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Sacred Web 20
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ISBN:  ISSN: 1480‑6584
Book Size:  5.5” x 8.5”
# of Pages:  272
Language:  English



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Sacred Web 20 is the Special 10th Anniversary issue of the Sacred Web journal. Sacred Web is publication devoted to the study of Tradition and modernity. The journal aims to identify Traditional "first principles" and their application to the contingent circumstances of Modernity. It is edited by M. Ali Lakhani and published bi-annually.

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Detailed Description of Sacred Web 20

Sacred Web 20 is the Special 10th Anniversary issue of the Sacred Web journal. Sacred Web is publication devoted to the study of Tradition and modernity. The journal aims to identify Traditional "first principles" and their application to the contingent circumstances of Modernity. It is edited by M. Ali Lakhani and published bi-annually.

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M. Ali Lakhani

M. Ali Lakhani graduated from Cambridge University before moving to Vancouver where he has practiced as a trial lawyer for 25 years. In 1998, he founded the traditionalist journal, Sacred Web, with the aim of identifying the first principles of traditional metaphysics and promoting their application to the contingent circumstances of modernity. The bi-annual journal has included contributions by many leading traditionalists. In the words of Professor Nasr, "Along with Sophia, Sacred Web is the most important journal in the English language devoted to the study of tradition."

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Reviews of Sacred Web 20



“I am always delighted to receive the latest issue of Sacred Web because, so often, I come across such deeply revealing and enlightening articles, rich in content and diverse in subject matter.”
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales



“Sacred Web provides scholarly and inspiring access to a form of spiritual understanding that is very little understood in our modern society but which is of the greatest importance for our time. Its varied and excellent articles give the reader an insight into the deeper dimensions of our contemporary problems, bringing to life and giving contemporary relevance to the issues of our day.”
Karen Armstrong, Professor at Leo Baeck College, and acclaimed author (“A History of God”)



“Along with Sophia, Sacred Web is the most important journal in the English language devoted to the study of tradition. Furthermore, it is unique in its interest in the consequences of confrontation between tradition and modernity, an issue which lies at the heart of so many aspects of the life of humanity today.”
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies, The George Washington University




Table of Contents for Sacred Web 20

Editorial: “Standing Unshakably in the True”:
A Commentary on the Teachings of Frithjof Schuon

by M. Ali Lakhani
Drawing from Frithjof Schuon’s poetry in the World Wheel series to illustrate his teachings, the Editorial provides a commentary on his teachings under the Schuonian schematic of Truth-Prayer-Virtue-Beauty.

Primordial Meditation: Contemplating The Real
by Frithjof Schuon
Translated by Gillian Harris and Angela Schwartz
Sacred Web is honored to present the first English translation of this important work—the only book by Frithjof Schuon previously unpublished in English. The book, originally published in German in 1935 (when Schuon was 28 years old) under the title “Leitgedanken zur Urbesinnung”, is the first formal exposition of a primordial worldview based on Schuon’s extraordinary spiritual insights recorded in his notebooks between the ages of 21 and 28, and presented here in four separate collections—a remarkable testament to his spiritual genius.

A Portfolio of Photographs of Frithjof Schuon
Sacred Web is indebted to the Estate of Frithjof Schuon to permit it to publish this portfolio of photographs of the great metaphysician, whose striking appearance was a reflection of his extraordinary nature.

Four Poems in Memory of Frithjof Schuon
by Barry McDonald
Barry McDonald, who was privileged to know Frithjof Schuon, was encouraged by him to write poetry. Now, on the occasion of Schuon’s birth centenary, McDonald has produced a selection of four poems dedicated to his patron’s memory and inspired by his teachings.

Beauty and the Sense of the Sacred:
Schuon’s Antidote to the Modern World

by Michael Fitzgerald
Drawing largely on Schuon’s own words, and accompanied by a selection of images that illustrate Schuon’s teachings about Beauty and the sense of the Sacred, this is the text of a presentation delivered at the on “Tradition in the Modern World,” held in Edmonton at the University of Alberta, September 2006. [The full audio-visual presentation by Michael Fitzgerald is available on the Conference DVD .]

Quintessential Esoterism and the Wisdom of Forms:
Reflections on Frithjof Schuon’s Intellectual and Spiritual Legacy

by Patrick Laude
This essay surveys Schuon’s nuanced teachings about the hierarchies of form in the context of his metaphysical explanation of the architecture of reality. Patrick Laude writes: “(T)he notion of form reveals an undeniable richness and complexity in Schuon’s works. It bears witness both to the liberty of the Spirit that ‘burns’ forms to reduce them to their essence, to the Eckhartian breaking of the shell that is a requirement for reaching the core, but also to a keen awareness of forms as testifying to degrees of reality, and therefore necessary elements of sacred mediation and balancing wisdom”, opening the way “to an inner transcending of forms on the secure ground of a keen discernment of formal qualities”.

“Made in the Image”:
Schuon’s Theomorphic Anthropology

by Timothy Scott
Commencing from the traditional viewpoint of Man’s theomorphic nature in which Universal Man is made in the Divine Image, this essay proceeds to survey Schuon’s key teachings related to this anthrolopgy, focusing on three topics: the tensions between man’s divinity and animality, the symbolism of the sexes, and Schuon’s primordial understanding of nudity. The essay emphasizes the underlying connection between the theomorphic nature of Man, as represented by the human body, and the theocentric purpose of human existence: the “remembrance” of Man’s essential nature through the unifying vision of the Intellect.

The Milk of the Virgin:
The Prophet, the Saint and the Sage

by Renaud Fabbri
This essay explores certain misunderstandings about Schuon’s position: was he a prophet (instituting a new transcendent religion or primordial message), a saint (some have portrayed him as a Muslim saint operating within the structures of Sufism), or, as the author contends, a sage (based on the Platonic or Hindu model)? Emphasizing the Marian foundation of his teachings, the author argues that Schuon is best understood as being a paracletic spokesman of the sophia perennis and a shakta.



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