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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I am surely going to read more book by Evola in future.

Books by Julius Evola. In a world as mad as the one we currently find ourselves in, it isn’t modedn to find solace in Evola’s speculations.

Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola

The general picture is bleak. It is significant that only in the High Middle Ages does the cult of the Grail emerge. Even then, the knight’s promise to defend the faith evolz a symbolic expression modeern the intention to turn toward an a-Christian transcendent.

In reality, there is no resource in the modern world to halt the descent: Sep 02, Rui Coelho rated it liked it Recommended to Rui by: Solstice feasts are remnants of the polar mentality, of the Northern Moderj of the Golden Age; equinoctial feasts recall the Southern Light, the lunar spirituality of the Silver Age.

The cult of Isis appeared, and Osiris became a lunar god. Evola’s model of history is oddly parochial. Evola interprets the hadith in which Muhammad tells his followers, upon returning from a battle, that they are returning from the “lesser jihad” to the “greater jihad” in this light.


Actions corresponded to rites mandated by it. That which is traditional in Catholicism is not Christian. Return to Book Page. A Sicilian baron living in Rome, he studied engineering but never took a degree. Democracy was really a victory of Asia Minor.

At the height of the Ghibelline phase of the empire, both the Empire and the Church were seen as equally divine institutions. The other is the path of the ancestors, the lunar path, which leads to dissolution and Niflheim, the house of the chthonic deities.

The earthly feminine represents the illusory state of becoming, while the highest spirituality, for Evola, is a masculine, “uranian” state of transcendence; a state of “being” rather than “becoming”, self-sustaining and autotelic. It was degeneration that made the gods into aagainst beings, who might love men and whom men might love in return.

Rather, the danger is the proliferation of inferior races and castes, whose growth is like cancer. We see decay beginning in ancient Egypt, when immortality became democratic at the end of the Sixth Dynasty.

Dec 02, Isen rated it did not like it. The ancient Roman patrician religion was the magical manipulation of the numen, not the supplication of a deus. The mass mental state produced by Jazz is characteristic of the last age.

Revolt Against the Modern World

The Saturn of the Saturnalia, which recalls the transition, was actually a chthonic demon. We cannot even recognize the traces of these superior races. Recent Posts Book review: Actually, Evola’s understanding of tradition is more sinister than the systematic misreading of history it promotes.


The second part, as far as I can see, takes a different course in that it very much does profess to deal with actual historic events.

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Its law is truth, worthy of unconditional obedience. There is no way that historical events can modify the system. If you like this book, the truth simply isn’t sexy enough for you. 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 Recolt Age, or age of purity….

There would seem to be some utilitarianism in his overall argument insofar as the ultimate impetus to any sort of thoroughgoing critique of anything is a dislike towards it.

Death was not natural then; the people of the Golden Age live still as invisible immortals.