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A Treasury of Traditional Wisdom: An Encyclopedia of Humankind's Spiritual Truth

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Pages: 1144

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Fons Vitae,US: New edition edition (7 April 2001)

By: Whitall N. Perry (Author)

Truly magisterial, this compendium of spiritual wisdom is organized according to the traditional religious concept of spiritual ascent--or, in Christian terms, the sequence of death, resurrection, and eternal life. Hundreds of selected passages represent many faiths and philosophical traditions, with insight from some of the world's greatest minds, including Black Elk, Confucius, Eckart, Muhammad, Philo, Rumi, and Shakespeare. The material itself is divided into three sections that correspond to the ascent, with the opening quotations treating suffering, sin, and obedience before giving way to the middle section's preoccupation with action, combat and judgment. Finally, the third set of quotations climbs aloft to investigate the subjects of truth, eternity, the shattering of forms, and the cosmos.
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