Featuring Jennifer Greene
We relate to water in four ways: we drink it, we use it as a waste stream, we use it for recreation and we use it for our sacred lives. How we manage water is directly related to how we conceive of it: indigenous peoples the world over view water as sacred and treat it accordingly; in the West we view it as a commodity and move it all over the earth to meet economic requirements. In this workshop, we will explore the intrinsic aspects of water, using hands-on experiments with fluid dynamics. We will experience how the movements, forms and rhythms found within water flow can help us become more observant in our seeing of nature and more imaginative in our thinking about nature. We will endeavor to understand the kind of “heart thinking” that is needed to develop a consciousness of water as an element for life. We will learn how water can teach us to understand ourselves as “knowers” and as participants in nature. We will also discuss how the qualities of water relate to stirring the biodynamic preparations, and look at how water can be introduced as an educational component in an agricultural setting.