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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The movement to Jerusalem was a movement away from Rome in more than a geographic sense. This book oscillates between those two extremes all throughout. Society becomes violent, warlike even in its deities. Tolkien’s Middle Earth is pretty much exactly the world that Evola means when he refers to the archetype of the traditional world.

Evola interprets the hadith in againt Muhammad tells his followers, upon returning from a battle, that they are returning from the “lesser jihad” to the “greater jihad” in this light. The crisis is that we cannot claim to envy that which we’ve never experienced.

They controlled the numena. If time machines did in fact exist, we could write treatises, go back to the earliest Buddhists, Pythagorean and co. Evola talks about individual aspects of Tradition such as priest-kings, rites and initiation, sacred games, bringing up interesting cross-cultural cross-mythological examples, but ultimately nothing fits together or develops into any overarching theme.


More than one commentator has noted that the world of tradition is simply the world of fairy stories. They corral Gog and Magog, for a season.

This Lost Island can be found in later ages only by chance, not by seeking for it directly. The knights of the empire constituted a warrior caste, in defiance of Christian morality. I give Evola credit for being original, and as mentioned there are passages of irrefutable prescience along the way. Evola is a great thinker, but I found this book to be written in a tedious manner. Your hunger for meaning is something we’re all dealing with in this corporatist society that needs to quantify being.

Another type of Bronze Age civilization was the Amazonian. Spiritual and political centralism are the predicate for a great deal of autonomous pluralism.

Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola

This page was last edited on 3 Aprilat What kind of psychopath works tirelessly to give up his private property and arms? The esoteric core of Marxism is not economic, but the rejection of the transcendent. Merely phallic men are the slaves of chthonic forces. Evola is proud that his model is anti-historical.

Just learn to think for yourself. Indeed, the whole Golden Age of Greece was a revolt against the transcendent.

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It is what we share with our ancestral stock. When the empire began to totter, the proper remedy would have been to rally the Roman race, the minority whose spirit informed the empire.

Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. This comparative method is open to criticism, but Evola’s use of it is as accessible as Joseph Campbell’s. This site consists of essays, beer, book, movie, and videogame reviews, and metahistorical reassurance. This seems closer to the case, but still not quite there since Evola is more than happy to reject elements of myth that do not fit his theses as confused, mistaken, or corruptions from aboriginal cultural strata e.


It is significant that only in the High Middle Ages does the cult of the Grail emerge. The meaning of that war is that such opposition is no longer possible.

Old feuds live long in Italy, and Evola the Ghibelline will never forgive the popes for their stand against his sacred empire.

At the end of this part the only message I seem to have taken away is that men of yore were more religious than men of now. As ancient texts revlt by the Arabs entered Europe in the late Middle Ages, theologians, philosophers, and other intellectuals became entranced not only with many previously unknown writings of the ancient Greeks, but also with other allegedly ancients texts that explored astrology, alchemy, and magic.