Sophia Perennis Book Reviews

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Review: Mental Disorders and Spiritual Healing: Teachings from the Early Christian East by Jean-Claude Larchet

Mental Disorders and Spiritual Healing presents the viewpoint on mental disorders held by the early Church Fathers, and in so doing provides a fresh “new” look at psychotherapy, as seen from the standpoint of a tradition which knows the human being as composed of body, soul and Spirit, and gives precedence to the Spirit.

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Review: False Dawn: The United Religions Initiative, Globalism and the Quest for a One-World Religion by Lee Penn

In False Dawn: The United Religions Iniative, Globalism and the Quest for a One World Religion, Lee Penn provides us with a detailed history of the movement, its predecessors, its ideological confederates, its allied organizations both religious and secular, its stated goals and its implicit agendas. He has taken a penetrating look at the dynamics of globalization through the lens of contemporary religion—both the established, organized religions and the new religious movements—and the picture he presents to us is both rarely illuminating and deeply chilling.

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Review: What Do the Religions Say about Each Other? by William Stoddart

What do the Religions Say about Each Other? constitutes a considerable contribution to traditionalist or perennialist studies. And who better to compile such a vital portrayal of “paths that lead to the same summit” than the Scottish philosopher and medically trained octogenarian William Stoddart, who has dedicated his life to researching the spiritual doctrines of the world’s religions?

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Review: Samuel Fohr’s Adam & Eve

Samuel D. Fohr’s book Adam & Eve: The Spiritual Symbolism of Genesis and Exodus is one of the few books to ever attempt the elucidation of the esoteric, non-dual metaphysical myths contained in the Bible.

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Review: Charles Upton’s Folk Metaphysics

Charles Upton’s book Folk Metaphysics: Mystical Meaning in Traditional Folk Songs and Spirituals, contains an incredibly lucid and dynamic interpretation of various folk songs from the point of view of what is commonly known as the Perennialist or Traditionalist “school” of esoteric thought and comparative religion.

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Charles Upton’s Legends of the End

In Legends of the End, Charles Upton dares to question the literal notions of the apocalypse and the ‘End Times’ in religious scriptures as real events that are imminent, and instead reveals an esoteric and metaphysical reading of mythology that uses ‘Facing the Apocalypse’ as a form of spiritual therapy.

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