The Case of Valentin Tomberg: Anthroposophy Or Jesuitism?

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Temple Lodge Publishing, Mar 1, 1998 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 232 pages
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Born in 1900 in Russia, Valentin Tomberg was for many years an enthusiastic student of Anthroposophy. 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 presented much esoteric knowledge, though under the spiritual authority of the Catholic Church. What is the mystery behind Tomberg's life? Prokofieff provides his views in this forcefully argued and uncompromising book."
 

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Contents

Publishers Preface
1
Foreword
5
Anthroposophy or Jesuitism?
8
The struggle against the consciousness soul
22
his dissertation
29
Where does the true union of spirituality and the intellect take place?
36
The inspiration common to Papus and Tomberg
41
An occult advocate of papal infallibility
53
Todays disciples of Tomberg and their plans
122
The Problem of Jesuitism and the anthroposophical movement
147
Afterword
159
Extract from an article by Valentin Tomberg
162
Two letters from Tomberg to Rudolf Steiner
165
Some remarks on the new German edition of the Tarot book
168
Ignatius of Loyola on the nature of obedience
170
Some examples of themoral theologyof the Jesuits
178

Tombergs contradictory relationship to Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy
59
Contradictions between Tombergs early and late work
83
An example of Tombergs Jesuit delusion
91
The two pillars of Tombergs Tarot occultism
98
The tragedy of Tombergs life
103
An overview of Rudolf Steiners statements on Jesuitism
181
Notes
201
Bibliography
220
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About the author (1998)

Sergei O. Prokofieff (1954-2014) was born in Moscow, where he studied fine arts and painting at the Moscow School of Art. At an early age he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and quickly realized that his life would be dedicated to the Christian path of esoteric knowledge. He wrote his first book, "Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries, " while living in Soviet Russia, and it was published in English in 1994. After the fall of Communism, he helped establish the Anthroposophical Society in Russia. In 2001, he became a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. More than 30 of his books have been translated into English. Sergei Prokofieff passed away in Dornach, Switzerland.

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