17th Congress (20 years of VFS)

Congress of the elements
A small anniversary of 20 years of VFS – a preview


In his presentation, the Austrian natural scientist Jörg Schauberger will take a look at the phenomenon of water. After having completed his studies and working as a journalist for the Austrian radio station ORF, he has now been working intensively for two decades – both as a researcher and lecturer as well as author and publisher of books – on everything there is to know about the nature of water. In doing so, he is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, the natural scientist, inventor and mastermind Viktor Schauberger (1885 – 1958).
Viktor Schauberger is regarded as a pioneer of modern water research. The forester and nature observer was one of the first persons to take a holistic approach. He realized early on that water as a life elixir could be described by more than just a formula. In addition to its chemical properties, it is mainly the physical influences to which the water is exposed that matter. As a consequence, Viktor Schauberger dedicated his efforts to a natural way of dealing with rivers by implementing new approaches in river engineering by stating that watercourses should not be regulated from the banks but through minimal installations in the river itself.
However, his main focus was on drinking water as the basis for a healthy diet, starting with the protection of groundwater, which he saw as the “blood of the earth”, through to its storage in containers and its distribution via water pipes. Some of his inventions were aimed at transporting and storing water in the most natural way possible.
In addition, he tried to find new ways where technology was concerned: revolutionary engine units, for example, and energy generation methods. In the first half of the 20th century, the visionary Viktor Schauberger had already realized that the technical developments driven by the scientific mainstream would lead to a dead end. An escape would only be possible by changing our way and doing a 180. To achieve this, he proposed alternative concepts in order to avoid the destruction of the environment and exploitation of the planet, especially the irreplaceable resource water.
Some of these concepts are presented by Jörg Schauberger, the grandson of the “water magician” Viktor Schauberger. He combines these concepts with findings from modern water research, which constantly brings to light new, fascinating things. The phenomenon of water will therefore also offer many surprises to future generations of researchers. Water research is futurology, and this is especially true where medicine is concerned.


Wood usually grows in the forest – in which way are we as humans connected with this element? Where are – in the truest sense of the word – our roots? What does a tree need, what does a human being need to grow and develop? Humans need and have always needed wood – and this is especially true in today’s fast-moving world, where many people once again develop a genuine longing for forests and wood.
Ms Birte Schmetjen will talk about the history of the relationship between humans and the forest and report on her experiences concerning ways in which wood can support the healing processes in humans. She is a qualified forester and in her company feel wood has been working for many years as a coach, trainer, forest educator and forest ambassador with the aim to re-connect people more strongly with the element of wood.


Mr Martin von Mackensen will bring us in contact with the earth, our soil and our basis of existence. He is head of the agricultural school at Dottenfelder Hof in Bad Vilbert, a company working according to the Demeter guidelines. We are sure to hear a lot of exciting things from him, for example things to do with Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophical point of view.
Unfortunately, Mr von Mackensen has been feeling unwell for some time and was therefore unable to provide us with any further texts or pictures before the editorial deadline. We wish him all the best and hope for a very exciting lecture in March.


Ms Beate Manderla is a natural health professional and has been working with bioresonance according to Paul Schmidt for over 20 years, often in combination with acupuncture vibration therapy. For many years, she practised in Celle, but in 2017 she retired “to the countryside” and now works in Steinhorst. She mainly focuses on working with cancer patients, treating chronic diseases/ mitochondrial diseases, sterility, allergies and intolerances, intestinal diseases, and exhaustion/burn-out.
Fire – an element that – more than any other element – encompasses both what is good and what is dangerous:
– it warms us and enables us to survive in spite of the cold
– it burns, it destroys, and it often turns us into helpless bystanders who can merely watch
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the heart and small intestine are primarily connected to fire. The specific aim of this lecture is to present in which way the heart is represented in TCM, but also in Western medicine. Bioresonance according to Paul Schmidt presents us with various options to treat the symptoms pertaining to this organ system. The prevention of diseases of the heart and the small intestine will also be highlighted and forms an important aspect.


Together with her 13 year old daughter, Ms Bianca Kessel, complimentary veterinary practitioner and natural health professional, lives in Wedemark. After completing her training at the ATM (Academy for Veterinary Medicine) in Bad Bramstedt in 2009, she began to take care of our beloved four-legged pets with her mobile practice. She completed her acupuncture training with veterinarian Susanne Hauswirth and a spagyric compact training with the company Phylak in Saxony. Her focus of treatment, however, is bioresonance according to Paul Schmidt, and she is the proud owner of a certificate in this discipline. In 2016 she passed the exam for natural health professionals in Hanover, and since 2017 she has been treating humans in her own practice.
In her lecture, Ms Kessel will help us understand the element metal by presenting animal case studies. It is not just old age and the lungs which are represented by this element. Rather, the side effects of worm cures and the separation from the mother and siblings can also weaken this element in puppies. We are excited and look forward to this lecture very much.