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Where to look to "see God Everywhere"?
Quranic perspective on the nature of man: Video clips of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Books about Buddhism
The Perennial Philosophy Series
A Definition of the Perennial Philosophy
Treasures of the World's Religions
William C. Chittick explores "The Sufi Doctrine of Rumi"
Ernest Thompson Seton explains "The Gospel of the Redman"
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Spirituality
What is the Sun Dance Religion? Video Presentation
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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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