CHALLENGES TO A SECULAR SOCIETY
CHALLENGES TO A SECULAR SOCIETY Whitall N. Perry This work contains a critical analysis from the traditional point of view of a number of currents and issues permeating the modem world and questions posed by modernism. The essays in the current collection are mostly criticisms of modernism and also include, in the last section entitled ‘Cosmological Sciences’, a number of notable studies devoted to the traditional sciences and metaphysics. In the first part the author provides a scathing criticism of modern psychological theories along with the pseudo-mysticism that qsually compares the psychological to the spiritual. In parts two and three the author uses well known traditional Western myths and symbols to criticize the anti-traditional teachings of modern thought concerning man and his situation in the cosmos. The reader interested in traditional teachings and the perennial philosophy is presented here with a map with which he can navigate through the maze of confusion and distortion that constitutes so much of the mental, psychological and even religious landscape of the present day world. Each essay contained herein is as a signpost leading to the perennial truths taught by the religions of the world over the ages. These essays, most of which have been hardly accessible for many years, are now assembled in a readily available volume, a volume which is without a doubt a precious addition to the library of traditional works.