Chapter Eight


Chapter eight completes the history of Schuon's Maryamiyya (formerly the Alawiyya), covering events from the 1970s to Schuon's death in 1998.

  • It considers the spread of the Maryamiyya, its involvement with two best-selling writers (one a Catholic monk and the other a scholar), and its influence through the books and other activities of Schuon's followers. 
  • The chapter ends with a discussion of the controversial community around Schuon in Bloomington , Indiana , during the 1990s.

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Huston Smith

Thomas Merton



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