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Julius Evola

Julius Evola, 1898–1974, was an Italian philosopher and esotericist who became one of the major exponents of the Traditionalist school of René Guénon. From the 1920s to 1945, Evola hoped that Italian Fascism, the Romanian Iron Guard, and German National Socialism could offer both a critique and rectification of the problems of the modern world consistent with Traditionalism. After the disaster of 1945, Evola withdrew from active political engagement, but his teachings continued to influence subsequent generations of thinkers and political actors on the Right, including the European and North American New Right movements. His books include Revolt Against the Modern World (1934), Heathen Imperialism (1928), Introduction to Magic: Rituals and Practical Techniques for the Magus (1929), The Hermetic Tradition: Symbols and Teachings of the Royal Art (1931), The Mystery of the Grail: Initiation and Magic in the Quest for the Spirit (1937), The Doctrine of Awakening: The Attainment of Self-Mastery According to the Earliest Buddhist Texts (1943), The Yoga of Power: Tantra, Shakti, and the Secret Way (1949), Men Among the Ruins: Post-War Reflections of a Radical Traditionalist (1953), Eros and the Mysteries of Love: The Metaphysics of Sex (1958), Ride the Tiger: A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul (1961), The Path of Cinnabar: An Intellectual Autobiography (1963), Fascism Viewed from the Right (1964), Meditations on the Peaks: Mountain Climbing as Metaphor for the Spiritual Quest (1974), and Metaphysics of War: Battle, Victory, and Death in the World of Tradition (2007).
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The Mystique of Race in Ancient Rome

A fresco from the thermopolium of Lucius Vetutius Placidus in the city of Pompeii, depicting the spirit (genius) of the house central, flanked by Lares and Penates with Mercury on far left, Bacchus far right.

A fresco from the thermopolium of Lucius Vetutius Placidus in the city of Pompeii, depicting the spirit (genius) of the house central, flanked by Lares and Penates with Mercury on far left, Bacchus far right.

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Racialist literature has not failed to emphasize everything that shows the importance attributed to lineage, people, origin, and ancestry in ancient Romanity at that time, and has also conducted research to recover the Aryan or Nordic-Aryan element and type in Romanity and to follow its destiny.

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Orientaciones

FascesMonument9,315 words

English translation here

Nota del Traductor:

Hace 35 años leímos por primera vez “Orientamenti” en versión italiana, cuando nuestro dominio sobre esta lengua era todavía mínimo, publicada por el Centro Studi Ordine Nuovo(1). Read more …

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Orientations

FascesMonument8,046 words

Translated by Cologero; Spanish translation here

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It is useless to create illusions with the pipe dream of any optimism whatsoever: we find ourselves today at the end of a cycle. Read more …

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Race & the Myth of the Origins of Rome

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Romulus-RemusTranslated by Cologero

In his Life of Romulus (I,8), Plutarch writes:

Rome would not have risen to such power had it not had, in any way, a divine origin, Read more …

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The Meaning & Function of Monarchy

Crown jewels of Austria

Crown jewels of Austria

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K. Loewenstein’s essay [La monarchia nello Stato modern, 1969] has provided the reader with an overview of all the various forms of monarchy and the possibilities that, in his opinion, remain for a monarchical regime in the present age.

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Fascism Viewed from the Right

julius-evola-fascism-front_2Trans. with Introduction by E. Christian Kopff
London: Arktos Media, 2013
126 pages

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In this book, Julius Evola analyses the Fascist movement of Italy, which he himself had experienced first-hand, often as a vocal critic, throughout its entire history from 1922 until 1945. Read more …

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Notes on the Third Reich

notes_reich_1Trans. with Foreword by E. Christian Kopff
London: Arktos Media, 2013
94 pages

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In the same manner as he critiqued Italian Fascism in Fascism Viewed from the Right, in this volume Evola analyses the German National Socialist movement, Read more …

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Races of the Soul & Spirit in Judaism

Marc Chagall, "The Rabbi"

Marc Chagall, “The Rabbi”

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The Race of the Soul in Judaism

The qualities of character reflect a determined style, which differs according to the races of the soul; furthermore, research in this direction can easily reach the more general concept that one cannot be a scholar, warrior, ascetic, merchant, or artist abstractly and in general, but there are distinct manners, conditioned by the internal race, of being a warrior, ascetic, artist, etc. One thus comes to the problem of singling out the various “laws of style,” Read more …

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Aspects of Racial Doctrine

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Giambattista Vico

Giambattista Vico

Editor’s Note:

In this text, Evola distinguishes the race of the body (biological race–race as such, in my opinion), the race of the soul (which I would call non-hereditary character types, shaped by culture, ideas, and education), and race of the spirit, which has to do with “vertical,” “superhistorical” heredity, i.e., man’s alleged descent from superhuman or divine beings. It is unfortunate that Evola speaks disparagingly of evolution as a “myth” — only to replace it with genuine myths Read more …

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The Races of the Spirit

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612px-Nuremberg_chronicles_-_Sun_and_Moon_(LXXVIr)Editor’s Note:

Some questions for discussion: Does the concept of “spiritual race” simply amount to types of character? If so, then why speak of spiritual races at all? Why not reserve “race” for the biological realm and speak of character types, which are shaped by culture, habituation, and ideas as well as genes?  Read more …

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