Soul Exercises

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. I’d like to tell you a story about the work of healing rituals. A number of years ago, there was a tribe of Native Americans who came through this area when the Waldorf School was…

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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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Lung, Liver, and Dew

By Dennis Klocek November 23, 2021
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Learn about the alchemical concept of “dew” and how that may be understood as the becoming of our organs of perception.

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Inner Work for Contemporary Humans – Audio Lecture

By Dennis Klocek October 23, 2021
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This course on Inner Work techniques is designed to help gain access to the life of the soul through imaginative exercises and esoteric games.

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New Book! The Alchemical Marriage

By Ben Klocek October 19, 2021
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We’re pleased to announce the publication of a book that has been many years in the making, The Alchemical Wedding – Christian Rosenkreutz, the Initiate of Misunderstanding. From the back of the book: Filled with alchemical metaphors, coded words, and images, Dennis Klocek describes—in his inimitable style—much of the profound meaning behind the colorful and…

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The Backwards Review or “Ruchschau”

By Dennis Klocek September 27, 2021
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“Only the hand that erases can write the true thing” Meister Eckhart In Rudolf Steiner’s work, the backwards review of the day in images is known in German as Ruchschau, loosely translated as looking at movement. We could call the exercise the Backwards Review. The backwards review is a practical and potent alchemical force for…

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The Prayerful Warrior

By Dennis Klocek January 22, 2021
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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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Anxiety and the World Soul

By Dennis Klocek July 21, 2020
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Esoterically an aspect of the unfolding health crisis is the question of why is there a return of some sort of virus for which there is no remedy? A spiritually oriented person could ask many questions about the world karma of such events. Is human error to blame for the suffering caused by pandemics? What are the global implications of the power of natural pathogens when combined with human lack of foresight regarding health policies? Deeper questions would be why does the spiritual world allow such things to happen? Are suffering and death retribution for culpability or a nudge by the spirit to something better?

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Trust, Surrender and Submission

By Dennis Klocek April 7, 2020
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In the psyche the force of willingness to surrender into the other is built on the ability to trust that the other person will not attack me if I make myself vulnerable. To trust or mistrust another person is a deep seated feeling that comes from the integration of sensory experiences with cognitive behaviors. If…

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Earth Consciousness

By Dennis Klocek December 16, 2011 Comments Off on Earth Consciousness
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The picture is an image of stars falling out of the sky as snow and then falling to earth as crystals. From the point of view of alchemy my thinking is creative when it is focused on the cosmic or starry dimension of my life. That is the source of solutions to my issues. Alchemically,…

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