The fixed stars, in combination with the planets rotating in their orbits, create the celestial weather that affects all life on earth. Life on earth becomes an interaction between the dynamics of our planet and the celestial spheres. The light and sound of the stars mold earth life. It is these currents that sculpt the carbon of the earth into living forms. Everything on our planet is a result of the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of this mighty celestial symphony.
Biodynamics is an attempt on the part of the gardener or farmer to orchestrate this heavenly symphony and tune the soil of the earth to create healing, enhancing energies. This is done with certain plants, quartz, and cow manure which are put through natural processes. In these processes the entire cosmos works in special ways on these preparations to give them a biodynamic nature. These preparations are then added to the compost heap or sprayed on plant and field, this dependent on the specific preparation.
The preparations purify and energize the compost heap, soil and plant. The forces streaming from the fixed stars and the planets are made more effective, aided in their work by the biodynamic preparations.
The following preparations are exposed to climatic conditions and specially processed:
Biodynamics is not a new concept. All ancient cultures believed that the tonal frequencies of the stars and planets and their light manifestations were divine emanations from the gods. They perceived earth life as being a microcosm of the macrocosmic heaven.
The ancients perceived that the Sun's interaction with the earth created gold, the Moon silver, Venus-copper, Mercury-mercury, Mars-iron, Jupiter-tin and Saturn-lead. Thus, the ancients named the days of the week after these deities; earthly diet being dependent on them reproducing themselves in plants, minerals and animals.
Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave the world these preparations and principles in 1924 at the request of a group of farmers who noticed a degeneration of seeds and foodstuffs in their districts. During these lectures Steiner made the point that the ancient wisdom no longer existed in humanity:
The ancient knowledge of the creative processes in the earthly kingdoms are now available to the general public. These processes are called biodynamics.