Here is a something of a preview (but more than just a preview!) of an upcoming almost five hour ‘monster’ episode on Valentin Tomberg and Christendom.
For any who might be interested, I hope this unusually succinct (by my standards!) twenty-seven minute instalment may serve as a thought-provoking statement—one much shorter than usual—of certain key, central ideas of my YouTube channel and books.
This video, though, is more focussed on Tomberg’s little-known political thinking—and its relevance today in a world dominated by Globalism and Capitalism gone mad. There is also a little here concerning Hilaire Belloc to do with a foreword I was recently asked to write for the new edition of Monarchy from Arouca Press.
(This is to say Arouca’s re-printing of the 1938 masterpiece by Belloc that has not even been mentioned yet in this sadly-neglected website, which I do mean to revamp and return to more actively, if I can only find the time . . .)
In this short, impromptu post for a long-neglected website, I also take the opportunity to simply and quickly paste in some reviews (or blurbs, really) for my main big book concerning Tomberg and Catholicism—Cor Jesu Sacratissimum: From Secularism and the New Age to Christendom Renewed.
This book, like the video above, is very much about the Fate of the West and is more indebted to Tomberg’s work than I can possibly express. But here is what others say:
“In Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, Roger Buck traces his journey–geographical, metaphorical, and mystical–from New Age adventurer to Catholic traditionalist, from spiritual dilettante to repentant wayfarer, from lost to found. Along the way we are treated to spiritually rich meditations on politics, economics, social movements, modernity, the spiritual dangers of our age, and the eternal mysterium of the Church. But Roger Buck does not merely describe his own journey. No, he holds our times up to a mirror and shows us our own faces. And with great clarity.”—MICHAEL MARTIN, author of The Submerged Reality: Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics
“Roger Buck has done a great service to the Church by his careful and well-informed examination–both charitable and unflinching– of the New Age, and his discussion of wider issues in the Church from the perspective of a former New Age initiate. Buck shows that the New Age is an attempt, however flawed, to escape the materialism of modernity, and that it is Catholicism in its traditional forms–with its mystery and ritual, its sacramentals, art, and pious practices–that can best reveal the immense reality of the suffering and love for all mankind of Christ’s Sacred Heart to those trapped in the false mysteries of the New Age.”—JOSEPH SHAW, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales
Foreword for Monarchy by Roger Buck
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