Healing Madaonnas with Chris Bamford

Healing Madonnas

Christopher Bamford, author of Healing Madonnas: Exploring the Sequence of Madonna Images Created by Rudolf Steiner and Felix Peipers for Use in Therapy and Meditation explores a little-known example of Rudolf Steiner’s efforts to bring into being, in a practical and future-oriented way, a contemporary embodiment of the wisdom that once lived in the ancient Mysteries—in this instance a sequence of fifteen images of the Madonna, intended originally for contemplation under supervision in a clinical setting as a new form of therapy for those suffering from wounds of the soul.


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Guiding Thoughts

  1. By Way of Introduction

  2. Approaching the Images, or the Mystery of Seeing

  3. Truth, Beauty, and Goodness

  4. Sacred-Religious or Secular-Spiritual

  5. Enter The Sistine Madonna

  6. Devotion and Reverence

  7. Sophia: Wisdom Becomes Love

  8. The Presence of the Holy Mother

  9. The Ancient Mysteries

  10. Isis and Madonna

  11. The Origins of the Madonna Sequence

  12. A Short Prehistory of the Pentagram

  13. The Images, Etheric Body, and Organization Underlying the Sequence

The Healing Madonna Images

  1. Sistine Madonna (full image)

  2. Beautiful Gardener

  3. Alba Madonna

  4. Alba Madonna (detail)

  5. Pazzi Madonna

  6. Madonna of the Goldfinch (detail)

  7. Bridgemwater Madonna

  8. Sistine Madonna (detail)

  9. Tempi Madonna

The publication of this work was made possible by a grant from the Waldorf Curriculum Fund.