René Guénon and the heart of the Grail

Wilson, S. (2015) René Guénon and the heart of the Grail. Temenos Academy Review, 18. pp. 146-167.

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Abstract

This article examines the French esoteric scholar René Guénon's concepts of tradition, the Centre and the primordial state, and the symbols which he argues body them forth. In particular it discusses the symbolism of the heart and the Grail in Guénon's work. It uses a close reading of the earliest Grail romances to develop a critique of Guénon, and in particular of his concept of tradition and his attitude towards Christianity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guénon; perennialism; symbolism; Grail; Christianity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD0095 Metaphysics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Divisions: Faculty of Education > School of Childhood and Education Sciences
Depositing User: Simon Wilson
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2018 16:10
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2018 16:10
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17401

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