Books

Gurdjieff in the Light of Tradition

Probably no figure of our time has excited at once more enthusiasm and controversy among serious intellectuals seeking spiritual guidance than Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff. Accordingly, the editor of Studies in Comparative Religion engaged Whitall N. Perry, who as […..]

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Hammering Hot Iron

The Men’s Movement has come, and for the most part gone. While it was here, it gave us an opportunity to learn something about the Warrior Spirit—not in the context of militarism, or economic acquisitiveness, or the […..]

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Heartbeats of Hinduism

We have here a collection of what the author called ‘affirmations’. I am satisfied that that they could only have emerged from direct experience, and this also is the author’s claim. What is this ‘direct experience’? The […..]

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Initiation and Spiritual Realization

Initiation and Spiritual Realization is the closest thing to a work on ‘spiritual direction’ René Guénon ever wrote, touching as it does upon such vital topics as the transmission of initiatic grace, the various types and functions […..]

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Insights into Christian Esoterism

One of René Guénon’s lifelong quests was to discover, or revive, the esoteric, initiatory dimension of the Christian tradition. In the present volume, along with its companion volume The Esoterism of Dante, Guénon undertakes to establish that the […..]

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Insights into Islamic Esoterism and Taoism

This small volume brings together a number of Guénon’s early articles relating to Sufism (tasawwuf), or Islamic esoterism. A later article, ‘Islamic Esoterism’, has also been included, since it articulates so well the particularities of initiation in […..]

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Introduction to the Study of the Hindu Doctrines

René Guénon’s first book, Introduction to the Study of Hindu Doctrines, came (in the words of the eminent scholar S.H. Nasr) ‘like a sudden burst of lightning, an abrupt intrusion into the modern world of a body of […..]

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Invincible Wisdom

The guiding idea of this book has been to gather together sayings, maxims, and aphorisms, which, in some respect or other are of profound and permanent spiritual value. Moreover, the net has been cast wide, with the […..]

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Journeys With Soul: Adventures and Cures That Came True

The journeys described in this volume cut across a number of diverse counties and represent very different experiences. They have one thing in common, however, that binds them together in the spirit of which they were written, […..]

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Keys of Gnosis

For a long time now, religion in the West has been polarized between a democratic kind of faith meant for simple believers, and divine mysteries so high that hardly anyone can claim to know much about them. […..]

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