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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No natural event could change their wills; only the divine intervention to which Evola refers at the end of his book could do so. 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. In order to suppress these powers, only the patricians, who exercised priestly privileges, could own land.

Jan 21, Scriptor Ignotus rated it really liked it Shelves: Today’s primitives are degenerates. A Mythological World History.

It was a very different book from what I expected. I’m willing to be open minded, and leave my preconceptions on what constitutes a successful society aside, but Evola never tells me what the correct measure is.

However, it is more than wrold it connects tradition with history and geography. The goal is the experiential knowledge of a substance beyond all form, a substance barren and absolute.

I give Evola credit for being original, and as mentioned there are passages of irrefutable prescience along the way.

Revolt Against the Modern World

The first part of the book deals with the concepts of the Traditional world; its knowledge of the bridge between the earthly and the transcendent worlds. The masculine is still and self-subsistent; the feminine is reactive and dependent. Perhaps the very concept of measurement is anti-Tradition, an artefact of the “science that degraded and democratized the very notion of knowledge by establishing the uniform criterion of truth and certainty based on the soulless world of numbers”.


Metternich was the reevolt great European. Evola’s authorities are not always so authoritative as one might wish, but he tells us that he is not interested in mere facticity: Middle Earth becomes a sinister place only if one uses it against history, and not as an illustration of continuing historical themes. However, a rebellious substratum remains.

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Rites renew the god and identify the celebrant with the god. 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 thr hig A truly monumental work that alters the perception of history and reality. No trivia or quizzes yet. But Evola takes it several steps further in a defending the Hindu caste system and in an open attack on Christianity.

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Actually, Evola’s understanding of tradition is more sinister than the systematic misreading of history it promotes. After all, “Modern man may be unaware of it, but the preeminence of ‘thought’ is only a marginal and recent phenomenon in history”. Echoing Coulanges, he says that the difference between patricians and plebians was that the former had ancestral rites and the latter did not.

Tim Powers ‘ books on the Fisher King draw on the same mythology Evola used to afainst kingship. Evola differs from the early mythographers only in his insistence that magic works.

In early Buddhism, the self was not believed to reincarnate, but only a craving conceived in an earlier life. He served as a cadet artillery officer in the First World War. There was decay from age to age, but in some ways the world also grew wiser through experience and revelation. The revolt lost steam for me many pages before the end of the second half. This page was last edited on 3 Aprilat Archived from the original on 15 May They are not mere political actors, but the link to the transcendent.


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

Often in traditional societies, the aristocratic cult seeks liberation from the ancestral totems, but the popular cult simply facilitates the desire of the chthonic forces to incarnate in human beings. For instance, the end of Imperial Japan marked the end of solar regality for this moodern of the world. Failing the trial in the afterlife brings the second death.

As a gadfly, Evola spares no one and nothing in his survey of what we have lost and where we are headed. The mass mental state produced by Jazz is characteristic of the last age. The ancient Roman patrician religion was the magical manipulation of the numen, not the supplication of a deus.

The demon returns to the ancestral source, in effect being eaten by the infernal powers. Rivolta contro il mondo moderno is a book by Julius Evolafirst published in Italy, in For the man, such love would require the surrender of some portion of masculine independence. Ra, with whom the state cult once chiefly identified, is impassive and solar.

Physical eugenics could produce nothing better than beautiful animals. These rites encompassed the whole of human existence. Consequently, Evola thinks that the pre-moderns had it right when they conceived of civilization as a synergetic relationship between spiritual castes. Unfortunately, it turns out that rational discourse is not merely a malevolent invention designed to keep the Man of Tradition down, but an extremely useful tool for getting your arguments across.