The Essential Rene Guenon: Metaphysical Principles, Traditional Doctrines, and the Crisis of Modernity (English Edition) eBook: Rene Guenon, John Herlihy. This is the web page of the book “The Essential René Guénon: Metaphysics, Tradition, and the Crisis of Modernity,” edited by John Herlihy. The book represents. As regards the early part of the life of Rene Guenon our knowledge is very limited because of his extreme reticence. His objectivity, which is one aspect of his.

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Formas de pagamento aceitas: See if you have enough points for this item. For this reason, he utilizes Hindu symbolism to illustrate universal truths and often compares them with symbols from other traditions that express the same underlying concepts. The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science. No trivia or quizzes yet. One person found this helpful. The book also contains a critical analysis of the political intrusions of the British Empire into the subject of Hinduism and India itself through Madame Blavatsky ‘s Theosophy.

Recently, I found myself with some forced leisure on my hands, so I decided to make use of it by reading through the works of Rene Guenon in English, as published by Sophia Perennis.

There are no discussion guenonn on this book yet. I suppose the Modern comes first, not the Metaphysical, to ease the modern reader into Guenon’s metaphysical world; the Hindu is given its own due to the amount of attention Guenon devoted to it, while the Traditional has not only other traditions such as Islam but also topics that apply to traditions generally, such as rites, teachers, etc.


In a time of unquestioning belief in the dogmas of progress gueno evolution, Guenon issued a devastating critique of the modern world.

Please improve this article by adding secondary or tertiary sources. Every Branch In Me: This is something that more people should know so that the happy few become happier.

The “summaries” are not always representative. The Central Philosophy of Buddhism.

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The Garland of Letters. This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Buenon of the book is outstanding, BUT spaces in multi-sylable tuenon in the kindle edition are nerve racking; several on each page in part 2. Kindle Renw Verified Purchase. Hinduism portal Philosophy portal Biography portal Sufism portal. His first book on that subject is devoted to a detailed historical examination of Madame Blavatsky’s theosophy: Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

Detalhes do produto Formato: The Simple Life of Rene Guenon. Leia mais Leia menos. Guenon sees – per Hinduism – humanity as being in the closing phase of a particular spiritual cycle, and rehe this cycle Hinduism is the oldest most primordial expression, while Islam is the latest and perhaps most universal. Perhaps, but it is not misinterpreted in the same way. Islam for Our Time.

While tradition does not need an external and legalistic authority figure to give it life, it must be noted that traditional societies are often hierarchical societies Guenon, Wikiquote has quotations related to: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This rend obviously make a fine introduction to Guenon, but even someone who already has the original sources will find this a useful and pleasant supplement, something to pick up and read from time to time.

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Introduction to the Study of the Hindu doctrinespublished inon topics which were later included in the lecture he gave at the Sorbonne on December 17, “Oriental Metaphysics”consists of four parts. Science and the Myth of Progress Mehrdad Zarandi.

A key component of his thought was the assertion that universal truths manifest themselves in various forms in the world’s religions and his writings on Hinduism, Taoism, and Sufism are particularly illuminating in this regard.

Keys for Interfaith Understanding. Aryan cults, esoteric Nazism, and the politics of identity. How to write a great review. Martin Lings, in his excellent introduction buenon the current conditions of modernity as follows: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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More importantly, the selections are well chosen; they are minimally edited but arranged to flow together almost as if they had appeared that way originally; usually two or three in a row from the same book, the books appearing somewhat chronologically but also within four “Worlds”: Each new democratically-elected administration is often a negation of the previous administration.

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