World Wisdom The Library of Perennial Philosophy
The Library of Perennial Philosophy is dedicated to the exposition of the time-less Truth underlying the diverse religions. This Truth, often referred to as the
—or Perennial Wisdom—finds its expression in the revealedScriptures as well as the writings of the great sages and the artistic creations of thetraditional worlds.The Perennial Philosophy provides the intellectual principles capable of explaining both the formal contradictions and the transcendent unity of the great religions.Ranging from the writings of the great sages of the past, to the perennialist authors of our time, each series of our Library has a different focus. As a whole,they express the inner unanimity, transforming radiance, and irreplaceable valuesof the great spiritual traditions.
The Betrayal of Tradition: Essays on the Spiritual Crisis of Modernity
appears as oneof our selections in the Perennial Philosophy series.
In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, a school of thought arose which has focused on the enunciation and explanation of the PerennialPhilosophy. Deeply rooted in the sense of the sacred, the writings of itsleading exponents establish an indispensable foundation for under-standing the timeless Truth and spiritual practices which live in the heart of all religions. Some of these titles are companion volumes to theTreasures of the World’s Religions series, which allows a comparison of the writings of the great sages of the past with the perennialist authors of our time.
The Perennial Philosophy Series