“Eternal Wisdom: The Esoteric Gnosis of Perennial Philosophy” by Gwendolyn Taunton

"Eternal Wisdom: The Esoteric Gnosis of Perennial Philosophy" by Gwendolyn Taunton

"Eternal Wisdom explains the connection between art, mythology, spirituality, and religion through the language of symbols. These concepts are taken outside of the context of religious philosophy to explain how these ideas should be revised to achieve a positive cultural outlook for the increasingly bleak modern era.

Archetypes and mystical experiences possess an inherent immortal existence in the collective human subconscious. They are eternally existent in artistic symbolism and spiritual traditions. Part earthly and part-other worldly, these hidden forces interact with humanity by providing a primordial source for the creative facets of human existence that are channeled into the diverse range of spiritual, mystical, and cultural experiences.

This book examines the strands of esoteric thought and gnosis provided in the teachings of perennial philosophy — a topic that has been predominantly associated with prestigious authors such as Carl Jung, René Guénon, Frithjof Schuon, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Huston Smith, and Aldous Huxley. Eternal Wisdom aspires to expand on the existing corpus of teachings by advocating for the inclusion of polytheist cultural sources. Additionally, esoteric practices — including divination and the alchemy — are discussed within the context of perennial philosophy and the primordial tradition."