Photo: Martin Lings in Egypt.
True ideas do not change or develop, but remain as they are in the timeless 'present'.
'Essential Rene Guenon: Metaphysical Principles, Traditional Doctrines, and the Crisis of Modernity'
By John Herlihy (Author)
René Guénon (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, Guénon 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.