Alchemical Laboratory II: Making Alchemical Medicines

Rudolf Steiner College, 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (Map)

The making of alchemical remedies involves levels of laboratory practices beyond teas and extracts. The spagyric approach uses simple processes as rational steps in a holistic protocol.

An overview of the methods and equipment used in spagyrics will serve as an introduction to the higher arcana of mineral/plant compounding. Recent research into creating salt signatures as diagnostic tools will be integrated into presentations on the production of gem colloids, and pH stable essences from plant salts and powdered gems.

Focus will then shift to planetary influences and timing of procedures with descriptions of lunar and solar interactions observable in monthly and seasonal cycles.

We will then explore prayer and meditation using forms in nature as aids to dialogue with elemental worlds that stand behind the transformation of substances for the purpose of healing.

Afternoon sessions led by Matias Baker will focus on the phenomenology of plants and the idea that plants are the senses for the earth and the spiritual world. Practical exercises will explore form principles of plants and their dynamic relationships to minerals and animals that aim to strengthen our relationship to the wonder of Nature.

About the presenters

Dennis Klocek, MFA, is the Director of Consciousness Studies, a study of alchemy and transformation, at Rudolf Steiner College and Co-founder of the Coros Institute. He is the author of seven books including Sacred Agriculture: The Alchemy of Biodynamics. Dennis is also known as an international lecturer, see

Matias Baker, faculty member of RSC, is a consultant on the art and science of Biodynamics and the teachings behind quality BD preparation making, and holistic landscape ecology. His clients include California Vineyards and diversified land projects in Mexico, Costa Rica and Barbados.


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Sliding scale $425-495. (Limited scholarship funds available.)

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  • Check-in Friday, June 12, 6-7:00pm
  • Friday 7:00pm
  • Saturday-Monday 9:00am – 8:30m
  • Tuesday 9:00am – 5pm


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Rudolf Steiner College, 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628


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