Luvah - Journal of the creative imagination


Luvah, ISSN 2168-6319 (online), is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal of philosophy, theology, and literature. Luvah provides a space to reflect on modernity, tradition, and metaphysics.


We publish theoretical and critical articles, translations, interviews, and personal narratives, such as short stories and poems. Luvah also includes a book review section where scholars assess new writings broadly dealing with tradition. “Luvah” refers to our interest in reclaiming traditional means of knowing through literature, art, philosophy, and spiritual practice. Although inexact in their proclamations, these positions point toward a radical re-thinking of what it means to be human in the age of machines and virtual realities. We are interested in stories that reflect these concerns. We publish pieces that actively engage with both classic texts and the lived reality of post-modernity.



The journal is aimed both at people who already define themselves as traditionalists or perennialists and those who are simply interested in traditional responses to perennial questions. Our primary goal is to elaborate and clarify the transcendent unity of religions, world literature, and different schools of philosophy through examination of the multitude of different texts from these areas. We avoid specialist language and jargon, seeking to provide articles of impeccable quality and intellectual audacity that are at the same time widely accessible.

Luvah is one of the four principles or Zoas that William Blake presented in his visionary works; his “Prophetic Books” in particular. Luvah is the symbol of Intuition and Love: “his place in man is the Heart, or the Center, unapproachable for ever.” Refusing to stoop to the demands of Evil and Power, Luvah is the principle which celebrates the freedom of imagination and reason in the face of materialism and oppression, no matter what form it may take. In tune with this sentiment, our journal celebrates and nurtures creative imagination and its products—we would like to encourage scholars and writers to take on approaches not constrained by certain social expectations. Guided by your intuition and love for the realms of the unknown mysteries, we want to see ideas that are not necessarily appealing, but manifest intellectual challenges on the path to new, perhaps even ground-breaking discoveries.

We invite all well-established and emerging scholars to share their creative and critical articles with us!

With Peace, Intuition, and the Desire to Create,

The Luvah Editors