Philosophy of the Natural World

Philosophy of the Natural World features books which explore our physical world, often drawing on areas such as spirituality, philosophy and geometry. Includes books on alternative science, water and natural energies, sustainability, climate, and astronomy. This section includes books by Keith Critchlow and Brian Goodwin.

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Animals: An Imaginative Zoology

Animals: An Imaginative Zoology

Karl König; Translated by Richard Aylward; Introduction by Imanuel Klotz
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A unique understanding of individual mammals, fish and birds which also offers insight into human nature.... Read more

Apocalypse: The Transformation of Earth: An Esoteric Mineralogy

Apocalypse: The Transformation of Earth: An Esoteric Mineralogy

Friedrich Benesch; Foreword by Robert Sardello; Translated by Joseph Bailey
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An esoteric discussion of the twelve minerals described as building the New Jerusa... Read more

Astronomy for Young and Old: A Beginner's Guide to the Visible Sky

Astronomy for Young and Old: A Beginner's Guide to the Visible Sky

Walter Kraul; Translated by Christian Maclean; Illustrated by Dazze Kamerl
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A perfect introduction to astronomy for people of any age, whether or not they h... Read more

Climate: Soul of the Earth

Climate: Soul of the Earth

Dennis Klocek
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Presents climate as the soul of the Earth which is intimately connected with human destiny.... Read more

Coming Home: The Birth and Transformation of the Planetary Era

Coming Home: The Birth and Transformation of the Planetary Era

Sean M. Kelly
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Describes the phase in which the earth now finds itself, the Planetary Era, and explores its history and future relevance.... Read more

Discovering Eris: The Symbolism and Significance of a New Planetary Archetype

Discovering Eris: The Symbolism and Significance of a New Planetary Archetype

Keiron Le Grice
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Explores the astrological significance of Eris, a new dwarf planet in our solar system.... Read more

Collects the fruits of a lifetime of study and teaching in search of a holistic, organic, livin... Read more

Eclipses 2005-2017: A Handbook of Solar and Lunar Eclipses, and Other Rare Astronomical Events

Eclipses 2005-2017: A Handbook of Solar and Lunar Eclipses, and Other Rare Astronomical Events

Wolfgang Held; Translated by Christian von Arnim
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Provides detailed information on where to see the best solar and lunar eclipse... Read more

Emerson and Science: Goethe, Monism and the Search for Unity

Emerson and Science: Goethe, Monism and the Search for Unity

Peter A. Obuchowski
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Comprehensive survey of Emerson's lifelong interest in science, particularly Goethean science.... Read more

Flowforms: The Rhythmic Power of Water

Flowforms: The Rhythmic Power of Water

John Wilkes
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Working with his remarkable invention, the Flowform, Wilkes has uncovered many hidden secrets of water, and also created an artform of great beauty.... Read more

Gaia's Quantum Leap: A Guide to Living through the Coming Earth Changes

Gaia's Quantum Leap: A Guide to Living through the Coming Earth Changes

Marko Pogacnik; Translated by Tony Mitton
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Offers remedies, insights and exercises to help us adapt and survive the upcoming Earth self-healing changes... Read more

Gardening as a Sacred Art

Gardening as a Sacred Art

Jeremy Naydler
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A unique illustrated history of how people have worked with nature.... Read more

Goethe on Science: An Anthology of Goethe's Scientific Writings

Goethe on Science: An Anthology of Goethe's Scientific Writings

Edited by Jeremy Naydler; Foreword by Henri Bortoft
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A systematic arrangement of extracts from Goethe's major scientific works which reveal how fundamentally d... Read more

Goethe's Science of Living Form: The Artistic Stages

Goethe's Science of Living Form: The Artistic Stages

Nigel Hoffman; Foreword by Craig Holdrege
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Uses the four classical elements of earth, water, air and fire to present a new scientific perspective on nature.... Read more

Grow Small, Think Beautiful: Ideas for a Sustainable World from Schumacher College

Grow Small, Think Beautiful: Ideas for a Sustainable World from Schumacher College

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A collection of essays on sustainable solutions to the current global crisis, from Schumacher College.... Read more

Grow Small, Think Beautiful: Ideas for a Sustainable World from Schumacher College

Grow Small, Think Beautiful: Ideas for a Sustainable World from Schumacher College

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A collection of essays on sustainable solutions to the current global crisis, from Schumacher College.... Read more

The Hidden Geometry of Flowers: Living Rhythms, Form and Number

The Hidden Geometry of Flowers: Living Rhythms, Form and Number

Keith Critchlow; Foreword by The Prince of Wales
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A beautiful and original book in which renowned thinker and geometrist Keith Critchlow focuses on flowers as ... Read more

Hidden Nature: The Startling Insights of Viktor Schauberger

Hidden Nature: The Startling Insights of Viktor Schauberger

Alick Bartholomew; Foreword by David Bellamy
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Describes and explains Schauberger's insights in an accessible way, including his discoveries about sick water, ailin... Read more

Hidden Nature: The Startling Insights of Viktor Schauberger

Hidden Nature: The Startling Insights of Viktor Schauberger

Alick Bartholomew; Foreword by David Bellamy
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Describes and explains Schauberger's insights in an accessible way, including his discoveries about sick water, ailin... Read more

The Hunter's Trance: Nature, Spirit and Ecology

The Hunter's Trance: Nature, Spirit and Ecology

Carl François von Essen
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Explores the phenomenon of nature mysticism -- spiritual moments inspired by the wonder of our natural world.... Read more

In Resonance with Nature: Holistic Healing for Plants and Land

In Resonance with Nature: Holistic Healing for Plants and Land

Hans Andeweg; Translated by Marlon Vermaas
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Shows how natural energy can be harnessed to restore and heal our damaged land.... Read more

The Language of Plants: A Guide to the Doctrine of Signatures

The Language of Plants: A Guide to the Doctrine of Signatures

Julia Graves
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Covers all aspects of communicating with nature, learning to read the language of plants in connection with healing.... Read more

Life As Energy: Opening the Mind to a New Science of Life

Life As Energy: Opening the Mind to a New Science of Life

Alexis Mari Pietak
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An exciting new scientific thinker argues that the 'livingness' of a life form is a very real kind of energy which must be recognised alongside h... Read more

The Living Origin of Rocks and Minerals

The Living Origin of Rocks and Minerals

Walther Cloos; Translated by Katherine Castelliz and Barbara Saunders-Davies
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Offers new ways of looking at static, inert rocks and minerals as part of the dynamic development of the ... Read more

Lord of the Elements: Interweaving Christianity and Nature

Lord of the Elements: Interweaving Christianity and Nature

Bastiaan Baan; Translated by Matthew Dexter
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An experienced Christian Community thinker brings the classical elements together with elemental beings.... Read more

Lord of the Elements: Interweaving Christianity and Nature

Lord of the Elements: Interweaving Christianity and Nature

Bastiaan Baan; Translated by Matthew Dexter
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An experienced Christian Community thinker brings the classical elements together with elemental beings.... Read more

The Marriage of Sense and Thought: Imaginative Participation in Science

The Marriage of Sense and Thought: Imaginative Participation in Science

Stephen Edelglass, Georg Maier, Hans Gebert and John Davy
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A classic work on the relationship between science and human qualities.... Read more

Metamorphosis: Evolution in Action

Metamorphosis: Evolution in Action

Andreas Suchantke; Translated by Norman Skillen
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Presents an integrated view of evolution as a dynamic process, based on the author's lifetime of biological research.... Read more

A New Renaissance: Transforming Science, Spirit and Society

A New Renaissance: Transforming Science, Spirit and Society

Edited by David Lorimer and Oliver Robinson
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A collection of important essays which diagnoses the sources of the crisis in today's world and searches for new under... Read more

Projective Geometry

Projective Geometry

Lawrence Edwards
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A clear and artistic understanding of the qualities of projective geometry. Useful for high school Steiner-Waldorf teachers.... Read more

The Quality of Numbers One to Thirty-one

The Quality of Numbers One to Thirty-one

Wolfgang Held; Translated by Matthew Barton
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Explores the fascinating characteristics of numbers in relation to humans and the world around us.... Read more

The Quality of Numbers One to Thirty-one

The Quality of Numbers One to Thirty-one

Wolfgang Held; Translated by Matthew Barton
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Explores the fascinating characteristics of numbers in relation to humans and the world around us.... Read more

Radical Prince: The Practical Vision of the Prince of Wales

Radical Prince: The Practical Vision of the Prince of Wales

David Lorimer
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An overview of Prince Charles' philosophy, including his ideas on ecology, organic agriculture, holistic health, religion, architecture and educatio... Read more

This unique book explores the captivating colors that appear in the atmosphere of the earth: corona... Read more

Readings in Goethean Science

Readings in Goethean Science

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Rudolf Steiner; Edited by Herbert H. Koepf and Linda S. Jolly
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Five key essays by Goethe and two by Steiner.... Read more

Explores the connection between humans and animals, and asks what our responsibility is towards our fellow creatures. ... Read more

Rudolf Steiner and the Atom

Rudolf Steiner and the Atom

Keith Francis
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Explores the connections between materialist research on the atom and Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science.... Read more

The Secrets of Metals

The Secrets of Metals

Wilhelm Pelikan; Translated by Charlotte Lebensart
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Discusses the importance of the seven classic metals to humankind and nature, and considers their various effects in the light of spiritual science.... Read more

Sensitive Beekeeping: Practicing Vulnerability and Nonviolence with your Backyard Beehive

Sensitive Beekeeping: Practicing Vulnerability and Nonviolence with your Backyard Beehive

Jack Bresette-Mills
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An approach to small-scale beekeeping which results in healthier, more sustainable hives and a physically, menta... Read more

Sensitive Crystallization: Visualizing the Qualities of Wines

Sensitive Crystallization: Visualizing the Qualities of Wines

Christian Marcel; Translated by C. J. Moore
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Explores Ehrenfried Pfeiffer's sensitive crystallization method to visually demonstrate the different qualities of a... Read more

Sky Phenomena: A Guide to Naked-eye Observation of the Stars

Sky Phenomena: A Guide to Naked-eye Observation of the Stars

Norman Davidson
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This is an unusual and practical guide to the sky as we see it -- with the naked eye. Leads the reader from the stars to the Sun, Moon and variou... Read more

The Solar Eclipse of 2017: Where and How to Best View It

The Solar Eclipse of 2017: Where and How to Best View It

Wolfgang Held; Translated by Christian von Arnim
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A wonderful little guide to the 2017 American solar eclipse, including the best places and exact times to experience... Read more

The Story of Water: Source of Life

The Story of Water: Source of Life

Alick Bartholomew
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Discusses all aspects of water and the evolution of life, including how water acts as the medium of communication between all living organisms.... Read more

Thinking Like a Plant: A Living Science for Life

Thinking Like a Plant: A Living Science for Life

Craig Holdrege
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Argues that taking on some of the characteristics of plants will help us and our relationship to our world.... Read more

This stimulating book unravels the knots that surround elusive concepts such as matter, chance, time, light, darkness, emptines... Read more

Time, Light and the Dice of Creation: Through Paradox in Physics to a New Order

Time, Light and the Dice of Creation: Through Paradox in Physics to a New Order

Philip Franses
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This stimulating book unravels the knots that surround elusive concepts such as matter, chance, time, light, darkness, emptines... Read more

Viktor Schauberger: A Life of Learning from Nature

Viktor Schauberger: A Life of Learning from Nature

Jane Cobbald
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Second edition of a biographical approach to Schauberger, uncovering his remarkable ideas and inventions through his life and experiences.... Read more

Viktor Schauberger: A Life of Learning from Nature

Viktor Schauberger: A Life of Learning from Nature

Jane Cobbald
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Second edition of a biographical approach to Schauberger, uncovering his remarkable ideas and inventions through his life and experiences.... Read more

The Vortex of Life: Nature's Patterns in Space and Time

The Vortex of Life: Nature's Patterns in Space and Time

Lawrence Edwards; Edited by Graham Calderwood
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Pioneering work on bud and plant shapes, indicating there are universal laws which guide an organism's growth into prede... Read more

Water Sound Images: The Creative Music of the Universe

Water Sound Images: The Creative Music of the Universe

Alexander Lauterwasser
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A book of stunning imagery showing the effects of sound in water.... Read more

The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe's Way of Science

The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe's Way of Science

Henri Bortoft
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Examines the phenomenological and cultural roots of Goethe's approach to science, and argues that Goethe's insights represent the foundation for a future scien... Read more

Colors of the Soul: Physiological and Spiritual Qualities of Light and Dark

Colors of the Soul: Physiological and Spiritual Qualities of Light and Dark

Dennis Klocek
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This book is a meditation on the different aspects of colour, particularly its relationship to healing.... Read more

String, Straight-edge and Shadow: The Story of Geometry

String, Straight-edge and Shadow: The Story of Geometry

Julia E. Diggins; Illustrated by Corydon Bell
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This engaging book weaves history and legend to explain the story of geometry and the discoveries of the most famous mat... Read more

String, Straight-edge and Shadow: The Story of Geometry

String, Straight-edge and Shadow: The Story of Geometry

Julia E. Diggins; Illustrated by Corydon Bell
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This engaging book weaves history and legend to explain the story of geometry and the discoveries of the most famous mat... Read more

Understanding Water: Developments from the Work of Theodor Schwenk

Understanding Water: Developments from the Work of Theodor Schwenk

Andreas Wilkens, Wolfram Schwenk and Michael Jacobi
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Uses Theodor Schwenk's Drop Picture Method to display the qualities of different types of water.... Read more

Movement and Rhythms of the Stars: A Guide to Naked-Eye Observation of Sun, Moon and Planets

Movement and Rhythms of the Stars: A Guide to Naked-Eye Observation of Sun, Moon and Planets

Joachim Schultz; Translated by John Meeks
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A comprehensive guide to the basic movements of the skies from different parts of the e... Read more

Nature's Due: Healing Our Fragmented Culture

Nature's Due: Healing Our Fragmented Culture

Brian Goodwin
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Challenges modern ideas on the interaction of science, nature and human culture, with far-reaching consequences for how we govern our world.... Read more

Space and Counterspace: A New Science of Gravity, Time and Light

Space and Counterspace: A New Science of Gravity, Time and Light

Nick C. Thomas
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Presents a wider science based on counterspace, which offers important new ways of understanding phenomena such as gravity and light, and whic... Read more

The Spirit of Trees: Science, Symbiosis and Inspiration

The Spirit of Trees: Science, Symbiosis and Inspiration

Fred Hageneder
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A holistic appraisal of 24 of the most common, best-loved trees of Europe and North America, presented with stunningly beautiful paintings, drawings an... Read more

Cymatics: A Study of Wave Phenomena and Vibration

Cymatics: A Study of Wave Phenomena and Vibration

Hans Jenny; Introduction by Christiaan Stuten
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Presents, through colour photograhps, the effects of sound vibrations on powders and liquids, as found throughout nature and a... Read more

Understanding Water: Developments from the Work of Theodor Schwenk

Understanding Water: Developments from the Work of Theodor Schwenk

Andreas Wilkens, Wolfram Schwenk and Michael Jacobi
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Uses Theodor Schwenk's Drop Picture Method to display the qualities of different types of water.... Read more

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