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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In a revised and augmented edition was published. In our age of identitarian civil wars this mixing of fantasy, science and political agenda turned out as one of the most destructive weapon ever created against human civilization by human civilization itself, only compared to the theses of Karl Marx.
Evola gives these as the salient features of those societies that embodied tradition most perfectly: 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 traditional societies.
Everything flows from this internal spiritual endeavor, and the ultimate ideal towards which all spiritual life is to be oriented is the form of transcendence.
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Archived from the original on 15 May The only person who has nothing to say is the one who has something to hide, and he is often busy censoring And thus justifying others infinitely more courageous than himself. The Church substitutes mere collectivity for universality. Well, I don’t know. Oct 10, Friedrich Mencken rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This was no mysticism of love, but of warriors committed to the same enterprise, something we also see among the later Germans.
Softer versions of his ideas later found favor in the New Age movement. This was a real departure from primitive Christianity. To die for Sophia was to achieve immortality.
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The universal Church itself became national churches. In different ways, so was the Second World War. The best parts of this book are when he critiques technology and modern ideologies like capitalism, communism, and nationalism. Nietzsche’s classicist The Birth of Tragedy is like a prose poem dedicated to the ideas of Evola though, rather, Evola was influenced by Nietzsche.
Evola’s “controversial” personal life before reading the book, and care equally little having read most of this his magnum opus. The high gods of ancient Egypt were threatened with destruction, if they failed to do what the priests asked of them. In the last case, a mmodern, penultimate age, the Age of Heroes, represents a partial restoration of the primordial condition just before the beginning of the Dark Age, or Iron Age.
Society becomes violent, warlike even in its deities. There can be a male-female dyad even in a heroic age, as we see with agaijst cult of Athena, or the cult of chivalry. Something unchristian was always at work underneath the Christian surface of knighthood.
The natural candidates for this cult are perturbed, broken people. May 09, hay man rated it liked it.
Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola
History has gone through more than one great cycle. Dark elemental forces now use the higher faculties of isolated individuals to impose obsessive possession on them.
Evola explicitly rejects rational discourse and debate. Apr 24, Jacob Aitken rated it really liked it Shelves: The book influenced Mircea Eliade and other thinkers in the Traditionalist school. Evola says much the same: At the height of the Ghibelline phase of ebola empire, both the Empire and the Church were seen as equally divine institutions.
His understanding of Christianity is appallingly bad though he does have some sympathy for Eastern Orthodoxy. Its foundations were sound enough: The French Revolution, whatever else might be said about it, was Moderm and chaotic.
Even when the soul was purged, the rite was more in the nature of a medical procedure than of Christian repentance. The regal ideal is already weakened when only a divus, a hero, and not a deus, a god, performs the rites.
When the empire began to totter, the proper remedy would have been to rally the Roman race, the minority whose spirit informed the empire. Systematic moxern of any kind is a late and degenerate development. For Tolkien, history was a theodicy. These rites encompassed the whole of human existence.
Howard and Adolf Hitler. There is Johann Jacob Bachofen on the matriarchal nature of the pre-Aryan world, for instance, and Fustel de Coulanges on the ritual-based legitimacy of the ancient Roman patriciate.
In order to suppress these powers, only the patricians, who exercised priestly privileges, could own land.
They corral Gog and Magog, for a season. Well, sure, why not. For now on I wi The first volume revollt an exciting journey throught the fantasies of a reactionary and romantic dissident.
Some stories say that Mussolini always spoke of Evola with respect; other say he was terrified of Evola’s magical powers. I guess I never can understand, being “intoxicated with the products of an art, erudition, and speculation that lacked any transcendent and metaphysical element”, whatever that means.
As you might imagine, there were times when reading this book that I was tempted to just slam it shut and throw it down as utter nonsense.