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Valentin Tomberg Cared

Valentin Tomberg made the shocking statements he did — for no other reason than that he cared. His heart was on fire.

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Prokofieff’s The Case of Valentin Tomberg: Anthroposophy or Jesuitism?

It is as though almost no sentence about the mature Catholic Tomberg is left unturned for an opportunity to breathlessly paint the man blacker than black – without the slightest trace of nuance or subtlety.

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New Video: Pope Francis, Catholic Tradition, Valentin Tomberg

Commentary on Traditionis Custodes – as a grave threat not just to the Church, but to the West, to the life of humanity itself. At least that is what I argue here in a video that is a personal turning point for me . . .

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Valentin Tomberg’s Art of the Good

Valentin Tomberg’s The Art of the Good – a profound rupture with Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy and a magnificent meditation on morality, law and freedom.

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New Video: Valentin Tomberg — A Stammering

This episode is for me the most important one I’ve done yet. I stammer before immense questions to do with Valentin Tomberg, Rudolf Steiner, Catholicism, Christendom and the Fate of the West.

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Video Trailer 2 — Valentin Tomberg: Enemy of Modern Progress?

Is Valentin Tomberg an Enemy of Modern Progress? More to do with Valentin Tomberg, Rudolf Steiner, Catholicism, Christendom and the Fate of the West.

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New Video: Valentin Tomberg Trailer

Trailer Video regarding Valentin Tomberg, Rudolf Steiner and the Fate of the West . . .

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New Video: With Dr Joseph Shaw on Theosophy and the New Age Movement

New Video: With Dr Joseph Shaw on Theosophy and the New Age Movement

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New Video: With Dr Joseph Shaw on the New Age and Modern Culture

New video in conversation with Dr Joseph Shaw of Oxford University and Chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales.

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“To Make the World Safe for Shopping”: John C. Rao on a Covert Revolution

John C Rao on American-led modernity’s endeavour “to destroy man, nature and culture – in order, ultimately, to make the world safe for shopping.”

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Video: The Gentle Traditionalist: the Opening (+ Personal Notes)

A new video with two distinctly DIFFERENT parts. First, a reading, then . . .

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American Grace: The Eightfold Kingdom Within by Carol Robinson (Review)

Arouca Press rescues a great American Catholic from the depths of obscurity. A stunning book in the spirit of the Chesterbelloc, but also highly original.

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Unflinching Witness: Peter Kwasniewski’s Tradition and Sanity (Review)

Peter A. Kwasniewski’s Unflinching Witness to the most serious, fundamental malady of our age: how the Church, which is the Heart of the World, has forgotten her way.

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Video: New Age Dogma

As we recently “explained” here, both this website and my private life have been beset with problems, technical and personal. Indeed, things are moving so slowly at this old breaking-down website that I never even realised I posted a “new” video – released 10 months ago, back in January! There is little in me to explain […]

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First Chapter – The Gentle Traditionalist Returns!

First Chapter of The Gentle Traditionalist Returns – with a dream about the Chesterbelloc . . .

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Video: An American Moves to Europe

What happens when you mix Chesterton, Belloc, Charles de Gaulle, GAFA, Ireland and France with Margaret Thatcher’s devastation of Britain, the Jam and “A Town Called Malice” . . . ?

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Some Sort of Apology

Apologies and Excuses for Long Neglect.

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Integrity: Volume 1 – Book Review

  A new term emerged in 1960s America: the “Counter Culture” heralding a milieu that would prove as transitory as it was shallow. For the hippies never succeeded in creating a genuine cultural alternative to the crass commercial civilisation they revolted against. Either they became New Agers, often with a rampant commercialism of their own, […]

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Breaking the Chains of Mediocrity by Carol Jackson Robinson (Review)

  When sitting down to write, I began jotting “this book is wonderful”. Those words are not enough. For with this short first volume in an ongoing collected works, Arouca Press restores to public awareness a little-known Twentieth Century Catholic essayist of the highest rank. Honestly, this is someone who, it seems to me, is […]

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Michael Frensch’s The Viridian Sail: a Novel about Tomberg

  This is not so much a review, but notes, just notes, from a personal journey—a journey which entails this profound, fascinating, important novel by Michael Frensch. For I am now in my second reading and expect to keep returning to this book throughout my life. For this book, written by Valentin Tomberg’s German biographer, […]

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  • The Gentle Traditionalist Returns!

    New Book from Angelico Press!

    "The Gentle Traditionalist returns with a vengeance in this stand-alone sequel ... this book skewers the modern malaise with the kind of sanity we have come to expect from this author” — CHARLES A. COULOMBE

    ”Buck’s latest foray is a grand success ... The story features the same singular combination of whimsy and surprise, keen social commentary, and deft argumentation as the first [book]. The Gentle Traditionalist Returns appeals to what is best and deepest in us, so that we will reengage with that which ultimately matters while there is yet time.” — PETER KWASNIEWSKI

    ”A brilliant diagnosis of the spiritual malaise of modern society, written with gentleness, generosity, humour, pathos ... and, above all else, love”— MAOLSHEACHLANN Ó CEALLAIGH

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  • Books from Roger Buck

     

    The Gentle Traditionalist

     

    ”Roger Buck ... in the spirit of Chesterton and Belloc ... takes on everything—from the reforms of Vatican II to the New Age ... a wonderful book.”— MICHAEL MARTIN

    ”A tale of whimsical fantasy, melancholy realism, and supernatural joy ... Buck’s deftly-reasoned post-modern apologetic for full-blooded Catholicism—a Syllabus of Errors in narrative form, a rousing hymn to ‘meaning, grace, beauty, life’.” — PETER KWASNIEWSKI

    "As brilliant a guide for the perplexed as this age is capable of producing” — CHARLES A. COULOMBE

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    See Reviews in Full Here!

     

    Read First Chapter Online Here!

     

    Cor Jesu Sacratissimum

     

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    ”Buck goes to the heart of the problem paralyzing our broken-hearted world ... moving beyond the spirit of the age to the Spirit who moves all ages.” — JOSEPH PEARCE

    ”In this elegant feast of a book, Roger Buck ... expertly skewers the modern world ... without a drop of malice in his compassionate soul ... to reveal the bright, shining love and truth at the center of the universe—symbolised by the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and incarnate in the Catholic Church.” — CHARLES A. COULOMBE

    ”A great service to the Church ... 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 that can best reveal the immense reality of the suffering and love for all mankind of Christ’s Sacred Heart.”— JOSEPH SHAW

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  • EWTN Interview with Roger Buck here!

    TWO-part “Celtic Connections” EWTN  Interview!

    Part One here.

    Part Two here.

  • YouTube Channel – Featured Video with Roger Buck

    Probably my favourite video. Shorter, more succinct, it captures the essence of so much I’m trying to say …

  • First Video from Kim Buck!