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Sufism: Veil and Quintessence a New Translation with Selected Letters

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This new edition of Frithjof Schuon's important work, Sufism: Veil and Quintessence, is a fully revised translation from the French original and has an extensive Appendix containing previously unpublished letters and other private writings.
ebook, 216 pages
Published December 11th 2006 by World Wisdom Books (first published 1980)
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One of the most enduring and beautiful aspects of Schuon's writing is the way he keeps pushing the reader back to a focus on essence and authenticity. He compels the seeker to realize that universal truth is consistent no matter what symbolic concepts we might utilize to describe that truth. This is one of the key ideas of Perennialist thought, yet like all deep truths, those who express it must use great caution in a world of multiplicity. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, himself a student of Schuon's, wro ...more
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"Sufism, Veil and Quintessence" is one of the books in the secondary bibliography of my free ebook on comparative mysticism. "The greatest achievement in life" at has been reviewed on Goodreads.
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Frithjof Schuon was a native of Switzerland born to German parents in Basel, Switzerland. He is known as a philosopher, metaphysician and author of numerous books on religion and spirituality.

Schuon is recognized as an authority on philosophy, spirituality and religion, an exponent of the Religio Perennis, and one of the chief representatives of the Perennialist School. Though he was not officiall
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