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Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture: Life Based on Love Free Study Group (Zoom)

September 11 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

A study series co-created by Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary & the Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics

You are warmly invited to celebrate 100 years of biodynamic practice and wisdom with friends from Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary and the Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics or JPI.  Alex Tuchman, Ines Kinchen, Stewart Lundy, M Mueller and other friends will lead a year-long study series of Steiner’s 1924 lectures known as “Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture.” Join us for 11 webinars where we share insights and experiences drawn from the Ag Lectures, including presentations from experienced biodynamic farmers, beekeepers, prepmakers, and land stewards, with discussions and spiritual communion.

You only need to register once.  Once you’re on the list, details about each gathering will be emailed the week prior to each meeting, and you will receive a link to access the recordings of the webinars.

Note: They are leaving registrations open for this webinar, however, they do have a seat limit of 500 connections.

2024 Dates in this Series

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 – 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, March 13, 2024- 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, May 8 2024 – 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 – 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 – 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 – 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 – 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, October 9, 2024 – 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, November 13, 2024 – 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, December 11, 2024 – 7:30 PM EST

What Are the Bee Lectures?

The 8 lectures given by Steiner in Kobierzyce during the last year of his life provide a foundational understanding of the elemental and cosmic forces affecting living things on earth. With both practical indications on farming and observations on the workings of the cosmos, the lectures constitute the first ever organic agriculture course and give each of us a path to heal the soil beneath our feet. Our aspiration is to read deeply into this foundational text to unlock the mysteries of the relation of plants, animals, and humans to the earth and cosmos, so that, as Dr. Steiner said, “the earth may be healed.” Indeed, as we know from studying the Bee Lectures given by Steiner immediately before this, the body of the bee is the entire earthly landscape, and her health is intimately tied to our own.

Spikenard & JPI invite you to study the texts with us collaboratively, to deepen our knowledge of the forces, cosmic and spiritual, that work alongside biological ones in nature.  The indications given at this culminating time in Steiner’s life offer a way of co-creating with the earth and cosmos to make a place where the honey bee–and all our relations in the living world–may thrive and flourish.

For the readings, we welcome the use of multiple translations to deepen our understanding, including the Creeger & Gardner translation, Agriculture: The Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture, available online at the JPI Bookstore at jpibiodynamics.org.

Explore the lectures for the first time or deepen your understanding of the spiritual forces needed for the regeneration of cultivated ground. Our shared devotion is to healing the earth for all beings: how do biodynamic practices and inspirations help us meet the challenges of the future?

The study is offered freely so that it may be shared far and wide.

Donations are warmly accepted and tax-deductible.  

You only need to register once. 

Once you’re on the list, we’ll send links for each of the webinars. In the spirit of the gift, these meetings are open to all at no cost. Donations are welcome.

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