Frithjof Schuon (June 18, 1907 – May 5, 1998) was a metaphysician, poet, painter, Sufi, and a leading figure of traditional metaphysics. Along with René Guénon and Ananda Coomaraswamy, Schuon is regarded as one of the three founders of the Traditionalist School.
Frithjof Schuon is best known as the foremost spokesman of the religio perennis and as a philosopher in the metaphysical current of Shankara and Plato. Over the past 50 years, he has written more than 20 books on metaphysical, spiritual and ethnic themes as well as having been 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. A considerable number of scholars of religion today who work with religious pluralism and esoteric mysticism regard Schuon as one of their most influential teachers.
The Reign of the Quantity
Guénon also called our age the Reign of the Quantity, because man and the cosmos are more and more determined, ontologically speaking, by matter. The tragedy of the Western world since the Renaissance is, in his view, that it has lost almost any contact with the Sophia Perennis and the Sacred. Consequently, in the Western context, it is virtually impossible for a spiritual seeker to receive a valid initiation and to follow an esoteric path.
- Understanding Islam - by Frithjof Schuon
- The Essential Writings - by Frithjof Schuon, Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Editor)
Frithjof Schuon Liebesgedichte