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 little wonder, then, that such people can so easily conclude that — sometimes — desperate, even divisive, measures must be taken, including resorting to violence.

There is an outer law for public order, but this is complemented by a recognized esoteric tradition, complete with a system of initiation. We cannot even recognize the traces of these superior races. For a renaissance, there must be a conducive environment. Every American should read it and weep.

It is what we share with our ancestral stock. Later, when Brahman was considered the All, the Source, and the Goal, the way was open to belief in the equality of all creatures. 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….

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Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola

Traditional Time and Space. But Evola assigns to these cycles ingredients significant echoes of ancient myth and magic that are wholly absent from The Fourth Turning.

What wisdom, now lost, was once known? One may note that these views do not quite contradict Evola’s endorsement of chivalry.

A Man of Tradition knows the truth by sheer intuition alone. In reality, there is no resource in the modern world to halt the descent: Western contemplation, except in its neoplatonic forms, was defective, because it sought to mortify desire.

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This book oscillates between those two extremes all throughout. Men among the Ruins The Hermetic Tradition.

The sovereignties of the new sovereign states were like the schisms that created the new churches, except that the sovereignties denied any higher authority. 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. While popularly thought of as a period of forward-oriented flowering — marking, as did the accompanying movements of the Reformation and the beginning of the scientific revolution, ruptures with the past and expanding boundaries of knowledge — the Renaissance actually was a profound rediscovering of, and a turning back to, the glories of ancient Greece and Rome.

He admired SS head Heinrich Himmler, whom he knew personally. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Christianity’s immediate antecedent is not even traditional Judaism, but prophetism. Realities corresponded to symbols of the transcendent.

None of that makes me trust Evola or his ilk one whit more. The general picture is bleak. Recommended to Friedrich by: This comparative method is open to criticism, but Evola’s use of it is as accessible as Joseph Campbell’s. Oct 10, Friedrich Mencken rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Christianity exchanges the warrior messiah for a sacrificial victim. It was pure action, taken without regard to object or means. For the woman, such a relationship would include a measure of masculine egotism.

Revolt Against the Modern World

Thus, by definition, it is concerned with the inessential. Work in traditional societies was not work in our sense of the term.

For instance, the end of Imperial Japan marked the end of solar regality for this age of the world. One strains to comprehend his enthusiasm for Islam, since a more uncompromisingly theistic and egalitarian religion would be hard to imagine.