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René Guénon’s association with #Islam and #Sufism is seen sometimes in connection with his acquaintance with ‘Abd al-Halim Mahmud, Shaykh #AlAzhar 1973-1978, defender of Sufism and author of a short book 1955 on #Guénon 1/ ImageImageImage
However, his #Sufism is never far removed from his #traditionalism and in the earliest period it seemed to have been associated with his engagement with esotericism before WW1 #Paris 2/
His first initiation into #Sufism along with initiations into #Buddhism and #Freemasonry began during his period in the #GnosticChurch and his work on #LaGnose journal when he met Ivan Aguéli in 1909 3/ Image
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