Now, if one reads ones history and applies some logic one quickly realises that
Steiner's spirituality, on its own, was a dead duck. Remember that Steiner never
made compost! Spirituality is a great idea but it dont act in a vacuum or, dare
I say it, without humus!!!! Biodynamics owes a huge debt to Pfeiffer (sp?) for
placing the preparations in composts. Dare I say that he "earthed" Steiners
revelatory preparations. Goddamit even the most "spiritual" of us (even Steiner)
eat and shit and yes eventually turn into humus (unless we are blasted into
space, or I guess transsubstantiated)
Having been hit over the hit enough times with the reality that, for many
organic "problems" there are simple, logical solutions (generally biological,
but they too are chemically logical) I am forced to wonder whether the whole
notion of transcendence is not just a logical extrapolation of what we do when
we do science (or theoretical thought or whatever you wish to call that focussed
logic which has been the hallmark of the 20th Century).
I am not saying that the world is only logical or that there are no mystery's
(has anyone read " The Man Who Was Magic by Paul Gallico?). All I am saying is
lets go back to the one datum point we all have, experience, which is validated
communally , whether it is mystical experience in a faith community or a logical
experience in a scientific community. And yes the communal "rules" themselves do
change historical, not-with-standing their dogmatic periods.
I guess the point I am getting to is that all experience has a logical,
aesthetic, biological, pistic(faith) etc etc side to it. It is just that some
experiences can be characterised (logically) by one or other aspect. And yes,
the experience is seamless, it is only logic (science) that pulls that
experience apart (in a manner of speaking) and exposes the bits to an experience
that could be (logically) called analytical or scientific. Is not the danger in
believing that the rational experience is the whole and is that not what is
rationalism and, dare I say it, a large part of what is called theology?
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