Beginning tonight, on on successive Mondays, we plan to make available selected correspondence between the various men of tradition. Our initial efforts will include letters from Rene Guenon to Guido de Giorgio (the letters in the opposite direction are missing) as well as the exchanges between Mircea Eliade and Julius Evola. We will learn, for example, that Guenon was in touch with the three advocates of Romanity, albeit with quite different approaches: De Giorgio, Evola, and Reghini. The letters to De Giorio are instructive since they often offer critiques of the other two.
I know from the statistics that our texts by De Giorgio are among the least read. That is unfortunate for, as we shall see, Guenon, unlike the other two, treats him as an equal, a peer. Tradition is much more than discussing what some king may have said to a priest three millennia ago; it is nothing if it is not accompanied by a change of consciousness, the recovery and re-creation of Traditional modes of thinking and experiencing the world in one’s very being. De Giorgio accomplished that, he internalized Tradition. He did not always explicitly “spell it out”, but it is obvious to the discerning reader. Besides absorbing the two Traditions of Rome, he brings in elements of the Vedanta and Sufism into his meditations.
The exchanges between Guenon and De Giorgio take place between 1925 and and 1930, just prior to Guenon’s relocation to Cairo, Egypt. We can therefore account for Guenon’s whereabouts during this period. We will see his true opinion of Evola. We will learn of a Sufi center for initiation in Paris, but not in Rome. This should silence our critics who claim we just fabricate facts. Gornahoor is a center for cooperation, and those who only understand strife place themselves outside. They are simply fighting the wrong battle, but we pray they will eventually engage in the greater and lesser Holy Wars.