With unflinching gaze and uncompromising intensity Julius Evola analyzes the spiritual and cultural malaise at the heart of Western civilization and all that. Revolt Against the Modern World has ratings and 34 reviews. Chris said: Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola is a book so breathtaking, so. REVOLT AGAINST THE MODERN WORLD. A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO Julius EVOLA. He sees it as the highest of devotions, precisely because it places .
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It succeeded where the underlying Pelasgic spirit overthrew Aryan hierarchy. France in particular had sought to undermine the Empire, and then to suppress its own, internal, feudal diversity. Julius Evola, also known as Baron Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola, was an Italian philosopher, esotericist, occultist, author, artist, poet, political activist, soldier.
We can say, “I think I would have liked it more,” and such is fair, although of course it does not warrant penultimate fascistic manifestos. Evola differs from the early mythographers only in his insistence that magic works.
The problem I have with Evola, though, is that he believes that the transcendent can be reflected onto the immanent moderm in a one-for-one exchange. He is frustrated with any positive order of society, thus becoming a constant source of revolution. The traditional world had three or four castes. In support of this, he cites not only biblical sources, but also those of other ancient cultures.
Traditional kings imitate the world ruler.
Some stories say that Mussolini always spoke of Evola with respect; other say he was terrified of Evola’s magical powers. The primordial lands are usually in the north, revvolt the legends of Hyperborea, Shambhala and Aztlan attest. They possessed a transcendent quality that allowed them to participate in the Forms. His claim that the Church won its battle for supremacy will sound bizarre to students of early-modern Church-state relationships, but Evola is not interested in what prerogatives the kings of England or France may haver wrested away agzinst the papacy; they are not the same sort of thing as the Holy Roman Emperor.
For now on I will always remember Evola’s utopia when I hear the usual conservative arguments. His criticisms are not limited to exposing the mindless nature of consumerism, the march of progress, the rise of technocracy, or the dominance of unalloyed individualism, although these and other subjects come under his scrutiny. They might even achieve god-like illumination in the next creation.
The occult is linked with fatalism.
Chapters of ” man and woman” and “greater and lesser wars” in the first part are the most two genuine ideas to me in the whole book. We know of myths in which the winning of [symbolically equivalent things, such as the Golden Fleece] is achieved by other heroes…and does not lead them to damnation…but rather to immortality or a transcendental knowledge.
You’d do better to go and play video games with ascetic roleplay mods. They were unjust, proud, violent, and eager for power. Amazonianism is the condition in which even feminine spirituality gives up on the spirit. Retrieved from ” https: Anyone who puts forward a spiritual argument for destroying the modern, scientific, capitalist world is echoing some of Evola’s key themes.
They had their own inferior of course spirituality opposed to that of the Northern conquerers in nearly every way: Even if you completely reject Evola’s view in other words, if you are purely rationalist then this book would still be a valuable insight into the mindset similar to that of the ancient peoples like the Greeks or Persians at their high points.
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So say the stories. We see decay beginning in ancient Egypt, when immortality became democratic at the end of the Sixth Dynasty. Here we come to what seems to be the real sore point. Evola explains it within his own worldview, and you realize that the axioms he proposes can only be argued on his own grounds, which is what makes it so hard to get through to the center of these wrold. It’s an ideological necessity to go along with modern materialism, etc.
This was not a project that Evola endorsed until he was practically on his deathbed. Ride the Tiger is his attempt to escape from some Nietzschean coils but he does it from arguable an atraditional standpoint, to his own loss.
Revolt Against the Modern World
He was also an important theorist of the Conservative Revolution. At the height of the Ghibelline phase of the empire, both the Empire and the Church were seen as equally divine institutions.
Evola denounces the regressive aspects of modern civilisation using Tradition as a normative principle. For the man, such love would require the surrender of some portion of masculine independence. The emperor became just a hegemon, if he was lucky. Osiris is a mere vegetation god: Later, revoltt Brahman was considered the All, the Source, and the Goal, the way was open to belief in the equality of all creatures.
Some parts were not so interesting for meespecially when dealing with mythologies I wasn’t so familiar with but altogether it broadened my understanding of certain aspects of today’s world. However, the hero must fight gynaecocracy. The revolt advocated by Evola does not resemble the familiar protests of either liberals or conservatives.
He idolized the Nazi Schutzstaffel “SS”. Kind of interesting, like a crazy and overeducated guy on the subway putting eevolt rants on paper, but this dude might very well have been the worst guy around in Fascist Italy. In a harsh, cruel way the caste system makes sense. The Russian Revolution, in contrast, was all logic.
Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola
It was degeneration that made the gods into anthropomorphic beings, who might love men and whom men might love in return. The first half is by teh the more plausible and interesting. Any sort of mediation with the transcendent is a decline.
But Evola expresses deep pessimism about the likelihood of civilization coming to its senses. This book oscillates between those two extremes all throughout. Evola says much the same: