Beyond Newton

How To Count Water.

Beyond Newton, Part 9.

Water isn’t so easy to count. Or, for that matter, any liquid. If we fill our motorcars with fuel, we see the numbers whirl and the dollars stack up. Yet the measure of liquid, be it measured in gallons or litres are entirely man-made.

Liquids in and of themselves have no size or limit, they just flow off the table when you spill the glass. If one glass of beer isn’t enough for you, you order another: the quantity is irrelevant, that you are drunk enough to be satisfied is relevant. Or your thirst has been sated.

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Beyond Newton, Emotional Intelligence

Newton’s Rainbow.

From our science lessons at school and with reminders just about everywhere, there’s little escape from the truth that Newton demonstrated. Today’s post is going to look at Newton’s spectrum from a slightly different angle,

An iconic image: white light split into the spectrum.
And there are people who believe this to be true!

Beyond Newton, Part 7.

It’s an iconic image, one that is displayed on one of the most famous album cover of all time to coffee mugs to, well, just about anything. It’s the image of a ray of white light being directed through a prism with the result that we can see the spectrum. A rainbow by any other name.

From our science lessons at school and with reminders just about everywhere, there’s little escape from the truth that Newton demonstrated. Today’s post is going to look at Newton’s spectrum from a slightly different angle, one that impinges on the whole of accepted science. Because I don’t want to look at the spectrum itself, but why scientists accept it as the truth in the face of Goethe’s scientific revelations.

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Beyond Newton

A Horn Silica Rainbow.

A Different View Of What Newton Beheld.

Beyond Newton, Part 5.

The rainbow is complete to our eye, not individual rainbows

A rainbow formed in the mist of sprayed horn-silica, early this morning .

I was out again this morning at the crack of dawn. Actually, a little earlier, because Rudolf Steiner spoke of how the horn silica preparation was best sprayed when the sun is rising. Naturally in the summer, this means crawling out of bed at ungodly hours. Well that’s how it felt this morning, yesterday I all but sprang out of bed, and did so long before my alarm went off. Anyway, by the time the sun was good and bright, I had spent a full hour stirring a small pot of water. With a minuscule amount of horn-silica powder in it.

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Beyond Newton, Mind The Gap!

Stirring The Horn Silica Preparation

A Subjective Look At Time.

Beyond Newton, Part 4.

Everything is ready to start stirring. Most importantly, there is tea. It's summer, and the best time to stir horn-silica is at dawn. The time is 5:30 am.

Everything is ready to start stirring. Most importantly, there is tea.

The part dealing with the subjective nature of time is below, under the subheading ‘Is Time The Same For All Of Us?’ click here. This will work for as long as it takes WordPress to remove my in-post links; WordPress are nice to my readers. (NOT).

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The horn silica preparation that is used in Bio-Dynamics, the toughest of all the organic certifications, was first described by Rudolf Steiner in 1924. Horn manure had been used for centuries, if not longer. The essence of the two preparations is that they were put into a cow’s horn and buried for a certain amount of time. There were other conditions too, but suffice it to say that after that time, they had been transformed by the same processes that help plants grow.

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Beyond Newton, Mind The Gap!, The Secret Of Systems

All Hard Drives Look Alike.

They Are Not All The Same Value.

Equipment is always getting cheaper. The stuff stored on it isn't.

A 10mb disc drive really did cost this much money in the 1970s.
Your data remains valuable, irrespective of what you paid for the equipment.

Buried somewhere under four feet of mud and rubbish, in the Docksway landfill site near Newport, Wales, in a space about the size of a football pitch is a computer hard drive worth more than £4m.
It belonged to James Howells, who threw it out when he was clearing up his desk in mid-summer and discovered the part, rescued from a defunct Dell laptop. He found it in a drawer and put it in a bin.
And then last Friday he realised that it held a digital wallet with 7,500 Bitcoins created for almost nothing in 2009 – and then worth about the same.

The Guardian 27 Nov. 2013

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Beyond Newton, Emotional Intelligence

Experiencing Time First Hand.

freeway-autobahn-a3-regensburg-linzThis was written as a Christmas gift for a friend in the United States who is a highly respected businessman, yet has the inner confidence to drive a secondhand Toyota. He’s a real businessman, who knows what value is, and literally knows how much every cent earns him. Nor is he worried how others perceive him. When I’ve spoken of practical threefolding, I have used his business principles as examples on no few occasions.

With especial thanks to my friend who dug this out of the depths of the Anthroposophical Group on Facebook.

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Beyond Newton, Reality

The Nurturing Of The Root.

What Darkness Does For Us.

Two forms of evil that we must transform if we are to live healthily.

This is who we are discussing.

 

In 1924 Rudolf Steiner gave some verses to medical students, which contained the lines

“I will make strongest
The being of my soul
With all hardening salt
Wereby the Earth with loving care
nurtures the root.”

This, as mentioned in the verse, speaks of Salt. Not just your table salt: the alchemical process known as salt, which in my terminology (following that of Goethe) is termed Blue. Blue is, after all, darkness lightened, and as such stands as a metaphor for consciousness. I have spoken at length about the nature of consciousness and how one can advance one’s abilities in this realm; but today I want to look the other way, as it were. To look at what ‘salt’ is. That is to say, not to look at blue as darkness lightened, but to look towards blue and that which blue emanates from: darkness itself. Continue reading

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