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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The revolt advocated by Evola does not resemble the familiar protests of either liberals or conservatives. Their spirit provided we can still talk about a spirit in their case zgainst only on sensations and tne dynamism, thus becoming the vehicle for the incarnation of darker forces.

By this definition, the modern West is the civilization of slavery par excellence. The decline occurred in the life of the mind as well as in politics. They corresponded, roughly, to the European feudal classes of clergy, nobility, burghers, and servants.

Revolt Against the Modern World

Note that this was not personal devotion; traditional loyalty is impersonal, just as the transcendent is nonhuman. There is universal revot conformism, especially among the nonconformists. Seems worlc an incredible amount of mental gymnastics to go through just to deny kinship with the chimpanzee.

In order to suppress these powers, only the patricians, who exercised priestly privileges, could own land. Aug 29, Kenneth Fairfield rated it it was amazing. Actually, Evola’s understanding of tradition is more sinister than the systematic misreading of history it promotes.

The cult of Isis appeared, and Osiris became a lunar god. Through a sweeping study of the structures, myths, beliefs, and spiritual traditions of the major Western civilizations, the agqinst compares the characteristics of the modern world with those of traditional societies. This was a real departure from primitive Christianity. Knights even ordained each other, before an ecclesiastical ceremony was devised.


He subdues opposition by the rumor of his imperturbability. Christianity was defective for lack of an element of initiation. Evola talks about individual aspects of Tradition such as priest-kings, rites and initiation, sacred games, bringing up interesting cross-cultural cross-mythological examples, but ultimately nothing fits together or develops into any overarching theme.

In his own words, “I will have a minimal concern for debating and ‘demonstrating.

Feb 14, Brett is currently reading it. There can be a male-female dyad even in a heroic age, as we see with the cult of Athena, or the cult of chivalry.

We know of myths in which the winning of [symbolically equivalent things, such as the Golden Fleece] is achieved by other heroes…and does not lead them to damnation…but rather to immortality or a transcendental knowledge.

Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola

If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted. Though “Revolt Against the Modern World” is definitely a more striking title. Evola represents the furthest limit of a certain type of mindset, and we can evla many reflections of that type of mindset in contemporary society, especially with the whole fundamentalist terrorism going on.

Although Rosenberg and Evola differ on many points, the mythological systems they articulate both belong to the juius theosophical tradition. During his trial inEvola denied being a Fascist and instead referred to himself as a “superfascist”. It reflects an ordered moderm. New types of society arose in this era, which also appear in ours: Evola had a great knowledge of this matter and he uses his knowledge to strengthen his own agenda.

Evola evidences this kind of love — even reverence — for the myths of deep time, and it is why he sees the trajectory of history as one of loss of truth rather than as one of ongoing progress. Myth is ultimate reference point, Nietzsche le This one was fun. Evola also asserts, though not in this context, that victories are nulius won in the spirit, and only later manifest themselves in the world of becoming.

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It succeeded where the underlying Pelasgic spirit overthrew Aryan hierarchy.

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The “traditional method” espoused by Evola seems to consist of taking ragments of myth that fit some intuitive hypothesis, rejecting those that don’t, and keeping terms sufficiently vague that any rebuttal is bound to get tangled up in an ontological morass. In this context, the Tradition in question is not so much the historical heritage of the West, or of any particular society, but rather of the archetypal juljus of society, the state, and spirituality.

Actions corresponded to rites mandated by it. Who was John J. Well, sure, why not. Active asceticism takes mdoern form of war, which is only natural for a society in which every action is a ritual. In fact, both began to decay when they gave up their pretensions in each other’s sphere. My favorite kind of book – perspective altering. The period we call the Renaissance was the beginning of decline.

The cult is not heroic, sapiential, or agaihst its confused link to the supernatural is nothing more than faith. So I think understanding him is eorld 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.

Having read the book cover to cover, I still have no idea what Evola was trying to say, or even what genre to place the book in.

This site consists of essays, beer, book, movie, and videogame reviews, and metahistorical reassurance. Catholicism has always been an essentially southern, lunar religion. Doctrine of the two natures reflects the relationship that exists between state and people.