Books

Knowings

As the poet T.S. Eliot said, ‘Where is the wisdom lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge lost in information?’ Our postmodern ‘information culture’ makes us over-cerebral, but it doesn’t teach us to think; consequently it becomes […..]

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Legends of the End

Whether the world ends tomorrow or lasts for centuries, we all exist in a ‘climate’ of the End of Days. As Thomas Merton wrote, ‘We live in an age of two superimposed eschatologies: that of secular anxieties […..]

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Look to the Land

‘Without vision the people perish.’ So wrote the poet William Blake. Lord Northbourne (1896–1982) was a man of exceptional vision, who diagnosed the sickness of modern society as stemming from the severance of its organic links with […..]

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Looking Back on Progress

Most of us are deeply committed to a cult of change. We believe in the essential beneficence of progress. We deal piecemeal with the frightening range of new problems that increasingly beset our society, but the assumptions […..]

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Man and His Becoming According to the Vedanta

Man and His Becoming according to the Vedanta is Guénon’s central exposition of traditional metaphysics, companion to his other two great works in this genre: The Symbolism of the Cross and The Multiple States of the Being. Guénon held […..]

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Mediations

The unprecedented collision of religions in the contemporary world creates both dangerous antagonisms and new possibilities for spiritual growth and renewal. Such possibilities can only be realized through a reaffirmation of the perennial philosophy which celebrates religious […..]

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Mental Disorders and Spiritual Healing

This work, the third panel of a triptych dedicated by the author to the notion of illness derived from the patristic and hagiographic texts of the Christian East from the first to the fourteenth centuries, makes an […..]

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Mining, Metallurgy and the Meaning of Life

Do you earn your living doing what you love? Or do you work to pay for something else—family, hobby, holiday? The meaning of work has changed radically over the last few centuries. In Classical and Mediaeval times, […..]

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Miscellanea

What is here presented as a ‘miscellany’ of essays would in the case of most other writers on metaphysical subjects be considered a major work, both in breadth and depth. Some claim that René Guénon’s views never […..]

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Near and Distant Horizons

With originality and insight, the author makes a compelling case for the need to identify the sources of a traditional knowledge that still has the power to enrich people’s lives in today’s materialistic and anti-spiritual world. What […..]

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