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. 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. A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO Julius EVOLA. He sees it as the highest of devotions, precisely because it places .
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In this context, the Tradition in question is not so much the historical heritage of the West, or of any particular society, but rather of the archetypal forms of society, the state, and spirituality.
There is the disturbing borrowing of the Saoshyant, of the hope for a Messiah. Myth is ultimate reference point, Nietzsche le This one was fun. The main problem with the first part is the lack of structure or purpose. It’s an ideological necessity to go along with modern materialism, etc.
Spiritual and political centralism are the predicate for a great deal of autonomous pluralism. Still, however solar the Byzantine theocracy might have been in theory, the crepuscular society on which it rested could not sustain it. Kingship is often associated with the solar symbol.
Such as the origin of Indo-Aryan civilisation in Hyperborea, the founding of Atlantis, and things like that. Putting this one on indefinite hold. Priests then don’t want to be kings, but to dominate them.
What I mean is that he articulates how bad politics like social organicism and iusnaturalism are connected with racism, slavery, mysoginy and authoritarianism. Howard has themes in common with Evola. For a renaissance, there must be a conducive environment.
His interest in classical mythology should not cause one to mistake him for one of the “new-age” or “neo-pagan” aesthetes that have emerged since the s. In the Demetrian context, the solar is just an emanation of the mother. A Critique and Anathema. Comparable ages within a cycle might correspond to arbitrarily different lengths of natural time. An archive of John’s site.
Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola
May 09, hay man rated it liked it. Otherwise, the priests merely consecrate a worthy candidate, a man like themselves. I loved this book.
Men become slaves to feminine magic. The second volume is just a bunch of terribly wrong and boring history by which he tries to prove that every civilization fits the “four eras” model. Evola is in tune with the cosmic waste of the world and wrote about civilization falling through infinity toward dissolute darkness. The problem is that he seems to have defined his archetype by using bad anthropology. To ask other readers questions about Revolt Against the Modern Worldplease sign up.
The primordial lands are usually in the north, as the legends of Hyperborea, Shambhala and Aztlan attest.
The Golden Age found tradition natural. In his own words, “I will have a minimal concern for debating and ‘demonstrating.
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This liberation is not the dissolution of the self, but of the contingencies that bind the self. That regolt, he has some positive things to say about the warrior spirit of the knightly orders of the crusades, like the Templars; but he sees this as evidence that the archetypal agsinst ethos is one that transcends religious, ideological, or national fault lines. Evola is chiefly remembered, however, as a scholar of the Hermetic tradition and as a practicing occultist. Knighthood originally was a universal ordination.
He focuses on the great cycle now reaching its end, which began in the polar regions and passed through Atlantis. Evola denounces the regressive aspects of modern civilisation using Tradition as a normative principle.
Although Rosenberg and Evola differ on many points, the mythological systems they articulate both belong to the modern theosophical tradition. Evola uses particular histories and particular myths chiefly to illustrate these ideal forms.
It was only with the advent of Christianity evopa humanitarian pathos dominated the life of the spirit. The path to transcendence and mysticism is from the turning away of society and language, like Wittgenstein’s silence, and the return to within, whereas ordering society based upon such symbols is only significant as to what is within the mystic’s directly perceptual insight.
The victim is the object of an ecstatic cult mpdern opposes all caste, all race and tradition.
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The latter are all different incarnations of the same one theme transposed from reality to superreality. His understanding of Christianity is worpd bad though he does have some sympathy for Eastern Orthodoxy. Evola represents the furthest limit of a certain type of mindset, and we can see many reflections of that type of mindset in contemporary society, especially with the whole fundamentalist terrorism going on.
The Nephilim of Genesis 6: The centralization practiced by the Caesars was evidence of inner decline.