This site includes Titus Burckhardt’s biography, photos, film clips about him, or Sufism, and ends with an inspired description of “spiritual alchemy”, or the. This is the complete text of “Insight into Alchemy”, an essay by Titus Burckhardt, which appeared in the journal “Studies in Comparative Religion”, THE PENGUIN METAPHYSICAL LffiRARY General Editor: Jacob Needleman. ALCHEMY. The son of the Swiss sculptor Carl Burckhardt, Titus Burckhardt was.

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Don’t have a World Wisdom ID? Here is a review of Alchemy: In addition to the text, the book abounds in illustrations from different alchemical manuscripts, some made available for the first time in this work. Siena, Stadi der Jungfrau. When, in the audience chamber, the white-clad figure of the Pope suddenly appeared, he welcomingly approached his visitor and said to him in German: These Burckhardt expounds with a sure and enlightening hand, relating many of the teachings, parables, and miracles of the saints of many centuries, and demonstrating not only the arts and crafts of Islamic civilization, but also its “Aristotelian” sciences and its administrative skills.

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Here of course it is a case of scientia sacra and ars sacrathese being the two sides of the same coin. The psychologists, beginning with C. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Although he first saw the light of day in Florence, Burckhardt was the scion of a patrician family of Basle. This is an intellectual masterpiece which analyzes comprehensively and with precision the nature of esoterism as such.

Urs Graf Verlag, This was pioneer work of the highest quality and a publishing achievement which immediately received wide acclaim both from experts and the wider public. The subject of Islamic burckkhardt in various forms is the central topic of this article and the reader is given an in-depth analysis of the symbolism and meaning of this traditional art.


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Jean-Claude Petitpierre describes the personality of his friend Titus Burckhardt burckhardg describes his role in the Perennialist School. Burckhardt devoted his life to the study and exposition of the different aspects of Wisdom tradition. This was obviously a formative period in Burckhardt’s life, and much of his subsequent message and style originates in these early years.

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Jeffrey Snodgrass rated it really liked it Oct 03, Yitus unconnected with his interest in cosmology, Burckhardt had a particular affinity with traditional art and craftsmanship and was skilled in the evaluation of traditional architecture, iconography, and other arts and crafts. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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Liebniz had a period of Orientalism, but I have no citation for that. Film Clips about Titus Burckhardt 6. Golgonooza Press, ; Bloomington, Indiana: What is Sacred Art? Siena is an enlightening account of the rise and fall of a Christian city which, architecturally speaking, remains to this day something of a Gothic jewel. This wonderfully insightful volume introduces some of the metaphors useful for alche,y attitudes required for the soul’s advancement: Andrew Bell rated it it alchemh amazing Aug 26, Wisdom traditionalism at its best.

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Otto Wilhelm Barth-Verlag, Ashraf, ; Wellingborough, England: What are the “Foundations of Christian Art? Reflections on Sacred Art, Faiths and Civilizations.

This was the beginning of an intimate friendship and harmonious intellectual and spiritual relationship that was to last a lifetime. It seems more likely that international congress of ideas had been going on for quite some time, and that the influence of the East, and Islam is something neglected in alchdmy Western historical courses, something Burckhart was trying to relieve.


Titus Burckhardt: Alchemy – Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul

As a young man, in the s, he spent a few years in Morocco, where he established intimate friendships with several remarkable representatives of the as yet intact spiritual heritage of the Maghrib. Olten Switzerland and Freiburg-im-Breisgau Germany: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soula brilliant presentation of alchemy as the expression of a spiritual psychology and as an intellectual and symbolic support for contemplation and realization.

See The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci I was surprised to find Chinese influences in alchemical illustrations until I recognized that the huge import of Chinese porcelains would have been accompanied by such “cloud hung” landscapes. William Stoddart speaks about the four key writers of the Perennialist School: This is the realm of the craft initiations of the various traditional civilizations, and specifically of such things, in the Middle Ages, as operative masonry and alchemy.

Cover design and six illustrations by Titus Burckhardt.

Alchemy: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul by Titus Burckhardt

Generally we are taught to think that such influences came through the Jesuits, like Matteo Ricci, much later. Photographs of Titus Burckhardt. Quinta Essentia, ; Albany, NY: Jasbeer Musthafa rated it it was amazing Dec 03,