Meditations for Harmony and Healing
Finding the Greater Self
As a spiritual teacher, Rudolf Steiner wrote many inspired and beautifully crafted verses. Often they were given in relation to specific situations or in response to individual requests; sometimes they were offered to assist generally in the process of meditation. Regardless of their source, they are uniformly powerful in their ability to connect the meditating individual with spiritual archetypes. Thus, the meditations provide valuable tools for developing experience and knowledge of subtle dimensions of reality.
Matthew Barton translated and selected Steiner’s verses, arranging them with sensitivity by theme. In this collection to promote harmony and healing, Rudolf Steiner helps us discover a renewed sense of our true place in the world. The verses show how we can come to know ourselves by looking outward toward the substances and processes at work in the cosmos and, by contrast, to know the world by looking into the microcosmic depths of our human self.
By integrating spirit and matter within, we can heal the divisions in our relationships with others. For people today, who have become increasingly divorced from a living relationship with nature, these verses help to unfold a world of interconnections.