Sensitive Chaos: The Creation of Flowing Forms in Water and Air

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Rudolf Steiner Press, 1996 - Movement, Aesthetics of - 231 pages
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Why does water always take a winding course in streams and rivers? Do common principles and rhythms underlie its movement - whether it be in the sea, in a plant, or even in the blood of a human being? In this seminal and thought-provoking work, the laws apparent in the subtle patterns of water in movement are shown to be the same as those perceptible in the shaping of bones, muscles and a myriad of other forms in nature. Fully illustrated, Sensitive Chaos reveals the unifying forces that underlie all living things. The author observes and explains such phenomena as the flight of birds, the formation of internal organs such as the heart, eye and ear, as well as mountain ranges and river deltas, weather and space patterns, and even the formation of the human embryo.
 

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Contents

Preface by Commandant J Y Cousteau
7
Archetypal Movements of Water
13
Water Natures Sense Organ
65
Water as Mediator between Earth and Cosmos
71
Three Characteristic Features of Water
80
Streaming Wisdom
94
Water and Air
100
Air
114
The Creative Word of the Universe
130
Bibliography
137
Acknowledgements
144
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THEODOR SCHWENK (1910–1986) was a pioneer in water research. He founded the Institute for Flow Sciences for the scientific study of water's movement and its life-promoting forces. A prolific writer and lecturer, he contributed original insights to the production of homeopathic and anthroposophic medicines, developed 'drop-pictures' for analysing water quality and methods for healing polluted and 'dead' water.

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