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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However, the achievement of the transcendent in that manner is not just for the casualties of the Lesser Holy War of combat. The best parts of this book are when he critiques technology and modern ideologies like capitalism, communism, and nationalism.

In a harsh, cruel way the caste system makes sense. He idolized the Nazi Schutzstaffel “SS”. All of John’s posts here. While this may be putting the matter too simply, the rule of thumb is that magic is misused religion, particularly religion used for a private purpose, such as to hex a neighbor. This Renaissance fascination with the far past in turn echoes the evvola of the first historical writer Herodotus, whose Histories is a fascinating mix of more or less factual accounts with clearly fanciful myths and legends of far more ancient peoples, strange geographies, and fantastic creatures.

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Indeed, anyone who puts forward a spiritual argument for destroying the modern, scientific, capitalist world is echoing some of Evola’s key themes. It teaches that kings are not divine, but rule only by delegation from God.

Rites renew the god and identify the celebrant with the god. They brought order to the peoples of those continents, some of them half-animals and others the degraded remnants of earlier cycles. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. During his trial inEvola denied being a Fascist and instead referred to himself as a “superfascist”. The Church substitutes mere collectivity for universality. Yet he closes the book with the suggestion that those “aristocrats of the spirit” agaimst can whether the civilizational collapse of modernity will reap ever-greater spiritual rewards in the world to come.


Well, sure, why not. Note sorld this was not personal devotion; traditional loyalty is impersonal, just as the transcendent is nonhuman. Spengler had declared Classical antiquity a culture different from that of the West, which he dated from about A. All activities, from the sacred sciences to the inferior professions, had their mysteries, anagogic elements that looked upward.

Heroes avoid or put an end to the snares of women, even in the case of Parsifal’s mother, who opposed his quest and died of grief after he left.

The suicidal and the duped. On a very basic level, Evola never explains what exactly Tradition is.

The law’s utility is not a criterion. What kind of person would set out in this brief life to condemn every last element of modernity as nothingness whence compared to the Br There are without questions some things here which are irrefutably prescient.

That which is refolt in Catholicism is not Christian.

Spiritual equality strikes at the heart of the traditional idea of personality. Metternich was the last great European.

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There is an outer law for public order, but this is complemented by a recognized esoteric tradition, complete with a system of initiation. Both Rosenberg and Evola had ambiguous relationships with their governments. Islam managed to overcome the negative motifs of its region. The centralization practiced by the Caesars was evidence of inner decline.

With such an incredible negation of communication, it comes as no surprise read this if you want to elevate your pain to a state of divinity and dissociate, like a child, into an unrecognizable reality, filled with spectacular arcane blood rites that evoke numen. Absolutne veldielo, toto bz malo vijst v slovencine. Is that all it was? However, Evola’s historical model is quite different, except for the emphasis on modern decline. In this tradition the lower self agzinst be dissolved into the higher Absolute Self.

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The worldwide stories of the Flood at the end of the Silver Age signify the occultation of nonhuman spirituality. The problem is that he seems to have defined his archetype by using bad anthropology.


Interestingly enough, Evola even thinks of Buddhism as a manifestation of the warrior-aristocratic spirituality. View all 50 comments. In the last case, a fifth, penultimate age, the Age of Heroes, represents a partial restoration of the primordial condition just before the beginning of the Dark Age, or Iron Age. This story of quest and restoration was closely associated with the imperial ideal. Active asceticism takes the form of war, which is only natural for a society in which every action is a ritual.

This is Plato Brahman had been an impersonal force, which the Aryan directed. When the spiritual becomes feminine, the masculine becomes material. This is true even in defeat, since traditions all over the world speak about the special place in paradise for the warrior who dies with a proper orientation to the transcendent. One sees this clearly in his treatment of religion.

Revolt Against the Modern World

Then the Church became the equal of the Holy Roman Empire. After the end of the medieval ecumene, kings became secular rulers, often mere warriors. The tone of the book suggests that this was very much a bad thing, but Evola never explains why. In our age of identitarian civil wars this mixing of fantasy, science and political agenda turned out as one of the most destructive weapon ever created against human civilization by human civilization itself, only compared to the theses of Karl Marx.

For instance, the end of Imperial Japan marked the end of solar regality for this age of the world. None of that makes me trust Evola or his ilk one whit more. The occult is linked with fatalism.