Knowledge, Gold and Principles of Nature

Our latest library additions include the first of a series of articles by the founder of our Trust, Donald Macleod Matheson, on “Knowledge and KNOWLEDGE”:

If, as has been said, this new kind of knowledge is indescribable, its nature has none the less been indicated through the use of paradox and symbols and its quality has been described as Bliss.

• A new audio recording of a Cambridge Friday sermon by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (T.J. Winter), on the symbolism of gold and its dangers and virtues:

The negative aspect of gold, or its pursuit is shown in the stories of the Israelites, that ‘show what we can be when we are our best and our worst.’

A foundational chapter by Seyyed Hossein Nasr on the resacralisation of nature in view of the metaphysical and unanimous traditional approach to science:

Only the revival of a spiritual conception of nature that is based on intellectual and metaphysical doctrines can hope to neutralize the havoc brought about by the applications of modern science and integrate this science itself into a more universal perspective.

Upcoming events: On April 4th, to celebrate the World Interfaith Harmony Week, we host in London an Islam-Buddhism Common Ground event: film screening followed by a question and answer session with Rev. Kemmyo Taira Sato and Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi. —And from 9th to 11th May, a practical & philosophical workshop on Sacred Gardens with Emma Clark (click here for details).