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Julius Evola, East & West:
Comparative Studies in Pursuit of Tradition

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Julius Evola
East & West: Comparative Studies in Pursuit of Tradition
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2018
198 pages

Release Date: March 26, 2018

Hardcover: $40 [2]

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East & West collects eighteen essays and reviews in East-West comparative philosophy and religion written by Julius Evola for the journal East & West. Evola covers an astonishing array of traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen, Tantrism, Yoga, Vedanta, Taoism, Stoicism, and Existentialism; such thinkers as René Guénon, Ernst Jünger, Mircea Eliade, Sri Aurobindo, Meister Eckhart, F. W. J. Schelling, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, and C. G. Jung; and such topics as suicide, psychology, sexual magic, and the Egyptian and Tibetan Books of the Dead. Evola’s goal is not simply to identify superficial doctrinal parallels between Eastern and Western traditions, but to use these comparisons to uncover their common root, the one Tradition that underlies the many traditions, which is the central focus of his work.


Editor’s Foreword

1. The Liberating Influences of the Traditional East

2. What Tantrism Means to Modern Western Civilization

3. The Svadharma Doctrine & Existentialism

4. René Guénon: East & West

5. East & West: The Gordian Knot

6. The Right to One’s Own Life in East & West

7. Zen & the West

8. Aurobindo’s Secret of the Veda

9. Yoga, Immortality, & Freedom

10. Ancient Oriental & Mediterranean Erotic Symbolism

11. Zen & Everyday Life

12. Spiritual Virility in Buddhism

13. Sol Invictus: Encounters Between East & West in the Ancient World

14. The Japanese Hara Theory & Its Relations to East & West

15. The “Mysteries of Woman” in East & West

16. Philosophy & Religion: The Egyptian & Tibetan Book of the Dead

17. On the Problem of the Meeting of Religions in East & West

18. Vedanta, Meister Eckhart, Schelling


About the Author

Julius Evola, 1898–1974, was an Italian philosopher and esotericist who became one of the major exponents of the Traditionalist school of René Guénon and an enduring influence on the New Right. His books include Revolt Against the Modern World (1934), Heathen Imperialism (1928), The Hermetic Tradition (1931), The Mystery of the Grail (1937), The Doctrine of Awakening (1943), The Yoga of Power (1949), Men Among the Ruins: Post-War Reflections of a Radical Traditionalist (1953), The Metaphysics of Sex (1958), and Ride the Tiger (1961).

About the Editors

Greg Johnson, Ph.D. is the author of Confessions of a Reluctant Hater (Counter-Currents, 2010; second ed., 2016), New Right vs. Old Right (Counter-Currents, 2013), Truth, Justice, & a Nice White Country (Counter-Currents, 2015), and In Defense of Prejudice (Counter-Currents, 2017).

Collin Cleary, Ph.D. is the author of Summoning the Gods: Essays on Paganism in a God-Forsaken World (Counter-Currents, 2011) and What is a Rune? & Other Essays (Counter-Currents, 2015).

Release Date: March 26, 2018

Hardcover: $40 [2]

Paperback: $20 [2]

Kindle E-book: $8.99 [3]