The Spiritual Background of Viruses and Epidemics

Oct 21, 2023 1:30PM


Anthroposophy NYC, 138 West 15th Street, New York, NY

Cost $15 (suggested donation)

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Microorganisms. What is their origin, and what role do they play in the household of nature and in individual human beings? Our recent COVID-19 epidemic has taught us that human health cannot be understood and maintained without a deeper understanding of them. Are they the primary cause of illnesses? How do they work in us? Branko Furst, MD, will examine the origins of epidemics and how they can be understood in the light of anthroposophic medicine. Gunther Hauk will discuss various groups of elemental beings and describe how our actions, feelings, and thoughts create and provide nourishment for them, playing a role in the activity of bacteria and viruses.

Branko Furst, MD, retired recently from his academic career as a professor of medicine (in anesthesiology) at Albany Medical College, Albany, NY. His lifelong research interest has been the bridging of the conventional and anthroposophical understanding of the human being. Branko lectures frequently on anthroposophical themes and on aspects of blood circulation to professional and lay audiences in the US and internationally. He has authored several peer reviewed articles and The Heart and Circulation – An Integrative Model, a monograph currently in its 2nd edition ( Branko is an active member of the Hawthorne Valley community.

Gunther Hauk has been a teacher, lecturer, biodynamic gardener, and beekeeper for over 40 years. In 1996, he co-founded the Pfeiffer Center for Biodynamic Studies in Chestnut Ridge, New York, where he developed a successful biodynamic part-time training and taught at Sunbridge College. Together with his wife, Vivian, he founded Spikenard Farm, Inc. in 2006, a non-profit research and education organization with a honeybee sanctuary at its heart. Gunther has given many workshops on biodynamic agriculture and sustainable/biodynamic beekeeping methods throughout the United States and internationally.