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The first part of the book, written in a single, uninterrupted flow of inspiration, takes the form of answers from the word of nature to questions posed by the rational mind. The second part of the book consists of philosophical reflections on the first and proposes the practice of imagination as a way of evolutionary development. Many traditions have spoken of a "higher c ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published June 1st 1985 by Inner Traditions
(first published 1963)
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"For a long time, often and everywhere, within the limits of my means, I have questioned Heaven and Earth and religious revelations and the words of the Sages of China, India, Palestine and Rome, but it was through the Symbolique of Pharaonic Egypt that I was given the truest answers, in my judgement. These answers contain much that is known or obvious, but what is important is the teaching of the "Intelligence of the Heart" that they reveal. Does not Nature offer us through the commonplace all ...more
A deep hermetic exploration of the intelligence of the heart, a way of understanding as nature could in its harmonious relationships: "Nature had shown me a great mountain, crowned with a peak of immaculate whiteness, but She was unable to teach me the way leading to it. I had to seek beyond Her. It was a long search..."
It is clear that Schwaller has experienced everything he has discussed. It took me weeks to get through this relatively short work and I fear I've only absorbed a quarter of it, although, it was well worth the time and effort. The book really forces you to think differently than you are accustomed to. This is a great spiritual book that you would be wise to revisit numerous times
Known to English readers primarily for his work in uncovering the spiritual and cosmological insights of ancient Egypt. In books like Esotericism and Symbol, The Temple in Man, Symbol and the Symbolic, The Egyptian Miracle, and the monumental The Temple of Man--whose long awaited English translation has finally appeared--Schwaller de Lubicz argued, among other things, that Egyptian civilization is ...more
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