One day in a quiet two-dimensional world, and some lines were floating on the floor, something unpredictable happened: one point appeared. At first, it was small and didn’t merit a second glance. But slowly it began to expand more and more, becoming threatening and, after some time, eventually crushed all the lines in every corner of the plain: it seemed that was the end of the world. The disparate interpretations alternated and despair was now rampant, when overnight, the circle that gripped the corners began to be getting smaller. It decreased every day and confidence was regained: the end of their world would not be. Then the circle disappeared and this incomprehensible event was not spoken of again. What had happened? A ball had crossed a plain, a three-dimensional element had intersected a two-dimensional world, but no inhabitant of that world, not having a third dimension, he could read the passage. (Flatland 1884 Edwin Abbot Abbott)
Just as accepting and searching for the existence of a dimension unknown to us, on the paradigms and the reading tools, we can understand what biodynamics is. Otherwise, the methods used therein will always remain a dark world. If we move from a two-dimensional to three-dimensional world, everything will be different and our actions will also be different.
If you then move the material three-dimensional world to a higher world, introducing what is not matter but pure energy our actions will again be different.
Many will be the tools and the materials that we will use. The key of interpretation and especially the goals because this size will allow us to rise to new knowledge.
Our being and staying in Corte Sant’Alda, what we do, even in the vineyard, can only take on a new meaning far more extensive and complex than the production of simple consumer goods. We will, with our sensitivity, history, knowledge and expectations determine our actions, characterizing not only what we take, but the farm will become a single living being with a soul.
It is important to have confidence in our senses and have the courage to ask ourselves questions central to our choices and our work. Mankind, in fact, through it’s knowledge is different from all other living beings for the power and depth of thought and of the soul. Our senses then become very strong instruments in our hands to reach this higher world. Ways that will no longer be only five but according to Rudolph Steiner’s teachings, twelve
SENSE OF LIFE – SENSE EGO – SENSE OF THINKING – SENSE OF HEAT – SENSE OF MOVEMENT – SENSE OF BALANCE – LANGUAGE SENSE – SENSE OF TOUCH – SENSE OF SMELL – SENSE OF TASTE – SENSE OF SIGHT AND SENSE OF SOUND.
If we talk about wine, biodynamics is relatively simple, the protocol is clear and accessible to all (http://www.demeter.it/standards-demeter/). This protocol consists of: dynamizations, preparations, cumulation, the green manure and a specific list of substances / products allowed and quantity, nothing more than a recipe to apply. Substantially different is BELIEF in the existence of forces and energies. Belief in the strength of our gestures, also agricultural, that unless accompanied or motivated by a feeling or mood, are emptied of meaning and man becomes machine.
We may be good practitioners, but being a believer is another thing.