Introduction and Meditations
Pests are definitely one of the biggest and most profound issues for agriculture. As Rudolf Steiner said in his Agriculture Course it is possible and even desirable, to minimize the impacts of pests using only meditation, namely the power of concentrated thought. But before addressing the issue at this level it is essential to understand exactly who are the pests and what forces bring about their manifestation.
Therefore, it is necessary to develop a totally different cognitive approach from the conventional one that is only concerned to know what a specific pests is so that it can be prevented, combated or killed. Without understanding who the parasite is, or what it represents in the larger context of Nature, the only intervention conceivable will be its physical elimination.
To pursue our goal we should also look for the subtle relationships that govern a pest’s manifestation, relationships that are connected with a pest’s deepest being: with its essential identity of who it is.