Adam McLean - firstname.lastname@example.org
the early 1920's, Lilly Kolisko working upon a
suggestion made by Rudolf Steiner, the founder of
Anthroposophy, devised a method for
experimentally investigating the workings of the
etheric forces in material substance. She called
this technique 'Capillary Dynamolysis' and
continued to investigate and refine the method
until she died in 1976. She applied it
particularly to researching the etheric forces
working in the domain of agriculture, testing
various composting methods, and using it to
investigate the disease processes in plants,
animals and man, that are the result of etheric
imbalance. Later in an amazing series of
experiments, she was able to show directly the
influence of the planets on substance,
particularly revealed at critical conjunctions,
oppositions and eclipses.
David J. Heaf - 101622.2773@Compuserve.Com
Visualisation methods for planetary and etheric formative
The living knowledge possessed by people in ancient times of
the influences of cosmic bodies other than the Sun and the
Moon on processes on earth has nowadays dwindled to something
more akin to a superstition. However, if such influences
really exist, then it ought to be possible to study them by
appropriate scientific methods. When Rudolf Steiner repeatedly
reminded those listening to his lectures, especially farmers,
doctors and scientists, of the vital significance of
cosmic influences for life on earth, a number of people became
interested in developing the techniques necessary for their
study. When asked by scientists in 1920 how to do this Steiner
said that 'whilst the substances are in the solid state they
are subject to the earthly laws, especially gravity, whereas
if a body is dissolved, thus entering the fluid state, it
comes once again into the sphere of influence of the planets'.
Following ancient tradition and for simplicity, the Sun will
here be referred to as a planet.
between terrestrial phenomena in the biosphere and planetary
movements have been the subject of several hundred scientific
papers in the past few decades. Influences of the Moon and
other planets on trees and herbaceous plants have been studied
for more than twenty years by Edwards and his colleagues.
we are concerned with influences which can be detected with
chemical substances. In the 1920s Kolisko developed a
visualisation method which in German is referred to as the 'Steigbildemethode'
and in English as 'capillary dynamolysis'. In the form applied
to planetary influences it involves allowing a salt solution
to be absorbed by capillary attraction through filter paper.