7 lectures by Valentin Tomberg
focus of these lectures, given by Valentin Tomberg in Amsterdam in
1938, is the nature and spiritual activities of the "school" or
community of the Archangel Michael.
turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Michael brought
about a tremendous revolution in the spiritual worlds, and with this
he revealed the new mystery which inspires consciousness on earth in
the form of Anthroposophy. Its content is the renewal of the
awareness of the mysteries of nature and of karma or human destiny.
Souls drawn to this school have a special relationship to thinking,
with a powerful resolve for Truth. With this feeling for truth they
live into the spiritual world as earthly companions and
representatives of Michael and bring this truth as revelation into
the minds and hearts of those who are seeking deeper and more
fundamental values than the sensory-materialistic experience of the
world can offer.
lectures deal with the Michaelic spiritual path of anthroposophy in
its Christian-Rosicrucian aspect. Tomberg speaks about meditation,
the various stages of consciousness (Imagination, Inspiration, and
Intuition), the Guardian of the Threshold, the occult trials of
initiation, and much else besides.
concludes by describing the life of Rudolf Steiner as the life of a
Valentin Tomberg (1900-1973) was a Russian-born anthroposophist who
became a Roman Catholic after the Second World War.
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