Bees – Lectures by Rudolf Steiner - A land of milk and honey

Identifier

020913

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

Bees – Lectures by Rudolf Steiner

December 1st 1923

This is what is so upsetting, if I may say so, about the way things are conducted in modern-day science. These scientists think they are saying something truly important. They announce their results using big words, and all the rest of the people believe everything they say. If this type of thing continues in the course of history the time will come when everything will have to wither and die. For the world is dependent on your ability to actually do something and not only talk about things and create new abstract terms. Words must mean exactly what is really there. Long ago there used to be a kind of science that was directly connected to the actual experience of those things under examination. Today we have a science that knows nothing anymore of this direct experience. All it does is think up fantastic new word combinations, and this is only possible because a new authority has been added to the old one…………………

And gentlemen, as I've told you before, the older forms of science weren't as primitive and stupid as present-day science would have you believe. These older forms of science often expressed things in a simplistic way, but they were, in reality very wise in their insights. And you know that the old phrase “This is a country where milk and honey flow" simply means that it is a healthy country, a country where you can live a healthy life. The people of antiquity knew that both milk and honey are strongly connected with a healthy human life force.

 

The source of the experience

Steiner, Rudolf

Concepts and Symbols used in the text or image

Science as religion

Activities

Eating for health
Milk
Honey

Observation contributed by: Henry Ibberson