The human phantom is a concept given by Rudolf Steiner to describe the body of life forces that was the original plan for the sense activities of the human being before the fall created the complications of illness and death. Esoteric students in the Rosicrucian tradition strive to recreate the phantom again in their soul life by working with exercises to transform the daily life in the sense world. The practice of transformation can be called sacred sleeping. This workshop addresses the issue of the fall of humanity from paradise, its implications for human life and the techniques of sacred sleep.
- Lecture 1
Subjective and objective consciousness, imaginative cognition, the drama in Heaven, the Trinity, Hierarchies, Old Saturn, the senses, the human Phantom, the Fall of Man
- Lecture 2
The human Phantom, matter different than physical, Trinity and Hierarchy recap, Nicholas of Cusa, limits of intellect, the infinite, Rosicrucian imaginative meditation
- Lecture 3
Mental image and the fall of Man, deed of Christ, ash in sense organs, etherizing blood, protective heart exercise, lifting salt from ash in the soul, projective geometry, the new mysteries, resurrecting the phantom.
- Lecture 4
Issues of spiritual research, alchemical method of analogy, human / cosmos: micro / macro, embryonic stages, Adam Kadmon, continental drift, Pangea, fetal skull, the Sorat being, shadow of the Phantom.
- Lecture 5 – Given separately
Metamorphosis of the form in occult science, Form in philosophy, Burned and Devoured God, Husserl, Scattered and Buried God, Brentano, Goethe, symbols, Thomas Aquinas, alchemical speculum, Plato, essentialism.
- Lecture 6 – Given separately
The “Form” of the shadow.
Dennis Klocek, MFA, is co-founder of the Coros Institute, an internationally renowned lecturer, and teacher. He is the author of nine books, including the newly released Colors of the Soul; Esoteric Physiology and also Sacred Agriculture: The Alchemy of Biodynamics. He regularly shares his alchemical, spiritual, and scientific insights at dennisklocek.com.
This lecture presents a much-needed introduction to the real biodynamic work given within the context of the four elements, the archetypal patterns of creation unfolding within every phenomena of nature. It is essential listening for the biodynamic practitioner seeking true understanding as well as for anyone serious about comprehending the worldview behind the work of…
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In the yearly cycle the events of Holy Week can be the source of profound meditations on the relationship between pain and suffering on one hand and joy and gratitude on the other. Using indications from the work of Emil Bock on the daily events of Holy Week as a foundation, this weekend workshop will be composed of meditative pictures from alchemical sources of the planetary forces that serve as backdrop for the Christ drama. The focus of the work will be to explore alchemical imagery that is in harmony with the Easter celebration of the victory of life over death.