Engaging with the Principles of Plant Alchemy as a Basis for Personal and Social Development
April 8th/9th/10th – 9am to 5pm each day
Venue: Centre for Science and Art, 13 Lansdown, Stroud
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 sharp response in an argument or a laboratory device for returning vapours from burning substances back into precipitates. The laboratory work in alchemy employs many such devices and processes that can be used for soul contemplation. In this workshop there will be a focus on hands-on work with laboratory equipment used in processes concerned with the formation of a spagyric medicament or quintessence. The various alchemical fires and heat sources used will be a key theme throughout the workshop.
Morning presentations led by Dennis Klocek will focus on the lab apparatus work and afternoon sessions led by Jonathan Code will focus on contemplative and creative approaches to work with alchemical imagery.
Dennis Klocek, MFA, is Director of Consciousness Studies at Rudolf Steiner College and Co-founder of the Coros Institute. He is the author of Sacred Agriculture:The Alchemy of Biodynamics. www.dennisklocek.com
Jonathan Code, MEd, is a Lecturer with the Faculty of Environment and Transdisciplinary Studies of the Crossfields Institute. He is the author of Muck and Mind: Encountering Biodynamic Agriculture – An Alchemical Journey.
For booking contact Jane Tyler