Articles & Essays

Video: Three Peoples Parable

By Dennis Klocek May 5, 2021

There once was an island on which three peoples remain isolated due to their fear of perceived differences. Dennis Klocek tells a parable about fear of the other using his unique storytelling sculptures.

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Video: Fine Art Wood Sculpture by Dennis Klocek

By Ben Klocek February 24, 2021

As a master of fine art, Dennis has been sculpting in wood for many years. Dennis was invited by an anthroposophical art gallery in the Jarna Community of Sweden to a virtual art show. We created several videos using his art and stories to share with them. Some of Dennis more recent sculptures have been…

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Video: Alchemical Extraction using a Mary’s Bath

By Ben Klocek February 1, 2021

We’re using a device called a mary’s bath to extract resin from powdered myrrh to make a preparation called the three Kings. Learn how to use a Mary’s Bath to safely “loosen” compounds for making medicinal or biodynamic substances.

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Grandpa’s Gruel

By Dennis Klocek January 22, 2021

This gruel is filling to the belly, a good complete source of nutrition during healing, and well tolerated by sensitive digestions. 2 1/2 qts hot, lemon balm, chamomile tea2 1/2 cups oatmeal1 can (13 oz.) light coconut milk1/3 cup slippery elm bark powder1 Tbsp butter1/2 tsp saltyour favorite sweetenerfive sticks of astragalus In a slow…

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The Prayerful Warrior

By Dennis Klocek January 22, 2021

The developmental signs of advancement in an alchemical soul practice usually involve some sort of healing crisis brought on by a discharge in the soul of accumulated assumptions and belief structures.  Most often these assumptions are not perceived by the student in a conscious way. They arise like dream fragments in the daily life and…

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Working with Symbolic Images

By Dennis Klocek January 19, 2021

ALCHEMICAL EARTH CONSCIOUSNESS Alchemically, learning requires that there be a  process of soul breathing , that is the capacity to form accurate inner pictures that we can follow as they change inside of us.  The process of finding and then refining inner pictures is a form of breathing that can be cultivated into imagination. Exercise:…

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Video: Sustainable Garden Harvesting – Fennel Harvesting Tips

By Dennis Klocek January 15, 2021

Instead of one-and-done harvesting for the market, learn to harvest fennel so that your garden plants last all through the season. Plus, tips to winterize your organic veggies so they don’t rot when the rains come.

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Video: Seedling to Table – Growing Cabbage, Making Kraut

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

Learn the tricks and tips from Dennis Klocek, master gardener, for how to grow, harvest, and process cabbage into sauerkraut.

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Video: Working with Solar Rhythms – Planting Cabbages out of Season

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

What agricultural magic can we work when working with the solar rhythms? Follow Dennis into his garden to learn how using the number of hours in a day (solar length of day) when planning your garden activities can lead to increased quality and yield for veggies, fruits, and medicine. In this video he describes how…

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What is alchemy?

By Dennis Klocek January 11, 2021

Mention the word alchemy and most people would imagine some crazy guy trying to change lead into gold. While that is true “Lead” and “Gold” in alchemical symbolism are code words for what is corruptible “Lead”, and what is not “Gold”.  Corruptible means it will decay in time and lose its form. Seen that way,…

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