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Living earth : Living climate

Lecture by Dennis Klocek
April 2016, Santa Fe, NM
Related to Alchemy and Natural Sciences, Spiritual Paths
Type: Audio, Podcast | Posted May 11, 2023

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In this lecture Dennis uses the two polar principles of form and function to illustrate ways to imagine the Earth as a living being in contrast to seeing Earth as simply a resource.

The elements (earth, water, air, fire) and their dynamics give birth to the four life forces (cold, wet, hot, dry). Reciprocations between the polarities in these forces gives rise to the dynamics we see in the natural world.

Living beings have much more complex structural dynamics than non-living entities. It is the complexity of these dynamics that allows living beings to develop consciousness. Good stewardship for the future requires that humans learn to work with the dynamic consciousness of the living Earth.

These ideas will be used to illustrate current issues in climate change.

Note: Follow along with the slides in the handout. Dennis refers to the slides in this presentation.


  1. carolyn drewes on June 7, 2023 at 11:13 am

    Fabulous talk! many questions and potential explorations arise.

    • Kimberly Lyons on October 24, 2023 at 6:41 pm

      Outstanding give away, dear Dennis Klocek. So very moving, so intricately intelligent, so visionary.
      Thank you.

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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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