The human being lives between gravity and levity, not gravity alone

BABY-SMILE-levityPlants demonstrate BOTH gravity and levity. This especially observable in seeds sprouting n the Earth.

The root shoots downward. Above ground the stems and leaves are drawn skyward.

Given this clear demonstration of TWO equal forces, in the birth of new terrestrial life, why do we think the human being is defined and bound by gravity alone?

We imagine human beings are defined and bound by gravity alone if we look at the human being with only our intellect.

Our intellect, “Man’s Presumptuous Mind,” is ‘gravity mind,’ our ‘death thinking.’

If we do not also view our life thru the wisdom of the heart, there is only “death is the end,” there can be no ‘resurrection thinking’ no Easter.

The human being is not bound by gravity alone.  Only the intellect believes this, perceives this way.  The human being lives BETWEEN gravity and levity.

Secret Life of Plants 117, Goethe section, inspired the above thinking.  Treat yourself to this chapter if you have not read it.  The whole book is online.  For paper copies try your library or for best price.

Written by Bruce Dickson

The naturally supportive science for exploring the whole person, Goethean Science


Confusion, mystery and cultural conflict surrounds Energy Medicine (EM) methods in 2014. This is largely due to trying to understand EM with only Second Order, Cartesian-Newtonian scientific materialism.

The naturally supportive science for holistic healing of all kinds and its development is a different order of science, historically represented by Goethean Science (First Order Science).

Goethean Science is the naturally supportive science for exploring, and making use of, cell-level-intelligence; indeed, all aspects of the whole person.

Once recognized, this connection is so strong, “Goethean science” could easily become “Goethean Holistic Science.”

How do we access and make use of Cell-level-intelligence?

Cell-level-intelligence is sometimes called the “sum of our cells,” as if the intelligence of each cell connected into one larger intelligence.

I’ve collected 22 names so far for this ‘intelligent sum our cells.’ Three of them are “growth body,” “floating brain,” and “neural default mode.” See all 22 here:

However you term this field, this is what every method of dowsing and muscle testing, 25 or more methods, tap into.

If Goethean Science is the naturally supportive science for our “growth body,” it suggests some surprising conclusions.

1) Goethe’s intention for natural science experiments was choosing a topic in natural science, performing simple experiments. Accumulated practice develops new inner capacities and expanded perception in the experimenter.

An intention for self-development in the experimenter applies 100% and fits like a glove, to all experiments and explorations in dowsing and muscle testing, since George Goodheart and Applied Kinesiology in 1965.

2) Given how many more people worldwide employ dowsing and muscle testing than are replicating Goethe’s plant morphology and color studies, this suggests dowsing and muscle testing have been the premier and most popular Goethean Science experiments since about 1970.

3) Goethe scholars and Anthroposophy students could be latecomers to this party; if, GS remains defined as only plant morphology, color study and geology.

4) Goethe’s intention for natural science experiments as a means of self-development for the experimenter applies more generally to all holistic health and healing; particularly, homeopathy.

How do self-healers and holistic practitioners work? They start with the whole person and experiment with their method of choice to learn as many causative factors and pathways to symptom relief, for this symptom, in this person, at this time.

5) This suggests Goethean Holistic Science is the science holism has been looking for since 1970. If true, holistic health need no longer contort itself, its philosophy and methods, to appear credible to old-school scientific materialism.

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Bruce Dickson, Health Intuitive HealingToolbox [att]

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Goethean Science’s new relevance to Energy Medicine

tree-scarlet-leavesAs adults, we grasp the soulfulness of science by first grasping the soulfulness of Nature.

It’s much easier for children to grasp the soulfulness of Nature; hence, Waldorf Nature Stories and Rosicrucian Aquarian Stories for Children, (If you don’t these, worth getting. Full texts available online. First three volumes are best).

For adults already hardened into an intellectual “I am,” inner child work and muscle testing is how to open and widen The Crack in the Cosmic Egg.

When individual adults crack open their own cosmic egg, they begin to perceive the macrocosm within their own microcosm, or in language from the 1920s, perceive the soulfulness of nature again inside themselves; and, as semi-autonomous from their intellect.

The Flower Essence Society repertory book online asserts Goethean science is allied with alchemical/Rosicrucian science. See a pretty good exposition of first-order science-intelligence in the Three Sciences for Three Selves articles on this site.

First-order intelligence, cell-level intelligence, is often contrasted with second-order Cartesian-Newtonian science because the two are in conflict.

In second-order Cartesian-Newtonian science-intelligence, psychology is allotted only symbolic truth, “a disembodied system of symbols existing only in the interior world of the psyche*.” On the other hand, real-world physics and chemistry is deemed a realm of strictly soulless substances. This is what Steiner called “one-sidedness of Platonic thought,” as reported in Lehrs (1951): only one half of our perceived world is alive, the other half is dead, waiting for us to manipulate it productively.

Only in Rosicrucian Alchemy and Goethean Science were vague connections drawn between the living macrocosm of Nature and the living microcosm of inner human experience. The two are in correspondence, not consciously, but only sub- and unconsciously. This is why the connections are challenging for our conscious-waking self to see. Ernst Lehrs also points to Ruskin as having similar insight to Goethe and I agree.

Rosicrucian alchemists correctly intuited how the path of our personal-spiritual growth must unite itself with the external material world. They also correctly intuited this must be some simple experimental method available to the masses. Alchemy was their best guess. In part at least, Alchemy was too allied with black magic to ever catch on with the masses. A Christian natural science experimental method was needed—but what? This gave rise to the gentleman scientists of the 1600s-1700s like Thomas Jefferson. However whatever Goethean advances were made here were quickly co-opted by the Cartesian-Newtonians.

The need and the outline for a new experimental method, intuited but never uncovered by Rosicrucian alchemists, was further clarified by Steiner. There must be some simple experimental method for those wishing to encounter the workings of spiritual laws in the forms and processes of Nature; and thereby, to expand the individual’s knowledge, awareness, connection and intercourse with true spiritual laws and Beings, not perceivable by the five animal senses but perceptible with all 12 senses.

Alas Steiner too was ahead of his time. Time and history had to evolve several more metamorphoses until adequate and sufficient language appeared to fulfill the dreams of Goethe, the Rosicrucian alchemists, Ruskin and Steiner. Continue reading