*René Guénon*

This book is devoted to questions regarding the nature of the infinite as both a mathematical concept and as symbolism for the initiatic path. According to Guénon, infinity represents a higher level of reality than that of quantity, which is the only level recognized by modern science. The quantitative aspect of number is merely an approximation of this higher reality, and for Guénon, the modern scientific conception of infinitesimal number as equivalent to infinity symbolizes a loss of higher consciousness in the West.