We’re very excited to introduce Glen Atkinson’s (PhD) latest educational offering shedding light on plant growth and the seasons through Rudolf Steiner’s lens.
A central feature of Dr Steiner’s teaching method is to appreciate that he can only tell us a very small part of a very large picture at any one time. It is our task to place all the pieces of these stories together, to reveal his view of the dynamic we see as Life.
Rudolf Steiner has given us a unique series of stories, outlining the unseen energies active in Nature, throughout the seasons of the year. These stories provide a framework of images through which we can deepen our appreciation of Nature, while finding a pathway to interact consciously with the positive and negative manifestations of these natural laws. These energy flows are occurring whether we can see them or not. Our challenge is to just see what is there, and find ways to utilise these free activities for the benefit of our land, plants and animals.
There are 3 central lectures that tell the same story, however each uses a different language of images as is Rudolf Steiner’s way. Our task is to overlay these stories on top of each other. This helps to clarify the overall story, while deepening each individual lecture.
Find a more in-depth background on Living with the Seasons with Glen Atkinson here.
The Three Central Lectures are;
- Cosmic Workings in Earth and Man Lecture 5 31 October 1923
- Man as Symphony of the Creative Word – Lecture 7, 2nd November, 1923
- Agriculture Course Lecture 2 10 June 1924
Glen will be your travel guide through these three central lectures and overlay them into one cohesive story. See Glen’s Seasonal Complex image which is a pictorial representation of the stories.
Glen Atkinson, in collaboration with Biodynamics New Zealand has packaged up Glen’s workshops into a self-paced online learning course.
Living with the Seasons Online Course contains:
- The links to Dr Steiner’s three central lectures (these are recommended reading/listening prior to watching Glen’s workshops.)
- Three x 1hour 45 minute workshops by Glen Atkinson (PhD)
- List of resources and books that are referenced through Glen’s workshops.
Upon purchase you will receive an email containing a link to each of Glen’s three workshops + all the resources to go with it.
To get the most out of these workshops it is highly recommended that you take the time to read or listen to each of Dr Steiner’s relevant lectures prior to watching Glen’s workshops.
Glen Atkinson was born in Australia and after a joyful childhood on the coastline of South Queensland, he moved to New Zealand.
His investigations into the deeper aspects of life, began before he left school, with an active interest in Astrology, and Eastern philosophy beginning soon after. While studying human responses to planetary alignments, Glen imagined a similar reaction was possible in animals and plants. He begun looking into this, and upon his move to New Zealand in 1976, he began working with Weleda NZ. This is a Homeopathic pharmacy based on the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner, where many of these cosmic relationships had already been discovered.
This was the beginning of a lifelong commitment to the study of wholistic principles inspired by the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner. His research has culminated in a range of homeopathic healing essences, based upon the biodynamic herbal preparations, launched in 1991, for influencing the soil and plant growth, along with all other forms of Life.