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Author: Titus Burckhardt


Titus Burckhardt, a German Swiss, was born in Florence in 1908 and died in Lausanne in 1984. He devoted all his life to the study and exposition of the different aspects of Wisdom and Tradition. In the age of modern science and technocracy, Burckhardt was one of the most remarkable exponents of universal truth, in the realm of metaphysics as well as in the realm of cosmology and of traditional art. In a world of existentialism, psychoanalysis, and sociology, he was a major voice of the philosophia perennis, that "wisdom uncreate" that is expressed in Platonism, Vedanta, Sufism, Taoism, and other authentic esoteric or sapiential teachings.

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Islamic Art Belongs As Much To The Present As To The Past

by Titus Burckhardt For the contemplative man a lesson can be learned from everything. (Sufyan al-Thawri) The art of Islam is essentially a contemplative art, which aims to express above all, an encounter…

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