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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With Both Hands

The adulteration and decline of civilizations [are] caused by an event of the same order…when a race has lost contact…with the world of Being…then the collective organisms that a race has generated…are destined to descend into the world of contingency. Evola had a julkus knowledge of this rebolt and he uses his knowledge to strengthen his own agenda. One may note that these views do not quite contradict Evola’s endorsement of chivalry.

For Tolkien, history was a theodicy. France in particular had sought to undermine the Empire, and then to suppress its own, internal, feudal diversity.

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Yet he closes the book with the suggestion that those “aristocrats of the spirit” who can whether the civilizational collapse of modernity will reap ever-greater spiritual rewards in the world to come. When ownership is possible for all, property tends toward Marxist promiscuity, and the people are again subject to collective possession by the dark powers.

This was not a project that Evola endorsed until he was practically on his deathbed. According to this doctrine there is a physical order of things and a metaphysical one; there is a mortal nature and an immortal one; there is the superior realm of “being” and the inferior realm of “becoming.


Primarily because Evola takes otherwise sound ideas places no sane person would want to follow. Though fascist countries were notoriously pro-natalist, Evola insisted that underpopulation is not a problem.

None of that makes me trust Evola or his ilk one whit more. The Middle Ages had been the real Renaissance, of the Roman ideal. The men who are thus changed by virtue of that peculiar time shall be as the seeds of [new] human beings and shall give birth to an age that shall follow the laws of the Krita Age, or age of purity….

This book oscillates between those two extremes all throughout. The latter are all different incarnations of the same one theme transposed from reality to superreality. Si vis pacem, para bellum. His criticisms are not limited to exposing the mindless nature of consumerism, the march of progress, the moodern of technocracy, or the dominance of unalloyed individualism, although these and other subjects come under his scrutiny.

Revolt Against the Modern World

There were assaults against traditions all over the world at that time, but in the West, particularly in Greece, the assault was most acute and successful. Dvola primordial magical system was devoid of morality. 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. Its law is truth, worthy of unconditional obedience. His problem is that Christianity borrowed disparate elements from the different polar societies.

Traditional kings imitate the world ruler. There is universal collectivist conformism, especially among the nonconformists. Evola is decidedly opposed to the “earth-based” religions.

May 08, Chris Moran rated it it was amazing. Revolt Against the Modern World: Ye almost had me there, too, epigraphing Boehme and all.

The inner transformation, in which one lets go rrevolt the things “of this world”, is the ultimate one; and yet it is only made possible in the process of an external endeavor of holy war – the “lesser jihad”. A agaihst that I will no doubt have to go back to at various points during the rest of my life. The Church substitutes mere collectivity for universality. Jung and Mircea Eliade. This is the same old self-deluded ideological shit rushing to fill the void, and romantic rhetoric levels are titeee.


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Evola does againxt that Greek art from this period was shit, but I’m not about to pretend to dislike Sophocles just because a moody Italian told me to.

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. As a post scriptum, I never understood how the Hyperborean-Atlantis thing rhe root and achieved the currency that it did.

Prester John, a medieval version of the King of the World, is said to have given Holy Evvola Emperor Frederick II a magic ring that afforded invisibility, immortality and victory.

This is true even in defeat, since traditions all over the world speak about the special place in paradise for the warrior who dies with a proper orientation to the transcendent.

My favorite kind of book – perspective altering. When centralism rests on wprld political power, however, there is no real empire; the empire is then not an organism, but a mechanism. So it’s very eurocentric, that’s for sure!

Ad esempio, gli autori della New Left tipo Marcuse non ne sono che la versione speculare e di sinistra.