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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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. We cannot even recognize the traces of these superior races.
The earthly feminine represents the illusory state of becoming, while the highest spirituality, for Evola, is a masculine, “uranian” ,odern of transcendence; a state of “being” rather than “becoming”, self-sustaining and autotelic. Thus, by definition, it is concerned with the inessential. The book influenced Mircea Eliade and other thinkers in the Traditionalist school. The ego is ephemeral. Time was arranged in cycles, each point of which differed from every other. Quite challenging in parts, and moder get a nice little survey of your ancient comparative mythology coming out of this well, afainst coming out of those children of Lemuria, but againsg.
Lists with This Book. Some of this is along the lines of ‘The Golden Bough’. The later saw the beginning, at first in noble form, of devotional religion. This is true even in defeat, since traditions all over the world speak about the special place in midern for the warrior who dies with a proper orientation to the transcendent. Retrieved from ” https: 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.
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.
Finally, the Church tried to effect an inversion of their proper relationship. Spengler had declared Classical antiquity a culture different from that of the West, which he dated from about A.
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We see this right through Jewish history; we can trace its effect on modern science. Actions corresponded to rites mandated by it. Rather, paganism—or better, the ancient tradition—is an instantiation of the realm of the Forms. Evola is chiefly remembered, however, as a scholar of the Hermetic tradition and as a practicing occultist.
The traditional world had three or four castes. My favorite kind of book – perspective altering. Still, there are heroic Hebrews; Jacob even outwrestled an angel. This was a real departure from primitive Christianity.
Perhaps the very concept of measurement is anti-Tradition, an artefact of the “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”.
That which is traditional in Catholicism is not Christian. If we could somehow retrieve the lost manuscripts from the great library of Juliux that was destroyed by fire in 48 B.
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The only change that could occur in history was decay. Legitimacy can never derive its principle from the demos Even then, the knight’s promise to defend the faith was a symbolic expression of the intention to turn toward an a-Christian juulius. The problem I have with Evola, though, is that he believes that the transcendent can be reflected onto the immanent plane in a one-for-one exchange.
Chivalry was for the empire what the clergy was for the Church.
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Dionysian ecstasy becomes the highest spiritual possibility; at least it seeks to break the bonds of matter. A message that resonates very powerfully for some people. A masterwork that I will no doubt have to go back to at various points during the rest of my life.
After the Roman Empire fell, Christianity long prevented European man from taking the spiritual path of action, which would have been most congenial to him.
He was also ujlius important theorist of the Conservative Revolution. Physical eugenics could produce nothing better than beautiful animals.