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The Seer's Handbook

A Guide to Higher Perception

Paperback
November 2004
9780880105484
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  • Publisher
    SteinerBooks
  • Published
    1st November 2004
  • ISBN 9780880105484
  • Language English
  • Pages 288 pp.
$25.00

A seer “sees’ more than meets the eye, using the eyes of the soul along with the physical eyes. As all seeing is a form of cognition, higher seeing is the key to higher cognition or knowing.

For human beings the spiritual world is hidden deep within the disguise of the world available to the senses and deep within the human psyche, and human consciousness, enmeshed as it usually is 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, because it has the latent ability to focus consciousness into any number of levels. The ability to determine the focus of awareness is our great gift and our great challenge.

In this practical and accessible guidebook, Dennis Klocek, building on the alchemical tradition and the Western path of initiation developed by Rudolf Steiner, shows how the soul’s latent ability can be awakened by conscious acts of will and rhythmical practices. The practices begin wherever we are in our everyday lives and take the seeker through the levels of 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, along with commentary, that identify and lay out the steps, Klocek shows us how the path can be followed through to an understanding of a seemingly impenetrable alchemical image of the soul’s journey as he guides us up the Alchemical Mountain to heartfelt thinking. Through such a journey, it becomes possible for human beings 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 that will guide both beginners and more advanced students along the path to higher worlds.

C O N T E N T S:

Introduction

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, Murcury
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

Dennis Klocek

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.