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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Time was not uniform in traditional societies, but infused with meaning from above, particularly through a sacred calendar. A Man of Tradition knows the truth by sheer intuition alone.

For the woman, such a relationship would include a measure of masculine egotism. Parricide presumably by destroying the man who serves the maternal interest and incest can in fact signify spiritual autonomy. Indeed, the whole Golden Age of Greece was a revolt against the transcendent. Anyone who puts forward a spiritual argument for destroying the modern, scientific, capitalist world is echoing some of Evola’s key themes.

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Thus, violence and bellicosity have always been consistent with the spirituality of the mother; hence the chaos at the end of the Atlantean Age. He succeeded only in substituting talk about Being for Being itself, all the while obfuscating the particularism againxt contingency of sensible reality.

Campbell’s work is the mainstream, easy-to-digest, Hollywoodized Jungian version of everything Evola touts. Lists with This Book. Why post old articles? The masculine is still and self-subsistent; the feminine is reactive and dependent.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The second volume is just a bunch of terribly wrong and boring history by which he tries to prove that every civilization fits the “four eras” model. Overall id say the the book is a good critic on modern culture, and offers an incite into how the traditional world worked and what lead to its downfall, and some third positionist criticism of Capitalism and communism. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages, as C.


Apr 20, A marked it as to-read Shelves: But even when’s wrong his opinion is still interesting. Agaijst, the hero must fight gynaecocracy.

In Nazi Germany, Evola was officially disfavored but still influential. The king and the aristocracies and the patriarchs rule through rites. Yet I approached that text with a Kierkegaardian 3-stages framework that was not exactly suited for the case. The post-medieval divine gevolt of kings was not comparable to the Empire’s sacred regality. These are the ancient rhythms that overlap the symmetry of space and override the black spans of an abyss.

Christianity exchanges the warrior messiah for a sacrificial victim.

Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola

The Byzantine imperial idea did take the traditional archetype of the sacral empire to new heights. In the ancient myths, the Aryan people first defeat the Dark Ones without the Law.

Evola says much the same: His understanding of Christianity is appallingly bad though he does ,odern some sympathy for Eastern Orthodoxy. Then the Church became the equal of the Holy Roman Empire.

Legitimacy can never derive its principle from the demos The tone of fvola book suggests that this was very much a bad thing, but Evola never explains why.

So it’s very eurocentric, that’s for sure! Finally, the Church tried to effect an inversion of their agqinst relationship. I found it rich. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here There are two paths after death. None of that makes me trust Evola or his ilk one whit more.


Feb 24, Aaron Skoorb rated it really liked it. While the breadth of focus is nice, and it serves as a decent comparative study, I just can’t get behind Evola’s whole POV and felt I pretty much understood where he was going with it.

The main problem with the first part is the lack of structure or purpose. In what many consider to be his masterwork, Evola contrasts the characteristics of the modern world with those of traditional societies, from politics and institutions to views on life and death.

This is what happens when you exclude progress from history and dialogue as a method of enlightenment. Evola is proud that his model is anti-historical.

Knighthood originally was a universal ordination. Physical eugenics could produce nothing better than beautiful animals. His Holy Alliance mocern have been a league of divine-right monarchs against the equally international phenomenon of the revolution. The cult is not heroic, sapiential, or initiatory; its confused link to the supernatural is nothing more than faith.

If you approach a work based on esoterism from the perspective of exoterism, or nondualism from the perspective of dualism, the meaning will be opaque to you.