Past Dialogues

Alchemical Laboratory II: Making Alchemical Medicines

June 15, 2015

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 Alchemy of Holy Week

March 29, 2015

A COROS RETREAT WITH DENNIS KLOCEK Rudolf Steiner College, 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (Map) In the yearly cycle the events of Holy Week can be the source of profound meditations on the relationship between pain and suffering on one hand and joy and gratitude on the other. Using indications from the…

Where is the Elemental World?

January 9, 2015

FRIDAY JANUARY 9, 2015, 9-5PM At beautiful Frey Vineyards14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley, Ca 95470(Map) The fundamental question is how can those who work with nature establish a relationship that is personal to the forces and activities that lie behind natural phenomena? Starting in the crystal heavens of the alchemists, Dennis will present the layers of…

The Alchemical Library

June 17, 2014

Rudolf Steiner College, 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (Map) JUNE 13-17, 2014 A basic premise for alchemical work is that the physical world and its processes are images of the processes at work in soul transformation. For example, a retort is either a quick returned response in an argument or a laboratory device…

Impulse Control: An Emotional Epidemic

April 13, 2014

This weekend will address the issue of impulse control in contemporary life. A survey of the neurological polarities of sensory/motor and executive functions in the nervous system will ground the exploration of the lack of impulse control as a central theme in many contemporary social questions. The esoteric theme of the three beasts -fear, doubt…

Master & Apprentice

January 3, 2014

FRIDAY JANUARY 3, 2014, 9-5PM The relationship between the master and the apprentice is an age old challenge for those involved in situations requiring specific work goals. The master holds the keys to the knowledge of best practice; this is what the apprentice needs. The apprentice holds the keys to the power to get the…

The Nine Subtle Bodies

June 18, 2013

The most fundamental issue in the Rosicrucian alchemical stream is the work of transformation. There are two directions in this work, one being the world of substances and the other, the inner world of soul forces. To bring these two worlds into harmony, a kind of map is needed to orient to the most potent…

Family of Origin: Transforming Inherited Beliefs

March 24, 2013

MARCH 22-24, 2013 The issue of inherited beliefs lies at the center of the task of self transformation. Inherited beliefs create neuronal patterns that result in unconscious flight or fight responses in humans, resulting in illness. Recent brain research reveals great potentials for neurogenesis (the generation of new neurons) as a powerful tool for healing.…

Biodynamics: A Rosicrucian Path

January 4, 2013

FRIDAY JANUARY 4, 2013, 9-5PM The four elements theory, the foundation for many concepts in Biodynamics, has its roots in Rosicrucian alchemical principles. To Rosicrucian alchemists the work with plants, minerals and other natural substances was not only intended to create changes in physical nature but also to allow the formative patterns to infuse the…

Colors of the Human Soul

June 18, 2012

Goethe’s color research will serve as a starting point for a 5-day color intensive. in 1973, Dennis’ MFA thesis at Temple University was based on Goethe’s theory of color. In the intervening years, he has deepened this initial color work which has resulted in a multi-discipline approach focusing on color as an aid to soul…