Sacred Agriculture

The Alchemy of Biodynamics

Sacred Agriculture

Sacred Agriculture

By  Dennis Klocek

9781584201410
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05/01/2013
Lindisfarne Books

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6.0 X 9.0 in
256 pg



TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture

Dennis Klocek explores the essence of biodynamic agriculture, in particular the nature of inner development needed to utilize such methods effectively. He tells us that biodynamics requires constant self-development and an intimate knowledge of and relationship with the plants, animals, weather, earth, the preparations and much more.

Based on numerous lectures presented to serious biodynamic gardeners, farmers, and winemakers, the author presents his views within a structure of Goethean observation, alchemical language, and the classic four elements, all based on the work of Rudolf Steiner and other pioneers in this field, as well as his own many years of interest in biodynamic methods, both conceptual and practical.

This is not a book of recipes and how-to techniques, but a guidebook to the inner means of working with the elemental nature of the earth, showing ways to read in nature what is needed.

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CONTENTS:

1. Introduction: A Historical Survey of Agricultural Focus, from Prehistory to Contemporary Times
2. Transformation of Substances
3. Macro and Micro in Biodynamics
4. Alchemy and Chemistry: Basic Principles
5. Clay
6. Silica: The Genie in the Bottle
7. Valerian

Dennis Klocek is a teacher, researcher, artist, gardener, and alchemist. He graduated with an MFA in 1975 from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. He then taught for seven years at a community college. In 1982, his love for the work of Rudolf Steiner took him to Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento, California, where he has been the director of their Consciousness Studies Program (“Goethean Studies”) since 1992. Dennis is engaged in research, teaching, and writing in many fields, including weather, gardening, meditation, the human organism, and self-transformation. He founded the Coros Institute to teach and promote dialogue experiences based on esoteric wisdom. Dennis Klocek’s books include Sacred Agriculture: The Alchemy of Biodynamics (2012); Cilmate: Soul of the Earth (2010); and The Seer’s Handbook (2005). Visit Dennis’s website, .dennisklocek.com.