René Guénon Series

East and West

In East and West Guénon diagnoses the fundamental ‘abnormality’ of Western civilization vis-a-vis the traditional civilizations of the East, suggests avenues by which the West might be ‘re-oriented’ toward the fundamental metaphysical principles it has largely abandoned, and […..]

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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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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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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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Perspectives on Initiation

The present volume is unique in giving a comprehensive account both of the conditions of initiation and of the characteristics of organizations qualified to transmit it. The book presents such central principles as the dangers and barrenness […..]

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Spiritual Authority and Temporal Power

Spiritual Authority and Temporal Power is an analysis of cyclical manifestation, and more specifically of the relationship between royal and sacerdotal power. In accord with the Hindu doctrine of manvantaras and Plato’s depiction of historical degeneration in the Republic, […..]

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Studies in Freemasonry and the Compagnonnage

Studies in Freemasonry and the Compagnonnage is both an attempt to rediscover the lost roots of Masonry and a fascinating look into the many controversies swirling around the subject of Masonry in serious intellectual circles during the […..]

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