Social Criticism

False Dawn

The interfaith movement, which began with the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago, has grown worldwide. Although this movement has been largely unknown to the public, it now provides a spiritual face for globalization, the economic […..]

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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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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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Religion in the Modern World

Lord Northbourne had a gift for expressing the profoundest truths in simple and graceful language, and it is the publisher’s hope that his unique combination of gentleness and rigor, whether on the subject of healthy local agriculture […..]

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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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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 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 […..]

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The Richest Vein

In The Richest Vein, published in 1949, Charles le Gai Eaton was the first to give a clear account in English of the ‘traditionalist’ school of writers, specifically in the setting of his chapter on two of its […..]

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The Sandstone Papers

The format of The Sandstone Papers is a Conference on ‘The Crisis of Contemporary Life’ held at a college on the California coast. Twenty speakers were invited and six papers were selected for publication by an editor, John […..]

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The System of Antichrist

The System of Antichrist examines the present religious and cultural scene from the standpoint of traditional metaphysics and critiques the New Age spiritualities within their postmodern context. Its many references to Rene Guenon and Frithjof Schuon also […..]

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