Understanding the Etheric Realm

FRIDAY JANUARY 5, 2018, 9 AM – 5 PM

Yokayo Ranch, 800 Hensly Creek Rd, Ukiah

IN BIODYNAMIC CIRCLES the word etheric means different things to different people. Rudolf Steiner chose etheric since the ancient word aether meant a particular set of invisible organizing forces at work in the natural world. In Steiner’s day technical experiments were performed to prove or disprove the ether as a medium for physical propagation of light. This ether theorem was rejected through these experiments. This rejection came just at the time that Steiner was using the term ether in a completely different context. As a result there is much confusion around the use of the term etheric. These lectures will address the historical use of the concept of the etheric, the failed use of the idea of the etheric in modern science, and the advantages for using the polarities of elements and ethers as a backdrop for understanding the more spiritual principles in Biodynamics.

All proceeds are to benefit Luke Frey and biodynamic research after the fires in Redwood Valley.

About the presenter

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 newly released Colors of the Soul; Esoteric Physiology and also Sacred Agriculture: The Alchemy of Biodynamics. Dennis is also an international lecturer, see DennisKlocek.com for more.


Sliding scale fee with suggested base of $90.
(All proceeds are to benefit Lukey Frey and BD research after the fires in Redwood Valley.)
Preregistration by January 1st includes lunch.


Yokayo Ranch, 800 Hensly Creek Rd, Ukiah


From San Francisco or Santa Rosa (or anywhere south of Ukiah): Take the North State Street exit in Ukiah. Turn Right onto State St, drive for half a mile. Turn Left onto Hensley Creek Rd (towards Mendocino College). Turn Right at the Yokayo Ranch Sign (800 mailbox). Stay left at the fork.


Suggested hotels

  • The Discovery Inn, Ukiah 707-462-8873
  • Holiday Inn Express, Ukiah 707-462-5745
  • Motel Six, Ukiah 707-468-5404

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