Articles & Essays

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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Climate change debate; can we turn down the heat?

By Dennis Klocek July 14, 2016 Comments Off on Climate change debate; can we turn down the heat?

There are many ways to think about the climate change debate and almost all of them lead to paradox and polarization. At the physical level of the debate, there are those who say that “greenhouse” gases have increased dramatically since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Greenhouse gases are gases that trap warmth in the…

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Patterns in Research – Angelica Archangelica

By Dennis Klocek December 13, 2013

Angelica research This article was instigated by an initial study done to acclimatize the herb angelica archangelica into California. Angelica is native to high altitudes and high latitudes. In these rather harsh environments the demand made on the harvesting of the plant root has created a concern among plant scientists has put the plant on…

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Silica and Clay Polarity

By Dennis Klocek August 8, 2010 Comments Off on Silica and Clay Polarity

Silica is the light pole in the minerals. It is a kind of flowering process in the mineral realm since silica in plant growth enhances the refined properties that light brings to plants. Photosynthesis requires light for its action. The light interacts with the flavonoids (phenols and tannins) and anthocyanins (blue and red pigments that…

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The Alchemical Worldview

By Dennis Klocek July 30, 2008 Comments Off on The Alchemical Worldview

Esoterically the central task of the human being is to achieve what is known as the second birth, or what is known to students of Rudolf Steiner as the birth of the “I” being. Our first birth is into a body of flesh. This is given to us by nature working through our parents. The…

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