Tag Archives: Rudolf Steiner

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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Michael Martin’s Transfiguration: Notes toward a Radical Catholic Reimagination of Everything

The following review wasn’t supposed to happen. For, as I have tried to make clear, this website is virtually dormant. The plan was to revive it later this spring. But life, as John Lennon sang – once memorably, now perhaps cliched – is what happens while making other plans. And a burst of life unexpectedly produced the […]

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At the Grave of Civilisation? (Steiner, Tomberg and Modernity)

    This piece is a follow-up to my last: Valentin Tomberg’s Renunciation of Anthroposophy. And it is probably best to begin with that piece, dear Reader, if you know nothing of Anthroposophy. However, I shall recap things a little by recalling how last time I spoke of: The Russian Catholic convert Valentin Tomberg (1900 -1973) whose […]

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Valentin Tomberg’s Renunciation of Anthroposophy

An extensive commentary on the mature Catholic Tomberg’s rejection of Anthroposophy, drawing on his major known books, as well as little-known legal theses and other material heretofore unavailable in English.

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The Submerged Reality – a Book on Sophiology by Michael Martin

The Submerged Reality – Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics by Michael Martin, reviewed. A book which follows Valentin Tomberg and Meditations on the Tarot. In my opinion, the finest so far in English.

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Steiner, Tomberg, Belloc: Education and Christian Civilisation

Three extremely different figures, Steiner, Tomberg, Belloc call for the same thing to save Christian civilisation …

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter-Revolution (Part XIII)

    In this series, we have been considering the tragic sense of cultural degeneration, expressed in Valentin Tomberg’s legal and political Catholic works. I have also tried to highlight Tomberg’s departure from Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy and conversion to Catholicism. Yet the suggestion has been made that continuities with Steiner persist into Tomberg’s later writings – […]

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Rudolf Steiner, Valentin Tomberg and Outraging Modern Sensibilities

  Dear Readers, I wish you all a Blessed New Year. Now, this will not be so much a usual entry. Instead, it is more a pointer to a very long comment that I have posted concerning Valentin Tomberg here. If this link should not take you directly to this very long comment, you will simply need […]

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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

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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

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    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

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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!