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Phenomenology, Life forces



Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Metamorphosis of Plants.  Publisher: MIT Press, 2009 (first published 1790)


Henri Bortoft, The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe’s Way of Science. Publisher: Floris Books, 1996


Ernst Lehrs, Man or Matter: An Introduction to a Spiritual Understanding of Nature on the Basis of Goethe’s Method of Training Observation and Thought. Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press, 2013

Jochen Bockemühl (Editor), C. Lindenau, G. Maier, H. Poppelbaum, D. Rapp, W. Schad, Arthur Zajonc, Towards A Phenomenology Of The Etheric World, Investigations into the Life of Nature and Man. Publisher: Anthroposophic Press, 1985


Jochen Bockemühl, Awakening to Landscape.  Publisher: Allgemeine Antrhophosohische Gesellschaft, Goetheanum, Naturwissenschaftliche Sektion, printed by Freiburg Graphischer Betrieb, copyright 1992

Jochen Bockemühl, In Partnership with Nature. Publisher: Steiner Books, 1996


David Lowe and Simon Sharp, Goethe and Palladio: Goethe’s study off the relationship between art and nature, leading through architectural to the discovery of the metamorphosis of plants. Publisher: Floris Books


Henri Bortoft, The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe’s Way of Science. Publisher: Floris Books, 1993


Peter Elsner, Metamorphosis in Nature and Art: The dynamic of form in plants, animals and human beings. Publisher: Hawthorn Press, 2013


Dorian Schmidt, Life Forces -Formative Forces Researching the formative energy of life and growth. Publisher: Hawthorn Press 2010


Baruch Luke Urieli, Hans Müller Wiedemann, Learning To Experience The Etheric World – Empathy, The after-Image And

A New Social Ethic. Publisher: Temple Lodge, 1998 


Ernst Marti, The etheric. Broadening science through anthroposophy, Volume I.  Publisher: Temple Lodge Press, 2017


Lawrence Edwards, The Vortex of Life: Nature’s Patterns in Space and Time. Publisher: Floris Books 1993


Gerbert Grohmann, The Plant. Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 1974 


Wilhelm Pelikan, Healing Plants: Insights through Spiritual Science, Volume I-III. Publisher: Mercury press, Spring Valley, New York, 2000 and Wynstones Press


Wilhelm Pelikan, The Secrets of Metals. Publisher: Lindisfarne Books, 2006


George Adams and Olive Wicher: The Sun between Sun and Earth: And The Science of Physical and Etherical Spaces. Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press, 1980

Jos Verhulst, Developmental Dynamics in Humans and Other Primates: Discovering Evolutionary Principles through Comparative Morphology. Publisher: Floris Books, 2005


David Donaldson, A Treasure of Plants, collection of poems. Publisher: Wynstones Press


Planetary Rhythms, A set of 14 postcards. Publisher: Wynstones Press


Planetary Rhythms: Geocentric and Heliocentric, A set of 10 postcards. Publisher: Wynstones Press


Beredene Jocelyn, Citizens of the Cosmos: Life's Unfolding from Conception Through Death to Rebirth. 

Publisher: Steiner Books, 2009

Dennis Klocek, Weather and Cosmos. Publisher: Rudolf Steiner College Press, 1990


Dennis Klocek, Climate: Soul of the Earth. Publisher: Steiner Books 2010


Dennis Klocek, Sacred Agriculture: The Alchemy of Biodynamics. Publisher: Lindisfarne Books, 2013


Ernst Haeckel, Art Forms in Nature. Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. 2000, available at the Natural History Museum, London


Monique Pommier, Harmony: The Heartbeat of Creation, The Convergence of Ancient Wisdom and Quantum Physics

in the Triune Pulse of Nature’s Forms. Publisher: Floris Books, 2020


Verena Stael von Holstein, interviewed and edited by Wolfgang Weirauch, Nature Spirits and What They Say.

Publisher: Floris Books. 2003


Maria Thun, Gardening For Life: The Biodynamic Way. Publisher: Hawthorn Press, 1999


Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Spiritual Ecology - The Cry of the Earth. Publisher: The Golden Sufi Centre, 2014


Klaus-Peter Endres and Wolfgang Schad, Moon Rhythms in Nature: How Lunar Cycles Affect Living Organisms.

Publisher: Floris Books, 2002


Lisa Michaels, Prescott Hill (Illustrator), Natural Rhythms: A Sacred Guide into Nature’s Creation Secrets. Publisher  Michaels Hills Inc. 2009


Elizabeth Vreede, Anthroposophy and Astrology, letters by Elizabeth Vreede. Publisher: Anthroposophic Press 1921

Marko Pogačnik, Turned Upside Down: A Workbook on Earth Changes And Personal transformation.

ISBN-13 9781584200253


Marko Pogačnik, Universe of the Human Body: With Gaia Touch Body Exercises. Publisher: Lindisfarne Press,

ISBN-13: 9781584209867


Marko Pogačnik, Nature Spirits & Elemental Beings: Working with the Intelligence in Nature. Publisher:

Findhorn Press, 2010


Marko Pogačnik, Sacred Geography – Geomancy: Co-creating the Earth Cosmos. Publisher: Lindisfarne Books, 2008


Peter Tompkins, The Secret Life of Nature. Publisher: Rupa, 2009


Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, The Secret Life of Plants: A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional

and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man. Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers, 1989


Verena Stael von Holstein, Nature Spirits and What they Say. Publisher: Floris Books, 2004 


Verena Stael von Holstein, Nature Spirits of the Trees. Publisher: Floris Books, 2009


Verena Stael von Holstein, Thoughts that Shine Like Stars. Publisher: Flensburger Hefte Verlag, 2012,

ISBN-13: 978 1477697030

Nature and Art therapy, Work in and with nature, Ecotherapy

Margaret Colquhoun and Axel Ewald, New Eyes for Plants: A Work Book for Observation and Drawing Plants

(Art & Science). Publisher: Hawthorn Press, 2000

Ed Bieber, What Color has the Wind. Publisher: Waldorf Publications, ISBN 13: 9780615532202

Dennis Klocek, Drawing from the book of Nature. Publisher: Rudolf Steiner College Publications, 1990


Diana Beresford-Kroeger, The Global Forest, 40 ways trees can save us. Publisher: Penguin, 2012


Diana Beresford-Kroeger, To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a healing Vision

of the Forest. Publisher: Random House Canada, 2019


Dieter Kotte, Qing Li, Won Sop Shin, Andreas Michalsen (editors), International Handbook of Forest Therapy.

Publisher: Camebridge Scholar Publishing 2019

Ian Siddons Heginworth, Environmental arts therapies and the Tree of life. Publisher:, 2011


Ian Siddons Heginworth and Gary Nash (Editors), Environmental Arts Therapy, the Wild Frontiers of the Heart.

Publisher: Routledge London 2020 


Nick Totton, Wild Therapy: Undomesticating Inner and Outer Worlds. Publisher: PCCS Books, 2011


Roger Druitt, Observing Nature’s Secret: Practical Exercise for Perceiving Soul and Sprit.

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press, 2018 


Mimi Farrelly -Hansen, Spirituality and Art Therapy: Living the Connection. Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publication, 2001


Adrian Anderson Living a Spiritual Year: Seasonal Festivals in Northern & Southern Hemispheres, an Esoteric Study. Publisher: Threshold Publishing, 2016


Andy McGeeney, With Nature in Mind: The Ecotherapy Manual for Mental Health Professionals. Publisher: Jessica Kingsley London, 2016


Nevin Harper, Kathryn Rose, David Segal, Nature Based Therapy, A Practitioner’s Guide to Working Outdoor with Children, Youth and Families, Publisher: New Society Publishers 2019 

Lawrence Edwards, Projective Geometry, Monique Pommier, Harmony: The Heartbeat of Creation, The Convergence of Ancient Wisdom and Quantum Physics in the Triune Pulse of Nature’s Forms. Publisher: Floris Books, 2003

Nature and Art

However true it may be that we have estranged ourselves from nature, it is nonetheless true that we feel we are in her and belong to her.

It can be only her own working which pulsates also in us.

We must find the way back to her again.
(Rudolf Steiner, image Elisabeth Körber)

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