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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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Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola

The fall from this state is associated with natural catastrophe, perhaps at first a shift of the earth’s axis, and accelerated through history by the mixture of the high races among whom the Aryans were the last example with the spiritually enslaved races of the world. The earthly feminine represents the illusory state of becoming, while the highest spirituality, for Evola, is a masculine, “uranian” state of transcendence; a state of “being” rather than “becoming”, self-sustaining and autotelic.

The mass mental state produced by Jazz is characteristic of the last age. Chivalry was for the empire what the clergy was for the Church. The warrior aristocracy and the aristocrats were always warriors in addition to being spiritual leaders practiced a brand of warrior asceticism, in which the mastery of the battlefield was bound up with the internal pathway toward the transcendent. Time was arranged in cycles, each point of which differed from every other.


Does it matter for Evola’s argument? Again, we have a case where a divine law created a people, but the law worked on warrior stock. I am surely going to read more book by Evola in future. A Critique and Anathema. I did not find his book particularly interesting. Man in America is controlled by mechanisms he cannot control. Julius Evola’s Revolt Against the Modern World is the qgainst of traditionalism, and one of the most aganist texts among today’s “alternative right”.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. However, we can also trace the decay of tradition in every historical civilization.

Rites renew the god and identify the celebrant with the god. 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.

Then it suffers impersonal reincarnation as the foundation of new human beings of the same lineage. The crisis is that we cannot claim to envy that which we’ve never experienced. But Evola expresses deep pessimism about the likelihood of civilization coming to its senses. However, a new Templarism was what was needed, not pledges to invade any country that showed revolutionary tendencies.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here History runs from the ideal to the contingent in four ages, corresponding to the four castes.

Revolt Against the Modern World

Sep 06, Yousef Shaaban rated it really liked it. After the end of the medieval ecumene, kings became secular rulers, often mere warriors. In the conclusion Evola levels some rather sensible worrld against modern, industrial society, but it’s hard to see how they follow from the rest of the book. After all, “Modern man may be unaware of it, but the preeminence of ‘thought’ is only a marginal and recent phenomenon in history”. I think you may have been a little too harsh on Evola here.


They were unjust, proud, violent, and eager for power. He idolized the Nazi Schutzstaffel “SS”.

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Nonetheless, the particulars of Evola’s system are worth considering in detail. There is a lot of talk about the supernatural, about the priest-kings being sanctioned from above, and mediating magical or whatever forces for the good of all.

Evola is chiefly remembered, however, as a scholar of the Hermetic tradition and as a practicing occultist. Nov 24, Can’T Tango rated it really liked it. It is a vital force that transcends worlds, or a frequency one can embody. At every turn Evola challenges the reader’s most cherished assumptions about fundamental aspects of modern life.

The European interest in the subject became pronounced only during the Renaissance, when religious prohibitions weakened. Aug 09, Jakub Marcinek rated it it was amazing.

In “Rivolta contro il mondo moderno” vi sono, tuttavia, interessanti osservazioni su Unione Sovietica e USA, verso gli ultimi capitoli. Europe needs a return to tradition.