The Essential Rene Guenon

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

4.22 (31 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Edited by  , Foreword by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • World Wisdom Books
  • US, United States
  • English
  • 1933316578
  • 9781933316574
  • 38,729

About Rene Guenon

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, more

Rating details

31 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 61% (19)
4 10% (3)
3 23% (7)
2 3% (1)
1 3% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X