Soul

Trust in Life

By Dennis Klocek May 15, 2024
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A great force in the human soul is the capacity to trust. This capacity is abundant in children. It arises out of the tremendous forces of life that pour into the embryo and then into the growing child. At the age of 21 the growth forces that form the life organs have completed their task…

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Conflict and the Examined Life

By Dennis Klocek May 14, 2024
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In ancient times philosophers never considered their own soul life as existing separately from the world. It was widely believed that the personal will of a soul had a weak but perceptible effect on the way that the world unfolded. The weak effect became perceptible only if a soul took up the spiritual practice of…

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From Struggle to Gratitude: Searching for Clarity

By Dennis Klocek December 5, 2023
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In this profound series, Dennis teaches about human physiology and the learning process from a spiritual perspective. The series revolves around concepts from Karl Koenig and Rudolf Steiner, and aspects of struggle, gratitude, understanding the role of the ‘I’ and ‘Me’, and the importance of embracing uncertainty. He addresses the implications of fear, anxiety, humor, rhythm, and the significance of art and story as transformative tools.

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Living earth : Living climate

By Dennis Klocek 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…

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The Alchemy of Holy Week

By Dennis Klocek March 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 weekend workshop will be composed of meditative pictures from alchemical sources of the planetary forces that serve as backdrop for the Christ drama. The focus of the work will be to explore alchemical imagery that is in harmony with the Easter celebration of the victory of life over death.

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The Book of Trials: On the Path to Seeing the Nature of Spirit

By Dennis Klocek February 6, 2023
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All those who seek to understand the world through the workings of spirit will meet the Guardian of the Threshold, who shows us our own true inner nature, the noble and the ignoble. To cross the threshold from the physical world into the spiritual as a practice of initiation, we are presented with trials through…

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Turning Living Nature Imagination Inward

By Ben Klocek January 25, 2023
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Thank you for your replies to this series on Goethe, phenomenology, and the etheric. I’m so pleased at the interest As I alluded to in my last email, it’s time to turn this way of seeing back on ourselves and peer at our own soul activity.  While Goethe refined this way of seeing into nature, Rudolf…

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Reading the Secret Script of Life

By Dennis Klocek January 24, 2023
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The political, social, environmental, and economic issues of the present time are rooted in polarities engendered by abstract, cause-and-effect thinking. The perception of the flow of life as strings of abstractions results in a mass mind that is locked into endless cycles of unsolvable polarities.

This workshop with Dennis Klocek will explore the roots of abstraction and then move towards morphological exercises that form the basis for the capacity to “read” the esoteric script.

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Perceiving the Spirit of the Natural World

By Dennis Klocek December 17, 2022
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Perceiving the Spirit in the Natural World – Frey Vineyard Jan 2014 Contemporary science, with its focus on the gathering of abstract data as a means for the perception of natural phenomena, tends to promote the view that nature is simply a resource to be exploited. Earlier civilizations tended to see the phenomena of nature…

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