The Perennial Philosophy

An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East and West

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061893315

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the "divine reality" common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley "The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions." With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

Frithjof Schuon and the Perennial Philosophy

Author: Harry Oldmeadow

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1935493094

Category: Philosophy

Page: 346

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This introduction to the writings of Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), the pre-eminent spokesman of the Perennialist or Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought, is the first book to present a comprehensive study of his intellectual and spiritual message. In addition to a clear explanation of Schuon's message of metaphysics and the great religions, Oldmeadow includes an overview of Schuon's paintings and poetry, and insights on prayer and virtue in the spiritual life.

The Underlying Religion

An Introduction to the Perennial Philosophy

Author: Martin Lings,Clinton Minnaar

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1933316438

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 344

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This is an anthology of 25 essays by the leading exponents of the perennialist school of comparative religious thought. It aims to be the most accessible introduction yet to the perspective of the Perennial Philosophy.

Psychology and the Perennial Philosophy

Studies in Comparative Religion

Author: Samuel Bendeck Sotillos

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1936597209

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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Modern psychology is at an impasse as it searches anxiously for new therapies to address the increasing occurrence of mental illness in contemporary society. In this groundbreaking anthology, leading authors from the perennialist school, including Huston Smith, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and Frithjof Schuon, draw on the age-old insights of the world's wisdom traditions to argue that modern psychology—behaviorism, psychoanalysis, humanistic and transpersonal psychology—overlooks the specifically spiritual factors contributing to mental health and illness.

The Return of the Perennial Philosophy

The Supreme Vision of Western Esotericism

Author: John Holman

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 178028344X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Intelligent and perceptive, this examination of the universal truths inherent in all cultures and religions is a powerful, scholarly analysis of Western esotericism’s deepest teachings. John Holman contends that the perennial philosophy is not only at the heart of all world religions, but also of all major schools of thought and writings by the great thinkers and philosophers—no matter how diverse the presentation of their perceived truths. In an accessible way, Holman sheds light on a number of esoteric topics including: The Absolute and the One, the Great Chain of Being, the Philosopher’s Stone, the Seven Spirits, the evolution of consciousness and the Eternal Now—paying particular attention to the subject of time. This thought-provoking book helps us to develop a better understanding of the nature of reality and our potential for transcendence—and revolutionizes the debate on the perennial philosophy.


Religion in the Light of the Perennial Philosophy

Author: Harry Oldmeadow,Kenneth Oldmeadow

Publisher: Sri Lanka Inst of Traditional


Category: Philosophy

Page: 225

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In a busy western world, the essential truths of religious tradition are often forgotten or ignored. Whilst preserving the essential unity of all religions, traditionalism is concerned with the preserving of particular forms which gave religion its raison d' etre, while at the same time ensuring its spiritual efficacy. Oldmeadow also considers many other influential writers: Titus Burckhardt, Marco Pallis, Martin Lings, Whitall Perry, Seyyed Hosein Nasr.

The Rhizome and the Flower

The Perennial Philosophy, Yeats and Jung

Author: James Olney,Voorhies Professor of English James Olney

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520037489

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 379

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Revisioning Philosophy

Author: James A. Ogilvy

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791409893

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

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Contributors to this volume include Robert Bellah, Raimundo Panikkar, Susan Griffin, Robert C. Solomon, Hubert L. Dreyfus and Stuart D. Dreyfus, Francisco J. Varela, Steven Rockefeller, Bruce Wilshire, Huston Smith, Joanne Ciulla, Michael Murphy, Tyrone Cashman, Naomi Scheman, Don Hanlon Johnson, Robert A. McDermott, Roger Walsh, and David Appelbaum.