Faces of the Perennial Philosophy - Books

Comparative Religion





Armstrong, Karen A History of God
Berry, Raymond The Spiritual Athlete: A Primer for the Inner Life
Bolton, Robert The Order of the Ages: World History in the Light of a Universal Cosmogony
Casey, Gerard Night Horizons
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. The Bugbear of Literacy
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. The Door in the Sky
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. Figures of Speech or Figures of Thought
The Order of the Ages: World History in the Light of a Universal Cosmogony, byRobert Bolton,   An explanation of the inner workings of history give the reader an understanding of cosmic laws, and the means of escaping the potential for evil that underlies the cosmic reality...  

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American Indian
Brown, Joseph Epes Animals of the Soul: Sacred Animals of the Oglala Souix
Brown, Joseph Epes The Sacred Pipe
Brown, Joseph Epes Spiritual Legacy of the American Indians
Crow Dog, Leonard Crow Dog: Four Generations of Sioux Medicine Men
DeMallie, R.J. The Sixth Grandfather: Full Account of Black Elk's Teachings

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Chang, Garma C.C. Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: The Life-Story and Teachings of the Greatest Poet-Saint Ever to Appear in the History of Buddhism
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. Buddha and the Gospel of Buddhism
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. The Living Thoughts of Gotama the Buddha
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists
Dalai Lama Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation
Evans-Wentz, W.Y. Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa: A Biography from teh Tibetan
Evola, Julius The Doctrine of Awakening: The Attainment of Self-Mastery According to the Earliest Buddhist Texts
Hopkins, Jeffrey Buddhist Advice for Living and Liberation: Nagarjuna's Precious Garland

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Christianity and Hesychasm
Alighieri, Dante Vita Nuova
Berthold, George Maximus Confessor: Selected Writings
Champoux, John The Secret of the Christian Way: A Contemplative Ascent Through the Writings of Jean Borella
Clemente, Olivier The Roots of Christian Mysticism
Olivier Clemente, The Roots of Christian Mysticism: By linking together a series of brilliantly chosen texts from the early centuries of the Church, the author lays bare the roots of the deeply mystical spirituality that has flourished among Christians throughout the ages. (Publisher)   
Colledge, Edmund, et.al. Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises and Defense
Coomaraswamy, Rama Invocation of the Name of Jesus: As Practiced by the Western Church
Davies, Paul Romanticism and Esoteric Tradition: Studies in Imagination
Denton, Michael Evolution: A Theory In Crisis
d'Olivet Secret Love of Music: Hidden Power of Orpheus

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Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists
Danielou, Alain The Myths and Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism
Guénon, René Introduction to the Study of Hindu Doctrines
Guénon, René Man and His Becoming
Guénon, René Studies in Hinduism
Iyengar, B.K. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Mascaro, Juan The Upanishads
Myths of the Hindus and Buddhistsby Ananda Coomaraswamy. A very engaging retelling of Indian myths; co-authored by the renowned art historian and profound commentator on the significance and meaning of perennial wisdom for modern times. 
Prabhavananda, Swami The Song of God: Bhagavad Gita
Sastry, Alladi Mahadeva The Bhagavad Gita with the Commentary of Sri Sankaracharya
Danielou, Alain The Myths of the Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism

The Greeks

Gerson, Loyd P. The Cambridge Companion to Plotinus
Lattimore, Richmond The Odyssey of Homer
Lipsey, Roger Have You Been to Delphi?: Tales of the Ancient Oracle for Modern Minds
Plotinus The Enneads
Proclus Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Parmenides
Taylor, Thomas The Hymns of Orpheus
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Islam and Sufism

Titus Burckhardt, Letters of a Sufi Master: This precious translation of selections from the letters of Shaikh ad-Darqawi, the founder of a major branch of the Shadhiliyyah Order in North Africa in the 13th/19th century, belongs to a class of Sufi literature that has not as yet received enough attention outside of the Islamic world. (William Stoddard). 
Al-Ghazali The Alchemy of Happiness
Arnaldez, Roger Averroes: A Rationalist in Islam
Attar, Farid Ud-Din The Conference of the Birds
Burckhardt, Titus Fez, City of Islam
Burckhardt, Titus Letters of a Sufi Master
Butterworth, Charles Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotles' Poetics
Chittick, William Faith and Practice of Islam: Three 13th Century Sufi Texts.
Chittick, William The Self-Disclosure of God: Principles of Ibn Al-Arabi's Cosmology

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Judaism and Kabbala

Ariel, David The Mystic Quest: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
Buber, Martin Gog and Magog
Buber, Martin I and Thou
Buber, Martin Tales of the Hasidim
Kaplan, Aryeh Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide
Scholem, Gershom Zohar, The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah
Wiesel, Elie Souls on Fire: Protraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters
Elie Wiesel, Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters

These tales, although they are the kernel of a highly developed form of Jewish mysticism, have a basic human interest that transcends the dividing lines of religion.' -Albert H. Friedlander, Saturday Review

Taoism and Confucianism
Cleary, Thomas The Spirit of Tao
Izutsu, Toshihiko Creation and the Timeless Order of Things
Izutsu, Toshihiko Sufism and Taoism: A Comparative Study of key Philosophical Concepts
Leys, Simon The Analects of Confucius
Merton, Thomas The Way of Chuang Tzu
Ming-Dao Deng 365 Tao Daily Meditations
Other Religions (Egyptian, Hermeticism, etc...)
Eliade, Mircea Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstacy
Elkin, A.P. Aboriginal Men of High Degree
Evola, Julius The Hermetic Tradition: Symbols and Teachings of the Royal Art
Faivre, Antoine Access to Western Esoterism
Faivre, Antoine Eternal Hermes: From Greek God to Alchemical Magus

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