Viktor Schauberger book


About the man whose work inspired the development of our tools



This book started life as Jane’s attempt to explain Viktor Schauberger’s ideas to herself. He clearly had a system of thought behind his ideas, but never put it together systematically. He was also a deeply intuitive man, and a marvellous storyteller. Some of his stories from the forests and mountains, about the life he saw there are quite breathtaking.

The book is an attempt to explain Viktor Schauberger’s insights in his own words, without external analysis or reference. As he was a self-taught man who had severe misgivings about the benefits of academic training, we hope he would not have objected to this approach.

Each chapter looks at one aspect of his system in detail, and illustrates it with stories from his own life and direct quotations from his writings. The book also contains original drawings by Viktor Schauberger.

We include a free copy of ‘The Story of Bronze Garden Tools‘ with each book purchased.

If you would like your copy signed by the author, please let us know in the ‘Special Instructions’ box of the order form.

Jane also occasionally publishes articles on Medium

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Weight .25 kg
Dimensions 22 × 14 × 1 cm

2 reviews for Viktor Schauberger book

  1. Jane Cobbald

    Some reviews of the first edition:

    “Readers unfamiliar with Schauberger will find this an excellent place to start. The author brings in biographical insights and explains the context in which his work arose. The text is also interspersed with some stimulating quotations and hand drawings. She brings out the influence of Goethe in a way that clarifies the parallel with contemporary Goethean science. His basic vision and philosophy was to understand the processes of nature from within, and then to devise technologies that imitated these processes. He contended that modern civilisation is based on destructive forms of energy use and technological exploitation, which can only take us down a correspondingly destructive path. As one who is convinced that our attitude to nature must undergo a complete revolution, I regard the work of Schauberger as essential reading.”
    Scientific & Medical Network Review, Winter 2006

    “Schauberger was a visionary whose ideas were so far ahead of his time that they are still hard to comprehend now. Even attempting to summarise them in a short review would be next to meaningless. What is most important about the man, though, to which Cobbald’s elegantly written biographical account of his life provides a wonderful introduction, is his belief that if we want to live with nature, we should spend time watching and learning from it. Schauberger spent his life doing just this, and for those of us too busy to notice the changing of the seasons, as much as anything this book is a salient reminder of the merits of slowing down, taking time and asking why.”

    The Ecologist, March 2007

    In the early part of the 20th century, Viktor Schauberger, a pioneering Austrian forester and brilliant inventor, paved the way for much of our modern understanding of the vital energies of water and the energy generation available from vortex mechanics.

    The author of this book, Jane Cobbald, has herself experimented with another of Schauberger’s ideas: the use of copper implements for cultivation and planting. After experiencing a difference using copper tools in the garden, she became a student of his life’s work. Her illuminating and accessible book describes Schauberger’s observations and experiences in the forest, at lakes and rivers, which fostered his unique understanding of the nature of water: “The water’s most deeply concealed psyche often revealed the most extraordinary things to me.”

    Extract from Maggie Lee’s review in Resurgence Magazine, Sept/Oct 2007

  2. Jane Cobbald

    Some feedback from readers:

    “I just finished reading your book A Life of Learning from Nature for the second time. It is beautifully written, very sensitive and informative. ”
    Jon Vincent

    “(Viktor’s quotations give) me a feeling that Viktor himself could have been standing behind your shoulder when you wrote this book.”
    Curt Hallberg

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