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Esoteric Physiology: Consciousness and Disease

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"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 infection that can kill you and sclerosis are both the body’s natural healing processes. Steiner mentions this and asks, So, 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 statement at the outset of this book to begin his theme of "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


An additional chapter, "J. S. Bach and the Geometry of the Art of the Fugue," will be available on as an audio download.