"Truth is one, sages call it by various names." - Rig Veda
The Latin word, "sedes" literally means "seat." In the Middle Ages, "Sedes Sapientiae" (literally, "The Seat of Wisdom")was a devotional title bestowed upon Mary as the Mother of God. More broadly, the term can refer to that ground of wisdom that animates all authentic religious belief and spiritual practice.
We see Sedes Press as a vehicle for fostering dialogue and discussion about the great religious and spiritual traditions of the world. To this end, we publish works that look to the common core at the heart of all great religious traditions — what Aldous Huxley referred to as "perennial philosophy" that underlies religious belief. Our focus, for the present at least, is on the great religious traditions of Catholicism, Buddhism, and Hinduism and, in particular, on the various ways that the spiritual practices of these traditions overlap and compliment each other. We have absolutely no problem with other religious traditions; these are just the ones we happen to know best.
We also republish essential works by the spiritual giants of the past that we think have something to say to human beings living in the 21st centuries. These are new editions of works, many of which were out of print, that we have resurrected in attractive new editions.