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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One might call Evola rfvolt sort of Protestant traditionalist, seeking to sidestep eevolt of corruption to recover the original Tradition of the North just as the Protestant wants to access Apostolic Christianity unmediated by Catholic tradition. These earlier people were really wiser than their modern descendants because they recognized the reality of the spiritual, or transcendent, state of being and strove to be in touch with and follow in its course. See all 45 reviews.

Indeed, from this point of view, establishing what is normal and healthy may be no less possible today than yesterday, as even in the past Tradition was not lived up to.

Does this supernatural aspect have a “physical”, or purely a symbolic reality? By revo,t this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The transcendence Evola envisions is one over the state of “becoming”; the ever-moving, ever-changing, illusory finitude of the physical world. May 27, Petros Magganopoulos rated it liked it.

Revolt Against the Modern World

Consequently, Evola thinks that the pre-moderns had it right when they conceived of civilization as a synergetic relationship between spiritual castes. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Though “Revolt Against the Modern World” is definitely a more striking title. In a world as mad as the one we currently find ourselves in, it isn’t hard to find solace in Evola’s speculations.


And certainly his statements on Interwar Romania are very telling that he did not in fact dismiss Christianity in its totality. Want to Read saving…. That said, his critiques of materialism and democracy are I feel pretty spot evoa.

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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 high points. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. He is laying a foundation in the sense that he uncovers and defends in an absolute and definitive way that which is, strictly speaking, absolutely necessary to the recovery and manifestation of those principles.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. A great book for anyone wanting to learn about traditionalism, history or symbolism. His problem is that Christianity borrowed disparate elements from the different polar societies.

In the conclusion Evola levels some rather sensible criticisms against modern, industrial society, but it’s hard to see how they follow from the rest of the book. Buy the selected items together This item: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Divorce… on Repost from the Orthosphere: On the contrary, we must dig ever deeper to uncover the true root of the disease as opposed to symptoms, since treating symptoms will not lead to a good outcome.

Given his view of religion, Evola naturally thinks theistically-oriented mysticism inferior to Buddhist mysticism, which he thinks comes closer to his masculine ideal of detachment and self-sufficiency. This is my task, within my limitations, to contribute to this work of establishing the total decadence of the modern world.


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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. Evola also provides copious notes on almost every page, providing new paths of research for the curious. But Evola assigns to these cycles ingredients significant echoes of ancient myth and magic that are wholly absent from The Fourth Turning.

There is a lot of talk about the supernatural, about the priest-kings being sanctioned from above, and mediating magical or whatever forces for the good of all.

Mar 26, Gevolt Imperium rated it liked it. Evola is a great thinker, but I found this book to be written in a tedious manner. Rather, he laments how he believes modern societies have sunk into chaos and ultimate dissolution, as others who have forgotten or repudiated the transcendent before have done.

Mar 28, Dylan Grant rated it really liked it Shelves: In fact, he is quite insightful. Such an encounter with a totally original mind is a rarity in these days of bland consensus, and a thrilling one whether one agrees with Evola or not.