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The Sacred Worlds Series
The Universal Spirit of Islam: Keys for Interfaith Understanding
Exploring "Timeless in Time" - a biography of Sri Ramana Maharshi
The Sermon of All Creation: Christians on Nature
A Definition of the Perennial Philosophy
Paul Goble's World: Native Americans' relationship to all created beings
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Spirituality
How can we understand Native American traditions?
Insights into the early Christian Desert Fathers and Mothers
The Writings of Frithjof Schuon
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How does the icon function?

"The doctrinal foundation of the icon determines not only its general orientation, its subject and its iconography, but also its formal language, its style. This style is the direct result of the function of the symbol: the picture must not seek to replace the object depicted, which surpasses it eminently; according to the words of Dionysius the Areopagite it must 'respect the distance that separates the intelligible from the sensible.'"
Madonna and Child on a Curved Throne, Greece, 13th century
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