The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times

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Sophia Perennis, 2001 - History - 284 pages
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Critique of modern Western civilization from the point of view of traditional metaphysics
 

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Contents

Quality and Quantity
11
Materia Signata Quantitate
16
Measure and Manifestation
23
Spatial Quantity and Qualified Space
31
The Qualitative Determinations of Time
38
The Principle of Individuation
45
Uniformity against Unity
49
Ancient Crafts and Modern Industry
55
The Significance of Metallurgy
152
Time changed into Space
159
Toward Dissolution
165
The Fissures in the Great Wall
172
Shamanism and Sorcery
177
Psychic Residues
185
The Successive Stages in AntiTraditional Action
191
Deviation and Subversion
197

The Twofold Significance of Anonymity
62
The Illusion of Statistics
68
n Unity and Simplicity
74
The Hatred of Secrecy
82
The Postulates of Rationalism
89
Mechanism and Materialism
96
The Illusion ofOrdinary Life
101
The Degeneration of Coinage
107
The Solidification of the World
113
Scientific Mythology and Popularization
120
The Limits of History and Geography
128
From Sphere to Cube
137
Cain and Abel
144
The Inversion of Symbols
202
Tradition and Traditionalism
208
NeoSpiritualism
215
Contemporary Intuitionism
220
The Misdeeds of Psychoanalysis
227
The Confusion of the Psychic and the Spiritual
235
PseudoInitiation
241
The Deceptiveness ofProphecies
252
From AntiTradition to CounterTradition
260
or Spirituality Inverted
267
The End of a World
275
Index
281
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Guenon is one of the luminaries of the twentieth century, whose critique of the modern world has stood fast against the shifting sands of recent philosophies. His oeuvre of 26 volumes is providential for the modern seeker: pointing ceaselessly to the perennial wisdom found in past cultures ranging from the Shamanistic to the Indian and Chinese, the Hellenic and Judiac, the Christian and Islamic, and including also Alchemy, Hermeticism, and other esoteric currents, at the same time it directs the reader to the deepest level of religious praxis, emphasizing the need for affiliation with a revealed tradition even while acknowledging the final identity of all spiritual paths as they approach the summit of spiritual realization.

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