The Alchemy of Holy Week

Lecture by Dennis Klocek
April 2015, Fair Oaks, CA
Related to Soul Health, Spiritual Paths
Type: Audio, Podcast | Posted Mar 30, 2023
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In the yearly cycle the events of Holy Week can be the source of profound meditations on the relationship between pain and suffering on one hand and joy and gratitude on the other. Using indications from the work of Emil Bock on the daily events of Holy Week as a foundation, this workshop is composed of meditative pictures from alchemical sources of the planetary forces that serve as backdrop for the Christ drama. The focus of the work is to explore alchemical imagery that is in harmony with the Easter celebration of the victory of life over death.

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  1. Palm Sunday – Old sun and new sun, prima materia, crucible exercise, astronomy of Easter
  2. Monday – Cursing the fig tree, divine fiat, old Saturn, Luciferic temptation and the Fall
  3. Tuesday – Christ and the Pharisees, John the Baptist, metanoia, little apocalypse, old sorcery
  4. Wednesday & Holy Thursday – Mercury, soul and spirit, Judas, Mary Magdalene,  Pistis Sophia, eternal feminine
  5. Last Supper to Good Friday – whitening the salt, meditation, alchemical symbols of inner life, salt and ash
  6. Holy Saturday – tree of life, tree of knowledge, tree of true cross,  Adam’s skull, harrowing of hell
  7. Easter Sunday – the mystery of the human phantom, gate of sun and moon exercise, Christ as Spirit of the Earth-humans as the tenth hierarchy



  1. Charlene Stott on April 1, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    I hope I understand what retort etc. means but without seeing it I doubt it. I know there is no visual and will be happy and work with what is available. Thank you making this available.

    • Ben Klocek on April 2, 2023 at 10:47 am

      Hi Charlene,

      A “retort” is used in lab work to distill substances.

      It looks similar to “a” in the handout, containing the plants.


  2. Charlene Stott on April 6, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you Ben for all your efforts. I am really enjoying the lectures and have learned a lot.

    • Agnieszka on March 23, 2024 at 3:55 pm

      Hello Everyone, I have just singed up for emails.
      Is the email version thr same as recording?
      Also is that the right place to place questions/comments for this year Holy Week?
      Kindly, Agnieszka

      • Ben Klocek on March 24, 2024 at 8:03 am

        Hi Agnieszka,

        The emails include some extra content that help contextualize the lectures, but link to posts on the website that are a transcription of the audio.

        Yes, you may leave comments and questions here.


  3. Rosalilian on April 18, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Dear friends from the holy week, I have a question about the emergence of the divine feminine. When Dennis says about the divine feminine moving from west to east. A long ago in a Lakota gathering I attended, the elders spoke of the four winds, and the keepers of the four directions. Something about the east having lost the ability to keep the eastern traditio n. This was a while back, and in one of the holy days it is mentioned about the divine feminine coming to the east. Feel free to share any insights, thank you.

    • Rosa Alvarez on March 21, 2024 at 11:50 am

      Good afternoon, I did this last year ,I got the email for engaging this year. I clicked on the button for participating this year and to receive the emails. I want to make sure I get the emails, thank you.

  4. annem7d on May 4, 2023 at 3:08 am

    Dear Ben,
    Warmest thanks for this amazing process from me here in south Australia. A very big thank you to Dennis and for your part in making the Alchemy of Holy Week available. It is such a gift.

    I need help with one aspect. I entirely think it is me not registering but I kind of lost track of which alchemical symbol to take into sleep and which part of Valentin Weigel’s Alchemical Tree of Good and Evil to relate to the next morning – I think after Wednesday of Holy Week. Would it be at all possible to clarify that for me?

    With much appreciation for Dennis and yourself. Anne

  5. Charlene Stott on January 28, 2024 at 3:54 pm

    I would love the transcript as I have already bought the recordings which were wonderful

  6. Susan Beedy on March 21, 2024 at 3:53 am

    Hi Ben, I missed this last year and would love this year. As I understand it the series is an audio and possibly a printed copy. That would be wonderful for me as I usually need several goes to retain details . Is this possible? Thank you, again, Susan Beedy

    • Ben Klocek on March 21, 2024 at 10:55 am

      Hi Susan,

      The email version is free and can be signed up for by adding your details to the form near the top of the page. The email course includes a PDF you can print out. The book version will come out next year.


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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

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