Ben Klocek

Ben Klocek, web designer, teacher, and Sacramento Waldorf School alumni, has worked in tech for over 20 years and has been studying how our use of screen technology affects our lives. He teaches technology and woodworking in a Public Waldorf charter school. He is the father of two, ages 12 and 15, and is an avid naturalist, artist, and gardener.

Posts by Ben Klocek

The Light of Life in Plant & Gem

By Ben Klocek / September 15, 2023 /

Hi friends, I have some articles to share with you today.  As you may know, our Gem and Plant class is a deep dive into supporting plants in developing enhanced medicinal and culinary qualities. It’s been a very interesting journey. My favorite part is where Dennis described the weaving of light from the sun and other stars into…

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Holy Week: An Alchemical Story

By Ben Klocek / March 15, 2023 /

Dear friends, As winter and spring tease with us with their comings and goings, we are passing through a sacred time for many spiritual people. In the Christian calendar, we are in Passiontide, leading toward Holy Week ending in Easter. For those raised in a Christian faith, much of these events and days may be second…

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Turning Living Nature Imagination Inward

By Ben Klocek / January 25, 2023 /

Thank you for your replies to this series on Goethe, phenomenology, and the etheric. I’m so pleased at the interest As I alluded to in my last email, it’s time to turn this way of seeing back on ourselves and peer at our own soul activity.  While Goethe refined this way of seeing into nature, Rudolf…

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Developing Living Picture Thinking

By Ben Klocek / January 13, 2023 /

As I wrote in my last post, Johann von Goethe developed a way of observing nature that relies on clearing your mind of preconceived notions of the phenomena being observed, accurately observing the subtle details, and building up a living inner picture of those details through time. He applied this way of seeing, also called…

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Introducing Living-nature Imagination

By Ben Klocek / January 5, 2023 /

If you are from Europe, there’s a good chance you know of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (“Gur-ta”) for his poetry and literary works. Here in the US, few people have heard of him. What most don’t know is that he was also a scientist and esotericist, one who studies the inner or secret mysteries. What…

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Healing Anointing Ritual for the Holy Nights

By Ben Klocek / December 16, 2022 /

During Soul Course Part 9: Soul and Ceremony, Dennis shared a healing ritual and a recipe for an anointing oil [PDF]. The hope is that more healing personal wishes for self and other will blossom out of this practice. This is such a sweet, loving practice, I intend to make the oil blend and perform the ritual for my…

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New Book! The Alchemical Marriage

By Ben Klocek / October 19, 2021 /

We’re pleased to announce the publication of a book that has been many years in the making, The Alchemical Wedding – Christian Rosenkreutz, the Initiate of Misunderstanding. From the back of the book: Filled with alchemical metaphors, coded words, and images, Dennis Klocek describes—in his inimitable style—much of the profound meaning behind the colorful and…

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Video Series: Plant Sprays

By Ben Klocek / August 24, 2021 /

This new series is the result of several days spent with Dennis over 6 months, in which he shared how the plant sprays he uses affect growth, how to make them, and some tricks he’s learned along the way. Video 1: Why Use Plant Sprays? Secrets to abundant oil, flower and fruit production in the…

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Video: Fine Art Wood Sculpture by Dennis Klocek

By Ben Klocek / February 24, 2021 /

As a master of fine art, Dennis has been sculpting in wood for many years. Dennis was invited by an anthroposophical art gallery in the Jarna Community of Sweden to a virtual art show. We created several videos using his art and stories to share with them. Some of Dennis more recent sculptures have been…

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Video: Alchemical Extraction using a Mary’s Bath

By Ben Klocek / February 1, 2021 /

We’re using a device called a mary’s bath to extract resin from powdered myrrh to make a preparation called the three Kings. Learn how to use a Mary’s Bath to safely “loosen” compounds for making medicinal or biodynamic substances.

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