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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New types of society arose in this era, which also appear in ours: What exactly was the Man of Tradition doing in this epoch, other than losing aganst to inferior races? Echoing Coulanges, he says that the difference between patricians and plebians was that the former had ancestral rites and the latter did not. Although buffeted and eroded over time, both this memory of and contact with the transcendent continued into worod Middle Ages when monarchs were thought to rule by the will of God.

This story of quest and restoration was closely associated with the imperial ideal. So at the end of the day it is tje another truckload of question begging disconnected from reality. I guess I never can understand, being “intoxicated with the products of an art, erudition, and speculation that lacked any transcendent and metaphysical element”, whatever that means. My reading of Evola evila from the same symptom as Marx and his religious followers through the ages: His claim that the Church won its battle for supremacy will sound bizarre to students of early-modern Church-state relationships, but Evola is not interested in what prerogatives the kings of England or France may haver wrested away from the papacy; they are not the same sort of thing as the Holy Roman Emperor.

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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”.


The Decline of Antiquity. Well, sure, why not.

Prophetism is rebellious, anti-hieratic by nature. Again, we have a case where a divine law created a people, but the law worked on warrior stock. However, it is more than symbolic; it connects tradition with history and geography. I loved this book.

That which is traditional in Catholicism is not Christian. Evola explicitly rejects rational discourse and debate. The redeeming type of civilization that ended the Bronze Age was the Heroic.

I think you may have been a little too harsh on Evola here. On looking back, if I had read this during my JC Literature classes, it would have made Death and the King’s Horseman so easy to understand.

The supernatural, though much cultivated on the spiritualist side by American women, is actually thought to undermine religion.

A great book for anyone wanting to learn about traditionalism, history or symbolism. None of that makes me trust Evola or his ilk one whit more. The main problem with the first part is the lack of structure or revllt. Its foundations were sound enough: Given his view of religion, Evola naturally thinks theistically-oriented mysticism inferior to Buddhist mysticism, which evvola thinks comes closer to his masculine ideal of detachment and self-sufficiency.

However, we can also trace the decay of tradition in every historical civilization.

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What kind of person would set out in this brief life eola condemn every last element of modernity as nothingness whence compared to the Bronze Age? Divorce… on Repost from the Orthosphere: Filthy, disgusting plebs trampled on the warrior aristocracies of Hispania, Gaul, and the Near East for a thousand years.

Heroes avoid or put an end to the snares of women, even in the case of Agaimst mother, who opposed his quest and died of grief after he left. That is their authority. Pharaoh becomes a mere representative of deity; he is no longer transcendence himself.


Revolt Against the Modern World

In the Cold War, both sides represent the Fourth Estate, the lowest caste. Mithraism was a heroic, anti-telluric cult. The Aryan worldview began to dissipate in India when the identity of Atman and Brahman was interpreted pantheistically. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This site consists of essays, beer, book, movie, and videogame reviews, and metahistorical reassurance.

Evola advised and rrvolt the Agwinst regime from its beginning to its end. Chapters of ” man and woman” and “greater and lesser wars” in the first part are the most two genuine ideas to me in the whole book.

Indeed, Evola was a dadaist and Nietzschean before he was, you know, a hyperborean, but anyway. Even when the soul was purged, the rite was more in the nature of a medical procedure than of Christian repentance.

The emperor became just a hegemon, if he was lucky. Civilizations often fall before invigorating barbarians. There was no progress; there was no learning. If you like this book, the truth simply isn’t sexy enough for you.

While the worldview presented here is built on a fantasy of a never existent “golden age era” of human history, it has some undeniable scientific – philologic – values which are especially clear while he is discussing the antique roman age and some important conceptions like ‘fides’. Brahman had rhe an impersonal force, moder the Aryan directed. Refolt the way, this book should be really be called “A Metaphysics of History”, because that’s ultimately what it is.