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Christopher Bamford

About

Christopher Bamford (1943–2022) was born in Cardiff, South Wales, and lived for a while in Hungary and then in Scotland. He studied as an undergraduate at Trinity University in Dublin and earned his master’s degree at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. For nearly thirty years, he was Editor in Chief at SteinerBooks (Anthroposophic Press) and its imprints. A Fellow of the Lindisfarne Association, he lectured, taught, and wrote widely on Western spiritual and esoteric traditions. His books include a selection of his numerous introductions, Encountering Rudolf Steiner: Introductions to Essential Works (2022); Healing Madonnas: Exploring the Sequence of Madonna Images Created by Rudolf Steiner and Felix Peipers for Use in Therapy and Meditation (2017); An Endless Trace: The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West (2003); and The Voice of the Eagle: The Heart of Celtic Christianity (1990). He also translated and edited numerous books, including Homage to Pythagoras: Rediscovering Sacred Science (2001); The Noble Traveller: The Life and Writings of O. V. de L. Milosz (1984); and Celtic Christianity: Ecology and Holiness (1982). Essays by Mr. Bamford are included in The Best Spiritual Writing 2000 (“In the Presence of Death”) and The Best American Spiritual Writing 2005 (“The Gift of the Call”). Christopher passed over the threshold on May 13, 2022, at his Mt. Washington, Massachusetts home.

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Author's Books

Encountering Rudolf Steiner

Introductions to Essential Works

Paperback
$34.95

Homage to Pythagoras

Rediscovering Sacred Science

Paperback
$30.00

Healing Madonnas

Exploring the Sequence of Madonna Images Created by Rudolf Steiner and Felix Peipers for Use in Therapy and Meditation

Paperback
$17.95

The Inner Life of the Earth

Exploring the Mysteries of Nature, Subnature, and Supranature

Paperback
$25.00

The Secret Stream

Christian Rosenkreutz and Rosicrucianism

Paperback
$19.95

Staying Connected

How to Continue Your Relationships with Those Who Have Died

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction and notes by Christopher Bamford
Edited by Christopher Bamford
Paperback
$19.95

Anthroposophy in Everyday Life

Practical Training in Thought - Overcoming Nervousness - Facing Karma - The Four Temperaments

Paperback
$9.95
Foundations of Waldorf Education Series 7

The Genius of Language

Observations for Teachers (CW 299)

Paperback
$16.95

Celtic Christianity

Ecology and Holiness

Paperback
$15.95
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 81

Reimagining Academic Studies

Science, Philosophy, Education, Social Science, Theology, Theory of Language (CW 81)

Paperback
$25.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 268

Mantric Sayings

Meditations 1903–1925 (CW 268)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Dana Fleming
Paperback
$30.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 338

Communicating Anthroposophy

The Course for Speakers to Promote the Idea of Threefolding (CW 338)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Rory Bradley
Paperback
$25.00

Rethinking Economics

Lectures and Seminars on World Economics (CW 340–341)

Rudolf Steiner
Foreword by Otto Scharmer
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Preface by Mark Finser
Translated by Peter Clemm
Paperback
$35.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 266/2

Esoteric Lessons 1910–1912

From the Esoteric School 2 (CW 266/2)

Volume vol. 2 (CW 266/2) — From the Esoteric School
Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by James H. Hindes
Paperback
$35.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 261

Our Dead

Memorial, Funeral, and Cremation Addresses 1906–1924 (CW 261)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Sabine Seiler
Paperback
$30.00

Christ and Sophia

Anthroposophic Meditations on the Old Testament, New Testament, and Apocalypse

Valentin Tomberg
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by R. H. Bruce
Paperback
$40.00
Paperback
$35.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 342

First Steps in Christian Religious Renewal

Preparing the Ground for The Christian Community (CW 342)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Marsha Post
Paperback
$30.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 319

The Healing Process

Spirit, Nature & Our Bodies (CW 319)

Paperback
$25.00
Karl König Archive Series

Seeds for Social Renewal

The Camphill Village Conferences

Paperback
$25.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 266/3

Esoteric Lessons 1913–1923

From the Esoteric School 3 (CW 266/3)

Volume vol. 3 (CW 266/3) — From the Esoteric School
Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Marsha Post
Paperback
$35.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 333

Freedom of Thought and Societal Forces

Implementing the Demands of Modern Society (CW 333)

Paperback
$20.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 156

Inner Reading and Inner Hearing

And How to Achieve Existence in the World of Ideas (CW 156)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Michael Miller
Paperback
$20.00

The Light of the "I"

Guidelines for Meditation

Paperback
$12.00
Paperback
$25.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 2

Goethe's Theory of Knowledge

An Outline of the Epistemology of His Worldview (CW 2)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Peter Clemm
Paperback
$20.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 182

Death as Metamorphosis of Life

Including “What Does the Angel Do in Our Astral Body?” & “How Do I Find Christ?” (CW 182)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Sabine Seiler
Paperback
$20.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 195

Cosmic New Year

Thoughts for New Year 1920 (CW 195)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Peter Clemm
Paperback
$15.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 225

Youth and the Etheric Heart

Rudolf Steiner Speaks to the Younger Generation (CW 217a)

Paperback
$25.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 266/1

Esoteric Lessons 1904–1909

From the Esoteric School 1 (CW 266/1)

Volume vol. 1 (CW 266/1) — From the Esoteric School
Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Foreword by Carl Unger
Translated by James H. Hindes
Paperback
$35.00
Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by John M. Wood
Paperback
$35.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 217

Becoming the Archangel Michael's Companions

Rudolf Steiner's Challenge to the Younger Generation (CW 217)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by René M. Querido
Preface by Carlo Pietzner
Paperback
$25.00
Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Jann W. Gates
Paperback
$20.00
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 284

Rosicrucianism Renewed

The Unity of Art, Science & Religion: The Theosophical Congress of Whitsun 1907 (CW 284)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Edited by Joan deRis Allen
Translated by Marsha Post
Paperback
$40.00
Paperback
$24.95
Paperback
$20.00

Calendar 1912–1913 Facsimile Edition

The original book containing the calendar created by Rudolf Steiner for the year 1912–1913 (CW 40)

Paperback
$30.00

Spiritualism, Madame Blavatsky, and Theosophy

An Eyewitness View of Occult History

Paperback
$30.00

What is Anthroposophy?

Three Spiritual Perspectives on Self-Knowledge

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Mado Spiegler
Paperback
$9.95

Isis Mary Sophia

Her Mission and Ours

Paperback
$24.95

Start Now!

A Book of Soul and Spiritual Exercises

Paperback
$20.00

The Voice of the Eagle Edition 2

The Heart of Celtic Christianity: John Scotus Eriugena’s Homily on the Prologue to the Gospel of St. John

John Scotus Eriugena
Commentaries by Christopher Bamford
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Christopher Bamford
Foreword by Thomas Moore
Paperback
$28.00

Mystics after Modernism

Discovering the Seeds of a New Science in the Renaissance (CW 7)

Paperback
$24.95
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 28

Autobiography

Chapters in the Course of My Life, 1861–1907 (CW 28)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Rita Stebbing
Revised by SteinerBooks
Paperback
$29.95

Friend of My Heart

Meeting Christ in Everyday Life

Paperback
$14.95
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 16–17

A Way of Self-Knowledge

And the Threshold of the Spiritual World (CW 16–17)

Paperback
$25.00

The Christian Mystery

Early Lectures

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction and notes by Christopher Bamford
Compiled by Christopher Bamford
Translated by James H. Hindes
Paperback
$24.95
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner Series 8

Christianity as Mystical Fact

And the Mysteries of Antiquity (CW 8)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Preface by Andrew Welburn
Translated by Andrew Welburn
Afterword by Michael Debus
Paperback
$25.00
Paperback
$24.95
Foundations of Waldorf Education Series 25

The Education of the Child

And Early Lectures on Education (CW 293 & 66)

Paperback
$16.95
Foundations of Waldorf Education Series 21

The Kingdom of Childhood

Introductory Talks on Waldorf Education (CW 311)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by Helen Fox
Paperback
$19.95

The Archangel Michael

His Mission and Ours

Paperback
$24.95
Classics in Anthroposophy Series

How to Know Higher Worlds

A Modern Path of Initiation (CW 10)

Paperback
$16.95

The Logos-Structure of the World

Language as Model of Reality

Paperback
$14.95
Nikolai Berdyaev
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Translated by R. M. French
Paperback
$29.95