Moorish Culture in Spain

Moorish Culture in Spain

The definitive work on the spiritual Islamic heritage of Spain.       Titus Burckhardt, a German Swiss, was born in Florence in 1908 and died in Lausanne in 1984. He devoted all his life to the study and exposition of the different aspects of Wisdom and Tradition. In the age of modern science and technocracy, Titus Burckhardt was one of the most remarkable of the exponents of universal truth, in the realm of metaphysics as well as...

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Fez: City of Islam

Fez: City of Islam

“Fez, City of Islam”, written by the noted art historian Titus Burckhardt, conveys a profound understanding of the sacred roots that nourish Islamic culture and civilisation. As a young man in the 1930s, Burckhardt spent some years in Morocco where he became acquainted with several remarkable representatives of the spiritual heritage of the Maghrib. Although he committed much of this experience to writing, it was not until the 1950s...

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Letters of a Sufi Master: The Shayikh Ad-Darqawi

Letters of a Sufi Master: The Shayikh Ad-Darqawi

This book contains spiritual techniques taken from letters of Shaykh ad-Darqawi. Almost all these letters are concerned with the method and the operative aspects of the Way and are considered among the most direct instructions given on Sufic method to be found in all Sufi literature.   Titus Burckhardt, a German Swiss, was born in Florence in 1908 and died in Lausanne in 1984. He devoted all his life to the study and exposition of the...

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Art of Islam

Art of Islam

Called the definitive book on Islamic Art by S.H. Nasr, this beautifully illustrated masterpiece published in the U.S. for the first time is presented in a revised, full colour, commemorative edition containing 285 new colour photos and a new Introduction. Burckhardt provides an in-depth analysis of Islamic architecture, from Spain and Morocco to Persia and India and examines Koranic calligraphy and illumination, arabesque, carpets, rugs,...

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Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral

Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral

A colored window onto the lofty intellectual and spiritual climate that conceived the marvel that is Gothic architecture. It features a new appendix with three sections, a Foreword, and 25 fresh illustrations.     Titus Burckhardt, a German Swiss, was born in Florence in 1908 and died in Lausanne in 1984. He devoted all his life to the study and exposition of the different aspects of Wisdom and Tradition. In the age of modern science...

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Alchemy: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul

Alchemy: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul

Spiritual attainment has frequently been described as a transformation whereby a human’s leaden, dull nature is returned to its golden state. This wonderfully insightful volume introduces some of the metaphors useful for establishing attitudes required for the soul’s advancement: trust, confidence, hope, and detachment. It is a reminder that when any substance or entity undergoes dissolution, it must eventually be resolved or...

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Sacred Art in East and West

Sacred Art in East and West

Defining the meaning and spiritual use of sacred art through its symbolic content and dependence on metaphysical principles, this work is wide in scope, covering Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, and Taoist art.     Titus Burckhardt, a German Swiss, was born in Florence in 1908 and died in Lausanne in 1984. He devoted all his life to the study and exposition of the different aspects of Wisdom and Tradition. In the age of modern...

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Foundations of Christian Art

Foundations of Christian Art

This book takes the reader on a pilgrimage through the history of Christian art, focusing especially upon its architecture, iconography, illumination and the arts and crafts guilds but always returning to the fundamental genius of Christianity which gave meaning to the art. Through a luminous interplay of Titus Burckhardt’s text and carefully selected illustrations, this book becomes a work of art in itself, inviting the reader to taste...

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