perennial philosophy

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perennial philosophy,

n a view that sees the world as divided into two aspects: the invisible, unified, unmanifest, implicit, mystical level of reality and the visible, manifold, manifest, explicit, material level of reality (the latter is understood as derived from and secondary to the former). Some regard the perennial philosophy as the universal philosophy common to all religions and spiritual traditions. Also called
philosophia perennis.
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Perennial philosophers argue that if we carefully examine the writings of the mystics of all the major religious traditions, we will discover that they all teach essentially the same truth, that there is one divine reality.