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. 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. A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO Julius EVOLA. He sees it as the highest of devotions, precisely because it places .

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When the empire began to totter, the proper remedy would have been to rally the Roman race, the minority whose spirit informed the empire. But what is this reflected in?

Osiris is a mere vegetation god: Is uulius meant to capture how historical people which ones? However, the hero must fight gynaecocracy. They might even achieve god-like illumination in the next creation. Christianity was defective for lack of an element of initiation.

Revolt Against the Modern World

Againsr post old articles? But Evola expresses deep pessimism about the likelihood of civilization coming to its senses. Although Rosenberg and Evola differ on many points, the mythological systems they articulate both belong to the modern theosophical tradition.

He evo,a unmoved at the hub, at the center of the world. What I mean is that he articulates how bad politics like social organicism and iusnaturalism are connected with racism, slavery, mysoginy and authoritarianism. Described as Evola’s most influential work [1]it is an elucidation of his Traditionalist world view. Aug 29, Kenneth Fairfield rated it it was amazing. Time was arranged in cycles, each point of which differed from every other.

Eventually, however, those forces will break out and flood againsr Aryan lands, but will be defeated by a universal ruler. Does this supernatural aspect have a “physical”, or purely a symbolic reality? After the end of the medieval ecumene, kings became secular rulers, often mere warriors. Reilly Why post old articles?


Thereupon, by virtue of this, these events or beings shift from one time to another, becoming new expressions of preexisting realities…[W]e must look for the true meaning of characters who become ‘invisible,’ who ‘never died,’ and who are destined to ‘reawaken’ or to manifest themselves at the end of a given time, such as Alexander the Great, King Arthur, ‘Frederick,’ and King Sebastian.

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. Physical eugenics could produce nothing better than beautiful animals. History runs from the ideal to the contingent in four ages, corresponding to the four castes. Adam failed in his quest, as did his prototype, Gilgamesh: Priests then don’t want to be kings, but to dominate them. Julius Evola’s Revolt Against the Modern World is the manifesto of traditionalism, and one of the most popular texts among today’s “alternative right”.

Well, sure, why not. Is it meant to describe a joint mythos or set of cultural values that people once had?

The second part, as far as I can see, takes a different course in that it very much does profess to deal with actual historic events. Be the first to ask a question about Revolt Modwrn the Modern World. Once the Empire ceased to be sacred, it ceased to be the empire.

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Qorld is the disturbing borrowing of the Saoshyant, of the hope for a Messiah. Consequently, Evola thinks that the pre-moderns had it right when they conceived of civilization as a synergetic relationship between spiritual castes.

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.


Hardcoverpages. Through a sweeping study of the structures, myths, beliefs, and spiritual traditions of the major Western civilizations, the author compares the characteristics of the modern world with those of rebolt societies.

The Long View: Revolt Against the Modern World — With Both Hands

While the worldview presented here is built on a agianst of a never existent “golden age era” of human history, it has some undeniable scientific – philologic – values which revoltt especially clear while he is discussing the antique roman age and some important conceptions like ‘fides’. For Nietzsche, the warrior and the priest are oppositional figures, because Nietzsche opposes the self-effacing spiritual realm with the hearty moral aestheticism of the world as it is – saying “yes” to life – while for Evola, everything agajnst form the transcendent singularity, so every “earthly” activity bears its meaning in relation to the transcendent ideal; what Platonists would refer to as the world of the forms.

After the Roman Empire fell, Christianity long prevented European man from taking the spiritual path of action, which would have been most congenial to him.

Lists with This Book. However, the Protestants made things worse by removing even the fragments of transcendence and hierarchy that Catholicism had preserved. 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. That is how demons enter.

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