Symbol and Archetype by Martin Lings
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Symbol and Archetype
By Martin Lings

Symbol and Archetype

A Study of the Meaning of Existence 3rd Revised edition

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Symbol and Archetype by Martin Lings

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Every religious tradition or metaphysical worldview involves a system of powerful symbols, most of which bear common meanings across cultures, continents, and time. This volume, complete with a 9th century Quranic manuscript, explores the significance of the most recurrent symbols and archetypes in human history and elaborates""a compelling theory for why symbolism plays such an essential role in human life. The work explores certain basic aspects of symbolism in relation to the Divinity, the hierarchy of the universe, the function of human faculties and qualities, the human condition, natural objects, works of art, and the final end--all with reference to the great living religions of the world, and in particular to Christianity and Islam.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781887752794
ISBN-10: 188775279X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Fons Vitae,US
Publisher: Fons Vitae,US
Publish Date: 31-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Essential Rene Guenon by Martin Lings Essential Rene Guenon, Paperback (December 2009)

The author was the founder of the Perennialist/Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought. Known for his discourses on the intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy of the modern world, symbolism, tradition, and the inner or spiritual dimension of religion, this book is a compilation of his most important writings.

Underlying Religion by Martin Lings Underlying Religion, Paperback (September 2007)

This is an anthology of 25 essays by the leading exponents of the perennialist school of comparative religious thought. It aims to be the most accessible introduction yet to the perspective of the Perennial Philosophy.

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Author Biography - Martin Lings

Martin Lings was the author of the authorative biography "Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources "and other works on Islamic spirituality, including "A Return to the Spirit, A Sufi Saint in the Twentieth Century, " and "What is Sufism?"

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