Great Eleusis Frieze, Eleusis Museum, Greece, late 5th c. BCE
Translated by Bruno Cariou
It is not easy, today, to give an exact idea of what is meant by Initiation and to define the figure of the ‘Initiate’. The main difficulty lies in the necessity of referring to a vision of the world and man, and to structures, which belong essentially to traditional civilisations, distant from the present one, not only from the modern mentality and culture, but also, to a large extent, from the religion which has come to predominate in the West.
“Překládal jsem z němčiny na žádost vydavatele Longanesiho… rozsáhlé a oslavované dílo Oswalda Spenglera Zánik Západu. Poskytlo mi to příležitost v úvodu specifikovat význam i hranice tohoto díla, jež si svého času vydobylo světovou slávu.” Těmito slovy uvádí Julius Evola ve své knize Pouť rumělky(str. 177) řadu kritických odstavců ke Spenglerovi.
David Roberts, “Pronaos of the Temple of Edfou,” 1838
Part 4 of 4
There is no “vast Right-wing conspiracy,” but perhaps there should be. I am sure that by now some of you are thinking, “Let’s start a Traditionalist secret society of our own and wage occult war against the modern world! Read more …
If the dominant current of decline is, to one extent or another, actually created, sustained, and guided by occult warfare, is it possible to use the same means to reverse decline? No—and yes. Read more …
David Roberts, “Portico of the Temple of Horus at Edfou,” 1846
Part 2 of 4
Guénon and Evola believe that the occult war is carried on by secret initiatic societies. Just as Tradition is propagated through initiatic societies, the Counter-Tradition is propagated through counter-initiatic societies, Read more …
“Rome is the boundary between East and West. South of Rome, the East starts, and north of Rome, the West starts. This border-line now, runs exactly over the Forum Romanum. There’s my house, this explains my life and my music.” — Giacinto Scelsi
The music of Giacinto Scelsi is still relatively obscure, which is in keeping with the reclusive and esoteric character of the composer himself. Read more …
René Guénon was born on this day in 1886. Along with Julius Evola, Guénon was one of the leading figures in the Traditionalist school, which has deeply influenced my own outlook and the metapolitical mission and editorial agenda of Counter-Currents Publishing and North American New Right.
In commemoration of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this website. Read more …