What is here presented as a â€˜miscellanyâ€™ of essays would in the case of most other writers on metaphysical subjects be considered a major work, both in breadth and depth. Some claim that RenÃ© GuÃ©nonâ€™s views never â€˜developedâ€™, that his knowledge of metaphysics was innate, as primordial and unchangeable as truth itself. Though clearly an exaggerationâ€”for example, A. K. Coomaraswamy and Marco Pallis led GuÃ©non to considerably revise his views Buddhismâ€”there is still a remarkable degree of truth to this claim. Information must be acquired, and in the process erroneous notions will be corrected; yet the capacity for intellective insight is not an acquisition, but a gift; it is developed not by adding something, but by removing a veil. Some of the essays in the present volume could be considered GuÃ©nonâ€™s â€˜juvenaliaâ€™, yet the unerring instinct for metaphysical truth is already there, fully formed, along with the first stirrings of the authorâ€™s lifelong preoccupation with initiatic spirituality, the cosmological sciences, and the errors of modernity; there is no real incompatibility of outlook here between the GuÃ©non of 1909 and the GuÃ©non of 1950. Far from being a mere collection of fugitive writings, Miscellanea is an important work in its own right, worthy of its own unique place in the GuÃ©nonian corpus.