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Meditation instructions, meditations, exercises, verses for living a spiritual year, prayers for the dead, and other practices for both beginning and experienced practitioners―Start Now! has become the classic, indispensable text and reference for all those who are serious about the practice of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual science.
Start Now! is an inspiring guide to the practical aspects of Anthroposophy. It offers the most extensive collection available of Steiner’s spiritual instructions and practices, including meditation instructions; mantric verses; daily, weekly, and monthly practices for developing one’s soul qualities; karmic exercises and meditations for working with the dead, with the angelic hierarchies, and with our guardian angels.
Start Now! might be the most unique and comprehensive spiritual guidebook available, and it will become a lifelong friend and help along the way. No one who is serious about spiritual practice―beginners or seasoned students―should be without this book!
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Prologue – Framing the Work (including Steiner’s early “Credo”)
Meditation Instructions and Explanations
The Way of Thinking
The Way of Reverence & Its Fruits
Developing the Chakras, or “Lotus Flowers”
Six Essential Exercises
The Backward Review, or “Retrospect”
Living the Year Spiritually (including the complete “Calendar of the Soul”)
Meditations from the Esoteric School
The Rosicrucian Path
The Christian-Gnostic Path
Working with the Dead
The Foundation Stone Meditation
Meeting the Guardians