Traditional Arts and Sciences

Al-Kimia

Al-Kimia: The Mystical Islamic Essence of the Sacred Art Of Alchemyby John Eberly presents a condensed history of Alchemy told through concise biographies of early Sufi Masters. Chapters examine occult areas of alchemical and spiritual interest such […..]

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Art: For Whom and For What?

As the title suggests, we are here addressing the most fundamental questions: Who is man? What is art? What is the bond that unites man, nature and art? The argument at the heart of this book is […..]

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Divine Craftsmanship

In what way can human beings attain that Harmony whereby they become mediators between Heaven and Earth? In the mysterious language of symbols we can rediscover the sense of vocation that reflects Divine Activity. For God is, […..]

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Look to the Land

‘Without vision the people perish.’ So wrote the poet William Blake. Lord Northbourne (1896–1982) was a man of exceptional vision, who diagnosed the sickness of modern society as stemming from the severance of its organic links with […..]

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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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Philosophy and Theurgy in Late Antiquity

The ancient philosophy, in its original Orphico-Pythagorean and Platonic form, is not simply a way of life in accordance with the divine or human intellect (nous), but also the way of alchemical transformation and mystical illumination achieved […..]

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Primordial Alchemy and Modern Religion

Of all the traditional sciences it is alchemy—based as it is in metallurgy—that is directly concerned with the coming of the industrial order. In alchemical terms, modern man lives in the Ferric Age and his state is […..]

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The Esoteric Path

Traditional esoterism, though capable of the highest degree of elaboration, is based on a few first principles—Absolute Reality, hierarchical manifestation, the necessity for initiation, the centrality of the spiritual Heart, etc.—which can be stated simply. In The Esoteric […..]

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The Symbolism of the Christian Temple

That sacred art no longer exists today is all too clear, despite the intense efforts of some to make us believe in the value, in this respect, of the most questionable productions. We can perhaps speak of […..]

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