Letter from Guenon to AKC 24VI1935

In 1935, Rene Guenon and Ananda Coomaraswamy began a correspondence that lasted 12 years. This letter shows their common mind, although their respective intellectual paths were quite different. An important point he makes regards the relationship between historical events and metaphysical principles; neither necessarily excludes the other. He also mentions … Continue reading

The Nachtenschein of Classic Liberalism

  Having come across a remark in AKC‘s letters that the really cultured and spiritual European does not have a peer in their Eastern counterparts, I returned to a volume of Wilhelm Humboldt‘s collected letters and essays, excerpted by subject. Although one can tell that the writing was not in … Continue reading

Coomaraswamy on Evola’s Revolt

The first translation of any of Julius Evola’s works into English was published in the prestigious Indian journal The Visva-Bharati Quarterly (Vol. V, Part IV, New Series, 1940), founded by the Nobel prize winning writer and poet, Rabindranath Tagore. Ananda K Coomsraswamy wrote a brief introduction, which follows below, and … Continue reading

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