FRITHJOF SCHUON: LIFE AND TEACHINGS
LIFE AND TEACHINGS Patrick Laude & Jean-Baptiste Aymard Frithjof Schuon is without doubt one of the major intellectual and spiritual figures of the twentieth century and yet little is known about his life in the English-speaking world. During his lifetime, despite the wide dissemination of his writings in many languages throughout the world, he remained intentionally completely outside of the public limelight and was not easily accessible except to those in quest of spiritual guidance. It is time to make known the life and thought of this colossal figure who has exercised much influence in East and West already and whose works attract an ever greater number of seekers of the perennial wisdom or the philosophia perennis of which he was the foremost expositor in his day. The first book in English devoted to the religious philosopher to appear since his death, provides his biography and an analysis of his work and spiritual teachings. Relying on Schuon’s published works as well as unpublished correspondence and other documents; the authors highlight the originality of Schuon’s life and teachings. Schuon’s life, they argue, is a quest for the inner meaning of religious experience.