Rene Guenon: Some Observations
Frithjof SchuonISBN: 0900588853;
Book DescriptionRene Guenon (1886–1951) was the founder of the Traditionalist School. Along with Ananda K. Coomaraswamy and Frithjof Schuon, he reintroduced traditional metaphysics and esoterism into the Western world after a lapse of centuries, and was perhaps the first to present the doctrines of the Vedanta, Taoism, and Sufism not as Eurocentric orientalists or occult fantasts had done, but strictly in their own terms. To the ‘mathematical’ precision of Guenon’smetaphysics, cosmology, and esoteric history, Frithjof Schuon (1907–1998) added a poetic or ‘musical’ element, inspired by his close relationship to the Divine Feminine. He also presented the spiritual path as a concrete praxis, involving the spiritual virtues and ‘stations of wisdom’, that was not so prominent in Guenon’s writings. On the other hand, Guenon’s prophetic eschatology, especially in The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of...
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