Developing Living Picture Thinking: Sensation, Perception, Intention

Lecture by Dennis Klocek
January 2010, Greenwood Teachers Conference
Related to Alchemy and Natural Sciences, Education
Type: Audio, Podcast | Posted Jan 12, 2023

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This lecture, given at a Greenwood Waldorf School Teacher Conference, looks at escaping the abstract, linear, protocol-driven approach to problem solving that constitutes proof for the sciences. This approach to science, which has permeated all aspects of life from economics, to politics, social interactions and cultural development, has implications for human consciousness that go beyond technology and nature and reach into the moral aspects of human existence. The historical and philosophical basis for the phenomenological approach to science is shared through the work of Goethe, Franz Brentano and Rudolf Steiner.

This lecture offers inner practices that can serve as the foundation for a beneficial worldview that can provide unique insights into today’s challenges.


  1. enrique genaro flores on May 18, 2024 at 11:28 am

    Thank you dennis for opening up new vistas of thought for me in your exploration of pictorial thinking. if i’m not mistaken daoist treatises actually pictures the true form and/or is involved in pictorial thinking through and through. The Daoist Painters use to paint images so life like that honey bees would try and gather pollen from those images.

    To cut to the chase I’ve been brooding over mentation alot these days and am wondering through the merging of concept and percept is a possbility there to actualize the propositions instantaneously. after all steiner has said that in order experience concepts we must first produce them.

    for example the six yogas of naropa is it possible to experience tummo and the illusory body through pure concepts and ideas alone?

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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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