The Perennial Philosophy and the Recovery of a Theophanic View of Nature
This essay explores the Perennial Philosophy, which – prior to the scientific revolution – sustained and nourished a harmonious relationship between human beings, nature and the world of spirit. “By turning to the ageless wisdom of the perennial philosophy”, the author explains, “we may once again find the way towards healing our relationship to nature and also towards reconnecting with our spiritual roots”.
All things have an inner disposition to be known and stand, as it were, ready and yearning to be known in their truth. There is, then, a specifically human task in the greater ecology of the cosmos to know things in the right way, to know them in the truth of their being, to know them in their divine aspect. This is the main message of the theophanic view of Nature.