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The “I” Being and the Doubles

Lecture by Dennis Klocek
January 2014, Fair Oaks, CA
Related to Social Health, Soul Health
Type: Audio, Podcast | Posted Jan 11, 2024

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This lecture was given at the Sacramento Anthroposophical Society Branch meeting and based on Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy of anthroposophy. It delves into the complex topic of the human “I” being and the concept of the double – entities that affect physical and psychological well-being. Dennis shares the influences of the ahrimanic double (associated with physical illness) and the luciferic double (linked with emotional and psychological difficulties). He also explores the significance of resistance and flow in human psyche and in life formation, highlighting its connection to bioelectricity.

Exercises using symbols from nature for producing inner pictures are given as a means of healing.


  1. Peter Webb on January 19, 2024 at 12:49 pm

    I am so thankful to you Ben and Dennis for sharing this wonderful recording of Dennis bringing focus to life. Seeds for our hearts and minds. Special ! Regards Peter

    • May on January 20, 2024 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you for this gem of a lecture! Recently, a teacher gave a bit of a warning before offering the Foundation Stone meditation in a talk, that we need to be prepared for the reaction or resistance that comes with spiritual practices. Does Dennis have any advice on the protection practices in working with the images as they are offered in the nite. With gratitude

  2. Michael Wright on January 20, 2024 at 11:42 am

    Once again, we send thanks for you and the work you have been involved in for so many years that has made it possible for us to gather up our forces to take the little steps that make up our journey.

  3. debra v.falkenberg on January 20, 2024 at 6:31 pm

    Dennis and Ben, this lecture brings sense to the PNW outer and inner storms we experienced this week. CE in Goethean Studies 98-99.
    You are a stellar team!
    Thank you!

  4. Barbara Mckernan on February 23, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    Wow ! Thankyou Dennis X

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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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