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Treasures of the World's Religions
What is Sacred Art?
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Art
Science and the Myth of Progress
How can we understand Native American traditions?
Light on the Ancient Worlds: A Brief Survey of the Book by Frithjof Schuon
Exploring "Timeless in Time" - a biography of Sri Ramana Maharshi
Quranic perspective on the nature of man: Video clips of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Ernest Thompson Seton explains "The Gospel of the Redman"
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This is taken from a transcript of a 1995 interview with the eminent
Perennialist thinker and writer Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998).

Question: You mentioned before intellectual intuition. Doesn’t every man possess this faculty?

Frithjof Schuon: Yes and no. In principle, every man is capable of intellection, for the simple reason that man is man; but in fact, intellectual intuition—the “eye of the heart”—is hidden under a sheet of ice, so to speak, because of the degeneration of the human species. So we may say that pure intellection is a gift and not a generally human faculty.
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