The Path of a Rosicrucian Meditant: Commentary by Paul W. Scharff, M.D.
The material presented here, both the introduction as well as the comments regarding each picture, was compiled from two informal presentations by Dr. Paul Scharff given to individuals interested in Ehrenfried Pfeiffer and his life work. The material has been edited to the extent that appropriate portions of each presentation have been combined so that aspects of each painting are as broadly represented as possible from Dr. Scharff’s perceptions.
The short biography of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, which he gave at the beginning, was a sharing of some aspects of his life in acquainting those present with a little background.
Anyone wishing to know more about the life of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer can find further material in the book “Ehrenfried Pfeiffer: Pioneer of Spiritual Research and Practice“, compiled and written by Alla Selawry.
About the Author
Dr. Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer (1899–1961) was born in Munich. He worked closely with Rudolf Steiner to test and document many of the effects of biodynamic practices. Pfeiffer visited the U.S. several times during the 1930s, and was awarded a doctorate for his groundbreaking theory of Sensitive Crystallization Processes as a blood test for detecting cancer. In 1940, he immigrated to the U.S., where he pioneered biodynamic agriculture and helped establish the Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association. He died in Spring Valley, New York.