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Stuffing a cowhorn with fresh cow manure, an essential biodynamic ingredient.

Burying stuffed cowhorns to mature over winter into life-giving humus.

Secrets of the Soil

A long-awaited successor to the best-selling Secret Life of Plants, it describes newer, healthier, and more productive ways to raise food crops, strengthen and purify the soil upon which men, plants, and animals depend, eliminating reliance on petro-chemical fertilizers and pesticides with their deadly side effects. An illustrated primer for revitalizing the soil with the use of Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic preparations is appended. It provides the method for collecting, manufacturing. and storing the various preparations with which to make a proper compost heap. It also shows how to prepare Maria Thun's Barrel Compost.
An appendix describes the life and work of Rudolf Steiner and the development of Anthroposophy.

To research the latest developments in agriculture and the use of biodynamics, Chris Bird travelled first to Australia to visit with Alex Podalinsky the principal divulgator of the science as learnt directly from Steiner. Chris then travelled to Germany and Russia for the same purpose.



Essential Ecology
SECRETS OF THE SOIL
An account of recent breakthroughs--scientific and spiritual--that can save your garden, your farm, and the planet --while there is time.
Essential Tompkins
THE SECRET LIFE OF PT
A glimpse into the private life of PT.
Historical
SECRETS OF THE GREAT PYRAMID
The grandaddy of books on the Great Pyramid, written thirty years ago, plagiarized by a train of followers. Not yet faulted in its original content.
Historical, Anthropological
THE EUNUCH & THE VIRGIN
A novel look into the secret world of the Ottoman Seraglio with its odalisks and eunuchs, leading to an essay on castration as it has been practiced by humans across the centuries.
History of WORLD WAR II
ITALY BETRAYED
Italy's leading philosopher Benedetto Croce, named King Victor Emmanuel as the prime Fascist and his Field Marshall Badoglio as the prime economic benefactor of Fascism. Their dishonorable flight from Rome was a betrayal of the Germans, the Allies, and of Italy. Yet Churchill supported them in preference to loyal, honorable anti-fascists who contributed with their blood to the renaisance of Italy, liberating a hundred cities in the north before the arrival of the Allied armies.
History of World War II
THE MURDER OF ADMIRAL DARLAN
A closer look should be given to why Eisenhower's poliical mentor in North Africa, Robert Murphy, obliged president Roosevelt to go along with a deal with France's top Fascist, Darlan. The story behind it is more interesting than the overt developments.
History, Archeology
MYSTERIES OF THE MEXICAN PYRAMIDS
A bloody history of post Colombian Mexico, revealing the wonders of pre Colombian Meso American civilizations, through the re-discovery of their remarkable monuments.
History, Archeology, Hermeticisim
THE MAGIC OF OBELISKS
Indirectly, the story of Free Masonry and its struggle over the centuries to free the world from ignorance, prejudice, and enmity, while aspiring to a higher level of ethics.
Metaphysical Research
THE SECRET LIFE OF NATURE
Scientific proof of "the little people."
Science Writing
#1 on New York Times Bestseller List
A fascinating account of the physical, emotional, and spiritual relations between plants and man.
Shavian History
TO A YOUNG ACTRESS, the letters of Bernard Shaw to Molly Tompkins
A hundred and fifty hitherto unknown letters of GBS reproduced as he typed or wrote them in longhand.
SHAW AND MOLLY TOMPKINS
The story of GBS's long love affair with Molly Tompkins.

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