Welcome to Sophia Perennis
Sophia Perennis is dedicated to publishing the best contemporary writing on the world’s wisdom traditions, largely from a Traditionalist or “Perennialist” perspective, as well as reprinting recognized classics. We have tried to remain faithful to Traditionalist core principles—notably the Transcendent Unity of Religions—while exploring new applications of these principles, as well as returning to the great Revelations themselves for fresh insight (see What is Traditionalism? The Sophia Perennis Mission Statement).
We hope to initiate a stream of online discussion dealing with various questions about the present state of Traditionalism/Perennialism and its relation to the contemporary world, as well as exploring some more-or-less neglected areas where Traditionalist principles might be fruitfully applied; the present agenda of the subversive force that René Guénon called the “Counter-Initiation” will also be discussed (see On Intellectual Militancy in the Latter Days: Ten Questions).
Given that traditional wisdom cannot be strictly identified with any specific group, we will proceed in the spirit of the prayer from the Book of Numbers, “Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets!” And if you’d like to prove us — and Numbers — right, try your hand at answering the following: 80 Questions on What’s Real and What to Do About It.
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Course: Interrogating Tradition
This course is based on 27 short meditations by Marty Glass, which will appear weekly. Each one begins with a quotation from a sage of one of the wisdom traditions. All you have to do is read it, think about it, meditate on in, and see what your answers might be to the questions it poses. Some of these questions are directly stated, others will probably occur to you. This course has no beginning or end; you can start whenever you arrive.
The lessons begin here. (New lesson posted every Sunday.)