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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It is never perfectly realized in history. This book could use some of that. It is why he believes so deeply in hierarchical structures, in the church as well as in nation-states.
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Does this supernatural aspect have a “physical”, or purely a symbolic reality? Evola also asserts, though not in this context, that victories are first won in the spirit, and only later woeld themselves in the world of becoming.
In such a culture, the virile principle appears as mere phallicism. There are without questions some things here which are irrefutably prescient.
Those who embrace it are forever after on automatic pilot. Aug 08, Shadday rated it liked it. Oct 06, Greg rated it it was ok. The result is not so different from the cross-cultural medlies produced by C. The transcendence Evola envisions is one over the state of “becoming”; the ever-moving, ever-changing, illusory finitude of the physical world. The empire is magical.
Every American should read it and weep. An Italian philosopherhis ideas influenced Mussolini and the fascists and continue to percolate through right-wing elements today. Sep 06, Yousef Shaaban rated it really liked it.
No-one of right mind. Lists with This Book. May 09, hay man rated it liked it. His argument that this success is merely material rings more and more hollow as he laments its victories in every field, and not least over the semi-traditional powers in the 20th century world wars.
Aug 09, Jakub Marcinek rated it it was amazing. Darkness becomes stronger than light. Evola does claim that Greek art from this period was againts, but I’m not about to pretend to dislike Sophocles just because a moody Italian told me to. There was no direct dependence on Judaism or Christianity. Their ways contain only fragments of the ways of the primordial people.
In this context, the Tradition in question is not so much the historical heritage of the West, or of any particular society, but rather of the archetypal forms of society, the state, and spirituality.
Thus, violence and bellicosity have always been consistent with the spirituality of the mother; hence the chaos at the end of the Atlantean Age. There would seem to be some utilitarianism in his overall argument insofar as the ultimate impetus to any sort of thoroughgoing critique of anything is a dislike towards it.
October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Nov 24, Can’T Tango rated it really liked it. Bad for society, healthy for the individual. In a revised and augmented edition was published.
Revolt Against the Modern World
And when he’s wrong he is extremely wrong. Rites renew the god and identify the celebrant with the god. Old feuds live long in Italy, and Evola the Ghibelline will never forgive the popes for their stand against his sacred empire. Mount Meru, Shambhala, Olympus, Asgard. Indeed, the whole Golden Age of Greece was a revolt against the transcendent. Myth is ultimate reference point, Nietzsche left us without any and we need something.
Be prepared to let go of assumptions and prejudices.
Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola
So I think understanding him is pretty important to understanding what’s going on today, and it especially will explain why any amount of fanatics are willing to carry themselves off into the divine with bombs strapped to their chest. In reality, there is no resource in the modern world to halt the descent: The Natural Desir… Rhetocrates on Asymmetry: The men who are thus changed by virtue of that peculiar time shall be as the seeds of [new] human beings and shall give birth to an age that shall follow the laws of the Krita Age, or age of purity….
Actions corresponded to rites mandated by it. Then why not just Creationism? The centralization practiced by the Caesars was evidence of inner decline.
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In the first Evola explains certain aspects mdoern the world of “Tradition”, in the second he offers a “historical” analysis of the decline of the current civilisations from their roots in Hyperborea to the terrible state they find themselves in today. A Russian bombardment permanently crippled Evola at the very end of the war, while he was doing research in Vienna for the SS into the history of secret societies.
The goal is the experiential knowledge of a substance beyond all form, a substance barren and absolute. Rome made the only serious attempt to stop the forces of decay in Western antiquity.
In “Rivolta contro il mondo moderno” vi sono, tuttavia, interessanti osservazioni su Unione Sovietica e USA, verso gli ultimi capitoli. However, a new Templarism was what was needed, not pledges to invade any country that showed revolutionary tendencies. I suspect Evola would have nothing but scorn for Aleister Crowley’s commandment, “Do what thou wilt. As ancient texts preserved by the Arabs entered Europe in the late Middle Ages, theologians, philosophers, and other intellectuals became entranced not only with many previously unknown writings of the ancient Greeks, but also with other allegedly ancients texts that explored astrology, alchemy, gaainst magic.