Von Balthasar’s Occultism

Valentin Tomberg (1900-1973), a Russian emigre, was the “Anonymous” author of Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism, written in 1967, but published over a decade after his death. Hans Urs von Balthasar wrote a foreward to the 1983 German edition, and this is included as an afterward in the 2002 English edition…

Von Balthasar’s Casta Meretrix

Meretrix: prostitute, harlot, whore, woman of ill repute. In a recent Spero News commentary, Susan Beckworth expressed shock that the (to all reports) conservative theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, friend of popes, would use such a term to describe the church. She said, In Hans Urs von Balthasar’s 1950’s published work, “Casta Meretix” [sic], he…