Commentary on Rudolf Steiner's Agriculture Course
From the Paul W. Scharff Archive
FROM THE BOOK: "Let us turn to the first lecture. For a long time, I rather puzzled about
the introduction. Rudolf Steiner begins by talking about the being of Anthroposophia. He indicates that what he is giving is actually a gift of this being. Most think of Anthroposophy as a body of knowledge, not a spiritual being who imparts knowledge. The course thereby seems to be a product of the exchange between Rudolf Steiner and a spiritual being who gives the anthroposophical content out of the spiritual world.
So, the first task can be to try to pose to oneself who this being is. Who is the being who carries the wisdom of the human being, can share this with initiates such as Rudolf Steiner, and then help us to understand the task of working with the earth, enculturating the earth? How can this being help evolve a new agriculture?"