Articles & Essays

Nature: force or being?

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

There is no question that reductionist science excels at studying technical, non living systems. An electronic circuit requires a research method that can reduce the flow of forces down to precise on / off sequences. But life science has other modes than on / off. Living beings have nuanced dimensions that are more like personalities…

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Alchemy and Natural Science – Part 4

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

By contrast the use of levity / gravity alchemical relationships can serve as the basis for a systematic, mandalic approach to sequencing natural phenomena.  This develops a reliable pictorial based research system available to anyone. Pictorial thinking can support the idea that the macro(species) and micro (hormones) levels of plant development are based on resonant…

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Alchemical Plant Science – Alchemy and Natural Sciences Part 3

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

In science today the driving force is to solve mysteries by innovation. Innovation is the clever manipulation of what is already known. As an effective research method for solving technical problems innovation has created wonders. But life evades technical solutions. Uncontrolled pandemics and complex climate change issues result from technical innovation being applied to issues…

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Plant Chemistry in Flowering Seen Alchemically – Alchemy and Natural Science Part 2

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

In alchemical thinking polarities that reciprocate are the basis for forming models of how things change. Polarities occur in the four elements, the four temperaments and the three processes. Together these sets of polarities are the most useful problem solving ideas in the alchemical method of analogy.  The image is an alchemical mandala that can…

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Intro – Alchemy and Natural Science Part 1

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

The alchemists understood that when dealing with living systems it is better to let the mysteries gradually be revealed in their own way to the mind. In science today the driving force is to solve mysteries by innovation. Innovation is the clever manipulation of what is already known. As an effective research method for solving…

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Gems, Light and Cosmic Will

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

Most human beings tend to value thinking as the most powerful human soul capacity because most problems are addressed through some level of thinking. Underneath awake thinking consciousness flows a constant river of will that evades awareness. Will is the force nature uses for changing things. In the human soul, will is the force of…

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Video: Sow seeds once, harvest all season – The process of “pricking out”

By Dennis Klocek October 28, 2020

By transplanting and separating seedlings based on their vigor, you can benefit from nature’s own strategy of staggering growth among seeds to give you a harvest all season long from one sowing.

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Praise for Peaches – How to Make Swizzle

By Dennis Klocek October 2, 2020

A tonic drink called swizzle is a fruit vinegar and a bit of honey in water that is thirst quenching and good for the digestion

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Elements, Temperaments and Humors – Part 4

By Dennis Klocek October 2, 2020

See our video series on Temperaments and Health here. In alchemy the levity/ gravity polarity is known as the sun and moon. The levity side of an alchemical mandala is linked to the force of the sun. The solar force is Avicenna’s principle of innate heat. It is also the principle behind Rudolf Steiner connecting…

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Elements, Temperaments and Humors – Part 3

By Dennis Klocek October 2, 2020

See our video series on Temperaments and Health here. Moist chemically complex phlegm transforms to blood through temperamental heat. This  heart action changes phlegm into living interactive tissue. “Cold” blood is available for limited applications. “Warm” heart blood is accepted by all parts of the body, at all levels. Science recognizes oxygenated arterial blood from…

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