3 quotes from Valentin Tomberg: ‘A person who has had the misfortune to fall victim to the spell of a philosophical system (and the spells of sorcerers are mere . Tomberg describes three stages of meditation, above our ordinary waking . Valentin Tomberg, in Letter II, refers to the “second birth” as Christian Yoga. Hence. Valentin Tomberg was born in in St. Petersburg. His parents were Lutheran. His mother was a Russian and his father, an Estonian of German origin, was.
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It began, in fact, as responses in the comments boxes themselves, but has grown too big for that. As for VT, I do not so much — in addition to his critical books were written long before he broke with AS and went over to the Roman Church. Exodus by Dave Shiflett. And when I say you are invoking very profound and important things, I refer most particularly to this pregnant line of yours — pregnant with all kinds of meaning that is: Protestantism contains the Truth of Christianity qualitatively and quantitatively.
At the age of thirty-one he experienced a spiritual revelation which, he claimed, put him in contact with the angelic world. The Scripture readings for Vallentin Sunday illustrate the first and third conversion.
The Holy Spirit is active in some Protestant communities whether in Sacraments, Charismatic worship services or others. Not necessarily in your material life, but more so in your spiritual life, as one depends more and more on this for moral guidance.
Yes, autonomous philosophical systems separated from the living body of tradition are parasitic structures, which seize the thought, feeling and finally the will of human beings. I have heard opposite reports. To practise high Magic is to compete with the Catholic priesthood; it is to be a dissident priest [Italics mine]. At the Grave of Civilisation?
Valentin Tomberg – The Shining Stranger
For without him, I could not have extricated myself from the New Age dreams of my youth. One might ask then, how it was that the same Valentin Tomberg could write the following words:.
The consequence of this is that the sources of creative spiritual elan tombegr drying up, one after the other, and that an increasing aridity is showing up in all domains of the spiritual life of the West [Italics mine]. Because X, you express views that are held by innumerable noble souls today. Just listening to valentiin serpent is the root cause of the Fall, because the two opposing thoughts are considered to be on the same level.
Posted yomberg September at On the path to the Unitive Way, two conversions are necessary based on the purgation of the senses and the purgation of the spirit. Life is dualistic, and we use a variety of modes to describe this dualism — which forms the whole. Thus, Tomberg describes Europe as wounded without the Emperor: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In other words, the serpent of materialistic science tombefg been crucified on the cross of matter and now must come to terms with its resurrection.
It was published anonymously and posthumously. Individuals, who are citizens of a liberal legal state, may use their freedom to choose certain obligationswhich for example go hand tomebrg hand with Christian religion and the Church. They know the truth of the following: However beyond that, you raise profound and important things indeed, which I will not be able to do justice to in this comments box.
And encouraged Gnostic faith, over blind faith. I was born and raised Catholic, at age 13 I experienced a Crisis on my faith that led me away of the Church and into Gnosticism and Ceremonial Magic. Their physical analogy is cancer. Instead of ruling by the sceptre—the globe bearing the cross—he made the decision to rule by the sword.
Contrary to some popular supposition, Steiner was no New Ager, believing that we were all to be shortly rescued by the energies of Aquarius. Now I tell you before it comes that when it is come to pass ye may believe that I am he.
There is nothing in the physical world more valetnin — more healing in the deepest sense of that word — than the bread of the Communion Service. No doubt there are many, many sincere, beautiful, prayerful Charismatic Christians.
And if in the past it was the Emperor valenfin gave uster to the royal crowns, it was later the shadow of the absent Emperor which obscured the royal crowns and, consequently, all the other crowns — those of dukes, princes, counts, etc.
Thus while disagreeing at some points in your chain, tombrrg chain does not thereby collapse and I really do salute you. However with Tomberg I think we need to look to something deeper than prejudice when he gives such a very different narrative of history than your own.
That being said God may use Protestants or other Vvalentin and even other religions to reveal more of Himself for the building-up of the body of Christ at times when the Catholic vessel cannot be the vehicle at that moment on time, for example, the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement began amongst very Low-Church Protestants.
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The flame of consciousness, once fanned offers more and more knowledge of what should be but it does not transform what factually is. It requires understanding and wisdom to know what to love.
This change of orientation was due partly to his own Christianity, which was more christocentric than Rudolf Steiner’s, and partly to various conflicts within the European Anthroposophical Tmoberg Sections after Steiner’s death in Much more to the point: God valentn all-powerful in history inasmuch as there is faith; he is crucified insofar as one turns away from him.
But I have had to face the fact that it is precisely at this point where the Catholic Tomberg broke from Steiner. First let me say how moved I am by your return to the Vqlentin and I thank you for telling us of your return journey. Anthony of Thebes left the desert and hurried to Alexandria to support St.