The Twelve Holy Nights

Meditations on the Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson

Frans Lutters; Translated by Philip Mees

Available (printed to order)

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  • An exploration of the twelve holy nights from a spiritual and meditative point of view
  • Calls on Norwegian folklore and seeks to demonstrate how to find spiritual calm and renewal as the New Year begins
  • Written by an experienced Waldorf teacher with over 30 years experience

An exploration, commentary and meditation on the twelve sacred nights between Christmas and Epiphany, drawing on the ancient Norwegian folksong The Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson.

198 x 130 mm
Floris Books
Religion & Spirituality
12 b/w illustrations
54 pages
Publication date:
20 Sep 2018


The twelve holy nights between Christmas and Epiphany, the 6th of January, are a wonderful time of year for spiritual meditation and deepening.

In ancient Norwegian folk legend, in the darkness of winter, Olaf Åsteson experienced an initiation into the great secrets of existence. His experience helped him to shoulder responsibility for his task here on earth, and gave him renewed vision and decisiveness.

Frans Lutters has led many workshops on this theme, and his insights are collected in the commentary and meditations in this book, alongside the text of the Dream Song.

Working with the sacred nights provides an inspiring opportunity to start the new year with revitalised consciousness and enthusiasm.


Frans Lutters has been a Waldorf teacher in the Netherlands for over 30 years. He is the author of Who Is Harry Potter?, The Grail Mystery and the Seven Liberal Arts, and An Exploration into the Destiny of the Waldorf School Movement.

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