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The Healing Powers of Nature Harnessed for the Health of Humankind 1914-24 Philosopher, scholar and educator Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) introduces Anthroposophy, a spiritual science that comes to influence agriculture, education, the arts, medicine, architecture and economics. Read a bio of Dr. Rudolf Steiner> 1924 Dr. Steiner delivers a series of lectures on farming in Germany. Dr. Rudolf Hauschka (1891-1969) attends a lecture by Dr. Steiner and asks, "What is life?" Dr. Steiner replies, "Study rhythm. Rhythm carries life." Late 1920s-30s Farmers develop a new method of farming based on Dr. Steiner's teachings called Biodynamics. Learn more about our farms and farmers> Based on Steiner's advice to "study rhythm," Dr. Hauschka observes the life and energy of the natural world and begins to see the presence and influence of rhythm in all living things. He exposes botanicals to the natural extremes of warmth and cold, light and darkness, and motion and stillness. He discovers that through rhythmical processing, he is able to create a water-based rose extract that remains stable for over 30 years.