From Struggle to Gratitude: Searching for Clarity

Lecture 1 Recording - Gift from Coros Institute - Full recording available here
Rudolf Steiner College, 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (Map)

We will address methods for transforming personal struggles into clear insights about spiritual destiny. No efforts extended towards understanding human challenges are left unrewarded by the spirit. Using story, soul alchemy, neurology and inner picturing exercises, we will explore the destiny paths of two individuals whose spiritual struggles eventually brought them to clarity about their life mission. One is from genesis in the book of Job, the other is the well known Sun Dance teaching story Jumping Mouse. Both suffered rejection and by turning the soul towards clarity both found an inexhaustible source of spiritual force. Afternoons will be devoted to artistic practice.

Topics for this workshop will include:

  • meetings with remarkable people
  • the teaching of the angel of death
  • the karma of life mission
  • using polarity to turn struggles into insight
  • trust in life and developing a sense of gratitude for challenges

Guided Self Exploration through Art: building on themes from the presentations including polarity, meeting, movement, color, and transformation.

About the presenters

Dennis Klocek, MFA, is Co­-founder of the Coros Institute and a faculty member at Rudolf Steiner College. He is the author of nine books including the latest, Colors of the Human Soul; Esoteric Physiology; and also Sacred Agriculture: The Alchemy of Biodynamics. See www.dennisklocek.com.

Pamela Whitman, M.A., Painting Therapist, international teacher of Light, Color and Darkness and painter.


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

Amounts above $425 can be considered a donation for scholarships: receipt is available upon request.

Email [email protected] for scholarship requests.


  • Wednesday June 27 – Check-in 6-7pm, Lecture 7pm
  • Thursday – Saturday 8:30am – 8:30am
  • Sunday 8:30am – 12:30pm


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