René Guénon


Born
in Blois, France
November 15, 1886

Died
January 07, 1951

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Shaykh 'Abd al-Rahman Ilaysh al-Kabir, Ivan Aguéli, Joseph de Maistre, ...more


René Guénon (1886-1951) was a French author and intellectual who remains an influential figure in the domain of sacred science,traditional studies, symbolism and initiation.

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The Crisis of the Modern World

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The Reign of Quantity and t...

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Symbols of Sacred Science

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Introduction to the Study o...

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Man and His Becoming Accord...

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The Symbolism of the Cross

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Il re del mondo

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East and West

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The Multiple States of the ...

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The Esoterism of Dante

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“The profane sciences of which the modern world is so proud are really and truly only the degenerate ‘residues’ of the ancient traditional sciences.”
René Guénon

“The men of today boast of the ever growing extent of the modifications they impose on the world, and the consequence is that everything is thereby made more and more ‘artificial’…”
René Guénon

“What men call chance is simply their ignorance of causes; if the statement that something had happened by chance were to mean that it had no cause, it would be a contradiction in terms.”
René Guénon, The Crisis of the Modern World