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Mirror of the Intellect: Essays on Traditional Science and Sacred Art

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In this collection of essays, the author shows how the symbolist perspective cultivated by the Sufis offers insights into Islamic art as well as such topics as Russian icons, the Odyssey, chess, and the Sun Dance of the American Indians. The present volume represents a virtually complete collection of Burckhardt's essays, originally published throughout his life in a variety of German and French journals.
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Overview

In this collection of essays, the author shows how the symbolist perspective cultivated by the Sufis offers insights into Islamic art as well as such topics as Russian icons, the Odyssey, chess, and the Sun Dance of the American Indians. The present volume represents a virtually complete collection of Burckhardt's essays, originally published throughout his life in a variety of German and French journals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887066849
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1987
  • Series: SUNY Series in Islam
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Titus Burckhardt: An Outline of his Life and Works

I Traditional Cosmology & The Modern World

1. The Cosmological Perspective

2. Traditional Cosmology and Modern Science

(I) Cosmologia Perennis

(II) Modern Physics

(III) Traditional Symbolism and Modern Empiricism

(IV) Evolutionism

(V) Modern Psychology

3. 'Riding the Tiger'

II Christian Themes

4. The Seven Liberal Arts and the West Door of Chartres Cathedral

5. Because Dante is Right

6. Contra Teilhard de Chardin

7. The Heavenly Jerusalem and the Paradise of Vaikuntha

8. Two Examples of Christian Symbolism

9. The Theological Message of Russian Icons

III Symbolism and Mythology

10. The Symbolism of the Mirror

11. The Symbolism of Water

12. Insight into Alchemy

13. The Symbolism of Chess

14. The Sacred Mask

15. The Return of Ulysses

16. The Sun Dance

IV Islamic Themes

17. The Traditional Sciences in Fez

18. The Prayer of Ibn Mashîsh

19. Concerning the 'Barzakh'

20. Commentary on the Divine Names by Imam Ghazâlî

21. The Role of the Fine Arts in Moslem Education

22. Perennial Values in Islamic Art

23. The Void in Islamic Art

24. The Impact of the Arabic Language on the Visual Arts of Islam

V Envoi

25. A Letter on Spiritual Method

Appendix

Bibliography of Titus Burckhardt

Index

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