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Agnihotra at EarthDance Manila 2012

I was invited to give a talk on Agnihotra for Earth Healing at the EarhDance Manila 2012. (Visit  http://www.earthdancemanila.com/  to know more about it) . It was a great event, many got interested in Agnihotra. The energy was also palpable. Sharing with you here my powerpoint presentation, and some photos that I collected through friends’ postings … Soon out will be the next issue of Agnihotra Philippines Forum 10.

Post presentation group photo

Sunset Agnihotra at Earthdance 2012

 

Organic Quantum Food

Organic Quantum Food
My interest in Quantum Agriculture naturally extends to food. To be holistic, we should care about what we eat, and how we eat… Below are my thoughts that further give light to my food interest:
1. Organic food may still be not sustainable… it may still not help improve the lot of the bigger group. It may also just reside in the level of safety and material nourishment. Organic food that are certified or labelled as such are also mostly expensive or imported. There is even a question as to how authentically organic they are.

2. Food is our medicine. “Quantumized” food will effect quantumized healing (see the powerpoint prepared on Quantum Food). There are many who are sick and seek solutions that deal only with symptoms or which exclude transformation in lifestyle and ways of thinking.

3. Quantum food spiritualizes the human being. Only a strong united front of spiritual (conscious) and committed people can change the world. Food impacts on the thinking, feeling and willing-doing. Rudolf Steiner contends that the future of mankind hinges on nutrition and here food with high life force is the key. Such food translates to higher consciousness, to higher discernment, and to and increased or a developed WILL. And is it not that the problem of our society these days is basically lack of consciousness and a lame will power?

4. Food is key in societal transformation. Victor Landa says this: By the Spiritual Food for the New Millennium initiative we are trying to convey that through Biodynamic Agriculture we are feeding the physical and the spiritual bodies of both man and the planet. http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/forcesoflife.htm

I wrote an article on ”Quantum Food” for a presentation in the university in 2008 (click here to download). The accompanying “Quantum Organic Food”  presentation (slides in powerpoint) has morphed through the years and may be viewed here. I variously use it to explain what that kind of food that is needed for a quantum leap in societal transformation.

My food journey has been helped by advanced-soul friends and their sharing or talks/seminars which dwell on raw food, organic food, quantumized food, etc. Let me share some with you…

Dr. Susan Balingit (M.D.) was generous and kind to give talks in my classes or events in campus (2006, 2009). Her topic and passion is about “Agriculture, for Wellness or for Illness?” (read here). One could find some reference to her advocacy and practice in the following links:
1) http://www.prrm.org/publications/comhab13/rediscovering.htm Rediscovering indigenous food in Quezon, Palawan
2) http://bosombuddy.org/stay.html Stay Healthy
3) http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/metro/view/20070817-83208/Health_advocates_say_indigenous_food_healthy  Health advocates say indigenous food healthy


Judy Barber (http://judy-barber.com//) has inspired me to deepen my understanding and practice some of her teachings on raw food. A transcription of a workshop session with her on “Raw and Living Food” may be read here.

Ursula Schloer is a friend who continues to shower me with her thoughts and finds about subtle energies. She introduced me to the realm of raw food. My notes during a visit with her and on various talks that she delivered, as well as articles that she wrote, may be read here… the titles of the four articles are:
1. RAW FOOD
2. SIMPLE COCONUT SECRETS
3. SIMPLY RAW
4. ENERGY AND HARMONY SPECTROMETER – PENDULUM – WAVES – FREQUENCIES

I also included here my notes on a session in 2005 with another food and alternative medicine teacher-practitioner, Boy Ortilla (click here to read).

Anthroposophy and the works of its founder, Dr. Rudolf Steiner has given me the backbone and meat of my scientific exploration on food. Here are some articles that could further deepen one’s understanding on matters that relate to food:
1. Problems of Nutrition. A Lecture By Rudolf Steiner. Munich, January 8, 1909 http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/19090108p01.html
2. Nutrition and Health. Lecture I: Nutrition and Health http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA/GA0354/19240731p01.html

3. Nutrition and Health. Lecture II: Nutrition and Health http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA/GA0354/19240802p01.html

4. Agriculture Course: Lecture 8 http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Agri1958/19240616p01.html

5. Foundations of Esotericism: Lecture XXX http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/FoundEsoter/19051104p01.html

6. Agriculture Course: Preface BYcEHRENFRIED PFEIFFER, M.D. (HON.) http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Agri1958/Ag1958_preface.html

7. On the Sheath: Lecture Three: Intestines, Mesentery and Digestion http://wn.rsarchive.org/RelAuthors/KoenigKarl/OntheSheath/19471004p01.html

 

By the way, here is an interesting take by a Steiner on alcohol…http://888spiritualscience.blogspot.com/2007/10/rudolf-steiner-on-alcohol.html

… and a few quotes related to food, nutrition and their link to agriculture, and especially to Spirituality and Food:http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/farmers.html
“ The following passage taken from the preface of the book, Agriculture, by Rudolf Steiner is very enlightening concerning the transcendental aspect of properly grown food. A challenging question posed by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer to him was: “How can it happen that the spiritual impulse, and especially the inner schooling, for which you are constantly providing stimulus and guidance bear so little fruit? Why do the people concerned give so little evidence of spiritual experience, in spite of all their efforts? Why, worst of all, is the will for action, for the carrying out of these spiritual impulses so weak?”….. He goes on to say, “I was particularly anxious to get an answer to the question as to how one could build a bridge to active participation and the carrying out of spiritual intentions, without being pulled off the right path by personal ambition, illusions and petty jealousies, for these were the negative qualities Rudolf Steiner had named as the main inner hindrances.” (emphasis added)
Then came the thought-provoking and surprising answer: “THIS IS A PROBLEM OF NUTRITION.”… “NUTRITION AS IT IS TODAY DOES NOT SUPPLY THE STRENGTH NECESSARY FOR MANIFESTING THE SPIRIT IN PHYSICAL LIFE. A BRIDGE CAN NO LONGER BE BUILT FROM THINKING TO WILL AND ACTION. FOOD PLANTS NO LONGER CONTAIN THE FORCES PEOPLE USED FOR THIS.”
Biodynamic farming and ayurvedic farming: http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/farmers.html ”THIS IS A PROBLEM OF NUTRITION…” was the astonishing reply that Dr. Rudolf Steiner gave to Ehrenfried Pfeiffer when he asked why is it that your followers to whom you give so much spiritual impulse seem to be having so little spiritual growth. He continues:

“NUTRITION AS IT IS TODAY DOES NOT SUPPLY THE STRENGTH NECESSARY FOR MANIFESTING THE SPIRIT IN PHYSICAL LIFE. A BRIDGE CAN NO LONGER BE BUILT FROM THINKING TO WILL AND ACTION. FOOD PLANTS NO LONGER CONTAIN THE FORCES PEOPLE USED FOR THIS.”
This quote from the inspiring lectures of Dr. Steiner published in the book “Agriculture” speaks very clearly of the role of Biodynamic farming in the process of human and planetary evolution.
The following article is an interpretation of Dr. Steiner’s message to the Biodynamic farmer as seen by one who is totally new to the area of farming and is extremely impressed by the scope and depth of the farmer’s role in a spiritual process.
Dr. Steiner reminds us of the need for meditation. It seems but natural, then, that the farm becomes a learning center for the spiritual truth of man. Victor Landa October 1997

My “quantum food” term includes “spiritual food”. Here are some links on the subject:
http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/newspfindex.htm
http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/background.htm
http://www.schooloflife.org/sfnm/eating.htm

Why Spiritual Food
Diet being one of the important elements in the practice of yoga, we were led to search for good quality food. The role of the process of growing the food was important to make the choice, which was not difficult once we found the form of agriculture offered by Rudolf Steiner. This form of agriculture not only ensures extraordinary nutritional value from a physical point of view– that means mineral and vitamin content, etc. –but nutritional value from a spiritual perspective, since it includes the integration of positive, subtle cosmic and human forces. Additionally, the farmers practicing this form of agriculture, at the time when we started our search, were joined in a cohesive manner by a common denominator: the teachings of Anthroposophy, a Spiritual Science, as defined by Rudolf Steiner, the founder of this school of thought. The method was not meant to be exclusive; the proof is that nowadays it is practiced all over the world by farmers and individuals that have come to the realization of the great benefits that it brings for humans and the planet as a whole, since its emphasis is on healing the soil. Our admiration was expressed in writing in Biodynamic Farmer: Backbone of a Spiritual (R)evolution, published in 1997. As we approached the organization that groups the farmers in the USA, we found our capacities could contribute to the effort of supporting this form of agriculture, threatened by the commercial “all for profit” tendency increasingly dominating this field of human activity with nefarious consequences for the health of human beings and the planet… That is when A Plan of Action was designed, that gave birth to Spiritual Food for the New Millennium, which represents a commitment to develop a concerted effort to support the movement by offering a venue to facilitate the contact between farmers and users. The potential that this symbiosis had to contribute to bring peace to the planet is described in Peaceful (R)evolution, which details how food grown in this manner, with positive subtle forces, enhances the natural spiritual nature of man in his search for inner peace. This special food, then, is the ideal support for the practice of Yoga that leads us to the attainment of self-realization, or perfect inner peace… Articles published in Pathways magazine report the coming to light of the project. The Spiritual Food for the New Millennium article explains the importance of this form of agriculture. The article “Eating: A Spiritual Practice” explains how food has such an important impact on our process of spiritual growth. Finally “Forces of Life Within You” covers the potential to bring about a societal transformation, by going back to the root of societal organization—“agriculture”—land stewardship, and the responsibility and possibilities that are open to us as human beings endowed with reasoning capacity and free will. It is a clear exposition of what we can do within our means (as ordinary folks, busy with everyday life activities) to bring about a transformation towards the positive… Further work in this area led us to realize that the number of farms that were strictly following Rudolf Steiner’s guidelines could not provide the whole spectrum of food that was needed. Another important step was then taken: to establish a classification system that would allow us to evaluate farms that– while not following strictly, or all of, Rudolf Steiner’s recommendations; or having introduced variations that could mean enhancement; or using alternative approaches, but maintaining the same principles–were still delivering quality produce, preserving the environment, and healing the soil. The result of this was Spiritual Farms. Farm classification gives more detailed information about the procedures used to classify the farms.

On raw food and Steiner
Raw foods contain the sunlight energies that are stored in their tissues through the process of photosynthesis. He believed that the spiritual progress of humanity as a whole would be enhanced by a progressive increase in a vegetarian eating pattern. Conversely, he felt that a meat/flesh eating diet would exert a negative influence regarding an interest in spiritual life. According to Steiner, plants supply us with their store of the outer light of the sun, which stimulates our INNER light during the process of assimilation. The light released by the plant world helps to stimulate, form and maintain our nervous system. In this way, the taking in of plant food makes a cyclic connection of our inner light with the outer light of the solar system and plant world… This is a common belief in the practice of Anthroposophical medicine. Steiner said “Nothing clouds the nervous system when nourishment comes from the plant realm. Humanity can more easily delve into the cosmic interrelationships which take place beyond the constricted limitation of the mundane personality.”… According to Dr. Gabriel Cousens, “A strong solar resonance field promotes the evolution of humanity to reach our full potential as human ‘sun beings’. Light supports evolution, and a lack of photons in our bodies hinders it. Light and consciousness are interconnected. Rudolf Steiner taught that the release of the outer light into our systems stimulates the release of an equal amount of inner light within ourselves. The more we increase our ability to absorb and assimilate light, the more conscious we become. The more we transform ourselves by enhancing our absorption of light, the more we become that light.” ~ Source: Conscious Eating http://www.waldorfhomeschoolers.com/the-problem-of-nutrition-the-praise-of-raw-food

On Biophotons and Food matters
1. Live Food & Biophotons – Gabriel Cousens M.D. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ9vKyxS4AQ

2. WHAT FOODS ARE HIGH IN BIOPHOTONS?
http://www.livestrong.com/article/550181-what-foods-are-high-in-biophotons/
3. If Your Food Glows, You Will Glow
http://experiencelife.com/survival-of-the-fittest/tag/biophotons/
4. The Live Food Factor: A Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet by Susan Schenck, L.Ac., M.T.O.M. (acupuncture and oriental medicine) . Review by Kirt Nieft . Copyright © 2011 by Kirt Nieft. All rights reserved.
http://www.beyondveg.com/nieft-k/rvw/live-food-factor.shtml
5. The Science of Biophotons:
Part 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCYQHA-nNzI
Part 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isE7e0UhMGI&feature=relmfu


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Sacred Geometry, the Heart… they are about Quantum Agriculture

Quantum Agriculture is about sacred geometry or formative force. Without such organizing or life force, we would have nothing. Such force is derived from the “information” realm, turned into “energy” then into substance or matter. I got inspired by the book  “A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe. The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art and Science” by Michael Schneider. HarperCollins Publisher, NY, 1995. It presented Math so beautifully and clearly. If only this is used as resource in the mainstream education curriculum. I learned about the book in my searching for Waldorf books for our daughter. Quotes have power; they also inspire and illuminate. It is in that light that I put them together and share here . There is a lot of inspiring information and truths one may obtain from the quotes alone. The book is left and right brain combined… a good way to integrate art into natural science and other fields. Visit this site for more info or related materials: http://www.constructingtheuniverse.com/ . This too. http://www.harpercollins.com/browseinside/index.aspx?isbn13=9780060926717. Free download here: http://ebookee.org/A-Beginner-s-Guide-to-Constructing-the-Universe-Mathematical-Archetypes-of-Nature-Art-and-Science_1113366.html.

And I found this site which gives more sacred geometry quotes:  http://geometry.wholesomebalance.com/Sacred_Geometry_Quotes.html, if you want to read more…

Nature’s sacred geometry may be gleaned from patterns of growths and shapes of everything on earth. Here is a short video that gives us the math and geometry of nature- “Nature by Numbers”:

Sacred Geometry and the Heart

I did a deeper dive into Sacred Geometry after I attended a highly inspiring workshop-lecture given by Frank Chester ( http://frankchester.com/).

He talked about the heart and the 7-sided figure that he discovered (heptahedron which he calls the chestahedron) and which relates to the shape and function of the heart, the earth, the sensing abilities of animals and many more. Such figure may be transformed so that a quantum cleansing of water may be achieved (not by mere filtration but through subtle energy process of transubstantiation), through the chestahedron vortex generator. Some sites to visit on this subject are:

http://biogenesislab.blogspot.com/2010/05/geometry-discovery-by-frank-chesters.html;

http://www.anthromed.org/Article.aspx?artpk=804

http://frankchester.com/2010/unique-underwater-oil-spill-containment-design/

http://frankchester.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/New-View-Autumn-2010.pdf  - A New Understanding of the Geometry of the Earth. The work of Frank Chester Part II

“The Fifth Chamber of the Heart” is an intriguing article which says that the heart is developing a new capacity… and that is to sense the etheric realm… Frank Chester expounded on this here   http://frankchester.com/2010/new-view-summer-2010-article/ .

If you wish to read my notes from that lecture, click here.  I also prepared a powerpoint on the subject for the MISSION group who at that time will host him in Cebu, and for my classes (click here).

 

Another person who is much into the heart and sacred geometry is Gregg Braden.  Watch for example the video about the heart, its resonance with world processes, and the Field: Ancient Understanding of the Heart Field Gregg Braden http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HvdfFW-yYGE#

A friendof mine (Jean D) reacted to this video this way: It just resonates so loudly in me inasmuch as presently I’ve been reading and practicing what Dr. Alex Loyd called as “The Healing Code.” I just bought his book and what he says jibes with the role of quantum energy in the field of medicine. Solomon, the wise man from the Old Testament said in Proverbs 4:23 – “Guard your heart above all else, for out of it are the issues of life” and Prof. William Tiller of Stanford University said “future medicine will be based on controlling energy in the body.” The Healing Code as a means of healing what ails us is a healing of the heart issues, first and foremost before physical healing takes place. Braden is right and proven too by this Healing Code that “when the heart and the head conflict, the winner is the heart.”

Other inspiring video of Gregg Braden:

Awakening to Zero Point   – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXBbVl5vnUQ&feature=related Part 1/2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSgLHgCd_dA&feature=relmfu Part 2/2

Fractal Time (interview)… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I80CsIPJWTQ&feature=related  

The Field, Miracles & Heart Emotions:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4mDcvOsBDY&feature=related

Then I found this quote from the site of Jeff Andrews: ”The study of geometry, which descends to us from Pythagoras, is a meditation on the harmony of the cosmic order, and it is a meditation upon music. If you meditate upon geometry instead of just learning it in a linear way, you can actually hear the music of the spheres, because the geometric forms will key the eye and the ear to the inner sound. Every line that you draw,…you have the carryover from the spiritual octaves to the physical …. So geometry, and mathematics and calculus, make the transition from the concrete to the non-concrete. It is one of the highest studies that anyone can pursue. In fact, whenever I study these fields I am so impressed by the scientific information that comes tumbling down from the higher octaves. And at one point as I was meditating on these areas, there was so much information coming, that I determined to direct my attention away from it because I realized that the world was not ready for that teaching; there was far too much power in the understanding of the universe. And there it is, very plainly and very simply there, for anyone who can make the attunement. ” If you want to see  beautiful photos of sacred geometry in nature and beyond, visit his site-

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2672128803314&set=a.2138258736896.2131528.1258953366&type=3&permPage=1.

Here is an article on the heart’s own brain and consciousness for more thoughts on the intelligence and power of the heart.

http://wakeup-world.com/2012/02/29/hearts-have-their-own-brain-and-consciousness/

Back to Quantum Agriculture … here we know culture, nature and deep science are intertwined. The heart’s sacred geometry is in every aspect of nature and the cosmos. The heart is where true transformation begins: The Heart of the Revolution is the Revolution of the Heart. If this is true then we can approach agriculture through the heart, which is also more intelligent than the head brain. From the heart we can intuit various ways to help agriculture and heal the earth. Many approaches to do these and that are “quantum” have already been found, and many are already practiced since the beginning of time.

 Other learning sites on Sacred Geometry:

http://www.spiraloflight.com/ls_sacred.html Sacred Geometry. All of Creation is moving light

http://www.conspiracy.co/forums/amateur-articles/1215-understanding-sacred-geometry-its-meaning-new-science.html Understanding Sacred Geometry and its Meaning in New Science

http://www.esotericonline.net/group/sacredgeometry/forum/topics/the-healing-wisdom-of-sacred The Healing Wisdom of Sacred Geometry: Where Science and Spirit Meet

The Four Ethers – gateway to deep understanding of “Quantum” approaches

One must delve into the discussion of the reality beyond our 5 senses or ordinary reality- of the four ethers, for example. There are some materials in the internet that offer an elaboration of the four ethers. One is a site on Phenomenology of Tom Van Gelder  http://www.dynamisch.nu/feno/english/e1intro.html. Get started on the discussion on ethers from the site mentioned, but remember that the topic may take sometime to make full sense, esp for one who is new in the subject of subtle energy or spiritual science (e.g., Anthroposophy):

The Four Ethers

Whereas you can perceive the elements as external phenomena, you can’t perceive the ethers directly. You can, however, perceive their effects through the elements. The elements are found on earth; they are bound to it and attracted to it. This is most clearly the case for the solid element, least so for the warmth element.

The opposite is true for the ethers. They arise from the environment and their effect runs counter to that of the earth’s gravitation. They work from the cosmos, and attract earthly matter. An example of such an ether working from the cosmos is light. You can observe the force of light when a seed germinates into a plant, which starts to grow and elongate upwards, breaks through the asphalt surface and grows towards the light. The plant grows away from the earth and towards the light, that is, towards the cosmos. Light gives the plant power to overcome gravity. The etheric force overcomes the weight of material substance.

There are four types of ether: warmth ether, light ether, chemical or tone ether and life ether:

  • Warmth ether is the etheric side of warmth: the inner, impulse-creating warmth or the warmth of enthusiasm that occurs as the intention that underlies actions. Its elemental counterpart is fire, or externally perceivable warmth. Warmth ether and warmth as an element are closely related.
  • Light ether illuminates everything and makes all material things visible. It is also the force which makes plants grow upwards and makes people stand and walk upright. Light ether corresponds to the air element.
  • Chemical or tone ether is the force that structures the development of phenomena and can be seen, for instance, in the natural succession of plant communities. Chemical ether corresponds to the water element.
  • Life ether is the force that makes an object and its environment appear as a unified whole. It is the force that unifies an object’s course of life. Life ether corresponds to the earth element.

Continue reading here- http://www.dynamisch.nu/feno/english/e3pheno8.html.

A Waldorf education mentor and friend, Horst Hellmann shared his article/notes- “Imaginative Thinking and the Four Ethers” (may read here). It is very insightful and calls for transformed educational approach and content such that students are made aware of the “forces” beyond the physical, and experience awe and wonder and reverence and gratitude toward nature. We need start this early or students become too calcified and earth-bound, and disregard the greater truth of things, nature and of humans. Then they also become incapacitated to harness their own imagination and creativity, which are necessary to meet current challenges in society and the world. The 4 ethers, when internalized, could lead us to greater understanding of why certain seemingly unscientific or superstitious practice do work. That includes plants responding to sound and movement.

 

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Quantum Agriculture on Radio and an Exploration on Pseudoscience

Students’ Exploration on “Quantum Agriculture” on Radio, and my Exploration on “Pseudoscience”

Let me share with you what transpired here at UPLB last March 21, 2012. Development Communication students set up a panel discussion in their radio program “Do you AGRI?”.  The panelists were myself (considered agriculture scientist and promoting Quantum Agriculture), a Physics professor, and two undergraduate students pursuing fields in Agribiotech and Applied Physics. The proceedings may be  read here.

or heard here    (contracted version, in mixed language).

Students are asking … what is this “Quantum Agriculture” organism that people in campus are talking about? Some gladly receive it, while others seem perplexed, if not disturbed, and a number say that it is “PseudoScience” or not True Science (“suds” or science ?). It is indeed healthy to be skeptical because this attitude can be the beginning of deepening of one’s truth. I tend to be one, too, but can’t resist my inclination toward indigenous practices and knowledge systems. I am always intrigued with the science of “unexplained”, “amazing” or “out-of-the-box” practices and phenomena, especially in agriculture. Only later did I realize that these concepts and practices are labeled “pseudoscience” by some sectors or individuals. I feel confident, however, that the scientific explanations will continue to be revealed. Indeed, science is discovering new things that bring many of those in the list of pseudoscience their due “true science” status. In fact, many practices or concepts have already been taken off the list of Pseudoscience as scientific knowledge grew, and as scientists came to accept them. Thus, what would be more productive now is not to argue who or what is right but to try to understand that there is a more expanded definition of science, that science evolves and has a half-life, that it is not neutral, and that knowledge may be obtained through other processes. Read more here:

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WAVE OF CHANGE

A new wave of change is here. This wave permeates all aspects of human and earth existence. On the other hand, new knowledge is being revealed and new tools are being developed to answer current challenges: illnesses, pests and diseases, climate changes, calamities, etc. Approaches have been 2-pronged: one hangs on to the old mechanistic reductionist model, the other explores what is beyond that, as well as the fundamental role of human beings in addressing all these challenges in a synthesis way. Einstein’s premise is that we cannot find solution to our problems with approaches that come from the same framework that created the problem in the first place. These solutions must be coming from outside the box. And that outside the box space has been there all along, among ancient practices and teachings, and is now confirmed by the new science of “quantum”.