Rhythm Replaces Power: The Foundation of Future Science

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

This course will cover the fundamental principles behind working with rhythms to transform raw substances into essential substances. Alchemically this is known as spagyric processing. Such an alchemical process requires great attention to the rhythmic return cycles of sun, moon and stars when starting and undertaking laboratory work. The course will start with an overview of astronomical rhythms and then use those rhythms to explore plant cultivation and harvesting, weather and climate patterns, zodiacal basis for agricultural festivals and the use of the idea of the form germ to guide a yearly survey of alchemical laboratory processes.

  • Agricultural astronomy /declination
  • Sun, moon, stars and zodiac influences
  • Sun, moon, earth and climate patterns
  • Geometry of planetary projection onto Earth
  • The mystery of the form germ
  • Agricultural festivals through the year
  • Sowing and harvesting medicinal plants
  • An alchemical almanac of processes

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 www.dennisklocek.com.

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.


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

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


  • Check-in Friday, June 10, 6-7:00pm
  • Friday 7:00pm
  • Saturday-Monday 9:00am – 8:30m
  • Tuesday 9:00am – 5pm


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


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Pre-order only by block
Register for Meals (please read instructions on that page)
4 breakfasts: $35
4 lunches: $59
4 dinners: $59

For more information including scholarship assistance call 916-717-6007 or email [email protected].