Ways into Christian Meditation

Bastiaan Baan; Translated by Philip Mees

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  • A deep and insightful book from an experienced priest
  • Describes a decades-old approach to meditation stemming from western Christianity rather than eastern traditions
  • A practical guide as well as a discussion of different form of meditation

Describes a decades-old approach to meditation which stems from western Christianity rather than eastern traditions.

234 x 156 mm
Floris Books
Religion & Spirituality
160 pages
Publication date:
25 Jun 2015


Meditation has long been a path to self-awareness, as well as a way of consciously building a bridge into the spiritual world. Many of the most popular techniques originated in eastern traditions, but this book describes a decades-old approach that comes from western Christianity.

The author starts by describing the steps necessary to make meditation possible, drawing on some of the ideas of Rudolf Steiner. He goes on to discuss different forms of meditation, such as 'review of the day', meditations on specific words and images, and meditations for the deceased.

Finally he describes a specifically Christian approach, with a few words and sentences from the Gospel of St John leading to several fruitful subjects for meditation.

This is a deep, insightful book from an experienced priest.


'Some useful insights and suggestions of topics for meditation and could enrich anyone's meditative practice.'
-- Mollie Robinson, New Vision


Bastiaan Baan worked as a teacher in the Netherlands before being ordained in 1981. He was a Christian Community priest in the Netherlands and is currently director of the priests' seminary in Spring Valley, NY. He lectures widely, and has written many books. Lord of the Elements, and Old and New Mysteries, are both available in English.

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