Temenos Academy Review

The Temenos Academy Review is a journal[1][2] published in London by the Temenos Academy since 1998.[3] As per the academy, "The Review comprises a mixture of papers given at the Academy and new work, including poetry, art, and reviews."[2] Its predecessor, Temenos,[4] was published from 1981 to 1992[5] and inspired The Prince of Wales[1][6] to sponsor the creation of the Temenos Academy in 1990.


Temenos launched in 1980,[7] with first publication in 1981. The more complete name is Temenos: A Review Devoted to the Arts of the Imagination.[8] Temenos was cofounded[6] by Kathleen Raine, Philip Sherrard, Keith Critchlow and Brian Keeble,[9] and was produced for thirteen volumes,[9] with Raine becoming the sole editor by the fourth issue. The word "temenos" means "sacred place" or "sacred enclosure".[1] The journal had an objective of "The affirmation, at the highest level of scholarship and talent, and in terms of the contemporary situation, of the Sacred."[1] The Prince of Wales was sufficiently impressed by the journal to sponsor a school based "on truth, beauty and goodness", and this led to the creation of the Temenos Academy in 1990. Henri Corbin's L'Universite de St Jean de Jerusaleme school founded in Paris in 1974, was an inspiration for the founding of Temenos Academy.[1] But while Corbin's school held to an Abrahamic tradition, the new teaching organisation also looked to the teaching of Buddhism and Hinduism.[1] The thirteenth and last issue of Temenos appeared in 1992.[2][10]

By 1998, the journal reappeared as the Temenos Academy Review[10][11] and three more volumes were edited by Kathleen Raine.[1] Grevel Lindop was editor for the review from 2000 to 2003; and volume 7, the Kathleen Raine Memorial Issue, was edited by Brian Keeble. As of 2016, there have been 18 volumes.[2] Contributing authors include Wendell Berry,[9] Prince Charles, Karan Singh and Seyyed Hossein Nasr.[1]

The headquarters of Temenos Academy Review are in Ashford, Kent.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Shusha Guppy (26 May 2000). "Orient your thoughts". Times Higher Education. London: TSL Education Ltd. Retrieved 8 July 2012. Scholars from all over the world have given lectures and seminars at Temenos Academy, in a spirit of the affirmation of "the excluded knowledge" – the spiritual tradition, Platonic in the West, Vedic in India – that was once central to academic education but has now almost disappeared.
  2. ^ a b c d e "The Temenos Academy Review". The Temenos Academy. Retrieved 25 December 2016. The Review comprises a mixture of papers given at the Academy and new work, including poetry, art, and reviews.
  3. ^ "Temenos Academy review. (Journal, magazine, 1998)". Temenos Academy Review. ISSN 1461-779X.
  4. ^ "Temenos. (Journal, magazine, 1981)". Temenos -London-. ISSN 0262-4524.
  5. ^ "Temenos. Version details". Trove (Government of Australia). Retrieved 8 July 2012. Published. Dulverton : Watkins ; West Stockbridge, Mass. : Lindisfarne Press, c1981-c1992.
  6. ^ a b Clive Staples Lewis (2007). Walter Hooper (ed.). The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis. HarperCollins. p. 1706. ISBN 978-0-06-081922-4. Retrieved 9 July 2012. She [Kathleen Raine] soon became sole editor with a devoted international following.
  7. ^ Janet Watts (8 July 2003). "Obituary. Kathleen Raine. Singular poet who stood as a witness to spiritual values in an age that rejected them". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 July 2012. The editors of Temenos (the word means the sacred area around a temple) declared that 'the intimate link between the arts and the sacred' had fired imaginative creation in almost all human societies, except our own.
  8. ^ "Temenos : a review devoted to the arts of the imagination. (Journal, magazine, 1981)". Temenos -London-. ISSN 0262-4524.
  9. ^ a b c Jason Peters (1 December 2009). Wendell Berry: Life and Work. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 90–91. ISBN 978-0-8131-3765-0. Retrieved 8 July 2012. In 1980, in association with Philip Sherrard, Keith Critchlow, and Brian Keeble, she [Kathleen Raine] cofounded the journal Temenos.
  10. ^ a b Raine, Kathleen (1998). "Rediscovering the source, preface". India International Centre Quarterly. India International Centre. 25 (2/3): 37–49. JSTOR 23005675. The last and thirteenth issue had appeared in 1992, and in the six years that went by, the voice of Temenos was truly missed, not least among the readers of the India International Centre Quarterly...
  11. ^ Resurgence. 1998. Retrieved 8 July 2012. Friends of Temenos will be glad to hear that Temenos: A Review of the Arts of the Imagination...will be succeeded by the Temenos Academy Review.

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