These essays cover a remarkable range. Whether his theme is as apparently mundane as driving the car or as little understood as the hidden connection between prayer and nature spirits, Adam Bittleston's insight into the reaching of Rudolf Steiner suggests reassuring practical advice. At the same time, he sets everyday matters in their historical context and perceives their spiritual origin in the stars and rhythms of the universe. In the gentle light of wisdom, the complexity of human relationships is fully appreciated and no easy answers are given. Yet, carefully read, these essays can help to draw forth self-healing and understanding for a fragmented world.