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Autumn Leaves & The Ring: Poems by Frithjof Schuon
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Autumn Leaves & The Ring: Poems by Frithjof Schuon
Autumn Leaves & The Ring: Poems by Frithjof Schuon
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Comparative Religion
Metaphysics
Poetry
Spiritual Life

Price:  $19.95

ISBN:  978-1-935493-17-4
Book Size:  6 × 9
# of Pages:  256
Language:  English



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This book contains two collections of poems, “Autumn Leaves” and “The Ring”, and is offered here for the first time in a bilingual English-German edition. These collections were written during the final years of Schuon’s life, and they are a sort of metaphysical and spiritual summa, distilling the essence of the philosopher’s thinking and experience into short pieces that are both direct and accessible. As are many other authentic expressions of the spirit, they are also often moving and beautiful.

The various sections include: “Beauty”, “Human Questions”, “Doctrine”, “Recollections”, “Images”, and the “Soul”. In these poetic teachings, Schuon speaks directly to the reader, expressing every conceivable subtlety of spiritual and moral counsel. They comfort and inspire the reader to cultivate inner beauty and seek a deeper consciousness of the presence of God.
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About the Author: Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998)

Frithjof Schuon

Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) is best known as the foremost spokesman of the “Traditionalist” or “Perennialist” school and as a philosopher in the metaphysical current of Shankara and Plato. He wrote more than two dozen books on metaphysical, spiritual, artistic, and ethnic themes and was 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. Besides his prose writings, Schuon was also a prolific poet (see a listing of Schuon's poetry books) and a gifted painter of images that always portrayed the beauty and power of the divine, and the nobility and virtue of primordial humanity.

World Wisdom features a series titled "The Writings of Frithjof Schuon", which includes many new editions of classic books by Schuon in new translations and with additional materials. Our online Library contains many articles and poems written by Frithjof Schuon, allowing readers to see a representative sample of his remarkable body of work.

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Reviews of the poems of Frithjof Schuon

“Mystical experience almost inevitably leads to poetry. The great mystics all over the world used the language of poetry when trying to beckon to a mystery that lies beyond normal human experience, and the most glorious works in Eastern and Western religions are the hymns of the mystics, be they Sufis or Christians, Hindus or Zen monks.… We are not surprised that Frithjof Schuon too felt compelled to write poetry.… Here we listen to the thinker who, far from the intricate and complex scholarly sentences of his learned prose works, sings the simple prayers of the longing soul.… These tender lyrics … show the famous thinker in a very different light and from an unexpected side.”
Annemarie Schimmel, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University


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This slide show offers a sampling of spiritual poetry from a number of different poetic traditions and civilizations. These selections are taken from the World Wisdom book Seeing God Everywhere: Essays on Nature and the Sacred (2003),
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