A symbol is something that stands for something else—not one that is arbitrarily chosen, as if apples were randomly chosen to stand for oranges, but something that has an organic connection to the thing symbolized. A symbol is a partial emanation of a higher, more integrated, more meaningful reality into a lower, less integrated, less meaningful world—which means that “creation” and “symbol-formation” are synonymous on all levels, from the writing of the text you are presently reading to the creation of universe.
Traditionalism and Spiritual Ecology
Traditionalism/Perennialism is beginning to be recognized and patronized by various well-established globalist figures and institutions. Are such connections likely to help or hurt Traditionalism’s spiritual mission?
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