Tradition and the Modern World

Gurdjieff in the Light of Tradition

Probably no figure of our time has excited at once more enthusiasm and controversy among serious intellectuals seeking spiritual guidance than Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff. Accordingly, the editor of Studies in Comparative Religion engaged Whitall N. Perry, who as […..]

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Invincible Wisdom

The guiding idea of this book has been to gather together sayings, maxims, and aphorisms, which, in some respect or other are of profound and permanent spiritual value. Moreover, the net has been cast wide, with the […..]

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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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PURE: Modernity, Philosophy, and the One

PURE: Modernity, Philosophy, and the One is an experimental work of philosophy in which the author aspires to think his way back to a ‘premodern’ worldview derived from the philosophical tradition of Platonism. To this end he […..]

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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 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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