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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Born near the beginning of the 20th century to a family of Italian aristocrats, he was probably aainst of the last intellectuals on the planet to seriously believe that Monarchism was the way to go. Nov 16, Baethan Balor rated it really liked it.
The End of this World. My favorite kind of book – perspective altering. They possessed a transcendent quality that allowed them to participate in the Forms. evoka
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This was not a project that Evola endorsed until he was practically on his deathbed. In India, they were the brahmana, kstriya, vaisya, and sudra. God becomes a human being, not an impassive essence. Humanism, moderb, and scientific inquiry infected the spiritual life. The king and the aristocracies and the patriarchs rule through rites. His understanding of Christianity is appallingly bad though he does have some sympathy for Eastern Orthodoxy.
Active asceticism takes the form moxern war, which is only natural for a society in which every action is a ritual. With unflinching gaze and uncompromising intensity Julius Evola analyzes the spiritual and cultural malaise at the heart of Western civilization and all that passes for progress in the modern world.
The traditional ascetic was above the castes, as the pariah was below them. In Nazi Germany, Evola was officially disfavored but still influential. He offers the hope, though not the assurance, that an elect might come through the final collapse. Not really my cup of tea. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Archived from the original on 15 May 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. When centralism rests on mere political power, however, there is no real empire; the empire is then not an organism, but a mechanism. Note that this was not personal devotion; traditional loyalty is impersonal, just as the transcendent is nonhuman.
Even granted Evola’s different standards of evidence, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that the superiority of tradition is not just occult, but undetectable.
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Christian spirituality is desperate; Jesus simply crystallized something in the atmosphere of late antiquity. This seat is often placed in a polar region, as in the Greek legend of Hyperborea.
There are without questions some things here which are irrefutably prescient.
The harem ideal was devotion to a man, devotion so great that it excluded jealousy. Ra, with whom the state cult once chiefly identified, is impassive and solar. Aug 09, Jakub Marcinek rated it it was amazing. Maybe there’s a transcendent reality to be had in dying of malnutrition while the Baron Evola puts another boar on the spit and locks himself in his harem. Well, I don’t know. He succeeded only in substituting talk about Being for Being itself, all the while obfuscating the particularism and contingency of sensible reality.
With Both Hands
The Middle Ages had been the real Renaissance, of the Roman ideal. 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 revo,t after he left. In early Buddhism, the self was not believed to reincarnate, but only a craving conceived in an earlier life. The ascetic seeks direct contact with the transcendent, through the path of action or the path of contemplation.
That is how demons enter. This liberation is not the dissolution of the self, but of the contingencies that bind the self. I suspect Evola would have nothing but scorn for Aleister Crowley’s commandment, “Do what thou wilt.
Oct 06, Greg rated it it was ok. Consequently, Evola thinks that the pre-moderns had it right when they conceived of civilization as a synergetic relationship between spiritual castes.