Meditation

Turning Living Nature Imagination Inward

By Ben Klocek January 25, 2023
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Thank you for your replies to this series on Goethe, phenomenology, and the etheric. I’m so pleased at the interest As I alluded to in my last email, it’s time to turn this way of seeing back on ourselves and peer at our own soul activity.  While Goethe refined this way of seeing into nature, Rudolf…

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Reading the Secret Script of Life

By Dennis Klocek January 24, 2023
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The political, social, environmental, and economic issues of the present time are rooted in polarities engendered by abstract, cause-and-effect thinking. The perception of the flow of life as strings of abstractions results in a mass mind that is locked into endless cycles of unsolvable polarities.

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Developing Living Picture Thinking

By Ben Klocek January 13, 2023
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As I wrote in my last post, Johann von Goethe developed a way of observing nature that relies on clearing your mind of preconceived notions of the phenomena being observed, accurately observing the subtle details, and building up a living inner picture of those details through time. He applied this way of seeing, also called…

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Etheric Vision

By Dennis Klocek January 12, 2023
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In the inner work of developing your consciousness, there is a stage of development called “etheric vision”.  This concept is found in many forms in the work of Rudolf Steiner. To form an idea of this, it is useful to look at the work of Goethe known as phenomenology, or the perception of phenomena. This…

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Goethe’s Living-Nature Imagination

By Dennis Klocek January 3, 2023
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Those who have tried to grasp and not merely read about the nature-consciousness developed in Goethe, know how elusive this child of the 18th century can be. For no sooner do you grasp what appears to be a limb (or branch), then at once the fragile form disappears. You hold in your hand something akin to the carbon structure of the thing or a burnt etching, but the living experience awaits the next effort of perception.

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Meeting with the spirit during the Holy Nights

By Dennis Klocek December 23, 2022
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There is an exercise that is a blend of two indications from Rudolf Steiner regarding Christmas day in particular and the twelve Holy Nights in general. The particular reference was about a meeting in the spirit of those souls on the path founded by Christian Rosencreutz. On Christmas day there is traditionally a meeting in…

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Overcoming Anxiety

By Dennis Klocek May 9, 2022
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A useful skill for human beings is to learn how to contact the timeless inner being who is constantly remembering how life was before things got anxious. To do this it is necessary to develop a practice to consciously draw attention away from the anxious parts of life and transform the anxiety into gratitude. Most…

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Soul Breathing

By Dennis Klocek March 3, 2022
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Soul breathing exercises are useful tools for transforming stuck belief structures in the soul. The first set (Spirit Biography) addresses issues in your past that have served to form beliefs in the present. These forces in your life constitute your spirit biography. They are impulses only dimly sensed by you but that form an energetic…

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Healing Meditations Workshop

By Dennis Klocek January 21, 2022
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This is a partial transcription of the workshop’s first lecture. To listen to the entire workshop, visit the lecture page. — For students of Dennis who have an interest in prayer, this partial transcription of his Healing Meditations workshop describes a form of hygienic prayer that Dennis taught as a ritual of healing. Unlike some…

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Working Out in the Soul Gym

By Dennis Klocek January 4, 2022
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Finding it difficult to lug your suitcase upstairs? Work out a few times a week at the gym and your suitcase soon begins to feel lighter! Likewise, going to the “soul gym” every day develops your capacity to remain peaceful amidst the pressures of life. Just as workouts at the “Y” build muscular strength and…

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