Perceiving the Spirit in the Natural World – Frey Vineyard Jan 2014
Contemporary science, with its focus on the gathering of abstract data as a means for the perception of natural phenomena, tends to promote the view that nature is simply a resource to be exploited. Earlier civilizations tended to see the phenomena of nature as the actions of spiritual beings. This view promoted a reverence for the being-ness of the forces of nature that supported an ethos of conservation of resources. The poet Goethe coined the word morphology to describe his discovery of a method where the observer of nature can satisfy the contemporary scientific requirements of truth in the data while at the same time recognizing the dynamic actions of the intelligence of the forces of nature. This is achieved through the perception of what Goethe called “becomings”. This lecture will address ways to develop the perception of “becomings” in the natural world that lead to an experience of the Spirit in Nature.
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.
The Agriculture Course of Rudolf Steiner provides a direction that can contribute to a renewal of the sense of the sacred when engaged with the daily work on the land. The key is to be able to transform the concepts in the book into living imaginations that are developed through inner exercises. Through practice, the inner eye of the heart opens to the more subtle forces moving through the spirit of the place in which we work.
These lectures address the polarities of major plant nutrients, the role of the aster family of plants in the Biodynamic preparations, preparation of chamomile and other substances, and the relationship between valerian, amethyst and the activity of the planet Saturn in the context of plant organs.
Using the four elements theory, Dennis explores the alchemical relationships between natural forces and human consciousness. He takes us on a journey using the language of alchemy into the smallest interactions in the mineral world and then through the elements out into the cosmos, sharing imaginative exercises and practices for personal work to improve your perception of these forces. With this new vision, the true meaning of “turning lead into gold” becomes clear.
If you are in the market for deepening your esoteric insights into Biodynamic practices in a practical and approachable way please consider getting a copy of Biodynamics; An Alchemical Path.
Seeking Spirit Vision: if you are willing to take it up and work with it, will change your life, as much perhaps as the most significant person you have ever met did. This book, if you wish, can become a lifetime friend—a very wise friend. This work, through and through, is a text of practices.…