Aby Warburg founded the Warburg Institute. His approach focussed on four key terms and eight disciplines to explore expecially the transmission of classical literature. Orientation Word Image Action Science Language Art Cultural History Religion Literature Political History Philosophy Our approach differs in two basic ways. First we wish to complement his focus on Das Nachleben der Antike with a study of Das Vorleben der Antike to include the contributions of other cultures especially India and China. Second we propose a distinction between between 6 worlds in order that it will in future be possible to search and study more effectively different levels of reality.