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Health and Traditional Healing
Islam and the West
Living a Spiritual Life in the Modern World
Metaphysics
The Metaphysics of Governance: Unity, Diversity, Pluralism
Music
Mysticism and the Quest for “Oneness”
Nature and Metaphysical Transparency
Poetry
Prayer
Reality
Sages and Traditionalist Thinkers
Science and Metaphysics
Symbols and Symbolism
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Tradition, Definition
Tradition and Modernity
Tradition and Philosophy
Tradition and Pseudo-Spiritualism
Tradition and Psychology
Virtue, Values and Morality
 
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Art, Aesthetics, and Beauty

Art and Isthmus: Esoteric Tradition and Aesthetic Education
by Paul Davies

A Traditional Critique of Humanist Art
by José Segura

Of Art and Skill
by Brian Keeble

Beauty as Outward Virtue—Virtue as Inward Beauty: The Sacred Art of Living
by Deborah Bell and Jonathan Bell

 

Ecology

Imaginal Ecology
by Kevin Richtscheid

Esoteric Dimensions of Deep Ecology
by Paul Davies

Sacrifice and the Preservation of the Environment in Native American Belief
by James Larking

The Metaphysics of Ecology
by Peter Milward

 

Esoterism

Remarks on Esoterism in the works of Frithjof Schuon
By Patrick Laude

Lossky’s Palamitism in the light of Schuon
by William Stoddart

The Esoteric World Vision of Nasir Khusraw
by Alice Hunsberger

Esoteric Dimensions of Deep Ecology
by Paul Davies

Eckhart’s Image of the Eye and the Wood:
An analogy which explains ‘all that I have ever preached about’

by Reza Shah-Kazemi

Putting on the Form of the Gods: Sacramental Theurgy in Neoplatonism
by Algis Uzdavinys

 

Faith

On Faith and Intellect
by M. Ali Lakhani

Faith and Modernity
By Karen Armstrong

The Light of Traditional Faith amid the Shadowlands of Modernity
by John Ahmed Herlihy

 

Faith Traditions and Ecumenism

On Vedantic Non-Dualism and Christianity:
A Dialogue between Robert Bolton and Charles Upton

The Yoga of Hesychasm
by James S. Cutsinger

Conceptions of the Absolute in Mahayana Buddhism and the Pure Land Way
by John Paraskevopoulos

Formal Diversity, Essential Unity: Frithjof Schuon on the Convergence of Religions
by Kenneth Oldmeadow

Tradition and Religious Pluralism
by M. Ali Lakhani

Ensconced In Seeming Knowledge
by M. Ali Lakhani

 

Health and Traditional Healing

The Miracle of Ayurveda: Ancient Treatments for Modern Afflictions
by John Ahmed Herlihy

The Alchemy of Traditional Foods
by Rodney Blackhirst

 

Islam and the West

A Sense of the Sacred: Building Bridges Between Islam and the West
by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Reclaiming the Center
by M. Ali Lakhani

Recollecting the Spirit of Jihad
by Reza Shah-Kazemi

Towards Informed and Conscientious Media Coverage of Islam
by Karim H. Karim

Shadows and Strife:
Reflections on the Confrontation of Islam and the West

by Rodney Blackhirst and Kenneth Oldmeadow

Inside Pathan Country: A Brief Encounter with a Traditional World
by John Ahmed Herlihy

 

Living a Spiritual Life in the Modern World

The Importance of Spiritual Literacy
by M. Ali Lakhani

Of Detachment and Spiritual Courtesy
by M. Ali Lakhani

Consecrated to the Sublime
by M. Ali Lakhani

Capitalism, Tradition and Traditionalism
by Rodney Blackhirst

"Multi-tasking" and Christian Teaching: Taking "multi-tasking" to task on the basis of Christian doctrine
by Mark Bonadio

 

Metaphysics

“Mystery” and Scriptural Text in the Post-Modern Age
by Lynn C. Bauman

Conceptions of the Absolute in Mahayana Buddhism and the Pure Land Way
by John Paraskevopoulos

The Principle of Verticality
by M. Ali Lakhani

On Freedom and Necessity
by M. Ali Lakhani

Creation out of Nothing
by Robert Bolton

The Distance Between Us
by Ali Lakhani

 

The Metaphysics of Governance: Unity, Diversity, Pluralism

What is Conservatism?
by Titus Burckhardt

Pluralism and the Metaphysics of Morality
by M. Ali Lakhani

“Fundamentalism”: A Metaphysical Perspective
by M. Ali Lakhani

“A Single Principle”: On Faith and Pluralism
by M. Ali Lakhani

The Secular: Hidden and Express Meaning
by Iain T. Benson

Islam, Catholicism and Orthodoxy: The Matrices of Conceptual Transfer
by Rusmir Mahmutcehajic

 

Music

The Music of the Spheres
by Robert R. Reilly

 

Mysticism and the Quest for “Oneness”

“What Thirst is For”
by M. Ali Lakhani

Mysticism
by William Stoddart

 

Nature and Metaphysical Transparency

The Translucence of the Eternal: Religious Understandings of the Natural Order
by Kenneth Oldmeadow

Nature, Man and God
by Alvin Moore, Jr.

“Signposts to the suprasensible”:
Notes on Frithjof Schuon’s understanding of “Nature”

by Kenneth Oldmeadow

Hidden Sanctuaries: Unveiling the Spirituality of the Natural World
by John Herlihy

 

Poetry

Doxology
by Marty Glass

 

Prayer

The Well Amid the Waste
by Alvin Moore

The Metaphysical Underpinnings of Prayer
by Philip Connaughton

 

Reality

“Such stuff as dreams are made on”: Existence and the Flight from Reality
by M. Ali Lakhani

 

Sages and Traditionalist Thinkers

In Memoriam: Al-Ustad Abdslam Ad-Darqawi
by Fatima Jane Casewit

Kathleen Raine (1908 – 2003)
by Brian Keeble

Remarks on Esoterism in the works of Frithjof Schuon
By Patrick Laude

Frithjof Schuon and Sri Ramana Maharshi:
A survey of the spiritual masters of the 20th century

by Mateus Soares de Azevedo

The Esoteric World Vision of Nasir Khusraw
by Alice Hunsberger

Initiatic Grace in the Masterwork of Jalal ud-din Rumi
by Lynn C. Bauman

A Message of Hope at the Eleventh Hour: Martin Lings, 1909-2005
by Reza Shah-Kazemi

Suhrawardi on Sacred Symbolism and Self-Knowledge
by Mohammed Rustom

Teaching Stories from Tierno Bokar
Gathered and Rendered into English by Jane Fatima Casewit

Eckhart’s Image of the Eye and the Wood:
An analogy which explains ‘all that I have ever preached about’

by Reza Shah-Kazemi

Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy, and Tradition
by Rodney Blackhirst

"The Sound of the Beloved": Sir John Tavener (1944 - 2013)
by Ian Skelly

 

Science and Metaphysics

We are the Bees of the Invisible: Physics, Metaphysics and the Spiritual Path
by Charles Upton

The Elect and the Predestination of Knowledge
‘Esoterism’ and ‘Exclusivism’: A Schuonian Perspective

by Timothy Scott

On Ken Wilber’s Integration of Science and Religion
by Jose Segura

Science, Scientism and Self-Destruction
by Kenneth (Harry) Oldmeadow

 

Symbols and Symbolism

The Ternary and the Quarternary
by Robert Bolton

Suhrawardi on Sacred Symbolism and Self-Knowledge
by Mohammed Rustom

Understanding “Symbol”
by Tim Scott

Eckhart’s Image of the Eye and the Wood:
An analogy which explains ‘all that I have ever preached about’

by Reza Shah-Kazemi

Above and Below: Correspondence in Astrology
by Rodney Blackhirst

Reflections on the Stone
by Robert Bolton

The Minbar: Symbol of Verticality and of Elevation
by Naima Chikhaoui; revised, translated and edited by Fatima Jane Casewit

Remarks on Confusions inherent in Number Symbolism
by Timothy Scott

Mi'raj
by Nigel Jackson

Sanguis Agni
by Nigel Jackson

 

Critiques and Defences of Tradition

Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press, 2004)
By Mark Sedgwick

reviewed by Michael Fitzgerald

The Problematic of the Unity of Religions: Afterword to Bruno Berards’s Introduction à une métaphysique des mystères chrétiens
by Jean Borella

What is a “Traditionalist”?—Some Clarifications
by Charles Upton

Umberto Eco, Fascism and Tradition
by M. Ali Lakhani

A Traditionalist’s Response to Bolton’s Philosophical Dualism
by José Segura

Reinitiating Initiation?
An Open Question for Traditionalism

by Lucian W. Stone, Jr.

The Polemics of Parousia: Further Notes on the First Days after the End of the Kaliyuga
by William W. Quinn, Jr.

 

Defining “Tradition”

What is a “Traditionalist”?—Some Clarifications
by Charles Upton

Understanding “Tradition”
by M. Ali Lakhani

Tradition – the radical option?
by Brian Keeble

 

Tradition and Modernity

Introducing Sacred Web
by M. Ali Lakhani

Introduction to Sacred Web Conference 2006
by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Tradition and Modernity
by Frithjof Schuon

Reflections on Tradition and Modernity
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Faith and Modernity
By Karen Armstrong

The Light of Traditional Faith amid the Shadowlands of Modernity
by John Ahmed Herlihy

Capitalism, Tradition and Traditionalism
by Rodney Blackhirst

The Black Mole on the Cheek of the Beloved: The Problem of Metaphysical Ambiguity
by M. Ali Lakhani

 

Tradition and Philosophy

Dualism and the Philosophy of the Soul
by Robert Bolton

The Goal of Islamic Philosophy: Reflections on the Works of Afdal al-Din Kashani
by William C. Chittick

 

Tradition and Pseudo-Spiritualism

The Problems that result from locating Spirituality in the Psyche
by Rama P. Coomaraswamy

 

Tradition and Psychology

Psychological Integration and the Religious Outlook
by Rama P. Coomaraswamy

The Egoic System and the Nurture of the Heart
by Cynthia Bourgeault

On Volition and Desire
by M. Ali Lakhani

 

Virtue, Values and Morality

Towards a Traditional Understanding of Sexuality
by M. Ali Lakhani

What is Normal?
by M. Ali Lakhani

The Quest for Moral Certainty
by M. Ali Lakhani

Rediscovering Virtue
by M. Ali Lakhani

 

 

Book Reviews

Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press, 2004)
By Mark Sedgwick

reviewed by Michael Fitzgerald

The Problematic of the Unity of Religions: Afterword to Bruno Berards’s Introduction à une métaphysique des mystères chrétiens
by Jean Borella

Music of the Sky, An Anthology of Spiritual Poetry
Edited by Patrick Laude and Barry McDonald

reviewed by John Herlihy

Prayer Fashions Man: Frithjof Schuon on the Spiritual Life
Selected and edited by James S Cutsinger. Foreword by Philip Zaleski

reviewed by Alvin Moore, Jr.

Returning to the Essential: Selected Writings of Jean Biés
Introduced by Patrick Laude

reviewed by Alvin Moore, Jr.

The Wisdom of Ancient Cosmology: Contemporary Science in Light of Tradition
By Wolfgang Smith

reviewed by Marilyn Prever

The Corbin Triology
By Tom Cheetham

reviewed by M. Ali Lakhani

Frithjof Schuon: Messenger of the Perennial Philosophy
By Michael Oren Fitzgerald
Frithjof Schuon and the Perennial Philosophy
By Harry Oldmeadow

reviewed by M. Ali Lakhani

Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self
By Marilynne Robinson

reviewed by M. Ali Lakhani

The Return of the Perennial Philosophy: The Supreme Vision of Western Esotericism
By John Holman

reviewed by Samuel Bendeck Sotillos

In Search of the Sacred: A Conversation with Seyyed Hossein Nasr on His Life and Thought: Seyyed Hossein Nasr with Ramin Jahanbegloo
reviewed by M. Ali Lakhani

A Story Waiting to Pierce You: Mongolia, Tibet and the Destiny of the Western World
By Peter Kingsley

reviewed by Nicolas Leon Ruiz

Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
By HRH The Prince of Wales, with Tony Juniper and Ian Skelly

reviewed by M. Ali Lakhani

Sufism and the Way of Blame: Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology
By Yannis Toussulis
Foreword by Robert Abdul Hayy Darr

reviewed by Samuel Bendeck Sotillos

Islam in the Modern World: Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith with Tradition
By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

reviewed by Zachary Markwith

What does Islam Mean in Today's World?
By William Stoddart

reviewed by M. Ali Lakhani

A Sufi Master's Message: In Memoriam René Guénon
By Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahid Pallavicini

reviewed by M. Ali Lakhani

Love in the Holy Qur'an
By HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal
Foreword by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

reviewed by M. Ali Lakhani

On the Origin of Beauty: Ecophilosophy in the Light of Traditional Wisdom
By John Griffin
Foreword by Satish Kumar

reviewed by M. Ali Lakhani

Outline of Sufism: The Essentials of Islamic Spirituality
By William Stoddart
Foreword by R.W.J. Austin

reviewed by Samuel Bendeck Sotillos

Meister Eckhart on Divine Knowledge
By C.F. Kelley

reviewed by Samuel Bendeck Sotillos

 

Debates

A Debate about Modernity: The Moment of Modernity
by David Appelbaum

A Response to Professor Appelbaum’s “The Moment of Modernity”
by William W. Quinn

Towards a Deeper Ecumenism: Catholicism and Tradition
by Stratford Caldecott

From Phenomenon to Foundation
A Response to Stratford Caldecott

by Lynn C. Bauman

Slouching Toward Bethlehem: Notes on the First Days after the End of Kali Yuga
by William W. Quinn, Jr.

Who or What is “Slouching Towards Bethlehem”?
by Alvin Moore, Jr.

Tradition, Orthodoxy and the Interfaith Movement: Where do the Traditionalists Stand
by Charles Upton

An Exchange on Tradition and Sufism

 

Interviews

Tears, Laughter, Compassion and Wisdom in the Kali Yuga:
Marty Glass Interviewed

by Samuel Bendeck Sotillos

The Spiritual Legacy and Heritage of Traditional Islam and Sufism in North Africa:
Interview with Shaykh Ahmed Haabib

by Samuel Bendeck Sotillos

 

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: Sacred Web 3

Letters to the Editor: Sacred Web 4

Letters to the Editor: Sacred Web 5

Letter to the Editor: Sacred Web 6

Letter to the Editor: Confessions of a Lutheran Perennialist
by Larry Rinehart

A Question on Schuon
by Charles Upton

On Christianity and the Perennial Philosophy
by Stratford Caldecott & Rama P. Coomaraswamy

Letters to the Editor: Sacred Web 29

Letters to the Editor: Sacred Web 30

Letters to the Editor: On orthodox Christianity and perennialism
by Larry Rinehart

Response to a Letter: Aspects of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Orthodoxy
by Gustavo Polit – a response to Larry Rinehart

Letters to the Editor: Sacred Web 32

 

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