René Guénon Series

Studies in Hinduism

Studies in Hinduism consists of articles published posthumously, to which has been added a separate study, Eastern Metaphysics, the text of a lecture delivered at the Sorbonne. In this work Guénon completes his presentation of Hindu metaphysics, which […..]

Continue Reading »

Symbols of Sacred Science

The articles that comprise Symbols of the Sacred Science appeared in a number of French journals and were only collected after the author’s death. Though many of his themes, such as those of the Grail, the Tree of […..]

Continue Reading »

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 […..]

Continue Reading »

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 […..]

Continue Reading »

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 […..]

Continue Reading »

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 […..]

Continue Reading »

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 […..]

Continue Reading »

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 […..]

Continue Reading »

The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times

The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times is René Guénon’s most prophetic work, which only becomes more relevant with each passing year. Having seen his telling analysis of Western culture, The Crisis of the Modern […..]

Continue Reading »

The Simple Life of René Guénon

Description: René Guénon (1886–1951) is undoubtedly one of the luminaries of the twentieth century, whose critique of the modern world has stood fast against the shifting sands of recent philosophies. His oeuvre of 26 volumes is providential for […..]

Continue Reading »