MIRROR OF THE INTELLECT
Essays on Traditional Science and Sacred Art
MIRROR OF THE INTELLECT A Essays on Traditional Science and Sacred Art Titus Burckhardt Burckhardt wrote both in his native German and in French. The present volume represents a virtually complete collection of Burckhardt’s essays, originally published throughout his long life in a variety of German and French journals. Their range is tremendous: from modern science in its various forms, through Christianity and Islam, to symbolism and mythology. The essays fall naturally into one or other of these four main categories. The chief virtue of the present collection is precisely its comprehensiveness: both quantitatively and qualitatively, it is extremely rich, for there can be no doubt that Burckhardt blends in a masterly fashion a style that is eminently accessible with an insight of the utmost penetration. This book will make a considerable impact, and it is much to be welcomed that these writings are now made available in a single volume.