Soul Exercises

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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Developing Living Picture Thinking: Sensation, Perception, Intention

By Dennis Klocek January 12, 2023
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Explore the phenomenological approach to science and develop practices for seeing into the open secret.

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Techniques for Transforming Dreaming

By Dennis Klocek January 7, 2023 Comments Off on Techniques for Transforming Dreaming
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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 that there is a…

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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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Soul Course Series Four: Soul Initiation

By Dennis Klocek December 18, 2022
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Part 10 – Soul and Death; Part 11 – Soul and Freedom – The path of sacrifice, Jumping mouse; Part 12 – Soul and Initiation – Overcoming despair, Hiawatha

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The Great Karma Exercise

By Dennis Klocek December 18, 2022 Comments Off on The Great Karma Exercise
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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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