The Need For a Sacred Science

The meaning of a science rooted in the sacred, its contrast to modern science and its pertinence to us today.

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135798864

Category: Social Science

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The meaning of a science rooted in the sacred, its contrast to modern science and its pertinence to us today.

The Need For a Sacred Science

landscape shows to what extent such a view fulfills or fails to fulfill the need of man today for a sacred science, despite the laudable scholarship by numerous historians of science which has made available thewritten sources along ...

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135798857

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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The meaning of a science rooted in the sacred, its contrast to modern science and its pertinence to us today.

SACRED SCIENCE

On science and its interrelations with religious worldviews Simen Andersen à ̃yen, Nora S. Vaage, Tone Lund-Olsen ... The need for critical studies of the sciences Also in a broader scope, beyond the inherent activities of the various ...

Author: Simen Andersen Øyen

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789086861965

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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"Science and religion are often viewed as dichotomies. But although our contemporary society is often perceived as a rationalization process, we still need broad, metaphysical beliefs outside of what can be proven empirically. Rituals and symbols remain at the core of modern life. Do our concepts of science and religion require revitalization? Can science itself be considered a religion, a belief, or an ideology? Science's authority and prestige allows for little in the way of alternate approaches not founded in empirical science. It is not unusual to believe that technology and science will solve the world's fundamental problems. Has truth been colonized by science? Have scientific disciplines become so specialized and "operationally closed" that they have constructed barriers to other disciplines as well as the general public? The writers of this book set out to investigate whether the symbols of academia may in some cases take on a quality of sacrality, whether the rule of experts can be said to have the character of a "priesthood of knowledge", whether religion has a place in scientific contexts, and a selection of other questions concerning science and its relations to religious belief."--P. [4] of cover.

The Sacred Science

Could it be that we need community in order to share this human experience in a more meaningful way ? I believe that " tribe " is the prescription for many of the pitfalls in the modern world . But to obtain this antidote , we must ...

Author: Nick Polizzi

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401952938

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

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In 2010, Nick Polizzi did something unimaginable. He assembled a group of eight desperately ill patients from around the world and brought them into the heart of the Amazon rainforest to put the mysterious medicines of native shamans to the test. The healing journey that unfolded would change their lives—and his own—forever. In The Sacred Science, we join Nick as he explores these primordial traditions and learns firsthand what it takes to truly heal ourselves of physical disease, emotional trauma, and the sense of “lostness” that so many of us feel in these modern times. We venture into a place where the ordinary rules we live by, even survival instincts, don’t apply—where “the only thing to do is to step forward and be ready for anything.” Nick is not a guru or shaman; he is an ordinary guy who pieced together an illuminating journey, one experience at a time. In this riveting true story, we’re shown the many layers that must be peeled away in order for us to find the truth of who we are and why we’re here. This book is a bridge between the flashy, fast-moving modern world and the forgotten ways of a healthier, earth-connected ancestral past. You’ll find practices and principles of native wisdom that you can put to use in your own life, and you’ll gain a new understanding of what it means to heal. In the end, what will become of the eight patients who set out on this path with Nick? Will the exotic jungle medicines and harrowing rites of passage destroy them or give them a new lease on life? Five will return with remarkable healing results. Two will return disappointed. One won’t return at all.

Meditations of Global First Philosophy

PART 1 : CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON NASR'S 1 VISION OF PERENNIAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE NEED FOR A SACRED SCIENCE Nasr's Vision of Sacred Science a a Nasr's thesis in The Need for a Sacred Science is a unifying theme that brings together a ...

Author: Ashok K. Gangadean

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791476065

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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Traces the roots of logos in different cultural milieux.

Symbols of Sacred Science

... emphasizing the need for affiliation with a revealed tradition even while acknowledging the final identity of all spiritual paths as they approach the summit of spiritual realization . In Symbols of Sacred Science , Guénon , a ...

Author: René Guénon

Publisher: Sophia Perennis

ISBN: 0900588780

Category: Religion

Page: 456

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In Symbols of Sacred Science, Guénon, a master of precise, even 'mathematical' metaphysical exposition, reveals himself as a consummate exegete of myth and symbolism as well, superior in many ways to Mircea Eliade, and comparable perhaps only to his respected friend Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. This extraordinary text unveils the cosmological meanings of root symbols organized under such general headings as: The Center of the World, Cyclic Manifestation, Symboic Weapons, Axial Symbolism and the Symbolsim of Passage, The Symbolism of Building, and The Symbolism of the Heart. Far more than a simple catalogue of myths and symbols from many traditions, Symbols of the Sacred Science lays the foundation for a universal esoteric symbology. In this work, Guénon demonstrates the fundamental unity-across all cultures and ages-of the images with which the Absolute clothes itself in its cosmic self-revelation.

Contemporary Issues in Islam and Science

Knowledge and the Sacred ( Albany : SUNY Press , 1989 ) , p . 130 . 2. The Need for a Sacred Science ( Albany : SUNY Press , 1993 ) , pp . 1-2 . 3. Not all traditional sciences are , however , sacred . There is always a human element ...

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351949163

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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The articles selected for this volume explore emergent issues in the contemporary relationship between Islam and science and present studies of eight major voices in the discourse. Also included is a section on the operationalization of Islamic science in the modern world and a section on studies in traditional Islamic cosmology.

Religion and the Order of Nature

See also S. H. Nasr, The Need for a Sacred Science (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993), Part 2, pp. 443ff. 6. The terms “Heaven” and “Earth” possess at once a metaphysical, cosmological, and theological symbolism that no ...

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195102741

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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The current ecological crisis is a matter of urgent global concern, with solutions being sought on many fronts. In this book, Seyyed Hossein Nasr argues that the devastation of our world has been exacerbated, if not actually caused, by the reductionist view of nature that has been advanced by modern secular science. What is needed, he believes, is the recovery of the truth to which the great, enduring religions all attest; namely that nature is sacred. Nasr traces the historical process through which Western civilization moved away from the idea of nature as sacred and embraced a world view which sees humans as alienated from nature and nature itself as a machine to be dominated and manipulated by humans. His goal is to negate the totalitarian claims of modern science and to re-open the way to the religious view of the order of nature, developed over centuries in the cosmologies and sacred sciences of the great traditions. Each tradition, Nasr shows, has a wealth of knowledge and experience concerning the order of nature. The resuscitation of this knowledge, he argues, would allow religions all over the globe to enrich each other and cooperate to heal the wounds inflicted upon the Earth.

Traditional Islamic Environmentalism

259 0.9 THE NEED FOR A SACRED SCIENCE Nasr is not content with drawing attention to modern science's effects on the human mind and consequently upon nature as elaborated in chapters 6 and 7. His traditional response aspires to transform ...

Author: Tarik M. Quadir

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761861447

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This work examines the relevance of traditional Islamic thought and practices for a lasting solution to the current environmental crisis. The book argues that only a revival of the traditional worldview which perceives all entities of nature as signs of God can effectively respond to the crisis our planet faces.