Results 1 – 9 Harry Oldmeadow was born in Melbourne in His parents were Christian missionaries in India, where he spent nine years of his childhood and. C. G. Jung & Mircea Eliade: “Priests without Surplices”? Reflections on the Place of Myth, Religion and Science in Their Work. Harry Oldmeadow. File Type: PDF. Harry Oldmeadow studied at ANU, Sydney University, St John’s College Oxford, Canberra University and La Trobe. He has taught History, Literature, Philosophy .

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A Perennialist Perspective more. GnosticismPerennialismBarryand Frithjof Schuon. On Frithjof Schuon’s “Treasures of Buddhism” more. BuddhismTraditionalismPerennialismand Frithjof Schuon. A Sacred Voice is Calling: The Life of Black Elk more.

Five East-West Bridge Builders: Huston Smith 1 An Anglo-Irish disciple of Vivekananda, a German theologian, an Italian Tibetologist, an American Beat poet, and a scholar who wrote perhaps the century’s most widely influential survey of the world’s religions—these are the disparate figures, bound together by a fascination with the religious life of the East, to whom we turn in this chapter.

We will combine biographical sketches with some general remarks about their significance as bridge-builders between oldmeacow West and the East, and in so doing adumbrate several themes and problematics which will be elaborated in later chapters. Orientalism, Romanticism and the Dark Allure of Fascism docx more.

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The recent history of Tibet exemplifies the fate of traditional civilisations in the modern world. Behind the snowy ramparts of the Himalayas, Tibet had stood as one of the last bastions of a way of life which properly deserved to be Behind the snowy ramparts of the Himalayas, Tibet had stood as one of the last bastions of a way of life which properly deserved to be called traditional — one directed, in the first place, not to a godless ideal of material ‘progress’ but to the spiritual welfare of its people, a culture which, in T.

Eliot’s phrase, was an incarnation of the religious outlook which informed it. In a sense, Tibet served as a haven for all those principles and ideals, all those aspirations of the human spirit, which were elsewhere being trampled underfoot by the forces of modernity. That the invasion of Tibet and the destruction of its religious culture should be carried out by its neighbour in the name of a profane Western ideology is one of the most bitter ironies of recent history.


Let us not mince words: There are those who make much of the various social abuses and corruptions which, as the present Dalai Lama has conceded, were to be found in Tibet on the eve of the Chinese invasion, as if these could in any measure justify the monstrous brutalities which were to follow. On the other hand, there is nothing to be gained from that sentimental romanticism and nostalgia for the exotic which paints traditional Tibet as a pristine Utopia. Marco Pallis did not fall into either trap.

Pallis was well aware of the following admonition of Frithjof Schuon whose writings proved such an inspiration for his own work: When the modern world is contrasted with traditional civilisations, it is not simply a question of seeking the good things and the bad things on one side or the other; good and evil are everywhere, so that it is essentially a question of knowing on which side the more important good and on which side the lesser evil is to be found.

If someone says that such and such a good exists outside tradition, the answer is: It is illogical to prefer an evil which involves some benefits to a good which involves some evils. Light on the Ancient Worlds, No one with any sense of proportion can for a moment doubt that the good in Tibet’s traditional civilisation far outweighed the bad, and that something infinitely precious and irreplaceable was destroyed forever by the invading juggernaut.

From this spiritual intercourse sprang forth the Vajrayana, that luminous form of Buddhism which expressed the religious genius of the. Perennial PhilosophyTraditionalismand Tibetan Buddhism. Traditional and Modern Attitudes to Biography more.

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Frithjof Schuon on Culturism more. Western Psychology, Yoga and the Lessons of the East more. Crossing the Great Divide: Huston Smith, Bridge-Builder Extraordinaire: Jung and Mircea Eliade: Rudolf Otto, the East and Religious Inclusivism more.

The Western Quest for “Secret Tibet” more. Australian Religion Studies Review. Notes on Spirituality more. Contemporary Spirituality and Spirituality. A Sage for the Times: The Role and the Oeuvre of Frithjof Schuon more. Frithjof Schuon on the Spiritual Life more.

The Heart of the Religio Perennis: Frithjof Schuon on Esotericism more. Australian Aboriginal Religion in Schuonian Perspective more. Australian Indigenous Studies and Primal Religion. Review of “Inside the Centre: The Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer”by Ray Monk more. Review of “Frithjof Schuon: Life and Teachings”, by JP. MetaphysicsTraditionand Frithjof Schuon.

Science, Scientism and Self-Destruction more. Science and Religion and Philsophy of Science. Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions” more. Philosophy of Science and Science and Religion.

A Review of George Steiner’s “Errata: An Examined Life” more. Cultural Studies and Culture. Tracking John Ford’s “The Searchers”: A Survey of Its Critical Reception more. CinemaClassical Hollywoodand Cinema Studies. Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal in the Mahayana more. Tibetan BuddhismBuddhism especially mahayana Buddhist traditionMahayanaand Tibetan religion, culture and arts. The widespread discounting of Eastern thought derives, in large measure, oldeadow the modern Western failure to understand the nature of the traditional metaphysics of both the Occident and the East.

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