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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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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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