Posted August 25, 2021

Introducing René Guénon & The Traditionalist School

Daniel Mirante

Frithjof Schuon observed that “the work of Guénon is ‘traditional’ because the fundamental facts that it conveys are strictly in conformity with the teaching of the great traditions”.  For Guénon, since the time of the Greeks, a variety of confusions led Western civilization to a complete disconnection of humanity with its own origins, that is to say, their tradition.

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Frithjof Schuon of the Traditionalist School

Art refers essentially to the mystery of the veil: it is a veil made of the world and ourselves and it is thus placed between us and God, but it is transparent in the measure in which it is perfect and communicates to us what at the same time it dissimulates. Art is true, that […]


Added on August 24, 2021

 

4 Living Italian Painters straddling Contemporary and Tradition

4 painters whom skillfully weave prevailing contemporary zeitgeist together with traditional symbolism.


Added on July 28, 2021

 

Sacred Public Art

The important role of architecture and creative productions in transforming and  shaping the consciousness of a society. 


Added on July 21, 2021

 

Gnostic scholar Elaine Pagels new book ‘What is Satan’

A very interesting article on the life and career of the scholar of Gnosis, Elaine Pagels.


Added on July 19, 2021

 

The Spirit Is The Master, Imagination Is The Tool

Through the imagination the artist can bring into being creative representations which distill inherently valuable archetypal truth. It can also also act as a way of “seeing” below the surface of physical world.


Added on July 12, 2021

 

A comparative study of Tolkien and Wagner

Originally published in the accredited fantasy journal Mythlore (which specialises in work on Tolkien, the following paper acts as a comparative analysis of both Wagner and Tolkien’s “Ring Cycles”.


Added on July 6, 2021

 

Thomas Cole’s art in ‘Queering US Landscapes’ museum.

With Thomas Cole’s art and pivotal inspiration to generations of landscape painters and appreciators, Professor John-Michael H. Warner and the University of Arizona invites you to questioning the concept of private property


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Counterfeit Visionary

Whether the world will go with a bang or with a whimper is a big question of modernity. T.S. Eliot’s famous sentence on “broken jaw of our lost kingdoms” and the world as “a valley of dying stars” is pretty close poetic image to what Guenon calls deviation. The existence of Tradition implies that civilization […]


Added on July 4, 2021