Articles & Essays

Techniques for Transforming Dreaming

By Dennis Klocek March 22, 2011 Comments Off on Techniques for Transforming Dreaming

Meditation – Dennis Klocek 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…

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The Great Karma Exercise

By Dennis Klocek March 22, 2011 Comments Off on The Great Karma Exercise

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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The Prayerful Warrior

By Dennis Klocek March 22, 2011 Comments Off on The Prayerful Warrior

The developmental signs of advancement in an alchemical soul practice usually involve some sort of healing crisis brought on by a discharge in the soul of accumulated assumptions and belief structures.  Most often these assumptions are not perceived by the student in a conscious way. They arise like dream fragments in the daily life and…

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Glyphs of the Zodiac

By Dennis Klocek February 7, 2011 Comments Off on Glyphs of the Zodiac

The constellations of the zodiac are traditionally rendered in pictographs called glyphs. In the ancient world the glyphs were carved into stone and the priests would run their fingers along the groove to enter into a trance state. In the trance they could tell the future and were able to tell the peasants when to…

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A Periphery / Center Exercise

By Dennis Klocek January 3, 2011 Comments Off on A Periphery / Center Exercise

This exercise can help to develop a sense of the continuity of consciousness across the threshold to the next world. It begins with the inner imagination that we are in our bodies looking out at a starry sky. We imagine that our soul is expanding outwards towards the stars. It is expanding in a circle.…

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The Power of Belief – Some thoughts for the New Year

By Dennis Klocek January 3, 2011 Comments Off on The Power of Belief – Some thoughts for the New Year

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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Jonah and the Whale: An encrypted Alchemical Meditation

By Dennis Klocek December 2, 2010 Comments Off on Jonah and the Whale: An encrypted Alchemical Meditation

One of the keys to thinking about legends and myths is paying attention to the sequence in which things happen. The sequence of events is most revealing to the level of consciousness called by Carl Jung “symbolic” and by Rudolf Steiner “Imagination.”  To an alchemist the imaginative or imaginal thinking is a way of understanding…

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Storm of the Centry 1979

By Dennis Klocek September 3, 2010 Comments Off on Storm of the Centry 1979

The atmosphere is a river of air flowing above our heads in ceaseless meandering currents and eddies. The patient observer can come to recognize what are known as singularities in the deceptively chaotic flow of this great river of air. A singularity is a pattern that repeats itself in subtle but recognizable sequences. Most often…

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Interview with Dennis Klocek on Climate Study for Das Goetheanum

By Dennis Klocek September 3, 2010 Comments Off on Interview with Dennis Klocek on Climate Study for Das Goetheanum

This interview by Alexander Rist for the European magazine Das Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland happened just after Hurricane Katrina when there was a renewed interest in climate study. Alexander Rist: When did you start to pay attention to weather phenomena? What was triggering the decision to start your research in this area, what was your…

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Silica and Clay Polarity

By Dennis Klocek August 8, 2010 Comments Off on Silica and Clay Polarity

Silica is the light pole in the minerals. It is a kind of flowering process in the mineral realm since silica in plant growth enhances the refined properties that light brings to plants. Photosynthesis requires light for its action. The light interacts with the flavonoids (phenols and tannins) and anthocyanins (blue and red pigments that…

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