Part 10 – Soul and Death
This session will work with the speech of the Guardian of The Threshold as taught by Rudolf Steiner. The text will be treated as a story using the storytelling mandala as a model. The various issues addressed by the speech of the Guardian will then be 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 will be 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 will be the exercise.
Part 11 – Soul and Freedom – The path of sacrifice, Jumping mouse
This session will work with the Native American tale of Jumping Mouse. This teaching story for children is a remarkably powerful lesson for the whole of life. We will 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 will be 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 will be 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. We willy story. A sharing of one’s own struggle to understand the relationship between despair and initiation will follow.
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.