Tag: julius evola

Scorn for the Easy Life

From the compilation of essays by Julius Evola, edited and commented by John B. Morgan for Arktos Media Ltd., titled Metaphysics of War; in ‘”Army” as Vision of the World’, originally published on 30 May 1937 as ‘Sulla “Millizia” quale visione del mondo in ‘Diorama mensile’, Il Regime Fascista: [begin quote] Thus the vision of one’s

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An artificial antithesis between East and West

“For too long we have permitted an artificial antithesis between East and West: artificial because, as Mussolini has already pointed out, it opposes to the East the modern and materialistic West, which, in fact, has little in common to the older, truer and greater Western civilisation. The modern West is just as opposed to the

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Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil

§ An inscrutable thinker To begin with, and despite the title of the section under which this article is posted, this is not a review, and perhaps not even a commentary on this great work, but rather a series of thoughts around impressions of it held by several groups, in contrast to what may be

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Problems With Perennial Philosophy

I. Admitting biases Before starting this brief recount of reasons for rejecting some of the aspects of Perennial Philosophy (later ‘Primordial Tradition’), it would only be fair to admit to some of the own biases that affect this judgement. In so doing it will also be useful to point out how this background, and a

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Tradition and Antitradition (RATMW 29)

⊕ REVOLT AGAINST THE MODERN WORLD ⊕ Chapter 29 Tradition and Antitradition Julius Evola posits that the most prominent remains of the spirituality of the Golden Age are found in the trail of Aryan traditions, although he also explains how this influence poured into other cultures and mixed with other influences. Furthermore, he is very clear

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The Cycles of Decadence and the Heroic Cycle (RATMW 28)

⊕ REVOLT AGAINST THE MODERN WORLD ⊕ Chapter 28 The Cycles of Decadence and the Heroic Cycle We finally arrive at one of the larger chapters in which Julius Evola makes a brief recap while revealing the grander scheme of everything he has been speaking until that point. The cycles of decadence refer to the stages

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The Civilization of the Mother (RATMW 27)

⊕ REVOLT AGAINST THE MODERN WORLD ⊕ Chapter 27 The Civilization of the Mother As if answering to my own doubts and questions, the next chapter in Julius Evola’s Revolt Against the Modern Wold deals with further details of what he terms “The Civilization of the Mother”. Such a type of civilization is seen as the mark

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North and South (RATMW 26)

⊕ REVOLT AGAINST THE MODERN WORLD ⊕ Chapter 26 North and South In chapter 26 of Revolt Against the Modern World, Julius Evola extends the discussion from the last chapter and stops for a while to give the reader some more information regarding not only the Northern (Polar) versus Western (Atlantic/Atlantean?) myth as origin or point of

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The Northern-Atlantic Cycle (RATMW 25)

⊕ REVOLT AGAINST THE MODERN WORLD ⊕ Chapter 25 The Northern-Atlantic Cycle Julius Evola now takes us on the second cycle, the one assigned the precious metal silver to it, and termed by Evola as the Northern-Atlantic cycle. The idea is that the original dwellers of the polar regions were forced to migrate from north to

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The Pole and the Hyperborean Region (RATMW 24)

⊕ REVOLT AGAINST THE MODERN WORLD ⊕ Chapter 24 The Pole and the Hyperborean Region  In chapter 24 of Revolt Against the Modern World, Julius Evola provides a brief overview of the notion of polar/hyperborean region as the origin of higher mankind in the myths of different traditional cultures around the world. The references are either to

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