Revolt Against. Other Books by Julius Evola. Eros and the Mysteries of Love ( ). The Yoga of Power (). The Hermetic Tradition (). The Doctrine of . Even Robert E. Howard has themes in common with Evola. One way to look at “Revolt Against the Modern World” is as a readable version of. With unflinching gaze and uncompromising intensity Julius Evola analyzes the spiritual and cultural malaise at the heart of Western civilization and all that.
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One might call Evola a sort of Protestant traditionalist, seeking to sidestep centuries of corruption to recover the original Tradition of the North just as the Protestant wants to access Apostolic Christianity unmediated by Catholic evoal. This would be unfair, though, to the Protestants. One sees this clearly in his treatment of religion.
The numinous was rather thought of as impersonal forces to be appropriated and manipulated by these superior men. Given his view of religion, Evola naturally thinks theistically-oriented mysticism inferior to Buddhist mysticism, which he thinks comes closer to his masculine ideal of detachment and self-sufficiency. His feminine ideal is complete self-abnegation, leading him to embrace a warped sexual ethic that endorses oriental abominations such evolx the keeping of harems.
In spite of Christianity, he thinks a superior form of mysticism secretly existed among some medieval chivalrous orders, citing confessions of anti-Christian practices among the Knights Templar while failing to mention that these confessions were obtained under torture.
Thus, that Christianity has the evoa of a woman, Mary, is pronounced significant evidence of its fundamentally feminine, lunar nature; that the Christian God is considered male is pronounced unimportant; that the Germanic pagans Evola admires revplt the sexes of major gods from the normal a sun goddess and moon god is deemed unworthy of mention.
One strains to comprehend his enthusiasm for Islam, since a more uncompromisingly theistic and egalitarian religion would be hard to imagine. One senses revolg Evola uses the citation of facts each page does have lots of interesting historical and mythological data not as a means to rationally convince but rather to intimidate.
It teaches that kings are not divine, but rule only by delegation from God.
Here we come to what seems to be the real sore point. Old feuds live long in Italy, and Evola the Ghibelline will never forgive the popes for their stand against his sacred empire.
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Evola is no fan revolg free cities, modern nation-states, or secularism. As a partisan of empire with spiritualistic and universalist pretensions, he achieves a genuine and important insight—the connection between the spiritual supremacy of the Church and particularism in the temporal order.
His claim that the Church won its battle for supremacy will sound bizarre to revolg of early-modern Church-state relationships, but Evola is not interested in what prerogatives the kings of Evols or France may haver wrested away from the papacy; they are not the same sort of thing as the Holy Roman Emperor. Evola posits that the solar tradition he extols was originally spread through the world by a particular people originating in the far north.
Naturally, the inferior peoples whom they subjugated were not living in a spiritual vacuum.
They had their own inferior of course spirituality opposed to that of the Northern conquerers in nearly every way: I am disturbed by the influence this man seems to be exercising over many in tevolt reactionary and traditionalist Right. I did not find his book particularly interesting. In this tradition the lower self should be dissolved into the higher Absolute Self.
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So at the end of the day it is just another truckload of question begging disconnected from reality. I basically agree with David Stove that there are just too many ways for our thoughts to go wrong, and too strong an animal incentive to make our wants the standard, for most people to think objectively.
All these notions are unreal; all these notions are outside Tradition. If you approach a work based on esoterism from the perspective of exoterism, or nondualism from the perspective of dualism, the meaning will be opaque to you.
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I think you may have been a little too harsh on Evola here. Ride the Tiger is his attempt to escape from some Nietzschean coils but he does it from arguable an atraditional standpoint, to his own loss.
The usefulness of Evola can only be ascertained once one understands why he dissented from Christianity given his own context and thus can fairly dismiss some of the arguments he gave.
And certainly his statements on Interwar Romania are very telling that he did not in fact dismiss Christianity in its totality. One danger is that the tendency to impute hidden meanings onto dead authors […]. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new dvola via email.
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