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The Case of Valentin Tomberg - Anthroposophy or Jesuitism? - by Sergei O. ProkofieffThe 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?

Temple Lodge Publishing
226pp; paperback
ISBN: 0 904693 85 6

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