By Titus Burckhardt
Titus Burckhardt was once Swiss and an eminent member of the traditionalist institution. he's probably top recognized to the English-speaking public because the writer of the subsequent books: Sacred artwork in East and West; Siena, urban of the Virgin; Moorish tradition in Spain; and Alchemy: technology of the Cosmos, technological know-how of the Soul. A iteration in the past, he gained a lot approval for generating and publishing the 1st profitable, full-scale facsimiles of the e-book of Kells and different old manuscripts. in additional contemporary years, he acted as a expert consultant to UNESCO, with specific connection with the upkeep of the original architectural historical past of Fez, which used to be then at risk.
The current quantity is a whole number of Burckhardt s essays, initially released in numerous German and French journals. they vary from sleek technology in its a number of kinds, via Christianity and Islam, to symbolism and mythology. it's a wealthy assortment. Burckhardt blends an available variety with a penetrating perception. He translates the metaphysical, cosmological, and symbolic dimensions of those sacred traditions from the viewpoint of undying, religious wisdom."
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