By Valentin Tomberg,Robert Powell

those wisdom-filled articles are gem stones provided us by means of the Russian esotericist Valentin Tomberg (1900–1973). Written within the Nineteen Thirties, on the time he was once additionally writing very important experiences at the outdated testomony, New testomony, and the Apocalypse, those early articles presage Tomberg’s later, extra mature works on Christian Hermeticism. This used to be the ‘anthroposophical’ part of his lifestyles, which ended in the course of international warfare II, while he Christ’s name to hitch the Catholic Church with a view to deliver the Christian esotericism of the Church of John into the exoteric Church of Peter—a step that actually represented a sacrifice at the a part of this outstanding guy. For in following this name of Christ to the Catholic Church, Tomberg took the step of leaving his karmic community—that of the anthroposophical move based by way of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925). This step used to be a achievement of the phrases of Christ, of the Risen One, to Peter relating John: ‘If it really is my will that he should still wait till I come back, what's that to thee?’ (John 21:22). those phrases relate to the duty of the Church of John to ‘wait’—that is, to domesticate the esoteric teachings ‘behind the scenes’—until the onset of Christ’s moment Coming, which started through the Nineteen Thirties, after they may perhaps start to emerge through bringing the esoteric teachings into the Church.For scholars of Christian Hermeticism, those early articles by way of the founding father of this new religious circulate exhibit particularly whatever of the esoteric teachings underlying the author’s Russian spirituality. The penetrating insights they give are seeds that for this reason blossomed in his later works. in addition to being of curiosity to scholars of Christian Hermeticism, those essays are correct to a person drawn to Russian spirituality and, furthermore, to everybody attracted to esoteric views in regards to the current state of affairs of humanity. the writer of this paintings used to be a spiritually enlightened instructor whose care and predicament prolonged past the plight of the Russian humans less than Soviet communism to incorporate the demanding situations dealing with each person in our time. Understood as a handbook for enlightenment, to be labored with meditatively again and again, this paintings is among the nice treasures of humanity’s non secular literature—a valuable jewel for each religious seeker in our time

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