Case of Valentin Tomberg
Anthroposophy or Jesuitism?
Sergei O. Prokofieff
Translated by Richard Michell
Born in 1900 in Russia,
Valentin Tomberg was for many years an enthusiastic student of
Anthroposophy, the science of the spirit founded by Rudolf Steiner.
In 1945, however, he converted to Roman Catholicism and completely
turned his back on the former phase of his life. By the time of his
death in 1973 he had written two major works, Meditations on the
Tarot and Covenant of the Heart, in which he presents
much esoteric knowledge, but now under the spiritual authority of
the Catholic Church. In these books he also appears as a promoter of
Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuit Order, whom Rudolf Steiner
characterized as enemies of true Christianity.
What is the mystery
behind Tomberg's life, and why did he arrive at such a dramatic
change in his thinking? In this forcefully argued and
uncompromising book, intended for serious students of Anthroposophy,
Prokofieff suggests that behind the work of Valentin Tomberg lies a
clear resolve to unite 'esoteric and exoteric Christianity'. In
Tomberg's terms, and those who follow his example today, this means
bringing modern esoteric Christianity (Anthroposophy) under the
hierarchical and dogmatic structure of the Roman Catholic Church.
Furthermore, as Prokofieff demonstrates through his meticulous
research, this is the goal of Jesuitism today, that nothing
Christian should exist outside the Catholic Church.
Much has been written about Tomberg over the years, but often the
facts have been blurred by misinformation and half-truths.
Prokofieff finally brings the arguments out into the open so that
you, the reader, can decide: Anthroposophy or Jesuitism?
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