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Valentin Tomberg (Feb. 27, 1900-Feb. 24, 1973) was born into a Lutheran family in St. Petersburg, Russia

Valentin Tomberg (Feb. Petersburg, Russia. As an adolescent, he was drawn to the hermetic Martinism of . Mebes, as well as to Theosophy and the mysticism of Eastern Orthodoxy. As a young man, he was strongly influenced by Vladimir Soloviev and had a personal experience of the Sophia at a cathedral in Holland.

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From 1931 Tomberg gives lectures in Tallin about the Old Testament.

Born on the 26th of February, 1900 in St. Petersburg, Valentin Tomberg made contact at an early age with idealistic communities engaged in Rosicrucian, Martinistic and Hermetic teachings. After the 1917 Bolshevistic Revolution in which he lost both his parents and brother, he moved to Estonia in 1920 to study comparative religion and philology. From 1931 Tomberg gives lectures in Tallin about the Old Testament. Also these lectures are later published in bookform, as are also the lectures held in Rotterdam august 1938: Seven lectures on the inner development of the human being.

The focus of this book is the spiritual work in the "school"the communityof Michael.

Valentin Arnoldevitch Tomberg (February 27, 1900 – February 24, 1973) was an Estonian-Russian Christian mystic, polyglot scholar and hermetic magician. Robert Powell and others have identified Tomberg as the 20th Century incarnation of the boddhisattva who they say will in time incarnate as the Maitreya Buddha, a claim contested by T. H. Meyer and other Anthroposophists.

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The focus of this book is the spiritual work in the "school" the community of Michael. What does this mean? At the end of the eighteenth century, the Archangel Michael revealed the new mystery that has manifested on Earth as spiritual science, or anthroposophy.

Inner development:seven lectures : Rotterdam, 15-22 August, 1938, by Valentin Tomberg ; translation revised by Richard and Patricia Bloedon. Translation of : Sieben Vorträge über die innere Entwickelung des Menschen.

The focus of this book is the spiritual work in the "school"―the community―of Michael. What does this mean? At the end of the eighteenth century, the Archangel Michael revealed the new mystery that has manifested on Earth as spiritual science, or anthroposophy. Its essence involves the renewal of our knowledge of the mysteries of karma and human destiny. Those who are drawn to this school have a special relationship to the human faculty of thinking―their inner feeling for truth has the strength of iron. This feeling for truth helps them to become companions of Michael at the threshold of the spiritual world. These talks deal with the spiritual path of anthroposophy in its Christian Rosicrudian aspect. Tomberg speaks openly and honestly about meditation, the various stages of consciousness (imagination, inspiration, and intuition), the "guardian of the threshold," and the esoteric trials one encounters along the way. He concludes by describing the life of Rudolf Steiner as the life of a Christian initiate.

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Reddefender
A controversial character for any Anthroposophist (if there be such a person other than an official member), Tomberg stays very close to the source in these lectures which unabashedly emphasise the inavoidable Christological aspect of a thoroughly anthroposophical approach to self-realisation. The source being Steiner and Tomberg a fervent Steinerian. He ad libs here a great deal less than in his Meditations on the Tarot, which have a far more ideosyncratic catholic undertone.
I particularly found inspirational his alignment of the six exercises from Knowledge of the Higher World to the stages of the Cross, and the three temptations of Christ aligned to the three thresholds of fire, water, air, respectively. It comes naturally to Tomberg to intertwine the mystical (Christianity) with every-day morality and he looks for spiritual self-perfection in mundane (meditative) steps. He himself acknowledges, however, that few will want to stick to this narrow path, especially not if it smacks too much of what the Herr Doctor (Steiner) delivered back in the day, which we may like to call outdated - allowing us thereby to cut corners or speed up processes with quick fixes - but unfortunately we tend to do this usually where it really matters that we stick to the slow but steady path. Tomberg manages to remind us that our patience will be rewarded if we endure the rockier road.
The best advice I can give you regarding this book: read with an open mind and look for a total picture to derive the most from this work, which really manages to pool some anthroposophical gems of knowledge for you. It is thin enough volume to read once relatively quickly, and digest meditatively with help of extended study materials (try Lubienski, another mystical-anthroposophical odd ball or the Christian Community priests, notably the superbly accessible and modern but highly esoterically inspired Tom Ravetz). Thereafter return to the work several times throughout the following years to discover how much (or little) you may have advanced (and better understand what he has written or continue progressively confused till something has to give...).
Cells
I first read this book in the late 1980's. I was deeply impressed. Someone actually has gotten somewhere with Steiner's anthroposophy, not just talking about it but out of it, with full integrity at that.

I still feel that way, basically. Sure, these lectures do have their limitations but they still inspire and they give a truly initiated perspective on what you can expect to happen to your inner life if you commit to the anthroposophical methods of moral maturing and spiritual insight. Besides, this edition comes with a very interesting introduction by Christopher Bamford.
Inner Development download epub
New Age & Spirituality
Author: Valentin Tomberg
ISBN: 0880103639
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: New Age & Spirituality
Language: English
Publisher: SteinerBooks; Reprint edition (May 1, 1992)
Pages: 120 pages