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So I have a friend who is versed in homeopathy and she feels that a couple of books on treating plants with homeopathy might really help. I'm already well beyond organic, although I'm not currently biodynamic. This might be a bit far afield for you, but have you ever heard of this technique and does it work well?
Any pepper experts here?
Expecting frost tonight so have to pull up all the pepper plants and bring them inside to complete their ripening.
However, the ones on the left are supposed to look like the ones on the right. Those on the right are known as Facing Heaven peppers and come from Szechuan in China. Those on the left (also growing vertically) are a different kind, even though their seeds came from the Facing Heaven peppers. I'm assuming some cross pollination may have happened, but not 100% sure. Other differences are the number of peppers in a cluster, those on the right have a pointed tip and are skinnier. I haven't cooked or used them yet so can't tell the differences in flavour yet.
I'm going to collect their seeds and see what happens next year.
Does Erbe #9 need to be refrigerated after it's opened? Does it keep well? Plan to save the rest for a second spray.
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Framboise blanc - White Raspberry Grape
a tabel grape variety from Switzerland - in my arbor in Austria
Demeter quality, of course
From The Josephine Porter Institute For Applied Bio-Dynamics's page
I will prepare this preparation today - constellation Scorpio:
THE HARMONIZATION PREPARATION
as an expression of thanks to the elemental beings

The harmonizing preparation is intended to pay the most important helpers of any kind of agriculture, the beings of the elemental world, the thanks consciously given by humans. Since time immemorial, they have given mankind and the kingdoms of nature the possibility of earthly existence through their serving sacrificial activity. The thanksgiving offerings of all peoples were once made from the full knowledge of the activities of these serving elemental beings. Since the late Middle Ages the awareness of this has been more and more lost, the victims flattened and finally these beings received no more thanks. The harvest festival still celebrated today with its gifts of thanks has become an empty, uncomprehending tradition # towards the elemental world.

The attempt to reintroduce the offering of thanks should not be misunderstood as the revival of old traditions. Rather, it is a matter of satisfying the spiritual necessity of thanks, corresponding to the present age of the consciousness soul, in order to stop and prevent a further deterioration in the quality of food.

The materialistic view of nature has largely led people to rejection, even to contempt, or at least to indifference towards the higher, the divine. In doing so, she has at the same time delivered them to the forces of death to a greater extent than was natural. From this also the irreverence in connection with the arrogance towards all beings of nature arose. The reawakening of the reverence for the realms of nature, as Christian Morgenstern expressed it in his poem "The Washing of the Feet" in exemplary form, should and could in particular induce food producers to use this harmonizing preparation on a regular basis. The autumn Michaelmas festival season (around September 29) appears to be the most suitable for this.

With this measure we thank the elemental world not only for its serving sacrifices, but at the same time we enable the upper elemental beings, warmth, light and air spirits, and the lower, water and earth spirits, to work together again harmoniously in the construction and in all Expressions of life of all living beings on earth. Such a harmonious interaction of the different types and groups of beings of the elemental has been made more and more difficult or even impossible in the affected areas, especially since the beginning of industrialization, that is, since the middle of the last century. In addition to the pollution of soil, water and air, a number of other phenomena of civilization and the associated materialistic attitudes of people play an essential role. This ultimately led to what Rudolf Steiner often emphasized with great seriousness, that strong groups of elementary beings from Central Europe set out to retreat to the more untouched landscapes of the north. In their place came more or less bad-looking beings to whom physical and mental pollution is less of a nuisance.

The harmonizing preparation contains typical human nutrients as offerings for the beings of the elemental world, which in their composition represent a harmonious balance. For this reason, substances with exemplary significance have been chosen that are, on the one hand, specific for humans and their human beings and, on the other hand, are also to be regarded as the bearers of creative powers that work in the various elemental groups:

PROTEIN from the chicken egg corresponds to the needs of the physical body of humans and at the same time that of the fire spirits.
OIL corresponds to the needs of the human etheric body and at the same time that of the aquatic beings.
CARBON HYDRATES meet the needs of the human astral body and at the same time that of the spirits of air and light.
As a substance, SALT corresponds to the need of the human ego and at the same time that of the earth spirits.
RED GRAPE JUICE corresponds to the need of the human astral body to be transformed, as a result of which the spirit self (manas) appears and at the same time that of the spirit beings on the astral plane.
COW MILK corresponds to the need of the human etheric body to be transformed and what develops from it, the spirit of life (buddhi) and at the same time that of the cosmic beings, which cause the transformations in cosmic etheric realms.
HONEY meets the needs of the human physical body to be transformed, the spirit man (Atma) and at the same time that of the beings of the spirit land.

The harmonizing preparation is composed according to these needs.
From chamber member, The Josephine Porter Institute For Applied Bio-Dynamics' page
Will anyone there be making the Hugo Erbe Harmony Prep (in July) to spread on Sept. 29?
What are your experiences with it?
@From chamber member, The Josephine Porter Institute For Applied Bio-Dynamics
From The Josephine Porter Institute For Applied Bio-Dynamics page
From The Josephine Porter Institute For Applied Bio-Dynamics page...

JPI makes high quality biodynamic preparations for farmers and gardeners, as well as teaching BD practitioners to make preparations.

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TONIGHT AROUND THE WORLD

On New Year's Eve, over the midnight hour ( between 11:30 pm and 12:30am, #biodynamic practitioners will be grinding the Three Kings Preparation of Gold Frankincense, and Myrrh together for an hour. It will be sprayed out in the afternoon of January 6th, Epiphany. #HugoErbe #threekings #Epiphany
The Three Kings Preparation is one of a whole group of preparations created by Hugo Erbe (1885-1965) as a result of his lifelong work as a biodynamic farmer in Germany. He experienced a very close connection to the elemental world and sought ways of encouraging their beneficial influences.
Following the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 he observed a massive disruption and flight of beneficial elemental beings from his farmland. He experienced this deep wound to the living sheath of the earth as a process whereby the elementals were being demonised. To help heal the damage done to the earth’s organism and bring the elementals back into equilibrium he developed a preparation made from the gifts of the three wise men.
The precious gifts brought by the three kings from the East to present to the Jesus child were: Gold, symbol for worldly wisdom, Frankincense, devotional offering to the Gods and Myrrh, symbol for the victory of life over death.
Ancient mystery wisdom has always held these three substances as symbols of awareness for the spiritual events taking place behind the outer physical phenomena. When prepared in the right way these three holy substances can also serve as gifts to the earth and to the elemental world.
How to use The Three King’s Preparation (method given by Hugo Erbe)
Take 30g each of:
Aurum metallicum D2 (Weleda) – gold
Frankincense (olibanum) (Weleda)
Myrrh resin
"Grind these together in a porcelain mortar for one hour until a fine powder is attained. This powder is then thoroughly mixed with 50g of rainwater and 50g of glycerine (Weleda) in order to create an emulsion. These quantities will provide about 190g thick emulsion or paste. This preparation can be used immediately or stored for years in an airtight, non-metallic container in a dark, cool, dry place. Note: If the preparation is to be used immediately, glycerine emulsion is not necessary and the powder can be used as soon as it is mixed. According to Michael Hahn who has long experience with this preparation the best time for making the mixture is on New Year’s Eve 23.30-00.30. This is a very significant time since according to Rudolf Steiner the transition from one year to the next coincides with a unique moment when the consciousness of the plant world and that of the minerals is united.
On Three Kings Day (6th January) 5cc of the preparation is first dissolved in a little warm water (60 degrees) prior to stirring in about eight litres of hand warm rainwater or pond water thoroughly warmed by the sun. A non-metallic and preferably wooden container should be used and stirring should proceed for an hour in the manner described for the Horn Manure preparation. While stirring, the purpose for which the spray is intended should be held in consciousness. It should be sprayed out immediately after stirring during late afternoon (the cosmic-etheric inbreathing period) using a bucket and brush or knapsack sprayer as with Horn Manure. It should be sprayed outwards along the estate boundary at 50m intervals. For each kilometre of boundary about two litres of spray liquid is required. It is perhaps personal preference but the gesture of an offering to the elemental world seems more appropriate than that of warding off the bad elementals. We used the form of an outward-moving spiral from the central focus of the estate on which it was applied to bless the land and the elementals with this preparation. (Bernard Jarman). Others have used a similar approach."
https://jpibiodynamics.org/.../hugo-erbes-8-three-kings.../
Epiphany Meditation for Three Kings Day (January 6)
On the afternoon of Jan. 6 #biodynamic practitioners will take the 3 kings (gold, frankincense and myrrh) paste that they ground together over the midnight hour of Dec. 31 and sir it with water for an hour. The potentized water and 3 kings will be sprayed around the periphery of their property to honor and protect the Elemental Beings.
((see below and previous two JPI posts for more info)
Epiphany
May the revelation of the Christ
shine out to the world,
Granting to the mind
Understanding
As clear as gold.
May the love of the Christ
Stream fourth to souls,
Kindling in the heart
Prayer
as rising incense.
May the deeds of the Christ
Be known by men's spirits.
Teaching in the hands
Devotion
As healing myrrh.
Meditative Prayers for Today ~ Adam Bittleston
A lovely meditation for any day
The afternoon of January 6 is when the Hugo Erbe #8 Three Kings Preparation is stirred and sprayed around the periphery of the farm or garden as an offering to the Elementals and to help “protect against the activities of opposing forces;” The Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh has been previously ground together over the midnight hour of Dec 31.
Hugo Erbe, a German biodynamic farmer, developed HE #8 and HE #9 as companion sprays to be used as offerings to the elemental kingdom who work to release the forces that enable a plant to root, sprout, grow, blossom, and more. HE #8 was originated to help “protect against the activities of opposing forces;” and HE #9 is intended to serve as “an expression of gratitude to the elemental beings.”
Note: Under no circumstances should one use the Three Kings Preparation unless one has first used all nine of the biodynamic preparations on the area to be treated.

Easy Way to Increase Yields with the Celestial Planting Calendar 12/31/2021

Easy Way to Increase Yields with the Celestial Planting Calendar

Helpful information that can be applied to any #biodynamic planting calendar.
Thank you Celestial Planting Calendar for this valuable resource.

Easy Way to Increase Yields with the Celestial Planting Calendar Rosemary Tayler and Kathryn Aunger demonstrate the Celestial Planting Calendar and how easy it is to harness the power of nature's rhythms. They have done th...

Biodynamic Calendars 12/31/2021

Biodynamic Calendars

We have re-stocked all three #biodynamic Planting Calendars.

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12/30/2021

From Rudolf Steiner Archive:
On this day in 1923, Steiner taught: "Suppose you stand there and ask, what is my physical body? The answer is, it is that body which is subject to the forces proceeding from the centre of the Earth. What is my etheric body? It is that in you which is subject to the forces streaming in on all sides from the periphery. You can even show it in a drawing. Imagine that this is the human being. His physical body is the one that is subject to the forces that go towards the centre of the Earth. His etheric body is the one that is subject to the forces streaming in from all sides, from the ends of the Universe. Here we have a system of forces in man."
Now available on the new SOL mobile-friendly website:
https://steinerlibrary.org/.../233/RSP1977/Lecture_07.html

On this day in 1923, Steiner taught: "Suppose you stand there and ask, what is my physical body? The answer is, it is that body which is subject to the forces proceeding from the centre of the Earth. What is my etheric body? It is that in you which is subject to the forces streaming in on all sides from the periphery. You can even show it in a drawing. Imagine that this is the human being. His physical body is the one that is subject to the forces that go towards the centre of the Earth. His etheric body is the one that is subject to the forces streaming in from all sides, from the ends of the Universe. Here we have a system of forces in man."
Now available on the new SOL mobile-friendly website:
https://steinerlibrary.org/Lectures/233/RSP1977/Lecture_07.html

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https://www.acresusa.com/.../top-10-most-downloaded.../

Here they are! Our Top 10 most downloaded Tractor Time podcast episodes of 2021. Listen to intriguing, in-depth interviews with some of the sharpest minds in eco-agriculture, on topics from Monsanto and human health to food and soil. Did your favorite episode make it on the list? Let us know in the comments! #acresusa #tractortime #podcast
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Celestial Planting Calendar by Earth Haven Learning Centre 12/30/2021

Celestial Planting Calendar by Earth Haven Learning Centre

We still have Celestial Planting Calendar in stock for our US customers.
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If you are in Canada, best to order directly from Celestial Planting Calendar

Short 5min video on using the calendar
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Photos from The Josephine Porter Institute For Applied Bio-Dynamics's post 12/29/2021

On New Year's Eve, over the midnight hour ( between 11:30 pm and 12:30am, #biodynamic practitioners will be grinding the Three Kings Preparation of Gold Frankincense, and Myrrh together for an hour. It will be sprayed out in the afternoon of January 6th, Epiphany. #HugoErbe #threekings #Epiphany

The Three Kings Preparation is one of a whole group of preparations created by Hugo Erbe (1885-1965) as a result of his lifelong work as a biodynamic farmer in Germany. He experienced a very close connection to the elemental world and sought ways of encouraging their beneficial influences.

Following the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 he observed a massive disruption and flight of beneficial elemental beings from his farmland. He experienced this deep wound to the living sheath of the earth as a process whereby the elementals were being demonised. To help heal the damage done to the earth’s organism and bring the elementals back into equilibrium he developed a preparation made from the gifts of the three wise men.

The precious gifts brought by the three kings from the East to present to the Jesus child were: Gold, symbol for worldly wisdom, Frankincense, devotional offering to the Gods and Myrrh, symbol for the victory of life over death.

Ancient mystery wisdom has always held these three substances as symbols of awareness for the spiritual events taking place behind the outer physical phenomena. When prepared in the right way these three holy substances can also serve as gifts to the earth and to the elemental world.

How to use The Three King’s Preparation (method given by Hugo Erbe)
Take 30g each of:

Aurum metallicum D2 (Weleda) – gold
Frankincense (olibanum) (Weleda)
Myrrh resin

"Grind these together in a porcelain mortar for one hour until a fine powder is attained. This powder is then thoroughly mixed with 50g of rainwater and 50g of glycerine (Weleda) in order to create an emulsion. These quantities will provide about 190g thick emulsion or paste. This preparation can be used immediately or stored for years in an airtight, non-metallic container in a dark, cool, dry place. Note: If the preparation is to be used immediately, glycerine emulsion is not necessary and the powder can be used as soon as it is mixed. According to Michael Hahn who has long experience with this preparation the best time for making the mixture is on New Year’s Eve 23.30-00.30. This is a very significant time since according to Rudolf Steiner the transition from one year to the next coincides with a unique moment when the consciousness of the plant world and that of the minerals is united.

On Three Kings Day (6th January) 5cc of the preparation is first dissolved in a little warm water (60 degrees) prior to stirring in about eight litres of hand warm rainwater or pond water thoroughly warmed by the sun. A non-metallic and preferably wooden container should be used and stirring should proceed for an hour in the manner described for the Horn Manure preparation. While stirring, the purpose for which the spray is intended should be held in consciousness. It should be sprayed out immediately after stirring during late afternoon (the cosmic-etheric inbreathing period) using a bucket and brush or knapsack sprayer as with Horn Manure. It should be sprayed outwards along the estate boundary at 50m intervals. For each kilometre of boundary about two litres of spray liquid is required. It is perhaps personal preference but the gesture of an offering to the elemental world seems more appropriate than that of warding off the bad elementals. We used the form of an outward-moving spiral from the central focus of the estate on which it was applied to bless the land and the elementals with this preparation. (Bernard Jarman). Others have used a similar approach."
https://jpibiodynamics.org/.../hugo-erbes-8-three-kings.../

Epiphany Meditation for Three Kings Day (January 6)

On the afternoon of Jan. 6 #biodynamic practitioners will take the 3 kings (gold, frankincense and myrrh) paste that they ground together over the midnight hour of Dec. 31 and sir it with water for an hour. The potentized water and 3 kings will be sprayed around the periphery of their property to honor and protect the Elemental Beings.
((see below and previous two JPI posts for more info)

Epiphany

May the revelation of the Christ
shine out to the world,
Granting to the mind
Understanding
As clear as gold.

May the love of the Christ
Stream fourth to souls,
Kindling in the heart
Prayer
as rising incense.

May the deeds of the Christ
Be known by men's spirits.
Teaching in the hands
Devotion
As healing myrrh.

Meditative Prayers for Today ~ Adam Bittleston
A lovely meditation for any day

The afternoon of January 6 is when the Hugo Erbe #8 Three Kings Preparation is stirred and sprayed around the periphery of the farm or garden as an offering to the Elementals and to help “protect against the activities of opposing forces;” The Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh has been previously ground together over the midnight hour of Dec 31.

Hugo Erbe, a German biodynamic farmer, developed HE #8 and HE #9 as companion sprays to be used as offerings to the elemental kingdom who work to release the forces that enable a plant to root, sprout, grow, blossom, and more. HE #8 was originated to help “protect against the activities of opposing forces;” and HE #9 is intended to serve as “an expression of gratitude to the elemental beings.”

Note: Under no circumstances should one use the Three Kings Preparation unless one has first used all nine of the biodynamic preparations on the area to be treated.

Photos from The Josephine Porter Institute For Applied Bio-Dynamics's post 12/29/2021

Winter is a quiet time to get caught up with reading, videos and study.
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12/28/2021
12/28/2021

"And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous."
~ Rumi
~ Art Erika Pochybova-Johnson

And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.
~ Rumi

~ Art Erika Pochybova-Johnson

Signs and Symbols: Lecture 2: The Christmas Festival as a Symbol of the Sun Victory 12/27/2021

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