Frithjof Schuon: Messenger of the Perennial Philosophy by Michael Oren Fitzgerald

By Michael Oren Fitzgerald

Supplying the main finished biography of Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) but released, Fitzgerald's paintings positive aspects quotations from Schuon?s articles, books, memoirs, and correspondence, mixed with a wealth of trustworthy details from those that knew Schuon good. With over seventy five colour and black-and-white images and illustrations, readers will achieve important insights into the lifestyles and paintings of the major consultant of the Perennialist or ?Traditionalist? university of comparative non secular inspiration.

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Symbolism has two advantages over ratiocination: first, far from artificially opposing what it expresses, it is in fact an aspect or an “incarnation” of it; second, instead of suggesting merely one aspect of a given reality, it manifests several of them at the same time and presents truths in their various metaphysical and spiritual connections, thus opening up incommensurable “dimensions” to contemplation. Finally, as the fourth great subject, the Guénonian work includes the criticism of the modern world; it cannot but include it, given on the one hand its intellectual and traditional character, and on the other hand its sphere of action which is precisely this world deprived of intellectuality and tradition as determining factors.

One must look beyond the form at the essence. If I see something beautiful, a landscape, or a beautiful piece of music, or a human being, I see the Rahmah, I see Ānanda, I see the Principle. To understand the meaning of beauty and symbolism is also to understand the importance of ambience, understood in its broadest sense: As for the environment which surrounds us and with which we surround ourselves, it is important because form is important; for we live among forms and we are a form, a form “made in the image of God”.

Childhood From my father came a mystical disposition, That lived on music, romanticism, and beauty; And from my mother an energetic nature, That vibrated for the Real and the True. Directly from God came an element That knows a Way to Spirit and to God. 1 Of his forefathers, Frithjof Schuon has related that the “Schuon family is a branch of the widespread Walser Juon family from Graubünden [a region of Switzerland], which after the Reformation emigrated to Württemberg [a region of Germany], flourished for centuries in Heilbronn and is still to be found in Ulm.

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