Keep Posted!

Subscribe to our newsletters to find out about new books, special offers, events & more!

Esoteric Physiology

Consciousness and Disease

Dennis Klocek

270 pp.  
6" x 9"

Lindisfarne Books


Published:  September 2016


  • "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 really a very good question. The answer he gives is this: Illness is not in the body and its life forces. Rather, 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.


  1. Inflammation, Sclerosis, and the Human “I”
  2. Catabolism, Anabolism, and the Life Forces
  3. Secretion, Excretion, and the Circulatory System
  4. Nutrition and Consciousness
  5. Glands and the Heart
  6. Nerve and Blood
  7. Esoteric Embryo
  8. The Senses and the Life Body
  9. Digestion and Emotional Life
  10. The Neurology of Imagination
  11. Emotions and the Will
  12. Remedies and Dysfunctions

Click on the link below and listen to an additional lecture by Dennis Klocek
(not included in the book) —

"Bach and the Geometry of the Art of the Fugue"

Related Titles

  • Extending Practical Medicine : Fundamental Principles Based on the Science of the Spirit (CW 27)
  • A Psychology of Body, Soul, and Spirit : Anthroposophy, Psychosophy, Pneumatosophy (CW 115)
  • Anthroposophy (A Fragment) : A New Foundation for the Study of Human Nature (CW 45)
  • An Occult Physiology : (CW 128)
  • Introducing Anthroposophical Medicine : (CW 312)
  • The Mystery of the Heart : The Sacramental Physiology of the Heart in Aristotle, Thomas Aqinas, and Rudolf Steiner
  • The Human Organs : Their Functional and Psychological Significance: Liver, Lung, Kidney, Heart
  • The Healing Power of Planetary Metals in Anthroposophic and Homeopathic Medicine
  • Illness and Therapy : Spiritual-Scientific Aspects of Healing (CW 313)
  • Physiology and Healing : Treatment, Therapy, and Hygiene (CW 314)

    Related Titles by Subject:

    Anthroposophy: Therapy and Medicine ; Body, Mind, Health & Healing: General and Body, Mind, Health & Healing: Natural Medicine