Every Branch in Me: Essays on the Meaning of Man

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Barry McDonald
World Wisdom, Inc, 2002 - 354 Seiten
Leading perennialist authors direct the readers to their intrinsically spiritual nature.

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Loss of Our Traditional Values
31
Man in the Universe
61
The Mystery of the Two Natures
87
Do Clothes Make the Man?
121
Holy Fools
139
Work and the Sacred
181
The Role of Culture in Education
197
The Vocation of Man According to the Koran
213
The Forbidden Door
233
Even at Night the Sun is There
275
The Prodigal Returns
291
The Survival of Civilization
325
Biographies of Contributors
339
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Seite 223 - And hold fast, all of you together, to the cable of Allah, and do not separate. And remember Allah's favour unto you: how ye were enemies and He made friendship between your hearts so that ye became as brothers by His grace; and (how) ye were upon the brink of an abyss of fire, and He did save you from it. Thus Allah maketh clear His revelations unto you, that haply ye may be guided...
Seite 316 - The account of intelligence required of psychology must not of course be question-begging. It must not explain intelligence in terms of intelligence, for instance by assigning responsibility for the existence of intelligence in creatures to the munificence of an intelligent Creator, or by putting clever homunculi at the control panels of the nervous system (see Chapter 4).
Seite 323 - And what there is to conquer By strength and submission, has already been discovered Once or twice, or several times, by men whom one cannot hope To emulate -but there is no competition There is only the fight to recover what has been lost And found and lost again and again : and now, under conditions That seem unpropitious.
Seite 223 - Ye are the best community that hath been raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah.
Seite 149 - ... in an anti-natural manner. Yet, if He so wills, He may appear to mankind in the form of a giant man, and if so, He is then the God, Heyoka. One who looks upon the God, Heyoka, is not thereby made a heyoka. The potency of the Winged God cannot be imparted to anything. His functions are to cleanse the world from filth and to fight the Monsters who defile the waters and to cause all increase by growth from the ground. The acceptable manner of addressing Him is by taunt and villification, the opposite...
Seite 65 - The science of symbols — not simply a knowledge of traditional symbols — proceeds from the qualitative significances of substances, forms. ... we are not dealing here with subjective appreciations, for the cosmic qualities are ordered both in relation to Being and according to a hierarchy which is more real than the individual
Seite 311 - The supposed pedigree of the horse is a deceitful delusion, which simply gives us the general process by which the tridactyl foot of an ungulate can be transformed in various groups into a monodactyl foot in view of an adaptation for speed, but this in no way enlightens us on the paleontological origin of the horse.
Seite 132 - reduced ' to theology, or is, in other words, dispositive to a reception of truth." Thus, the costume which a man wears as a member of any traditional society is the sign, partly conscious and partly unconscious, that he accepts a certain view of the human self and its vocation, both being envisaged in relation to one Principle in which their causal origin (alpha) and their final end (omega) coincide.

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