Sacred Web 6

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Sacred Web 6

Sacred Web 6


Editorial: Consecrated to the Sublime
by M. Ali Lakhani
To what extent does the quest for personal salvation legitimately take the seeker away from the world? How is this quest and the spiritual rigors it entails compatible with living in the modern world? What does it mean to live a life that is consecrated to the sublime and how can this be attained?     Read more ...

Tradition - the radical option?
by Brian Keeble
What are we to understand by the term “tradition” and how can this understanding assist us in confronting the challenges and issues of the modern world? This was a paper delivered at a symposium on “Tradition” at the Art Worker’s Guild, organized by The Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture, held in London, England, in November 1994.     Read more ...

Lossky’s Palamitism in the light of Schuon
by William Stoddart
This article goes to the heart of the differences between theology and metaphysics by examining the metaphysical articulation of the divine hypostases in the Trinitarian doctrines of Christianity from the perspectives of the metaphysics of St. Gregory Palamas in the Eastern Orthodox tradition, and the theology of Vladimir Lossky, in the light of the traditionalism expounded by Frithof Schuon.      Read more ...

Esoteric Dimensions of Deep Ecology
by Paul Davies
What is the connection between the apparently unrelated fields of ecology, metaphysics and poetry? As eco-consciousness becomes ever more significant to modern culture, so it invites a direct inquiry into its connections with esoteric tradition. When environmental thinkers say that solving the crisis requires a “fundamental shift in human consciousness”, they make just the kind of direct invitation to which the movement for Tradition can respond. The author suggests the term deep ecology to apply its core principle in fields beyond the environmental one. Re-visioning the meaning of identity, he argues, is as fundamentally a consequence of deep ecology as it is of an orientation towards the esoteric.      Read more ...

“Signposts to the suprasensible”: Notes on Frithjof Schuon’s understanding of “Nature”
by Kenneth Oldmeadow
The author’s stated aim is to “provide a sketch, largely through direct quotation, of a few of the key principles and doctrines which govern Schuon's understanding of the natural order.”     Read more ...

Initiatic Grace in the Masterwork of Jalal ud-din Rumi
by Lynn C. Bauman
The author has selected a text from the celebrated Mathnawi of the Sufi shaykh, Jalal ud-din Rumi, and attempts, through the use not only of ancient and contemporary hermeneutical theory, but also contemplative seeing (kashf) into its inner meaning and structure, to explicate the heart of its teaching: the transformation of human being through initiatic grace.      Read more ...

We are the Bees of the Invisible: Physics, Metaphysics and the Spiritual Path
by Charles Upton
How does the scientific notion of entropy relate to the metaphysical doctrine of spiritual reintegration? This article argues that there an invisible an-entropic process of transcendence that contrasts with the visible materially expansive process of entropy.     Read more ...

Understanding “Symbol”
by Tim Scott
The language of traditional metaphysics is the language of symbols. This study of traditional symbolism, based on the writings of the great traditionalist commentators of the last century, explains the meaning and purpose of the language that connects the human to the Divine.      Read more ...

Above and Below: Correspondence in Astrology
by Rodney Blackhirst
What are the correspondences between Heaven and Earth and how do these correspondences arise in the symbolism of traditional astrology? This article explains the underlying Unitive experience that is the ultimate aim of the symbolism of traditional astrology.     Read more ...

Letter to the Editor     Read more ...

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