ROOTS OF THE HUMAN CONDITION deals with the fundamental principles of universal and perennial metaphysics and their application on the level of spiritual and moral life. Simply put this book reveals many answers to those seekers questing for knowledge of what lies behind the reality of our world and more particularly our own human souls. The book is divided into three sections. The first deals with metaphysics and epistemology the second concerns esoterism and its interpretation of religions and the third focuses on spiritual and moral life. The reader is provided with an intellectual method-in the truest sense-with which to view the profound questions of existence. Then is shown how authentic esoterism approaches the spiritual realisation of these truths and finally is immersed in compelling considerations of human virtue the almost alchemical result of realising those truths. Schuon writes that people often seek certitude through phenomena of the external world while instead we should be seeking it in our very being. This is where his books have been leading readers for generations to a strong certitude of the realities and purpose of the world and of our own existence.
In this and indeed in all his books Schuon leads readers to insights on the roots of the human condition precisely. Schuon's writings appeal to philosophers students of comparative religion and to spiritual seekers among others. ROOTS OF THE HUMAN CONDITION offers each of these an opportunity to be guided through some of the profoundest human questions by one of the greatest intellects of the 20th century.