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Evola, Julius 1898-1974

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Revolt against the modern world by Julius Evola( Book )

72 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With unflinching gaze and uncompromising intensity Julius Evola analyzes the spiritual and cultural malaise at the heart of Western civilization and all that passes for progress in the modern world. As a gadfly, Evola spares no one and nothing in his survey of what we have lost and where we are headed. At turns prophetic and provocative, Revolt against the Modern World outlines a profound metaphysics of history and demonstrates how and why we have lost contact with the transcendent dimension of being. The revolt advocated by Evola does not resemble the familiar protests of either liberals or conservatives. His criticisms are not limited to exposing the mindless nature of consumerism, the march of progress, the rise of technocracy, or the dominance of unalloyed individualism, although these and other subjects come under his scrutiny. Rather, he attempts to trace in space and time the remote causes and processes that have exercised corrosive influence on what he considers to be the higher values, ideals, beliefs, and codes of conduct - the world of Tradition - that are at the foundation of Western civilization and described in the myths and sacred literature of the Indo-Europeans. Agreeing with the Hindu philosophers that history is the movement of huge cycles and that we are now in the Kali Yuga, the age of dissolution and decadence, Evola finds revolt to be the only logical response for those who oppose the materialism and ritualized meaninglessness of life in the twentieth century. Through a sweeping study of the structures, myths, beliefs, and spiritual traditions of the major Western civilizations, the author compares the characteristics of the modern world with those of traditional societies. The domains explored include politics, law, the rise and fall of empires, the history of the Church, the doctrine of the two natures, life and death, social institutions and the caste system, the limits of racial theories, capitalism and communism, relations between the sexes, and the meaning of warriorhood. At every turn Evola challenges the reader's most cherished assumptions about fundamental aspects of modern life. -- from dust jacket
The metaphysics of sex by Julius Evola( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive work on the metaphysical aspects of sexuality. Julius Evola sheds new light on the mystical and spiritual expression of sexual love. This in-depth study explores the sexual rites of sacred traditions, and shows how religion, mysticism, folklore, and mythology all contain erotic forms in which the deep potentialities of human beings are recognized."--Publisher
Ride the tiger : a survival manual for the aristocrats of the soul by Julius Evola( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The organizations and institutions that, in a traditional civilization and society, allow an individual to realize himself completely, to defend the principal values he recognizes as his own, and to structure his life in a clear and unambiguous way, no longer exist in the contemporary world. Everything that has come to predominate in the modern world is the direct antithesis of the world of Tradition, in which a society is ruled by principles that transcend the merely human and transitory. Ride the Tiger presents an implacable criticism of the idols, structures, theories, and illusions of our dissolute age examined in the light of the inner teachings of indestructible Tradition. Evola identifies the type of human being capable of "riding the tiger"--An individual who may transform destructive processes into inner liberation-and, in so doing, offers hope for those who wish to reembrace Tradition. Book jacket."--Jacket
The mystery of the Grail : initiation and magic in the quest for the Spirit by Julius Evola( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This excursion into the realm of the Grail throws new light on an endlessly fascinating subject, as one of Europe's greatest esoteric philosophers discloses the pre-Christian and initiatic sources of this symbolic motif that is so central to Western mythology and culture. He demonstrates how the main features of the legend are from an older tradition analogous to the great heroic sagas and cycles of the North, and that the Grail itself is a symbol of initiation. Evola uncovers the hidden meaning in the often surreal adventures of the knights who searched for the Grail, interpreting them as inner experiences and tests for the seeker. He also explores the history of the myth in the Middle Ages, its use by the Knights Templar and the Cathars, its legacy during the decline of the Holy Roman Empire, and its links with Rosicrucianism, alchemy, and Masonry.--From publisher description
Metaphysik des Sexus by Julius Evola( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Mysterium des Grals by Julius Evola( Book )

15 editions published between 1955 and 2019 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men among the ruins : post-war reflections of a radical traditionalist by Julius Evola( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Evola's masterful overview of the political and social manifestations of our time, the "age of decline" known to the Hindus as the Kali Yuga. Reveals the occult war that underlies the crises that have become a prevailing feature of modern life. Includes H.T. Hansen's definitive essay on Evola's political life and theory. Men Among the Ruins is Evola's frontal assault on the predominant materialism of our time and the mirage of progress. For Evola and other proponents of Traditionalism, we are now living in an age of increasing strife and chaos: the Kali Yuga of the Hindus or the Germanic Ragnarok. In such a time, social decadence is so widespread that it appears as a natural component of all political institutions. Evola argues that the crises that dominate the daily lives of our societies are part of a secret occult war to remove the support of spiritual and traditional values in order to turn man into a passive instrument of the powerful. Evola is often regarded as the godfather of contemporary Italian fascism and right-wing radical politics, but attentive examination of the historical record'as provided by H.T. Hanson's definitive introduction'reveals Evola to be a much more complex figure. Though he held extreme right-wing views, he was a fearless critic of the Fascist regime and preferred a caste system based on spirituality and intellect to the biological racism championed by the Nazis. Ultimately, he viewed the forces of history as comprised by two factions: "history's demolition squad" enslaved by blind faith in the future and those individuals whose watchword is Tradition. These latter stand in this world of ruins at a higher level and are capable of letting go of what needs to be abandoned in order that what is truly essential not be compromised
Métaphysique du sexe by Julius Evola( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toutes les formes de l'amour sexuel humain sont soumises ici à une grille interprétative capable d'en faire ressortir la transcendance potentielle
The hermetic tradition : symbols and teachings of the royal art by Julius Evola( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important survey of alchemical symbols and doctrines sets forth the mysterious worldview and teachings of the practitioners of the "royal art." One of the leading exponents of the Hermetic tradition, Julius Evola demonstrates the singularity of subject matter that lies behind the words of all adepts in all ages, showing how alchemy--often misunderstood as primitive chemistry or a mere template for the Jungian process of "individuation"--Is nothing less than a universal secret science of human and natural transformation. First published in 1931 in Italian. This is the first English translation. Draws from a host of sources in the Western esoteric tradition--works on theurgy, magic, and gnosticism from neoplatonic, Arab, and medieval sources."--pub. desc
The doctrine of awakening : the attainment of self-mastery according to the earliest Buddhist texts by Julius Evola( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a probing analysis of the oldest Buddhist texts, Julius Evola places the doctrine of liberation in its original context. The early teachings, he suggests, offer the foremost example of an active spirituality that is opposed to the more passive, modern forms of theistic religions. This sophisticated, highly readable analysis of the theory and practice of Buddhist asceticism, first published in Italian in 1943, elucidates the central truths of the eightfold path and clears away the later accretions of Buddhist doctrine. Evola describes the techniques for conscious liberation from the world of maya and for achieving the state of transcendence beyond dualistic thinking. Most surprisingly, he argues that the widespread belief in reincarnation is not an original Buddhist tenet. Evola presents actual practices of concentration and visualization, and places them in the larger metaphysical context of the Buddhist model of mind and universe. The Doctrine of the Awakening is a provocative study of the teachings of the Buddha by one of Europe's most stimulating thinkers
Introduction to magic : rituals and practical techniques for the magus by Julius Evola( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rites, practices, and texts collected by the mysterious UR group for the use of aspiring mages. Rare Hermetic texts published in English for the first time. Includes instructions for developing psychic and magical powers. In 1927 Julius Evola and other leading Italian intellectuals formed the mysterious UR group. Their goal: to bring their individual egos into a state of superhuman power and awareness in which they could act "magically" on the world. Their methods: the practice of ancient Tantric and Buddhist rituals and the study of rare Hermetic texts. So successful were they that rumors spread throughout Italy of the group's power, and Mussolini himself became quite fearful of them. Now for the first time in English Introduction to Magic collects the rites, practices, and knowledge of the UR group for the use of aspiring mages. Included in Introduction to Magic are instructions for creating an etheric double, speaking words of power, using fragrances, interacting with entities, and creating a "magical chain." Among the arcane texts translated are the Tibetan teachings of the Thunderbolt Diamond Path, the Mithraic mystery cult's "Grand Papyrus of Paris," and the Greco-Egyptian magical text De Mysteriis. Anyone who has exhausted the possibilities of the mundane world and is ready to take the steps necessary to purify the soul in the light of knowledge and the fire of dedication will find a number of expert mentors here
Le Yoga tantrique, sa métaphysique, ses pratiques by Julius Evola( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'orientaliste Julius Evola explique la vision du monde sous-jacent au yoga tantrique et ses fondements métaphysiques mais aussi les différentes pratiques et techniques qui lui sont propres
L'arco e la clava by Julius Evola( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in Italian and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The yoga of power : tantra, shakti, and the secret way by Julius Evola( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from original texts on self-mastery, Evola discusses two Hindu movements--Tantrism and Shaktism--which emphasize a path of action to gain power over energies latent within the body
Le Mystère du Graal et l'idée impériale gibeline by Julius Evola( Book )

22 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctrine of awakening; a study on the Buddhist ascesis by Julius Evola( Book )

3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il mito del sangue by Julius Evola( Book )

22 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphysik des Sexus by Julius Evola( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La tradizione ermetica : nei suoi simboli, nella sua dottrina e nella sua "arte regia" by Julius Evola( Book )

21 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperialismo pagano : il fascismo dinanzi al pericolo euro-cristiano : con una apendice polemica sulle reazioni di parte guelfa by Julius Evola( Book )

21 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Revolt against the modern world
The metaphysics of sexRide the tiger : a survival manual for the aristocrats of the soulThe mystery of the Grail : initiation and magic in the quest for the SpiritMen among the ruins : post-war reflections of a radical traditionalistThe hermetic tradition : symbols and teachings of the royal artThe doctrine of awakening : the attainment of self-mastery according to the earliest Buddhist textsIntroduction to magic : rituals and practical techniques for the magusThe yoga of power : tantra, shakti, and the secret way
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D'Altavilla , Carlo

D'Altavilla, Carlo 1898-1974

Evola G. C.

Evola G. C. 1898-1974

Evola, Giuliano Cesare 1898-1974

Evola, Giulio 1898-1974

Evola, Giulio C. 1898-1974

Evola Giulio C. A.

Evola, Giulio Cesare

Evola, Giulio Cesare 1898-1974

Evola Giulio Cesare Andrea

Evola Giulio Cesare Andrea 1898-1974

Evola J.

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Evola, J. C.

Evola, J. (Julius), 1898-1974

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Ιούλιος Έβολα Ιταλός φιλόσοφος και εσωτεριστής

Эвола Д. Ч. А

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Эвола Ю. 1898-1974

Эвола, Юлиус

Эвола, Юлиус 1898-1974

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