Video Series: Temperaments and Health – An Alchemical Tutorial
By Dennis Klocek 3 min read
In this series by Dennis Klocek, he outlines a different way to look at health through the temperaments.
Part 1: Phase Theory and Element Theory
In the first video, he compares the similarities between the contemporary phase theory of matter (solid, liquid, gas, warmth) and and the older element theory (earth, water, air, fire).
Part 2: Gravity and Levity
In the second video, he compares the introduces the concepts of gravity and levity and describes how they affect the interactions of the four elements.
Part 3: What is tempering?
In the third video, he teaches us about the process of tempering, which allows us to “balance” different forces in the elemental mandala. This tempering is the root of our understanding about the temperaments and how we can use that in healing.
Part 4: Reciprocals in the dynamic between fixed states
In the fourth video, he introduces the reciprocating forces that create the dynamics across the elemental mandala.
Part 5: Salt and Sulfur
Part 6: Water Soluble and Oil Soluble – Organic Chemistry
Part 7: Sugar, Fat, Protein
Part 8: Phospho Lipids
Part 9: Substance Transformation
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Dennis Klocek, MFA, is co-founder of the Coros Institute, an internationally renowned lecturer, and teacher. He is the author of nine books, including the newly released Colors of the Soul; Esoteric Physiology and also Sacred Agriculture: The Alchemy of Biodynamics. He regularly shares his alchemical, spiritual, and scientific insights at dennisklocek.com.
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