Russian Spirituality And Other Essays: Mysteries of Our Time by Valentin Tomberg,Robert Powell

By Valentin Tomberg,Robert Powell

those wisdom-filled articles are gemstones provided us via the Russian esotericist Valentin Tomberg (1900–1973). Written within the Thirties, on the time he used to be additionally writing vital experiences at the outdated testomony, New testomony, and the Apocalypse, those early articles presage Tomberg’s later, extra mature works on Christian Hermeticism. This was once the ‘anthroposophical’ part of his existence, which ended in the course of global warfare II, while he Christ’s name to hitch the Catholic Church that allows you to convey 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 impressive 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 success of the phrases of Christ, of the Risen One, to Peter bearing on John: ‘If it's my will that he may still wait until eventually I get 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 begun through the Thirties, once they may possibly start to emerge by means of bringing the esoteric teachings into the Church.For scholars of Christian Hermeticism, those early articles through the founding father of this new non secular flow exhibit particularly whatever of the esoteric teachings underlying the author’s Russian spirituality. The penetrating insights they provide are seeds that as a result blossomed in his later works. in addition to being of curiosity to scholars of Christian Hermeticism, those essays are proper to a person drawn to Russian spirituality and, furthermore, to every body attracted to esoteric views about the current state of affairs of humanity. the writer of this paintings used to be a spiritually enlightened instructor whose care and crisis prolonged past the plight of the Russian humans lower than Soviet communism to incorporate the demanding situations dealing with each man or woman in our time. Understood as a guide for enlightenment, to be labored with meditatively over and over, this paintings is among the nice treasures of humanity’s non secular literature—a beneficial jewel for each non secular seeker in our time

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