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Esoterism as Principle and as Way: A New Translation with Selected Let
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Esoterism as Principle and as Way: A New Translation with Selected Letters
Esoterism as Principle and as Way: A New Translation with Selected Letters
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Comparative Religion
Esoterism
Metaphysics
Perennial Philosophy

Price:  $19.95

ISBN:  978-1-936597-64-2
Book Size:  6” x 9”
# of Pages:  328
Language:  English



Description of “Esoterism as Principle and as Way
Frithjof Schuon’s works provide invaluable keys to understanding the formal contradictions between the world’s religions as well as their transcendent unity. This revised edition of his writings on esoterism — the inward and universal dimension of religion, also called the sophia perennis (“perennial wisdom”) — features a new translation from the original French as well as more than 60 pages of new material, including previously unpublished selections from Schuon’s letters and other private writings.
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Frithjof Schuon’s perspective of pure esoterism focuses on the inward and universal dimension of religion, also referred to as the sophia perennis (“perennial wisdom”). His works provide invaluable keys to understanding the formal contradictions between the world’s religions as well as their transcendent unity. In Esoterism as Principle and as Way, readers will discover the essential truth that lies at the heart of the world’s religions, as well as the role of prayer, virtue, and beauty in the spiritual life.

This revised edition of Schuon’s writings on esoterism features a fully revised translation from the French original as well as over 60 pages of new material, including previously unpublished selections from the author’s letters and other private writings, an editor’s preface, editor’s notes, a glossary of foreign terms and phrases, an index, and biographical notes.


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Frithjof Schuon

Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) is best known as the foremost spokesman of the “Traditionalist” or “Perennialist” school and as a philosopher in the metaphysical current of Shankara and Plato. He wrote more than two dozen books on metaphysical, spiritual, artistic, and ethnic themes and was a regular contributor to journals on comparative religion in both Europe and America. Schuon’s writings have been consistently featured and reviewed in a wide range of scholarly and philosophical publications around the world, respected by both scholars and spiritual authorities. Besides his prose writings, Schuon was also a prolific poet (see a listing of Schuon's poetry books) and a gifted painter of images that always portrayed the beauty and power of the divine, and the nobility and virtue of primordial humanity.

World Wisdom features a series titled "The Writings of Frithjof Schuon", which includes many new editions of classic books by Schuon in new translations and with additional materials. Our online Library contains many articles and poems written by Frithjof Schuon, allowing readers to see a representative sample of his remarkable body of work.

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Harry Oldmeadow

Harry Oldmeadow was co-ordinator of Philosophy and Religious Studies at La Trobe University in Australia and author of the acclaimed Traditionalism: Religion in the Light of the Perennial Philosophy (2000), an authoritative introduction to the perspective of Perennialism. Prof. Oldmeadow's contributions to World Wisdom books & DVDs includes:
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Esoterism as Principle and as Way: A New Translation with Selected Letters belongs in spirituality and philosophy collections alike, and provides a new edition gathering some of Frithjof Schuon's finest works. This is a fully revised translation from the French original that accompanies its new writings with some 60 pages of brand new material, including previously unpublished selections of other Schuon works. From his consideration of intelligence and domination links to considerations of the virtues of generosity, Esoterism as Principle and as Way provides much food for thought to appeal to religious and philosophical thinkers alike.”
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