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Our community is devoted to the discussion of Tradition, a term that has been most adequately defined by Seyyed Hossein Nasr as "truths or principles of a divine origin revealed or unveiled to mankind and, in fact, a whole cosmic sector through various figures envisaged as messengers, prophets, avataras, the Logos or other transmitting agencies, along with all the ramifications and applications of these principles in different realms including law and social structure, art, symbolism, the sciences, and embracing of course Supreme Knowledge along with the means for its attainment."

Topics for discussion include the orthodox doctrines, spiritual methods, and artistic forms of the worlds great religions, especially as they are represented in the Traditional School comprised of such authorities as Rene Guenon, Frithjof Schuon, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Marco Pallis, Titus Burckhardt, Martin Lings, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, William Chittick, Huston Smith, James Cutsinger and many others. Although these writers will serve as our primary focus, all traditional orthodox religions and philosophies are appropriate subjects for discussion. It is our hope that the encounter with the traditional perspective on this forum will allow participants to penetrate further into the depths of their respective traditions and enter into mutually supportive and enriching dialogue with the adherents of other religions.

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No unread posts Sophia Perennis

The knowledge which delivers is of the root of existence itself. It is based on the fundamental distinction between Atman and maya and the knowledge of maya in the light of Atman. (Nasr)



May 31st, 2017, 3:35 pm

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No unread posts Anthropologia Perennis

Man should normally and in principle occupy a central position in relation to his own state of existence just as Primordial Man, by virtue of his inwardness, embraced the totality of manifested beings in his fully realized humanity. (Guenon)



January 31st, 2016, 12:07 pm

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No unread posts Cosmologia Perennis

Cosmology is the science of the world inasmuch as this reflects its unique cause, Being. There are a multiplicity of visions of the cosmos, all equally possible and legitimate and springing from the same universal and immutable principles. (Burckhardt)



November 3rd, 2013, 10:55 pm

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No unread posts Religio Perennis

The Divine Name must take the place of the veiled Heart, and a movement towards it must be set up in the soul to counteract the pull of the outer world so that the lost harmony can be regained. (Lings)



September 20th, 2016, 6:39 am

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