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Sacred Web 20: A Journal of Tradition and Modernity (Special Tenth Anniversary Issue) (New)
by Sacred Web
Publisher: World Wisdom Books
Book ID: 1480-6584, 1480-6584
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Table of Contents
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honored to present the first English translation of this important work -- the only book by Frithjof Schuon previously unpublished in English.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.
The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
London: Fulgur Limited, 2013. Limited to 1001 copies only. Square landscape folio. For those who have had the joy of handling and experiencing The Sacrificial Universe
released last year, this new book will continue that fine tradition. The Blazing Dew of Stars
is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of Kabbalistic contemplative alchemy. The volume offers glimpses of a rare view of direct application and immersion into the Real, intertwini...More
The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes
As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate Seal of God, has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.
Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...
Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. A new, enhanced edition of BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE, fully corrected by Michael Staley using Kenneth Grant's personal copy with his annotations. The volume has also been re-set, and includes a new index that should prove most useful. A FINE CLOTH COPY in illustrated dust jacket. Custom end papers. Colored frontispiece, and twenty-four page plate section with the majority of the images being in color. 324 pages, indexed. Octavo. This is the eighth,...More
Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
"Jailbreaking the Goddess
is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!" -- Starhawk
Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physic...
The House of Owls
Yale University Press
For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home. The journals the author recorded his observations in, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an artist-naturalist s life with owls. Angell s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting, courting, raising families, and exercisi...More