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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Introduction to Sufi Doctrine

Introduction to Sufi Doctrine

Burckhardt’s little masterpiece, INTRODUCTION TO SUFI DOCTRINE, first published in French in 1959, is a distillation of the essence of Sufism, presenting its central doctrines and methods to a Western audience in a highly intelligible form.   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....

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Mirror of the intellect

Mirror of the intellect

“… An exceptionally penetrating study of many different facets of religion, traditional cosmology, and art, the like of which is different to find in any other work.”– S. H. Nasr. The present volume is a complete collection of Burckhardt’s essays, originally published in a variety of German and French journals. They range from modern science in its various forms, through Christianity and Islam, to symbolism and...

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Mystical Astrology According to Ibn Arabi

Mystical Astrology According to Ibn Arabi

A unique work, providing the underlying spiritual principles lacking in most modern books of astrology. It is accompanied by 12 color plates of a 16th-century Persian manuscript.     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...

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The Essential Titus Burckhardt

The Essential Titus Burckhardt

This book is the much-anticipated collection of writings from Titus Burckhardt, one of the great Perennialist authors of the 20th century, edited by the world’s foremost expert on the Burckhardt body of works, William Stoddart. Burckhardt’s writings are characterized by (1) a profound grounding in the Perennial Philosophy and integral metaphysics, (2) a remarkable history of contacts with traditional peoples and their civilizations,...

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The Essential Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

The Essential Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Ananda K Coomaraswamy grew up in late Victorian England and was there in the splendid pre-war days of the arts and crafts idealists, Blakean dreamers and flourishing literary movements. As a young man, Coomaraswamy was a pioneer and authority in the field of Indian art, a spokesman for Indian nationalism and a careful, but popular writer on Hinduism and Buddhism. During the First World War, he went to America and, as curator of Asiatic Art at...

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The Living Thoughts of Gotama the Buddha

The Living Thoughts  of Gotama the Buddha

This second edition is of incalculable value for its selection of text taken from the Buddha’s own statements, as translated from Pali texts. It includes selections such as: Causality, The Deathless and the Incomposite, Training of the Soul, and Relationship with Others.   Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, (born Aug. 22, 1877, Colombo, Ceylon—died Sept. 9, 1947, Needham, Mass., U.S.), pioneer historian of Indian art and...

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Buddha and the Gospel of Buddhism

Buddha and the Gospel of Buddhism

“The aim of this book is to set forth as simply as possible the Gospel of Buddhism according to the Buddhist scriptures, and to consider the Buddhist systems in relation, on the one hand, to the Brahmanical systems in which they originate, and, on the other hand, to those systems of Christian mysticism which afford the nearest analogies. At the same time the endeavour has been made to illustrate the part which Buddhist thought has played in...

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