationary about
    • But the main thing is that the etheric element is in both cases
    • This etheric element could not abide our physical earth world,
    • works in the etheric element (we may say that the lowest level
    • of the spiritual works in the etheric); this physical bearer
    • which is permeated by the etheric element, and
    • the universal ether into the body is oxygen.
    • as the brooding? vibrating etheric element which
    • permeates it. It is in the track of oxygen that the etheric
    • there lives the lowest order of the supersensible, the etheric
    • birth the bearer of life, of the etheric element. It becomes
    • ether and this living ether takes hold of the oxygen through
    • living oxygen which carries the ether. And beneath it we have
    • These two polarities must be brought together. The oxygen
    • throughout Nature the oxygen bearing the etheric life must find
    • carbon — whether it be the animal and vegetable kingdoms,
    • astral spreads forth in activity. The etheric life-element
    • speaking, the astral in the nitrogen drags the etheric element
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  • Title: Agriculture Course (1938): Lecture IV
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    • whether a certain weight of matter in certain proportions
    • undergoes digestion, but whether we are able to take up in the
    • decomposition, bears etheric life within it. And this is the
    • point. When soil is so constituted as to have etheric life
    • by means of its etheric life, raised itself to a higher form of
    • distinct tendency to be penetrated with etheric life. This is
    • the plant with its own etheric life. Why do I say this? The
    • diffused as a scent is instead held together so that the scent
    • etheric but even of the astral elements. And that is
    • actually pervaded not only by living and etheric but also
    • the etheric element is too ebullient. A too powerful sprouting
    • of the etheric life hampers the astral element in the compost
    • were too much, the etheric element is taken up by the
    • element without the detour through the etheric element.
    • way, we hold together that which would otherwise
    • conviction that etheric life and even the astral principle must
    • etheric formative forces, which then penetrate right into the
    • nature is fitted to reflect the living etheric and astral
    • radiates etheric life and even the astral element. Indeed, if
    • the current of etheric-astral life which streams inwards from
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  • Title: Agriculture Course (1938): Lecture V
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    • within the realm of life. We saw that the etheric life forces
    • the different ways of preparing manure — whether
    • together (mark that we remain always within the region of the
    • that it will work on any sort of manure, whether liquid, solid
    • capable of closely binding together all substances
    • together slightly and then place them, not in a bladder nor in
    • etheric body is working too strongly so that the astral element
    • kills (damps down) the forces of the etheric body and so sets
    • limestone. But if it is necessary for an over-powerful etheric
    • let them wither a little, press them together, sew them into
  • Title: Agriculture Course (1938): Lecture VI
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    • influences, whether they come through the atmosphere around the
    • earth, or whether they come from below through the medium of
    • not the only thing which reaches the Earth. Together with the
    • all mixed up together because we do not understand the forces
    • together, because one went about it with a sort of instinctive
    • (regardless of whether it is or not) it issues its
    • etheric body and a certain connection is the normal
    • etheric body does not form a proper “cushion”
    • etheric element. The moon can do this more easily when the
  • Title: Agriculture Course (1938): Lecture VII
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    • taking place: through warmth, through the chemical-etheric
    • and through the life-ether. Unless we take account of these
    • place in Nature when we have to deal with the life together of
    • herbaceous plants so closely together that their roots were
    • separated from it and are only, as it were, etherically
    • Etheric. It is in this way we need to look, with a macro-cosmic
    • tree here has a certain inner vitality, a powerful etheric life
    • cambium causes an impoverishment of the etheric life in the
    • tree. The tree within is deprived of etheric life as compared
    • some of the etheric life from the soil; it makes the soil
    • the atmosphere around the tree and of the etheric poverty in
    • the impoverished etheric element beneath, spreading in
    • around it tends to throw off the etheric life whereas the upper
    • of etheric life in the soil if this amount becomes
    • alive and the sprouting etheric life too strong, these animals
    • for these wonderful animals allow just that amount of etheric
    • world and lime brings about the drawing off of the etheric
    • farming-land. For mushrooms “hang together” with
    • directly together. And now? of course, you will say:
  • Title: Agriculture Course (1938): Lecture VIII
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    • physical and etheric body and being more or less surrounded
    • “habitus” of a plant and so on reveals whether or
    • whether these things are said by a farmer or by a layman.

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