Biodynamics and Beholding Through the Four Elements

Lecture by Dennis Klocek
January 2013, Asilomar, California
Related to Alchemy and Natural Sciences, Biodynamics, Education
Type: Audio, Podcast | Posted Jun 14, 2023

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This lecture presents a much-needed introduction to the real biodynamic work given within the context of the four elements, the archetypal patterns of creation unfolding within every phenomena of nature. It is essential listening for the biodynamic practitioner seeking true understanding as well as for anyone serious about comprehending the worldview behind the work of Rudolf Steiner. 

The picture Dennis presents is a microcosm of the main theme running throughout all of his work: that of returning human consciousness to its rightful place at the center of creation. This is not a worldview where the inner nature of the human bears only passing consideration but one where it is absolutely fundamental to the totality of events unfolding on earth and in the greater cosmos. 

Whether gardener, geologist, or teacher there is valuable insight to be gained here with regard to the field of morphology, an appreciation of which is vital if the consciousness of the human is to develop the faculties necessary to perceive the four elements and begin to willfully participate in their activity. 

It is through a morphological understanding that the intellect can build a bridge to the spiritual reality imperceptible to the mainstream consciousness and so redeem and re-sanctify the sciences, a deed so greatly needed in our time.

Biodynamics has brought vitality, productivity, and healing to thousands of farms across the world. In this Introduction to Biodynamics, the four elements of earth, water, air and fire will be presented as the basis of Biodynamic practices. Nature and the cosmos continually perform a symphony of rhythmic time and space relationships. The movement of substances in plants, the planetary rhythms themselves, and the alchemical principles behind the Biodynamic preparations are key elements in this system. The consciousness of the worker represents an alchemical fifth element that is the essential force for gaining insights into the phenomenal world. Join master alchemist, scientist, and artist, Dennis Klocek, in exploring these elements and rhythms to reach a new understanding of how natural forces can be worked with to either support or hinder the outcomes of our interactions with Nature. 



  1. Vaios Eleftheriou on June 15, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you Ben for making this possible, I thanked Dennis many times over for his life contribution to humanity.

  2. danoakcollett on June 18, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    From the course:

    “This four-element theory is not just a convenient fable for weak minds,
    it is the basis for a morphological world view that makes a science of studying how life goes through its cycles. ”

    Many thanks!

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Dennis Klocek, MFA, is co-founder of the Coros Institute, an internationally renowned lecturer, and teacher. He is the author of nine books, including the newly released Colors of the Soul; Esoteric Physiology and also Sacred Agriculture: The Alchemy of Biodynamics. He regularly shares his alchemical, spiritual, and scientific insights at soilsoulandspirit.com.

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