Planetary Influences upon Plants
A Cosmological Botany

by Ernst-Michael Kranich
Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Assn., 1984                    Out of print
182 pages; paperback; $12.50
ISBN: 0-938250-20-5


This book describes correspondences between rhythmical patterns in the movements of the planets as seen from the earth and rhythmical patterns in plant growth.


Formulating the Question
The Method
The Archetypal Plant and its Cosmic Archetypal Image
The Center Shoot: Earthly Image of the Sun
Rhythmical Order in the Planetary System
The Gesture of Foliation
The Formation of the Perianth
Pistils – Stamens – Pollination
A Look at the Far Planets and the Planetary System
Fruit and Seed: The Liberation of the Plant from Vegetative Life
Germination and the Root: The Plant’s Connection with the Earth
Summary: The Plant as an Organism

Polarity in Plant Growth through Predominant Moon/Mercury and Venus-character Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons

The Differentiation of the Flowering Plant into Various Growth Patterns
Annual Herbaceous Plants
Biennial Herbaceous Plants
Perennial Herbaceous Plants
The Deciduous Trees
The Coniferous Trees
The Shrubs
The Dwarf Shrubs 


Plant Families as Expressions of Dominating Planetary Influences
The Bindweed Family
The Umbellifers
The Water Lilies
The Buttercups
The Rose Family
Sympetalous Blossom Development and the Compositae

Retrospect and Summary
Epilogue: The Educational Purpose

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