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Start Now!

A Book of Soul and Spiritual Exercises

Rudolf Steiner Introduction by Christopher Bamford

272 pp.  
6" x 9"



Published:  June 2002


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.


  • Introduction by Christopher Bamford (background and context)
  • 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
  • Bibliography & Further Reading

Start Now! may be the most unique and comprehensive spiritual guidebook available and will prove a lifelong friend and help along the way. No one who is serious about spiritual practice—whether a beginner or an advanced student—should be without this book!

Related Titles

  • The Calendar of the Soul : (CW 40)
  • Stairway of Surprise : Six Steps to a Creative Life
  • The Illustrated Calendar of the Soul : Meditations for the Yearly Cycle
  • The Foundation Stone Meditation
  • The Foundation Stone Meditation : A Key to the Christian Mysteries
  • Weekly Meditations : Rudolf Steiner's "Calendar of the Soul" with Accompanying Reflections
  • The Language of the Consciousness Soul : A Guide to Rudolf Steiner’s “Leading Thoughts”
  • More Radiant than the Sun : A Handbook for Working with Steiner's Meditations and Exercises
  • Mantric Sayings : Meditations 1903-1925 (CW 268)
  • The First Class Lessons and Mantras : The Michael School Meditative Path in Nineteen Steps (CW 270)

    Related Titles by Subject:

    Anthroposophy: Esoteric Studies ; Anthroposophy: General ; Anthroposophy: Meditation & Verses ; Esoteric: General and Esoteric: Meditation