Soul Health

Techniques for Transforming Dreaming

By Dennis Klocek January 7, 2023 Comments Off on Techniques for Transforming Dreaming
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The technique of transforming dreaming is to saturate the going into sleep and the waking up times with as much attention and devotion as possible. For this reason Rudolf Steiner has given a number of very useful exercises and indications concerning these times of day. The fundamental idea however is not that there is a…

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The Power of Belief – Some thoughts for the New Year

By Dennis Klocek January 4, 2023
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That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming. ~Emerson Human beings have a fundamental need to believe in something.  Beliefs are generally divided into two categories, immanent and transcendent. These…

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The Great Karma Exercise

By Dennis Klocek December 18, 2022 Comments Off on The Great Karma Exercise
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The roots of the karma exercise lie in the capacity to form an inner picture and hold it at will and then to dissolve it at will. Practice this form of imagining for five minutes as a prelude to the karma exercise.  This puts the soul in touch with an inner force that an alchemist…

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Healing Anointing Ritual for the Holy Nights

By Ben Klocek December 16, 2022
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During Soul Course Part 9: Soul and Ceremony, Dennis shared  a healing ritual and a recipe for an anointing oil [PDF]. The hope is that more healing personal wishes for self and other will blossom out of this practice. This is such a sweet, loving practice, I intend to make the oil blend and perform the ritual for my…

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Colors of the Sunrise: Light, Darkness and the Atmospheric Dance of the Soul

By Dennis Klocek November 11, 2022
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[Republished from the Journal of Anthroposophical Medicine Vol.9 1992] From a mechanical point of view the motion of the earth as it revolves around its axis brings into being the diverse set of phenomena known as the sunrise. From a more poetic point of view the sunrise is a rune of high significance for human…

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Soul Qualities of the 12 Personality Archetypes

By Dennis Klocek September 5, 2022
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In Part 6 of our Soul Course, Dennis shows us how how to use the twelve personality archetypes to begin to see into the biographical stories of people in our lives. The soul dynamics of control in each archetype will be explored through the Artist/Agent and Activist/Hermet polarities. Understanding these dynamics allows us to heal…

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Surrender and Submission in the Soul

By Dennis Klocek August 17, 2022
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In dialog, our tone determines much of how our words will be received. Trust is built when we are conscious of our tone, creating a “free space” where both people feel safe enough to surrender to the other.

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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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The Alchemical Worldview

By Dennis Klocek June 7, 2022
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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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Overcoming Anxiety

By Dennis Klocek May 9, 2022
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A useful skill for human beings is to learn how to contact the timeless inner being who is constantly remembering how life was before things got anxious. To do this it is necessary to develop a practice to consciously draw attention away from the anxious parts of life and transform the anxiety into gratitude. Most…

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