The principles that Rudolf Steiner brought into the world through Biodynamics are harmonious to the spiritual wisdom of the past that arose in the context of human interaction with Nature.

Natural ecology developed through constant interaction between humans and the demands of seasonal changes. When people found out what worked they stayed with it. Alchemical science formed these hard won insights into rational systems based on the complex rhythms of natural phenomena. Systems of plant and animal husbandry based on alchemical four elements theory sought tempering between seasonal tasks and natural fluctuations that resulted in crop pathology cycles.

The articles in this section are focused on gardening. They are based on findings of contemporary plant horticulture blended with alchemical insights. The goal is to present practical means for minimizing labor and maximizing health for those who work the land.


Earth Stewardship and Imagination

To truly see the Earth as a living being with a soul capable of will impulses and feelings requires humans to come into contact with…

Scientific Hypotheses – Truth or Error?

[Republished from Journal of Anthroposophical Medicine (JAM) Vol.10 1993] If one were to approach a professional scientist and challenge the hypothetical method as a flawed…


Etheric Vision

In the inner work of developing your consciousness, there is a stage of development called “etheric vision”.  This concept is found in many forms in…

Jonah and the Whale: An Encrypted Alchemical Meditation

In “Jonah and the Whale: An Encrypted Alchemical Meditation,” Dennis Klocek delves into the symbolic richness of the biblical tale of Jonah and the Whale, using the lens of alchemical interpretation. Klocek elucidates how the story’s sequence of events mirrors the four stages of the alchemical mandala: earth, water, air, and fire, each representing different levels of consciousness and transformation.

Jonah’s journey begins with an earthly task from the Lord, but he attempts to evade it by fleeing to sea—a move against the mandalic protocol. Caught in a storm, Jonah’s unconscious state parallels the water stage, where chaos reigns until he accepts responsibility. Cast overboard, Jonah undergoes a profound initiation within the whale’s belly, akin to a spiritual retreat, leading to a higher understanding and resolution to fulfill his divine task.

As Jonah returns to land, he enters a cycle of repentance and redemption, symbolized by the gourd vine that shelters him briefly before withering away. This cyclical growth and decay represent the alchemical process of owning one’s shadow and surrendering to higher forces. Through Jonah’s journey, Klocek illustrates the transformative power of spiritual initiation and the possibility of redemption for all souls.

Earth Stewardship and Imagination

To truly see the Earth as a living being with a soul capable of will impulses and feelings requires humans to come into contact with…

Soul Qualities of the 12 Personality Archetypes

In Part 6 of our Soul Course, Dennis shows us how how to use the twelve personality archetypes to begin to see into the biographical…

Power, Myth, and the Corporate Archetype

Most people would be surprised if they were told that there was no such “thing” as a biological species. But this is a true statement because a species is an idea, not a thing.

Learning to Become Ourselves for the Next Generation

From conception to birth a child is following a spiritual mission that is the task of the I being or True Self. The mission is…

Nature Experience for Young People

Nature is a broad array of events. As a result, there are many kinds of nature experiences. It is useful to consider which “nature” we…

Remembering and Beholding

You are shopping in the grocery store and run across an old friend. You both start to talk about mutual friends and they mention old…

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