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Titus Burckhardt

Titus Burckhardt (1908-1984), a German Swiss born in Florence, dedicated his life to studying and presenting Wisdom and Tradition. He was a key figure in metaphysics, cosmology, and traditional art, belonging to the “traditionalist” school of thinkers. Burckhardt’s deep friendship with Frithjof Schuon, the Perennialist pioneer, greatly influenced his intellectual and spiritual journey. He authored the renowned work “An Introduction to Sufi Doctrine,” a comprehensive analysis of esotericism and Islamic esoterism. Burckhardt also delved into traditional cosmology, especially in his masterful article “The Cosmological Perspective,” and explored the connection between sacred art and spirituality in books like “Alchemy: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul” and “Sacred Art in East and West.” He excelled as an artistic director, producing facsimiles of medieval manuscripts. Burckhardt’s literary legacy encompasses profound insights into Islamic mysticism and an exploration of the metaphysical aspects of art and cosmology. His works continue to inspire seekers of universal truths.



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