Category: Reviews

The Red Book by Carl Jung

Janet Piedilato On Wednesday October 7, 2009 the long awaited publication of The Red Book by W. W. Norton was celebrated by a series of events in NYC that commenced with the opening of an exhibit displaying the original C.G Jung masterpiece. On Wednesday October 7, 2009 the long awaited publication of The Red Book…

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Mother of the Believers

By Kamran PashaTamam Kahn At last—I can suggest a page-turner to the reader who wants to catch the sense of early seventh century Arabia and experience the colorful, brilliant, contradictory woman who was Aisha. Perhaps Pasha goes a bit overboard in describing her as a beautiful white-skinned redhead based on the nickname “Little Reddish One”…

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Being With Dying

By Joan HalifaxSohrob Nabatian Though most would agree with Benjamin Franklin’s maxim that “In this world nothing is certain except death and taxes,” mainstream culture has little to offer on how to prepare for the former. Without a shared, collective story about the ultimate human transition, the dying and their caregivers are left to orient…

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Watching the “Watchmen”: A Report from the Movies

Satya and Mirza Inayat Khan A central theme that appears graffitied in the background of several scenes of director Zack Snyder’s new movie “Watchmen” is Socrates’ question from the Republic: “Who watches the watchmen?” As humanity struggles with looming nuclear disaster, the movie follows a set of characters who are equipped with superhuman strength, intellect,…

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The Compleat Gentleman: A Modern Man’s Guide to Chivalry

By Brad MinerPir Zia Inayat-Khan When asked to explain the mission of Seven Pillars, I generally begin by outlining the four core areas. As I invoke the words Cosmology, Revelation, and Mysticism, I am typically greeted with beaming approval. Then comes Chivalry. Now my listener has a furrowed brow. Peering through that brow I can…

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Dante’s Pluralism and the Islamic Philosophy of Religion

By Gregory B. StonePir Zia Inayat-Khanhttp://sevenpillarshouse.org/assets/images/content/dante.jpg Dante’s relationship with Islam and Islamic thought is something of a conundrum. On the one hand, Dante notoriously assigned Muhammad (peace be upon him) a miserable fate in the eighth circle of Hell. On the other hand, the entire structure of The Divine Comedy bears an unmistakable resemblance to…

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