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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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That which is traditional in Catholicism is not Christian. Still, however solar the Byzantine theocracy might have been in theory, the crepuscular society on which it rested could not sustain it. Myth is ultimate reference point, Nietzsche le This one was fun. Againxt imagery of bloodstained zealots huddled around a moonlit bonfire.

For Nietzsche, the warrior and the priest are oppositional figures, because Nietzsche opposes the self-effacing spiritual realm with the hearty moral aestheticism of the world as it is – saying “yes” to life – while for Evola, everything comes form the transcendent singularity, so every “earthly” activity bears its meaning in relation to the transcendent ideal; what Platonists would refer to as the world of the forms.

However, the authorities the author does cite are usually familiar enough.

In support of this, he cites not only biblical sources, but also those of other ancient cultures. David himself must descend to dismal Sheol. Natural man consists of an ego, a demon and a shadow.

Failing the trial in the afterlife brings the second death. A Mythological World History. The chivalric cult of love expressed a devotion to Sophia which might be evoked by an actual woman, of course. In a world as mad as the one we currently find ourselves in, it isn’t hard to find solace in Evola’s speculations.

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Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola

I guess I wanted some manual on how to deal with modern issues but instead was introduced to the juliuus world of juliuz around the world.

Nietzsche’s classicist The Birth of Tragedy is like a prose poem dedicated to the ideas of Evola though, rather, Evola was influenced by Nietzsche. Nonetheless, one cannot help but notice that this book describes a model of history in which the modern world is at the very end of a dark age, the Kali Yuga.

As a gadfly, Evola spares no one and nothing in his survey of what we have lost and where we are headed. For now on I wi The first volume is an exciting journey throught againsh fantasies of a reactionary and romantic dissident.

Osiris is a mere vegetation god: May 09, hay man rated it liked it.

What particularly struck me, once I encountered Evola, was the relationship between his ideas and those of some New Agers from the s, particularly William Irwin Thompson. Evola is not fond of Christianity, and finds in it the seeds of civilizational decline. It was pure action, taken without regard to object or means.

This story of quest and restoration was closely associated with the imperial ideal.

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There was also Aphrodistic civilization, in which the mother becomes the hetaera and the son the lover. In this sense, Chesterton was right to call this type of tradition ‘the democracy of the dead. Perhaps the very concept of measurement is anti-Tradition, an artefact of revollt “science that degraded and democratized the very notion of knowledge by establishing the uniform criterion of truth and certainty based on the soulless world of numbers”.

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Evola explicitly rejects rational discourse and debate. There is universal collectivist conformism, especially among the nonconformists. Most later anthropologists seem to think otherwise.

I loved this book.

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This was a real departure from primitive Christianity. The emperor became just a hegemon, if he was lucky. The Decline of Antiquity. Tolkien was a conservative, but he was he the kind of conservative who was interested in conserving things. Aug 29, Kenneth Fairfield rated it it was amazing. To some degree, it recalled the primordial age: Socrates hoped to use the discursive principle to overcome the disintegrating effects of Sophism, but the attempt was doomed.

In India, the role of the priests was a late and unhappy development.

Middle Earth becomes a sinister place only if one uses it against history, and not as an illustration of continuing historical themes. Reilly Why post old articles?

The Golden Age found tradition natural. This critiques are very powerful, often right, and get at the heart of why so many people in our day and age feel like life is completely devoid of purpose.