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Start Now! - Rudolf Steiner - a book of soul and spiritual exercisesStart Now!
a book of soul and spiritual exercises
Selected writings and lecture excerpts
from Rudolf Steiner

edited and introduced by Christopher Bamford

Meditation Instructions, Meditations, Exercises, Verses for Living a Spiritual Year, Prayers for the Dead & Other Practices for Beginning and Experienced Practitioners

Given Rudolf Steiner's accomplishments in so many fields, it is easy to forget that perhaps Steiner's greatest gift was as a spiritual researcher, meditator, and meditation teacher. Meditation was the source of everything he did. Drawing on many Western traditions―Rosicrucian, alchemical, esoteric Christian, Masonic, philosophical, and Theosophical―Steiner practiced and penetrated these to create his anthroposophy or spiritual science.

Unique in any language, Start Now! is an inspiring guide to meditation and an extensive, representative sample of Steiner's spiritual instructions and meditative practices. Structured in chapters that lead the reader from basic instructions and practices to more advanced work with verses, meditations, and visualizations, it is certain to become a classic, indispensable text for those who are interested in Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science, as well as for all serious spiritual seekers.

The introduction by Christopher Bamford provides a background for Rudolf Steiner's path and gives a context for many of the events behind the genesis of this modern path of initiation.

Steiner Books
272pp; paperback
ISBN: 0-88010-526-7


  • Introduction by Christopher Bamford

  • PrologueFraming the Work

  • Meditation Instructions and Explanations

  • The Way of Thinking

  • The Way of Reverence and Its Fruits

  • Developing the Chakras, or "Lotus Flowers"

  • The Six Essential Exercises

  • The Backward Review, or "Retrospect"

  • Living the Year Spiritually

  • Meditations from the Esoteric School

  • The Rosicrucian Path

  • The Gnostic-Christian Path

  • Working with the Dead

  • The Foundation Stone Meditation

  • Meeting the Guardians

  • Appendices

  • Bibliography, Further Reading, and Sources

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