SOUL Course Series Four: Soul Initiation

Lecture by Dennis Klocek
February 2023, Zoom
Related to Soul Health
Type: Video | Posted Dec 18, 2022

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Part 10 – Soul and Death 

This session works with the speech of the Guardian of The Threshold as taught by Rudolf Steiner. The text is treated as a story using the storytelling mandala as a model. The various issues addressed by the speech of the Guardian are then used to form a story line with the story relating to an episode in one’s personal life where the nature of death became conscious. The story is then related to a personal selection from the themes of the speech. Sharing the written story with a dyad partner and revealing its root in one’s biography is the exercise.


Part 11 – Soul and Freedom – The path of sacrifice, Jumping mouse

This session works with the Native American tale of Jumping Mouse. This teaching story for children is a remarkably powerful lesson for the whole of life. You can work with a dyad partner using the storytelling mandala to parse out the transformation of a timid little mouse into a powerful self- sacrificing being. An episode is then selected that mirrors an event in our own biography that can be seen as a metaphor for our own search for higher sight.


Part 12 – Soul and Initiation – Overcoming despair, Hiawatha

There are many variations of the story of Hiawatha. In this session the dynamic between Hiawatha and the sorcerer Ahutaro is the focus of an excerpt from the story. The moral compass of Hiawatha that is masterfully depicted in the various tales is a remarkable masterpiece of psychological aspects of the process of initiation. A sharing of one’s own struggle to understand the relationship between despair and initiation is the exercise.



  1. Avice Hindmarch on February 19, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    Ever so grateful for my inclusion in your courses Dennis. Your insights are soo in tune with current events and synchronicities. Kind regards to you both for this work.
    We have now long periods of no electricity so probably not always able to attend life lectures / Zoom. so treasure any recorded events.

    I not live far away from the Anthroposophical Society of Cape Town and find your sessions and words true soul nourishment.


  2. Vaios Eleftheriou on February 22, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you Dennis and Ben!

  3. fincamesa on March 5, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Please Great Peace Maker. Tell us about the Great Law of Peace ?

  4. Marga on March 14, 2023 at 7:57 pm

    thank you, Dennis and Ben. The original Zoom was a petfect transmission, however the repetition which I tried before and today were imposible to get. So I do hope to hear and see any further lectures of Dennis the same way. You have so much to offer, but be aware that not all you are offerings might go well with all the tech that is available. I still value books over all other means of communication if personal contact is not possible. Of course I am old, and so is my equipment! ……….
    Thank you again, also in advance for future transmissions of Dennis’ wisdom and knowledge! Marga

    • Charlene Stott on July 8, 2023 at 7:22 am

      This is probably the very last words ever published from Rudolf Steiner that he gave the month he died.

      There are very few as yet who even feel the greatness of the spiritual tasks approaching man in this direction. Electricity, for instance, celebrated since its discovery as the very soul of Nature’s existence, must be recognized
      in its true character — in its peculiar power of leading down from Nature to Sub Nature. Only man himself must beware lest he slide downward with it.

      In the age when there was not yet technical industry independent of true Nature, man found the Spirit within his view of Nature. But the technical processes, emancipating themselves from Nature, caused him to stare more and more fixedly at the mechanical-material, which now became for him the really scientific realm. In this mechanical-material domain, all the Divine-Spiritual Being connected with the origin of human evolution, is completely absent. The purely Ahrimanic dominates this sphere.

      In the Science of the Spirit, we now create another sphere in which there is no Ahrimanic element. It is just by receiving in Knowledge this spirituality to which the Ahrimanic powers have no access, that man is strengthened to confront Ahriman within the world.

      I believe that is how we combat AI, not by going into it with a misguided notion of transforming it because it is the realm of Ahriman, but creating another realm in which he has no access. Exit and build.

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Dennis Klocek, MFA, is Co-founder of the Coros Institute and founder of Consciousness Studies at Rudolf Steiner College. He is the author of many books including the newly released, Esoteric Physiology and also Sacred Agriculture: The Alchemy of Biodynamics. Dennis is known as an international lecturer.

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