Wonder, Comparing Philosophy, and Breaking the Spell

Our latest library addition is a chapter on “Wonder” by Rabbi Abraham Heschel, studying an often overlooked and subtle shortcoming of modern mentality.

Among the many things that religious tradition holds in store for us is a legacy of wonder. The surest way to suppress our ability to understand the meaning of God and the importance of worship is to take things for granted. Indifference to the sublime wonder of living is the root of sin.

• In “The Concept of Comparative Philosophy”, Henry Corbin explores the common root in the mystical theosophy professed by the Sages of the three great communities of the Abrahamic tradition.

All of us, we Ahl al-Kitab, people of the “communities of the Book”, have to take into consideration together our theological past. Our sacred Books, the Bible and the Quran, in order to be understood, set us the same problems.

• We are very happy to announce the publication of our latest book by Gustavo Polit, Breaking the Spell of the New Atheism in the Light of Perennial Wisdom, the first book to refute the excesses of the New Atheism clique from a strictly metaphysical and esoteric perspective. Follow the link to read an excerpt and to buy online.

As has been justly observed, the real opposition is not between science and faith or science and religion, but rather the opposition between two philosophies, two worldviews, and therefore the opposition between a true metaphysics and a pseudo-metaphysics.