I would like to start this path talking about prep 501 or Corno silica, seen this wet summer.
In gas or water it's hard to find a determinate form.
Rain and humidity are full of nitrogen and varied informations.
Nitrogen, indispensable for plants toghether with carbon, silica, potassium, oxygen and other molecules, make us visible to the world and vice versa.
These are the most differents "forms" with a high specialized level of organization and always linked with the surrounding world.
Science has been able to explain very well some things, others are not explainable with normal technics and only our intuition will help us to go further.
Getting closer on actions originated by Rudolf Steiner's philosophy seems a biblical enterprise, that's why it's easy to call him a fool day-dreamer.
What is really difficult it's not his vision but how we were teached to see.
Johann W. Goethe, in his book on plants' metamorphosis, explained how, starting by a seed, trough a series of changing, it creates every part necessary for the growth of the plant and then it becomes a seed again (roots, stem, leaves fruits and flowers).
Steiner was strucked by this way of observing the diligent work of these forces creating the world we see.
A tree is certainly different from a human being or a rock.
Everything is made of chemical and phisycal intractions, some are considered more vital than others but they're are differents among themselves because they're subdued on forces that mould their phisycal form from the insideto the outside...from birth to "re-birth".
Those men would never understand this without observing how perfect the universe is, and also its interaction with earth.
We all know about the link between moon and tides, we live everyday thanks to the sun, but there are many other relations to observe.
Moon, with her 29,5 days of revolution, is connected to the liquid component, round shaped like a baby or a plant's cotyledon.
Saturn, with his 29,5 years of revolution, is connected with the stiff element that you can see in a seed and to the definition of an old body graven from life.
From seed to adult plant, all the other planets help to ending every vital phase.
There is no evolution still thinking that a plant could grow up healthy only if we help it with nourishment and not with his capability of using it in order to build his right , strong and expressive form.
Here starts the real comprehension of what biodynamic agriculture is.
It means interacting with nature's forces, to organize them where they are not, and give new life if they are weak.
James Lovelock explains very well why planet earth is an organism.
We all live on a living organism wich needs to be understood and helped, not only inhabited and exploited.
The recent atmosferic phenomenons, show how earth tends to a balance and, quiet like in any other kind of relation, if there is no respect reactions can be violent.
501 is made of 100% thin minced Quartz or Silica.
Stainer defined silica as the outer, general and sensory organ of the earth.
Over this 100%, other factors are: cow-horn, preparation timing, stirring, weather, way and place of distribution.
We are mother's nature sons, and we give what we get.
Attention, respect and cooperation.
Steiner's definition of quartz is "condensed Light".
Light that strikes form and bring warmth, since plant can express itself.
An excessive humidity both of soil and air, works against the form's defining process, and let free way to those elements that refund soil of the organic material that could not develop in the right manner.
Mushrooms. Also in conventional farming you can spend a lot of time in vineyards in order to bring light and air.
They tell us only a half of the whole.
I started to talk about this prep, because they will tell you to use it at last.
Indeed, if you don't have a living soil sprinkled with 500, it has not many sense using prep 501, that in some cases can even damage it.
See you soon with 500, horn and Stirring...