BioDynamics

Creating Substances of a Higher Order – Spagyrics and Synergy

By Dennis Klocek September 12, 2022
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The naturalist D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, who wrote the classic book On Growth And Form, believed that the outer form of an organism is a diagram of the forces that are active within the organism. He took this idea further by stating that germ plasm is always the seat of forces and never the source of…

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Video – Creating Safe Space with a Walled Garden

By Dennis Klocek August 2, 2022
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Creating safe, sacred spaces in your garden connects you to the long history of the walled garden. Using Leonardo Da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks as inspiration, Dennis takes us on a tour of the small sculpture gardens throughout his garden that support his plants and the elemental forces in creating the most healing food…

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Glyphs of the Zodiac

By Dennis Klocek May 25, 2022
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Editor’s Note: Dennis uses a sidereal ephemeris to determine the dates for each constellation in which the sun is active. The sidereal ephemeris takes into consideration the precession of the equinoxes in determining the the location of the stars and planets as they are today. The constellations of the zodiac are traditionally rendered in pictographs…

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Gems, Light, and Cosmic Will

By Dennis Klocek April 8, 2022
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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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Nature Experience for Young People

By Dennis Klocek April 8, 2022
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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 mean when we use the word.  Here are some thoughts about different experiences of nature and how they affect our relationship to it. Nature as wilderness This gives solace and…

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Rediscovering the Sacredness of Nature: Interview with Dennis Klocek

By Dennis Klocek February 21, 2022
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Dennis Klocek is an artist, scientist, teacher, researcher, gardener, and alchemist. He lives and works in Sacramento, California and is Director of the Consciousness Studies Program at the Rudolf Steiner College in California. He has been a great inspiration for many people over the years and has given workshops and talks on a variety of…

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Video: Solar Length of Day (LOD) Tutorial

By Ben Klocek December 31, 2021
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Dennis teaches us about the most important plant rhythm, solar length of day, and how that can be used in planning your planting calendar.

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Creating a “Maturing” plant spray for cool weather veggies like lettuce, leeks and cabbage

By Dennis Klocek December 3, 2021
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Creating the Parsley Extract for the “maturing” spray.

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Long-term Leeks – Planting and Harvesting Leeks for the Whole Season

By Dennis Klocek December 3, 2021
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In the Lab: Using a Simple Still for Home Extraction of Essential Oils

By Dennis Klocek December 3, 2021
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