This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Intellect and reason

Here we will quote Frithjof Schuon:

“[I]ntellectual genius should not be confused with the mental acuity of logicians; intellectual intuition comprises in its essence a contemplativity that is in no way part of the rational capacity, this capacity being logical rather than contemplative; now it is contemplative power, receptivity toward the uncreated Light, the opening of the Eye of the heart, which distinguishes transcendent intelligence from reason. Reason perceives the general and proceeds by logical operations, whereas the Intellect perceives the principial—the metaphysical—and proceeds by intuition.”[1]

[1] Gnosis: Divine Wisdom, p. 36.

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