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The Guardians of the Holy Land. To be fully understood, it must be looked at as well, if symbools may say so, from the divine side.

It is not possible to develop here all the consequences of such a state of affairs; we will simply point out some of those which relate more particularly to the religious perspective; and first of all, let it be noted that the contempt and repugnance that other peoples, especially Orientals, feel with regard to Westerners stem in large part from the fact that Westerners generally appear to them to be men without tradition, without religion, which in their eyes is a real monstrosity.

Symbols of Sacred Science by Rene Guenon One can say, therefore, that Buddhi is also the first manifestation of Atma 5 even though it must be clearly understood that Atma itself remains unmanifest, not being affected or modified by any contingency.

Symbols of Sacred Science

This is what might be called a practical or de facto materialism. Guenon wrote from a specifically Christian perspective for the purposes of his collaboration with Regnabit which, along with the above mentioned Society, was part of a pioneering effort to return to the genuine intellectual heritage of Christianity through the study and exposition of its traditional symbolism.

This centre, moreover, was not initially a fixed location; where nomads are con- cerned. This design is therefore completely comparable to the British flag which, similarly, must be of Celtic origin. In fact, Surya is the Sanskrit name for the Sun and this would seem to indicate that its root, sur, one of those which designate light, itself pertains to that original language. Competing Fundamentalisms Sathianathan Clarke.


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This last interpretation is in fact much to be preferred, the symbol of the swan being closely linked to the Hyperborean Apollo; and it becomes even more preferable in the context of our theme, in that according to the Greeks Kyknos was the son of Apollo and of Hyria, that is, The idea of the ‘Eternal Gospel’ also shows that this same conception is not entirely for- eign to Christianity, or at least has not always been.

We indicate these considerations only summarily in order to give a general idea of what the symbol in question expresses.

It is perhaps this avowal that best shows what is the fundamental intention in all this, an intention moreover which we are ready to believe is not always conscious with those who write things of this kind.

The Sword of Islam Sayf allslam. Religion and Social Transformations David Herbert. For the truth is that the constellations themselves are only symbols; and it is also worth recalling that this zodiacal constitution is to be found quite generally in spiritual centres corresponding to diverse traditional forms.

Symbols Of Sacred Science by Guenon, Rene

Should it not be recognized that even those who would not understand everything would nevertheless derive a perhaps greater benefit from doctrinal exposition than might be supposed? With this explanation, the meaning of the four lines arranged in the form of a cross and connecting the three precincts immediately becomes very clear: The Language of the Birds 41 with the higher states.

This was especially the case with Carl Gustav Jung, ecience first attempts in this field are already rather old. The All-Seeing Eye The Mountain and the Sacrrd On the other hand we have omitted one of the later chapters 71 of the French edition which in our opinion should not have been included. In sciencw ternary division of the elements of the being, the individual as such is composed of soul and body, while the Spirit without which it could not exist in any manner is transcendent in relation to it.

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But the catalyzing agent that would guennon his pneumatic disposition for the Truth into a real metaphysical adequacy was the contact Guenon had around the year — and of which no details are known — with Hindus of the Advaita school. Thus, from one order to another, all things are linked together and correspond, to come together in total and universal harmony, for harmony is nothing other than the fene of principial unity in the manifested world; and it is this correspondence which is the veritable basis of symbolism.

On the other hand, as regards the Celts, we were symbolls to recall the pre- cautions that are necessary when one wishes to speak of them, given the absence of any written documents.

The Chain of Union. There is lf at least one more symbolic equivalent of the cup: This amount is subject to change until you make payment. It is important to note that sacrec symbolic opposition of bird and serpent does not apply except when the serpent is considered under its malefic aspect: In reality it is one of the most widespread of all, and it is to be found nearly everywhere from the Far East to the Far West, for it even exists among certain indigenous peoples of North America.

It used to be so in the West also — we have only to think what Christianity was like in the Middle Ages; but today the relationships are reversed.