“In healing processes or in the general growth of the body, the formation of bone or the formation of a tissue from a fluid is a sclerotic process. We can call it the formation of tissue from fluid growth, but technically it is sclerotic. Sclerosis, which is considered to be a disease process, is therefore a natural process in the body. Inflammation and deadly infection, as well as sclerosis, are all the body’s natural healing processes. Steiner mentions this and asks this: Where does the illness come in? This is a really a very good question. The answer he gives is this: Illness is not in the body and its life forces. Illness is in the thoughts we bring to the body and the life forces. Illness is in the soul.”
Dennis Klocek makes this radical statement at the outset of this book to begin his theme “consciousness and disease.” He approaches virtually every aspect of the human bodies—the physical structures, forces, and processes; the soul’s feeling life of desires and aversions and its role as mediator between our physical body and “I”; and the power of spirit and human “I”-being in illness and health. Each chapter is at once specific and encompassing as he takes the reader on a journey through the deeper realities of being human, exploring both material and spiritual science and connecting them to paint a picture of how and why we suffer illnesses and enjoy health.
- Inflammation, Sclerosis, and the Human “I”
- Catabolism, Anabolism, and the Life Forces
- Secretion, Excretion, and the Circulatory System
- Nutrition and Consciousness
- Glands and the Heart
- Nerve and Blood
- Esoteric Embryo
- The Senses and the Life Body
- Digestion and Emotional Life
- The Neurology of Imagination
- Emotions and the Will
- Remedies and Dysfunctions
About the Author
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.