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Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Primordiality
Where to look to "see God Everywhere"?
Science and the Myth of Progress
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Art
Noble Faces, Strong Voices: Exploring "The Spirit of Indian Women"
Books about Buddhism
The Writings of Frithjof Schuon
A Definition of the Perennial Philosophy
World Wisdom's Spiritual Classics series
The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity
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Light on the Ancient Worlds is the first in a new series of Frithjof Schuon’s classical works which have been extensively revised and updated.

With adamantine clarity of expression and a vision which sees through the eye of the heart, these essays examine the spiritual patrimony of humanity. This wisdom transcends changing schools of thought, and may best be characterized by what has come to be known in the West as the Perennial Philosophy. Schuon casts a light on mankind’s ancient heritages and transmitted wisdom through his impressive and precise handling of complex theological and metaphysical problems.



"This remarkable and deeply moving book certainly keeps the promise implicit in its title and the author goes straight to the heart of his subject. 'Each ancient civilization can be said to live on a remembrance of the lost Paradise,' we are told on the first page. This world-wide feature of antiquity needed to be stressed because so many writers on comparative religion lose sight of it; and yet without this "key" what attempt to understand the far past can hope to succeed?"
—Martin Lings, author of Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources and What is Sufism?
"In a sense an appraisal of the history of man seen from the traditional point of view, the work casts metaphysical light upon the ancient civilizations and their significance and traces the gradual fall of man to the modern period and the revolt of European man against the Christian tradition.
—Seyyed Hossein Nasr, editor of The Essential Frithjof Schuon
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