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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That said, one does not have to agree with Collin McGinn to appreciate his often refreshing discussion of the perennial issues, although his avoidance of the perennial philosophy of Aristotle can be annoying to anyone steeped in the history of philosophy.
Considered by many to be the preeminent exponent of the Perennial Philosophy, Schuon brings his vast experiential knowledge of world religions to touch on humanity's need for a coherent, faith-based center from which to navigate a world drowning in relativism and obsessed with the Western cult of "the genius," which he calls "a phenomenon seeking to compensate for the impoverishment of the modern ambience.
Healing forgiveness can be contextually understood within the ageless wisdom of the Perennial Philosophy.
The core contention of the Perennial Philosophy is that all is One: separate entities exist, but at a "deeper" level their separateness gives way to an underlying, timeless Unity.
I've learned contemplative prayer corresponds remarkably with the perennial philosophy and the stages of consciousness that you find in Buddhism, and especially in some of the Hindu traditions as well as among the Sufis and in Jewish mysticism.
It is nothing less than to reinterpret the perennial philosophy of mysticism in twenty-first-century terms, to bear witness to the fact that mysticism is not what the dictionary says it is, something related to a sacredly obscure attempt to achieve elevated religious feeling or ecstasy, but a philosophy that sets out to comprehend and explain the nature of reality as it relates to man.
His 1944 novel Time Must Have a Stop incorporated the Perennial Philosophy into its narrative.
One is a Catholic audience that might wish to learn more about the current state of Thomism, the perennial philosophy of the Catholic Church.
The best guide I know to God-centred behaviour is Aldous Huxley's The Perennial Philosophy.
My whole work on Yeats has always been about the perennial philosophy, about his search for a universal religion.
As for the question of the origin of life, I believe--and this is not just what I believe but it is the view of the Islamic intellectual tradition, and is confirmed by the perennial philosophy, all origins have to do with Being, because everything that exists comes from the act of Being, Pure Being, if we speak in the language of Western philosophy, or more religiously speaking, with what we call the Hand of God as the Author of creation; whatever is created has ultimately the same author.
The exigence of fragmentation is relieved, according to her analysis, by mediated recourse to the perennial philosophy of monistic holism that is found across the globe.