A Traditionalist Outlook for Modern Man
Borderline is an ambitious attempt to create a synthesis of everything. Borderline aims to unite Man with God, Action with Being, East with West, and Mind with Matter. Borderline successfully fuses ethics with ontology, the detail with the whole, body with soul, and reason with intuition. It is the integration of the traditional with the modern, the active with the inactive, and the spirit with the symbol.
In Borderline author Lennart Svensson shapes the Traditionalist and Perennial world-view into a form which is suitable for contemporary living, fusing together the cultural spheres of art, religion and science, into a holistic and spiritual philosophy. Borderline tries to rectify the rift between the famed ”two cultures” of C. P. Snow which have constructed a false dichotomy between the technological-scientific and the humanistic-philosophical fields of research. Borderline also contains chapters on Plotinus and symbolism, a criticism of scientific reductionism, and a look into ”the metaphysics of physics”.
The book also features essays on the integral world-view of Jung and Nietzsche, along with Rudolf Steiner’s Christology and notes on ”an ethics based in ontology”. The study also presents some conceptual aspects of artists like T. S. Eliot, Caspar David Friedrich, and Edith Södergran – the Finnish-Swedish poet who was ”more Nietzschean than Nietzsche himself”.
Author: Lennart Svensson