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Sunday, July 8, 2007

I would not consider even him to be an integral realizer of the caliber of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

Traditionalism: A romantic movement that arose in reaction to modernity that largely hearkens back to an imagined theocratic, authoritarian “golden age”. Traditionalists advocate a perennial philosophy underlying all the religions of the world, with the main exponents Frithjof Schuon and Rene Geuenon being converts to Islam (seeing it as the best expression of the perennial philosophy). Politically, Traditionalists tend to be quite conservative, and some, such as Julius Evola, were also associated with right-wing neo-fascism due to his (in my opinion) very flawed metaphysics. Although Traditionalists reject modernity, science and evolution (which I disagree with quite emphatically), I’ve found them to be useful when studying the importance of metaphysics, gnosis, and the creation of an esoteric science. Frithjof Schuon seems to be the only one with genuine mystical consciousness, though, and I would not consider even him to be an integral realizer of the caliber of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
A metaphysical view of evolution: Well, to be honest I’m waiting for my friend M. Alan Kazlev, to write a book integrating the Darwinian and spiritual paradigms of evolution! He’s already developed some interesting preliminary models of such a synthesis, being the paeleontology and metaphysics buff that he is. But I’d like to do some of my own research on this as well, time permitting. An annotated bibliography for an eco-holistic view of evolution is already found online at Natural Genesis. A more occult and metaphysical perspective would be great. Posted by ned on July 8, 2007. Filed under Notes and Speculations. the stumbling mystic God shall grow up . . . while the wise men talk and sleep. http://naqsh.org/ned/?p=267

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