Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979
Lecture 8: Fertility, Part 4
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Nature works as a partner to the work of the gardener. The majority of people stand in opposition, but the need for the gardener to persevere. Lime deposits originally came from snail shells. The need for a complete range of plants are necessary for a balanced development of plants, animals, and human life, to avoid artificiality. Learning the craft. Love and fear of the elements and the seasons was the cultural basis of peasant life in Europe. The pedantry of the scholarly class which has led to the decline of the knowledge and comprehension of nature and agriculture in a true sense. What is disease? Darkness and verbosity in place of a true understanding. Disobedience to natural process and fixation on monetary outcomes. (10:29)
New Market, Virginia, 1979, Lecture 8
Fertility, Part 4
...in the area around you, which is going to spread into the arms of nature, who in all its intermediaries is going to observe and encompass and enhance what we do. It is not that, it is that.
Therefore, insofar as you possibly can proceed, and accept these problems and difficulties, let them reveal themselves, and let us travel through them. Maybe that with the disassociation of the majority of people in the world wanting to be knights at the round table, not wanting to be knights at the round table, wanting to try on that terrible costume that the [ ] and let it shrink up and make a laughing-stock in the end. That you will probably have to contend with also, and bear somewhat on your shoulders. And you see if we drop out by the way, how quickly that’s going to happen if it’s only a matter of a nest of ants, or some blessed insects that have eaten the melons this year.
And you suddenly perceive when you look at murex, when you look at chalk, which we discussed, lime, and basic slag, and agricultural lime. “Oh, it all came from snails!” What a hell of a nuisance those snails must have been at one time. But what a gift, suddenly, has the whole of that turned into. Thousands and thousands of millions of tons of almost [ ], a gift. And perhaps governments would have opposed it and had all of those snails wiped out. All the snails would have begun to have been wiped out, which is probably what they did.
So, one is entertaining this idea of idée, deeply within us, of fertility. And there are so many secrets to it that I don’t feel that I can go very, very much further in discussing it very practically. But, when I say to place it in the soil... That in the placing of this fertility in the soil, you are placing what you might consider the opposite of fertility, certainly all the opositives to what a plant would want. And in that I would relate, for instance, in a field where you have your cow pasture, or in a hen paddock, where you have your hens. You will and must grow your herbs, your plants. And you shall not eradicate from that pasture or from that hen paddock, those things that are necessarily deleterious. For if that animal and that bird is not a total animal and a total bird, it doesn’t belong to truth, it belongs to your mind and verbosity. And you are taking it what you do think it ought to have, out of your mind. And you are turning it into a synthetic. And that’s what all the synthetic is. It is false.
And we are living in a huge era of hypocrisy, of deceit. We’re bringing children up on hypocrisy and deceit. And all of us here, we say “Oh, no, no. No, I’m not. I don’t want to. I don’t do that. Don’t you dare to tell me that!” But we’re doing it. Don’t argue, but we’re doing it. You’ve got to be truthful now. We’ve got to go into the depths of truth. And so it is for this reason that we have spent these two weeks in looking deeply into the basic. That when we go into the garden, later, and become technicians, craftsmen, oh, we will be able to paint away, will be able to dig like mad, and use the hoe, and use the rake, and we will use it perfectly. And we will be excellent craftsmen.
And you see this takes you back to that period between the Twelfth and Fourteenth Century when that extraordinary, odd little happening took place. That during that period, ninety-eight percent of the people of the civilized world―if there ever has been one―were paysan.They lived by love and fear of the four elements, and the four cycles therefore. They knew that if they were obedient to the four elements and the four cycles, they would and could be provided for most happily, in fact, almost unendingly. But if they were disobedient to it and did not perform technically, and in obedience to the four elements and the four seasons, they would not be provided for. And there would be famine, and shortage. And they would go hungry and they would be ill. And that was about ninety-eight percent of the people.
And then there were two percent, who, for some reason, began to look at what was going on, and would slightly separate themselves, and advise:
“I wouldn't’ do it that way if I were you. You see the proof of the matter is this… epocalorum quanqui per lonsacavi et demonstrale particulorum. —Henry Vrabonski. An extra thousand a year from the university."
That one, became known as, from the paysan, scholar. Well both, all the paysans had children, and all the scholars had a few children, and you see there became a battle royal over that, because the scholars’ children were beautifully dressed, excellently fed, well looked after, well housed, and what was called at that time, educated.
And so the paysan simply said to the children “Kids, you’ve got to leave the land, you’ve got to do this, do you see?” And what have you got? We’ve gone through a whole year. There’s nothing wrong with the scholar, it’s just that it starts getting fetched. That’s when the two stars came from the cosmic, to tell Adam and Eve what was going on [ ]. And what have you got today? Every single blooming person is a scholar. There aren’t any paysan at all. There is no comprehension of the elements, of the cycles of the four archangels. There isn’t any at all. There is nobody, nobody capable of using a hoe to carry out the technique of the necessity of the angels bidding.
Now, I want to go into a very important matter, very practical, highly to the point. It’s somewhat negative, and has to be looked at. I’m going to lay before you what is disease, so that this should lift this extraordinary Damocles sword from above your heads. Rather, you will lift it. Now, if in place of the gifts of the cosmic, the gifts that the atmosphere created, and the “life into life into death into life” of nature “acid into sweet into acid,” you decide to become a scholar, and find out verbosity out of the mind, no longer in the diaphragm. You go into the mind, into the test-tube. And you find out words that correspond to the contents of those dying, decombusting plants that gave off those volcanic matters that are highly creative. And you then go into the dark, deep earth, not into the light, uplifting elevé of fertility, but into the dis-fertility, the dis-fertility, the other end of the dark earth.
And out of the coal dust, and out of those matters, you bring sulphates of ammonia, and numerous forms of the words, potassium, nitrate and so on, and you apply it in order to produce a crop. Why? Because in your mind you’ve gone into verbosity. You’re sitting here and you’re already out of pocket because you are not being supplied by the four cycles because you are not going with them, or the elements. And you have opposed them completely. You have disobeyed. But now you need money. Not food, not beautiful clothes, not wonderful textures anymore, you don’t need that. You want money, because that’s where you’re sitting, in the laboratory.
And therefore you are going to produce crops in order to produce money. So many plants, so many strawberries will produce so much money, which will go in the bank that will produce the children all to have motor cars, the wife will want another vacuum cleaner, and those new things that are coming out that we don’t yet know the name of, and certainly don’t yet know the price of, or what it’s going to cost to maintain. But it becomes [ ]. You know, it goes up flights of steps, round the corner. And somebody shuts the door on you whilst you’re locked in. And you got to go on up. And you can’t get down.