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Traditionalist School: Perennial Thought, Eternal Wisdom

Vincit Omnia Veritas

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This community exists to serve as discussion ground for Traditionalists, Perennialists, and those interested in Traditionalism and Perennialism. Discussion topics include, but are not limited to: metaphysics, theology, "first principles", traditionalist/perennialist authors and figures, philosophies of history and theories of decline, application of metaphysical principle in the socio-poltical realm, traditionalist social criticism, and critiques of traditionalism/perennialism itself.

Discussion of the (mis?)appropriation of Traditionalist principle by the radical right, such as in the figure of Julius Evola and his intellectual successors, is allowed and not to be condemned (indeed, Traditionalism and authentic conservatism, it could be argued, are inseparable.) However, while defending rightist ideology from a Traditionalist standpoint is allowed, we kindly ask that you refrain from racial hate-mongering. Civil discussion and even defense of "racialist" appropriation of Traditional doctrine is allowed, chauvinistic sloganeering is not.

For newcomers to Traditionalism and Perennialism, we suggest that you read René Guénon's The Crisis of the Modern World together with Aldous Huxley's The Perennial Philosophy. Frithjof Schuon's The Transcendent Unity of Religions is also foundational. Julius Evola's Revolt Against the Modern World is a favorite of the maintainer of this community, but is in disputed status among many Traditionalists and is not to be construed as representative of the school as a whole.

This community is maintained by pandable.

“Those who might be tempted to give way to despair should realize that nothing accomplished in this order can ever be lost, that confusion, error and darkness can win the day only apparently and in a purely ephemeral way, that all partial and transitory disequilibrium must perforce' contribute towards the great equilibrium of the whole, and that nothing can ultimately prevail against the power of truth. Their device should be that used formerly by certain initiatory organizations of the West : Vincit Omnia Veritas.”
- René Guénon, The Crisis of the Modern World
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