The Essential Rene Guenon: Metaphysical Principles, Traditional Doctrines, and the Crisis of Modernity

The Essential Rene Guenon: Metaphysical Principles, Traditional Doctrines, and the Crisis of Modernity

Paperback Perennial Philosophy

By (author) Rene Guenon, Edited by John Herlihy, Foreword by Martin Lings, Introduction by Martin Lings

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  • Publisher: World Wisdom Books
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 25mm | 550g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: US
  • ISBN 10: 1933316578
  • ISBN 13: 9781933316574
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 206,705

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Rene Guenon (1886-1951) was the founder of the Perennialist/Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought well-known for its espousal of the "transcendent unity of religions". In a time of unquestioning belief in the dogmas of progress and evolution, Guenon issued a devastating critique of the modern world. A pioneering philosopher, he, also, provided the intellectual keys for a reclamation of the West's spiritual riches through an exposition of the Eastern metaphysical doctrines. His writings range over a vast terrain - Vedanta, the Chinese tradition, Christianity, Sufism, the Kabbalah, world mythology, symbolism and alchemy.

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Born in France, Rene Guenon was the author of over 24 books. Editor John Herlihy has written for such traditional journals as Sacred Web and Sophia, as well as writing several books that include Borderlands of the Spirit, and Wisdom's Journey. He currently works as a lecturer in Abu Dhabi, UAE.