Transformation of Substance

Lecture by Dennis Klocek
February 2012, Rudolf Steiner College
Related to Biodynamics, Mineral and Plant Alchemy
Type: Audio, Podcast | Posted Sep 6, 2022
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Using the four elements theory, Dennis explores the alchemical relationships between natural forces and human consciousness. He takes us on a journey using the language of alchemy into the smallest interactions in the mineral world and then through the elements out into the cosmos, sharing imaginative exercises and practices for personal work to improve your perception of these forces. With this new vision, the true meaning of “turning lead into gold” becomes clear.

These lectures have been transcribed and edited into chapters of the book Sacred Agriculture by Dennis.

  • Lecture 1
    Nature and human consciousness, four elements, solve and coagula, inner surfaces, Earth consciousness, world mineral plant, colloids, gestural motif
  • Lecture 2
    Water, tension membranes, energetic boundaries, minimal surfaces, water phenomena, stirring, imaginative exercise
  • Lecture 3
    Air consciousness, fields and vectors, corpse and resurrection, crystal heavens, antennas, cavitation, astralization
  • Lecture 4
    Fire- tradition, cooking and destroying fire, alchemical mandala, the senses, phenomenology and art, ethers and elements, mystery wisdom
  • Lecture 5
    Nicolas of  Cusa, liberating elemental beings, spirits of time rotation, qualitative research methods


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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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