The Seer’s Handbook: A Guide to Higher Perception
A seer “sees” more than meets the physical eye, using the eyes of the soul along with the physical eyes. All seeing is cognition, and higher “seeing” is the key to higher knowledge.
For human beings, the spiritual world is hidden deep within the guise of the sensory world and deep within the human psyche. Human consciousness, which is usually enmeshed in the physical senses, cannot easily be aware of both worlds. The human soul is the link between the physical, sense-imbued body and direct experience of the spirit, since it has the latent ability to focus consciousness onto myriad levels. The ability to determine the focus of one’s awareness is our great gift and our great challenge.
In this practical and accessible guidebook, Dennis Klocek builds on the alchemical tradition and Western path of initiation developed by Rudolf Steiner. He shows how the soul’s latent ability can be awakened by conscious acts of will and rhythmic practices. The practices begin where we are in life and take the seeker through these levels: concentration—the ability to create and hold an inner image; contemplation—the ability to transform the image and make it dynamic; and meditation—the ability to reverse the image, or think it backward into inner silence.
After presenting the practical exercises with commentary, identifying and laying out the steps, Klocek shows how the path can be followed through to understanding a seemingly impenetrable alchemical image of the soul’s journey, guiding the reader up the Alchemical Mountain toward heartfelt thinking. Through this journey, it becomes possible for us to live as spiritual beings among other spiritual beings.
For those who are serious about developing faculties of higher knowing and seeing, The Seer’s Handbook is a unique, practical, and friendly handbook of exercises, meditations, and insightful commentary. It guides both beginners and advanced students on the path to higher worlds.
C O N T E N T S:
PART ONE: THE ALCHEMY OF TRANSFORMATION
1. Awakening in the Dream of Life
2. Sacred Sleeping: The Transformation of Dream Life
3. Heartfelt Thinking
4. The Prayerful Warrior
PART TWO: THE PATH TO SEEING
1. How to Begin: Basic Exercises
2. The Elemental Mandala
3. Earth / Brow / Awareness
4. Water / Throat / Awareness of Awareness
5. Air / Heart / Awareness of Being
6. Fire / Spleen / Surrender to Being
7. The Chakras
8. The Four Lights: A Teaching of the Confidant Doorkeeper
9. Putting It All Together: A Soul Breathing Exercise
PART THREE: THE ALCHEMICAL MOUNTAIN: A JOURNEY TO HEARTFELT THINKING
1. Before We Begin: Heartfelt Thinking
2. The Alchemy of Questions
3. Lupus the Hare
4. Yakim and Boaz
5. The Land of Boaz
6. The Alchemical Dew
7. Dragon in the Cave
8. The Reverberating Furnace
9. Sun, Moon, Mercury
10. Sun and Moon in the Bath
11. The Higher Guardian
12. Tree of Heaven
13. Tree of Life
14. The Laboratory: Work and Pray
15. The Healing Medicine: Your Wound Is Your Gift
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