Being married to a farmer means that having dirt tracked into the house is a way of life. Fortunately, I like dirt. And I like living a life that keeps me close to the soil. Rudolf Steiner described the soul-like qualities of soil, and he spoke of soil as having an “inner life”—qualities we would normally attribute to sentient beings. Continue Reading...
A Land of Soil, Milk and Honey
by Bernard Jarman
The soil and its fertility is the foundation for our existence and it is the soil of our planet which is above all under threat today. We know that the frequent application of mineral fertilizers and the use of chemicals destroys life in the soil and that the value of the food produced is thereby seriously diminished. Conversely, we also know that by feeding the soil in the right way and enhancing its vitality, abundant crops of health giving food can be produced. This is, at last, becoming more widely recognised with the designation of 2015 as the UN Year of the Soil. Continue Reading...
Hildegard von Bingen; What a Medieval Prophetic Visionary Can Teach Us Today
by Maggie Pate Duffey, Edith Allison, and Trista Haggerty
How do we begin to make use of the religious texts, ancient traditions, and spiritual practices that have become more accessible in western cultures in the last several decades? How do we incorporate them into the “cultural creative” movement that seeks to address social, political, and artistic issues of our time? The question is not so much how to study these texts and discuss with others, but how do we embody these teachings. Continue Reading...
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Issue: Summer 2015: The Divinity of Dirt - Issue 80, Vol. 20
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The Divinity of Dirt - Issue #80, Vol. 20
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