Books

The Crisis of the Modern World

It is no longer news that the Western world is in a crisis, a crisis that has spread far beyond its point of origin and become global in nature. In 1927, René Guénon responded to this crisis […..]

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The Divine Liturgy

If in the first place our book is intended to be a personal homage to the Divine Liturgy, it also has another purpose. Without any doubt, the gravest symptom in the crisis the Western Church is currently […..]

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The Esoteric Path

Traditional esoterism, though capable of the highest degree of elaboration, is based on a few first principles—Absolute Reality, hierarchical manifestation, the necessity for initiation, the centrality of the spiritual Heart, etc.—which can be stated simply. In The Esoteric […..]

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The Esoterism of Dante

Especially since the Renaissance, some in Western Christendom have suspected that the deeper dimension of their tradition has somehow been lost, and have therefore sought to discover, or create, an ‘esoteric’ or ‘initiatic’ Christianity. In the middle […..]

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The Great Triad

Guénon’s The Great Triad was the last book to appear during his lifetime. Even for his regular readers, this book contained largely new material. The author here refers especially to the Chinese tradition, principally in its Taoist form […..]

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The Islamic Tradition

A leading exponent of Muslim thought focuses on the inner spiritual meaning of the religion of Islam and its ramifications for the modern world, namely, the problems the tradition faces in our contemporary world, including Islam’s inner […..]

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The King of the World

This remarkable book grew out of a conference headed by René Guénon, the sinologist René Grousset, and the neo-Thomist Jacques Maritain on questions raised by Ferdinand Ossendowski’s thrilling account in his Men, Beast and Gods of an escape […..]

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The Kingfisher’s Wing

The Kingfisher’s Wing is a visionary reconstruction, or recital, of the life of Plotinus, based on a close study of the Enneads. It is an unveiling of an age-old wisdom which we find reflected in all the authentic […..]

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The Metaphysical Principles of the Infinitesimal Calculus

Guénon’s early and abiding interest in mathematics, like that of Plato, Pascal, Leibnitz, and many other metaphysicians of note, runs like a scarlet thread throughout his doctrinal studies. In this late text published just five years before […..]

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The Multiple States of the Being

The Multiple States of the Being is the companion to, and the completion of, The Symbolism of the Cross, which, together withMan and His Becoming according to the Vedanta, constitute René Guénon’s great trilogy of pure metaphysics. In […..]

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