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Sacred Web 20: A Journal of Tradition and Modernity (Special Tenth Anniversary Issue)

Sacred Web 20: A Journal of Tradition and Modernity (Special Tenth Anniversary Issue) (New)

by Sacred Web

Publisher: World Wisdom Books

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 1480-6584, 1480-6584

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Editorial: "Standing Unshakably in the True": A Commentary on the Teachings of Frithjof Schuon
by M. Ali Lakhani

Drawing from Frithjof Schuon's poetry in the World Wheel series to illustrate his teachings, the Editorial provides a commentary on his teachings under the Schuonian schematic of Truth-Prayer-Virtue-Beauty.

Primordial Meditation: Contemplating The Real by Frithjof Schuon
Translated by Gillian Harris and Angela Schwartz


Sacred Web is honored to present the first English translation of this important work -- the only book by Frithjof Schuon previously unpublished in English. The book, originally published in German in 1935 (when Schuon was 28 years old) under the title Leitgedanken zur Urbesinnung, is the first formal exposition of a primordial worldview based on Schuon's extraordinary spiritual insights recorded in his notebooks between the ages of 21 and 28, and presented here in four separate collections—a remarkable testament to his spiritual genius.

A Portfolio of Photographs of Frithjof Schuon

Sacred Web is indebted to the Estate of Frithjof Schuon to permit it to publish this portfolio of photographs of the great metaphysician, whose striking appearance was a reflection of his extraordinary nature.

Four Poems in Memory of Frithjof Schuon
by Barry McDonald

Barry McDonald, who was privileged to know Frithjof Schuon, was encouraged by him to write poetry. Now, on the occasion of Schuon’s birth centenary, McDonald has produced a selection of four poems dedicated to his patron’s memory and inspired by his teachings.

Beauty and the Sense of the Sacred: Schuon’s Antidote to the Modern World
by Michael Fitzgerald

Drawing largely on Schuon's own words, and accompanied by a selection of images that illustrate Schuon’s teachings about Beauty and the sense of the Sacred, this is the text of a presentation delivered at the Sacred Web Conference on 'Tradition in the Modern World", held in Edmonton at the University of Alberta, September 2006. [The full audio-visual presentation by Michael Fitzgerald is available on the Tradition in the Modern World: Sacred Web 2006 Conference - 2 disc DVD set.]

Quintessential Esoterism and the Wisdom of Forms: Reflections on Frithjof Schuon's Intellectual and Spiritual Legacy
by Patrick Laude

This essay surveys Schuon's nuanced teachings about the hierarchies of form in the context of his metaphysical explanation of the architecture of reality. Patrick Laude writes: "(T)he notion of form reveals an undeniable richness and complexity in Schuon’s works. It bears witness both to the liberty of the Spirit that 'burns' forms to reduce them to their essence, to the Eckhartian breaking of the shell that is a requirement for reaching the core, but also to a keen awareness of forms as testifying to degrees of reality, and therefore necessary elements of sacred mediation and balancing wisdom", opening the way "to an inner transcending of forms on the secure ground of a keen discernment of formal qualities".

"Made in the Image": Schuon’s Theomorphic Anthropology
by Timothy Scott

Commencing from the traditional viewpoint of Man’s theomorphic nature in which Universal Man is made in the Divine Image, this essay proceeds to survey Schuon’s key teachings related to this anthrolopgy, focusing on three topics: the tensions between man’s divinity and animality, the symbolism of the sexes, and Schuon’s primordial understanding of nudity. The essay emphasizes the underlying connection between the theomorphic nature of Man, as represented by the human body, and the theocentric purpose of human existence: the “remembrance” of Man’s essential nature through the unifying vision of the Intellect.

The Milk of the Virgin: The Prophet, the Saint and the Sage
by Renaud Fabbri

This essay explores certain misunderstandings about Schuon’s position: was he a prophet (instituting a new transcendent religion or primordial message), a saint (some have portrayed him as a Muslim saint operating within the structures of Sufism), or, as the author contends, a sage (based on the Platonic or Hindu model)? Emphasizing the Marian foundation of his teachings, the author argues that Schuon is best understood as being a paracletic spokesman of the sophia perennis and a shakta.

Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways. Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Hamilton-Giles, Peter
Three Hands Press

As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.

Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...
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Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
Gnosis
Gnosis



"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us. He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction

Contents -- Spring 1991

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Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Churton, Tobias
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?

Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
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The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Klein, Kevin
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...
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