Revolt Against. Other Books by Julius Evola. Eros and the Mysteries of Love ( ). The Yoga of Power (). The Hermetic Tradition (). The Doctrine of . Even Robert E. Howard has themes in common with Evola. One way to look at “Revolt Against the Modern World” is as a readable version of. With unflinching gaze and uncompromising intensity Julius Evola analyzes the spiritual and cultural malaise at the heart of Western civilization and all that.
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Nov 24, Can’T Tango rated it really liked it. The domains explored include politics, law, the rise and fall of empires, the history of the Church, the doctrine of the two natures, life and death, social institutions and the caste system, the limits of racial theories, capitalism and communism, relations between the sexes, and the meaning of warriorhood.
The first half is enough to teach you everything about the perennial mindset. The domains explored include politics, law, the rise and fall of empires, the history of the Church, the doctrine of the two natures, life and death, social institutions and the caste system, the limits of racial theories, capitalism and communism, relations between the sexes, and the meaning of warriorhood.
I like to start a review with a brief statement of what the book is, but in the case of A Revolt Against the Modern World I have no idea. Another way to put this would be that it evoa not merely analogically compatible with what we find in history and pre-history, but homologous. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent rwvolt the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention.
This book oscillates between those two extremes all throughout. The first part of the book deals with the concepts of the Traditional world; its knowledge of the bridge between the earthly and the transcendent worlds. Myth is ultimate reference point, Nietzsche left us without any and rwvolt need something.
Yet I approached that text with a Kierkegaardian 3-stages framework that was not exactly suited for the case. Apr 23, Peter rated it did not like it Shelves: Certainly not in artistic output, as this is when the Golden Age of Athens is just getting started.
Some parts were not so interesting for meespecially when dealing with mythologies I wasn’t so familiar with but altogether it broadened my understanding of certain aspects of today’s world. His purpose is to aid those who either can, or will be able, to awake from modern history.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. The suicidal and the duped. In spite of Christianity, he thinks a superior form of mysticism secretly existed among some medieval chivalrous orders, citing confessions of anti-Christian practices among the Knights Templar while failing to mention that these confessions were obtained under torture.
This would be a point of understanding modern deviation and simultaneously, mounting an effective defense1. You’d do better to go and play video games with ascetic roleplay mods.
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What kind of a loser has time to think these days. He idolized the Nazi Schutzstaffel “SS”. Published October 1st by Inner Traditions first published This one was fun.
I guess I wanted some manual on how to deal with modern issues but instead was introduced to the waste world of tradition around the world. The problem I have with Evola, though, is that he believes that the transcendent can be reflected onto the immanent plane in a one-for-one exchange. Jan 21, Scriptor Ignotus rated it really liked it Shelves: Although buffeted and eroded over time, both this memory of and contact with the transcendent continued into the Middle Ages when monarchs were thought to rule by the will of God.
While the worldview presented here is built on a fantasy of a never existent “golden age era” of human history, it has some undeniable scientific – philologic – values which are especially clear while he is discussing the antique roman age and some important conceptions like ‘fides’.
I think you may have been a little too harsh on Evola here. At turns prophetic and provocative, Revolt against the Modern World outlines a profound metaphysics of history and demonstrates how and why we have lost contact with the transcendent dimension of being. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. After all, “Modern man may be unaware of it, but the preeminence of ‘thought’ is only a marginal and recent phenomenon in history”.
Evola’s “controversial” personal life before reading the book, and care equally little having read most of this his magnum opus. He writes with nostalgia for Hyperuranium, for transcendence. It would be a stretch to class this as philosophy. View all 50 comments. Even if you completely reject Evola’s view in other words, if you are purely rationalist then this book would still be a valuable insight into the mindset similar to that of the ancient peoples like the Greeks or Persians at their hig A truly monumental work that alters the perception of history and reality.
Bad for society, healthy for the individual. 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.
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What I mean is that he articulates how bad politics like social organicism and iusnaturalism are connected with racism, slavery, mysoginy and authoritarianism.
By the way, this book should be really be called “A Metaphysics of History”, because that’s ultimately what it is.
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