The Birth of a New Agriculture: Koberwitz 1924 and the Introduction of Biodynamics

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2009-10-31
  • Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Pr
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In 1924 at Koberwitz, the estate of Count and Countess Keyserlingk, Rudolf Steiner gave a key course of lectures on agriculture. At a time when industrial methods were being introduced into farming, Steiner had a radically different, evolutionary vision. Based on a revitalized relationship with nature, his approach encompassed knowledge of the cosmos, the elemental world and the Earth, and utilized special planting methods and preparations. Today biodynamic agriculture is widely valued and used around the world.In addition to the lively and entertaining accounts of the agriculture course held at Koberwitz, this extraordinary book features Countess Keyserlingk's memories of her meetings with Rudolf Steiner, who told the Countess her form of consciousness would be usual "in the third millennium." Her reminiscences reflect this uncommon quality. Also included are essays by the editor that incorporate rare material, including communications received by Countess Keyserlingk after Steiner'

Table of Contents

Publisher's Notep. vii
Forewordp. 1
Foreword to the 1974 editionp. 8
Twelve Days with Rudolf Steiner Revised new edition from the posthumous writings of Countess Johanna Keyserlingk
Foreword to the edition of Easter 1949p. 15
Foreword to the English edition of 1952p. 16
My first encounters with Rudolf Steinerp. 20
Memories of Eliza von Moltkep. 30
Encounters 1919-1921p. 35
Count Carl von Keyserlingkp. 46
Rudolf Steiner's first visit to Koberwitz 1922p. 52
Rudolf Steiner's second visit to Koberwitz 1922p. 58
The Agricultural Course 1924p. 60
Esoteric conversationsp. 81
Concluding notes by Count Adalbert Keyserlingkp. 95
Accounts by those who were present
Count Alexander von Keyserlingkp. 99
Paula Eckardtp. 109
Luise von Zastrowp. 113
GŁnther Sponholzp. 117
Lutz Engelp. 119
Wilhelm Rathp. 129
Karin Ruths-Hoffmanp. 134
Helmuth Woitinasp. 139
Erna van Deventerp. 144
Count Adalbert von Keyserlingkp. 150
The Whitsuntide Gathering in its Historical setting. Concluding remarks by Count Adalbert von Keyserlingk
The historical stage: events between 1912 and 1924p. 163
Karmic connections of the 4th and 9th Centuriesp. 182
The Koberwitz impulse as hope for the futurep. 189
Requiem by Rudolf Meyer (shortened)p. 219
Letter from Rudolf Steiner to Count Keyserlingk, 1919p. 222
Illustrationsp. 224
Notes on the sources and literature of Part IIIp. 227
Bibliographyp. 230
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