Science and Metaphysics


Christian Gnosis

Basing himself on Christian sources—literally ‘”from Saint Paul to Meister Eckhart’—Wolfgang Smith formulates what he terms an ‘unexpurgated’ account of gnosis, and demonstrates its central place in the perfection of the Christ-centered life. He observes, moreover, that the [.....]

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Cosmos and Transcendence

With elegance and clarity, Wolfgang Smith leads the reader, step by step, to the realization that the specifically ‘modern’ world is based intellectually, not indeed upon scientific facts, but ultimately on nothing more substantial than a syndrome [.....]

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Science and Myth

In Science and Myth the author shows, in the first place, that science too has its mythology, unrecognized and unacknowledged though the fact be. These scientistic myths, however, turn out to constitute what he terms anti-myths: ‘a kind that [.....]

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Self and Spirit

What is the basis and purpose of esoteric religion, and what is the self? Self and Spirit answers these questions in depth and in a way true to the spirit of traditional wisdom. This book illuminates from a [.....]

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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 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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The One and the Many

This book is an uncompromising response to an issue that confronts all shades of religious belief—from the simplest to the most sophisticated—because even for followers of non-dualistic Vedanta, the possibility of believing in a false God becomes [.....]

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The Quantum Enigma

Following the overthrow of the classical world picture by the findings of quantum mechanics, physicists have proposed a broad gamut of alternative world views. This book begins with the major recognition that each of these suffers from [.....]

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The Symbolism of the Cross

The Symbolism of the Cross is a major doctrinal study of the central symbol of Christianity from the standpoint of the universal metaphysical tradition, the ‘perennial philosophy’ as it is called in the West. As Guenon points [.....]

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