Entries by Zafer

Psychological Integration and the Religious Outlook by Rama P. Coomaraswamy, M.D.

Psychological Integration and the Religious Outlook by Rama P. Coomaraswamy, M.D. (Presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of The American Orthopsychiatric Association, May 1–4, 1996 Boston, Mass.) Introduction: Regarding the “self” By philosophical background and training, the majority of health care professionals are prone to view religion and/or spirituality through the eyes of psychiatry. The […]

Towards a Traditional Understanding of Sexuality by M. Ali Lakhani

Towards a Traditional Understanding of Sexuality by M. Ali Lakhani “In primordial man sexual ecstasy coincides with spiritual ecstasy, it communicates to man an experience of mystical union, a “remembrance” of the Divine Love of which human love is a distant reflection.” Frithjof Schuon “And all shall be well and All manner of thing shall […]

Understanding “Tradition” by M. Ali Lakhani

Understanding “Tradition” by M. Ali Lakhani “Tradition has nothing to do with any “ages”, whether “dark”, “primaeval”, or otherwise. Tradition represents doctrines about first principles, which do not change.” Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Correspondence, 1946 “…there is nothing and can be nothing truly traditional that does not contain some element of a super-human order. This indeed […]

Tradition and Modernity – Frithjof Schuon

Tradition and Modernity by Frithjof Schuon [This paper was originally written by Schuon for a congress convened in Japan in 1961, which dealt with the crisis of modernity. The text was subsequently published under the title “No Activity without Truth” in the Penguin anthology titled “The Sword of Gnosis” (edited by Jacob Needleman). A version […]