Folk Wisdom

Cinderella’s Gold Slipper

Samuel D. Fohr holds that the Grimms’ tales are not just childish ‘fairy tales’, but are filled with spiritual symbolism, and as such have value for adults as well as children. Snow White, for example, is a […..]

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Findings

The Traditionalist or Perennialist School of metaphysics, esoterism, and comparative religion, ‘founded’ by René Guénon and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, and carried on by such figures as Frithjof Schuon, Titus Burckhardt, and Martin Lings, produced a body doctrine […..]

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Folk Metaphysics

In the last century, authors and psychologists like Robert Graves, Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell reminded us that folklore is often full of deep symbolic truths, truths that the ‘folk’ themselves are usually unaware of. And they […..]

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Hammering Hot Iron

The Men’s Movement has come, and for the most part gone. While it was here, it gave us an opportunity to learn something about the Warrior Spirit—not in the context of militarism, or economic acquisitiveness, or the […..]

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Mining, Metallurgy and the Meaning of Life

Do you earn your living doing what you love? Or do you work to pay for something else—family, hobby, holiday? The meaning of work has changed radically over the last few centuries. In Classical and Mediaeval times, […..]

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Tales of Nasrudin

Mulla Nasrudin, called Hodja Nasrudin in India and Turkey, is the major comic figure in Islamic folklore. Both ‘mulla’ and ‘hodja’ meanmaster, with the connotation teacher; Nasrudin, if he ever existed, was an educated man. The tales of […..]

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