By Charles Upton The writers of the Traditionalist School, notably René Guénon and Frithjof Schuon, have wrestled with the problem of the right relationship between love and knowledge in the spiritual life, and have not always emerged […..]
General Discussion: What is “Traditionalism”, and Where is It Headed?
Is “Traditionalism” any different from “Perennialism” or are they the same thing? And what about this “Integralism” or “Integral Traditionalism” we are starting to hear about? Is that just a name for Ken Wilber’s efforts, or does it have a wider application?
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According to my understanding of Traditionalist doctrine, the Revelations must be understood in their own terms because each is “quasi-absolute”; Traditionalism in and of itself is not at meta-doctrine standing above and outside the Revelations by which they can be criticized and evaluated, since such a doctrine could only be based on a new Revelation, and Traditionalism does not claim to be such a Revelation.