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Remembering René Guénon:
November 15, 1886 to January 7, 1951

Posted By Greg Johnson On November 15, 2012 @ 3:12 am In North American New Right | Comments Disabled

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René Guénon was born on this day in 1886. Along with Julius Evola, Guénon was one of the leading figures in the Traditionalist school, which has deeply influenced my own outlook and the metapolitical mission and editorial agenda of Counter-Currents Publishing and North American New Right.

In commemoration of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this website.

This relative handful of articles does not give a true sense of Guénon’s importance, for along with Evola, Nietzsche, and Spengler, he is also one of the most widely mentioned [7] thinkers on this site. It is a presence, and an influence, that will only grow in time.

Those looking for an introduction to Guénon’s work should begin with the short and relatively accessible The Crisis of the Modern World [8]. For a judicious overview of Guénon’s works, see The Essential René Guénon: Metaphysics, Tradition, and the Crisis of Modernity [9]. My personal favorite among Guénon’s books, and the one the provides the most “empirical” access to the idea of Tradition, is Symbols of Sacred Science [10].

For a brief biography of Guénon, see Robin Waterfield René Guénon and the Future of the West: The Life and Writings of a 20th-Century Metaphysician [11]. For an interesting and readable historical/journalistic account of Traditionalism, see Mark Sedgwick, Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century [12].

 


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[1] Image: http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/11/remembering-rene-guenon-november-15-1886-to-january-7-1951/guenon/

[2] Spiritual Authority and Temporal Power: http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/11/spiritual-authority-and-temporal-power/

[3] René Guénon: East and West: http://www.counter-currents.com/2010/12/rene-guenon-east-west/

[4] Remembering René Guénon: http://www.counter-currents.com/2010/11/remembering-rene-guenon/

[5] Biography of René Guénon: http://www.counter-currents.com/2010/11/biography-of-rene-guenon/

[6] The Kali Yuga: René Guénon’s Critique of Modernity: http://www.counter-currents.com/2010/12/the-kali-yuga-rene-guenons-critique-of-modernity/

[7] mentioned: http://www.counter-currents.com/tag/rene-guenon/

[8] The Crisis of the Modern World: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0900588241/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=countecurrenp-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=0900588241

[9] The Essential René Guénon: Metaphysics, Tradition, and the Crisis of Modernity: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1933316578/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=countecurrenp-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=1933316578

[10] Symbols of Sacred Science: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0900588772/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=countecurrenp-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=0900588772

[11] René Guénon and the Future of the West: The Life and Writings of a 20th-Century Metaphysician: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/090058887X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=countecurrenp-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=090058887X

[12] Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0195396014/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=countecurrenp-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=0195396014

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