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 other words, it is possible that fhe historically real events or people may have repeated and dramatized a myth, incarnating metahistorical structures and symbols whether in part or entirely, whether consciously or unconsciously. His understanding of Christianity is appallingly bad though he does have some sympathy for Eastern Orthodoxy.

A truly monumental work that alters the perception of history and reality. Time was arranged in cycles, each point of which jluius from every other.

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What kind of person would set out in this brief life to condemn every last element of modernity as nothingness whence compared to the Bronze Age? Does this supernatural aspect have a “physical”, or purely a symbolic reality? He was also an important theorist of the Conservative Revolution. Jung and Mircea Eliade.

So it’s very eurocentric, that’s for sure! Definitely worth a read, and in my case definitely worth a re-read. Christian spirituality is desperate; Jesus simply crystallized something in the atmosphere of late antiquity.

There is the disturbing borrowing of the Saoshyant, of the hope for a Messiah. The opponents of the Guelphs were the Ghibellines, whose pro-imperial ideology was briefly triumphant.


What kind of a loser has time to think these days. The later saw the beginning, at first in noble form, of devotional religion. The first evolq is enough to teach you everything about the perennial mindset.

Revolt Against the Modern World Politics, Religion and Social Order of the Kali Yuga

Parricide presumably by destroying the man who serves the maternal interest and incest can in fact signify spiritual autonomy. Evola differs from the early mythographers only in his insistence that magic works. Feb 24, Aaron Skoorb rated it really liked it. The principle of the victory of order over chaos runs through the traditional idea of the state.

The woman permits the warrior to integrate his virile character on a higher plane. Notions of majesty, regality and nobility have resonance here.

It is never qorld realized in history. It is most perfectly realized in the occasional peaks of tradition, when the Empire appears. History has gone through more than one great cycle. 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.

Julius Evola is an incredibly interesting personality. After all, “Modern man may be unaware of it, but the preeminence of ‘thought’ is only a marginal and recent phenomenon in history”.

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.

The Russian Revolution, in contrast, was all logic. Nietzs The first half is enough to teach you everything about the perennial mindset. This critiques are very powerful, often right, and get at the heart of why so many people in our day and age feel like life julis completely devoid of purpose.


It’s an ideological necessity to go along with modern materialism, etc. The king’s peace is an inner condition, and only incidentally a political one. I found it rich.

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Traditional Time and Space. 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.

Oct 06, Greg rated it it was ok. Evola denounces the regressive aspects of modern civilisation using Tradition as a normative principle. But if your the type of person who hates looking at other people’s opinions I would stay clear of this one, because Evola doesn’t seek to compromise even in the slightest with any idea that has been popular within the last years. His Holy Alliance would have been a league of divine-right monarchs against the equally international phenomenon of the revolution.

Aug 08, Shadday rated it liked it. There can be a male-female dyad even in a heroic age, as we see with the cult of Athena, or the cult of chivalry.

Myth is ultimate reference point, Nietzsche left us without any and we need something.

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