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Europe after 1968

Mark Sedgwick

in Against the Modern World

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152975
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835225 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195152972.003.0012
 Europe after 1968

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This chapter considers the wider impact of Traditionalism on the West from the 1960s until the present day. It covers the popularization of Traditionalism through the works of writers such as Louis Pauwels, and the function of Traditionalism as a stepping stone to non-Traditionalist destinations in the lives of many. The chapter goes on to consider the passage of Traditionalism into the general culture of the West through spiritual groups that were not primarily Traditionalist (such as that established in Switzerland by Henri Hartung), through the writings of E. F. Schumacher (author of the widely influential Small Is Beautiful), and through Kathleen Raine’s Temenos Academy in England, of which Prince Charles was patron. The chapter ends with a discussion of an unusual application of Traditionalism, that made by an English feminine-separatist and anti-feminist group, Aristasia.

Keywords: 1960s; Schumacher; spiritual groups; Prince Charles; Raine; feminism

Chapter.  5890 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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