Where should I start with Evola?

Where should I start with Evola?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The only thing by him you really should read is Love and Eros.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Why?

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You just posted it

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t. He’s a radical right-wing thinker.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      He’s the most glorified self-help writer of all time.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

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        >75 IQ n-word-tier opinion
        top kek

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        It's called the humid path n-word.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      wow what a specifically good reason not to read Evola

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Don’t. He’s a radical right-wing thinker.
      Okay, where should I definitely NOT start, then? Like what would be the very last thing you would have me read?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >radical

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Good. homosexual.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Revolt is actually a pretty good start, but I've seen people recommend to start with "Path of Cinnabar".

      Fuck off, homosexual.

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      Pretty good graph, reading everything might be a good idea.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      You can balance out Evolain superfascism right hand path with Crowley's left hand path.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Evola is left hand path.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Orientations
    https://www.gornahoor.net/?p=4428

    And just read shorter essays that interest you at first
    https://counter-currents.com/2022/05/remembering-julius-evola-10/

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Don't, its all feels over reals.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      depends on if you believe in metaphysical reality. if so, it would be more properly labelled as "hyper-real" over real. this is the most "radical" aspect of his thought, even though it is technically normal when compared to all of human existence.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Don't, its all feels over reals.
      Based, rational inquiry is the spiritual eunuchizing of men.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Just because it's a deep extrapolation of symbolism/themes instead of autistic peer reviewed reddit studies about meaningless minutia means it's feelings based and not real.

      He's the one rooted in reality. Not you.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    how about with an introduction to evola?

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

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    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I love these graphs.
      More of these for LULZ right wing reading guides?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I would also add Heidegger, Sartre, and Jaspers to the RtT route.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Is it too granular to add Deenan and Lasch to this? Like an Amerifat expac

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

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    ideally on the first page

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    read actual philosophy, plato's republic, gorgias and phaedrus
    aristotle ethics and metaphysics
    Descartes metaphysical meditation
    Hume treatise of human nature
    Kant critique of pure reason
    Hegel phenomenology of spirit, and heidegger being and time
    if you wanna develop some knowleadge about eastern philosophy, read what buddha thaught by Walpola Rahula Rhero
    the tao te ching by lao tse
    Farīd ud-Dīn's Manṭiq-uṭ-Ṭayr
    and if you wanna see how eastern ans western philosophies can be mixed, read nagarjuna's madhyamaka teachings, nagarjuna's philosophy is almost identical to Hegel, and hegel is a pretty complete articulation of modenr philosophy
    if after that you still think Evola can give something to you start with the metaphysics of war, but at that point Fichte or nietzsche would be a better option to read about a path of heroic spiritualism

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This for the most part. Evola was heavily influenced by German Idealism, primarily Fichte and Hegel, so if you want a fuller reading of him, the history of philosophy up go Hegel is necessary.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        This just isn't true, Evola wrote explicitly and especially to give people a guiding light in confused times. He didn't expect you to read Kant before reading him. The more knowledge you have of philosophy the more you will enjoy him but he basically wrote the same guidebooks several times from different angles JUST so that every different kind of "seeker" would be covered.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          “so if you want a fuller reading of him”

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Oh true, I did read the post but my mind must have skimmed right over that. Sorry, I'm so used to people gatekeeping on LULZ just as an excuse to posture, and I always find it really sad because all you get out of that is a little dopamine hit from posturing, meanwhile the other guy maybe never gets into an author that would have changed his life.

            My mistake.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              No worries.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        **actually up to Gentile, as he finds Absolute Idealism to be the limits of philosophy before converging onto spirituality
        Also Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche are mandatory

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Evola's biographers said he was influenced by Max Stirner. I'm pretty sure the introduction to Revolt Against Modern World points this out and Evola does talk about Stirner a few times in the book. It was either Revolt or Aristocrat Survival guide.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This for the most part. Evola was heavily influenced by German Idealism, primarily Fichte and Hegel, so if you want a fuller reading of him, the history of philosophy up go Hegel is necessary.

      Modern copeoids trying to prevent people from escaping the mental prison built by western civilization.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like "trooning out" with extra steps

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    With Guenon (PBUH)

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    start with rené guénon instead

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Ignore most of the retards here. You should probably start with the Hermetic Tradition. You'll notice very fast what Evola's writings are about: esoteric approaches to self-improvement. They're often convoluted, non-linear and all over the place, about as mystical in nature as the theme he's trying to cover.

    Once you're done with the Hermetic Tradition, you can basically branch out wherever you want to because you've covered his core mentality at this point. If you want something more politically heavy, then go into Revolt against the Modern World, but if you want to explore the more self-help side, you could either try to cover the theoretical bases with his Doctrine of Awakening, Yoga of Power and even Myth of the Grail, or instead - if you prefer diving immediately into the practical application of esoteric self-help teachings - go straight for the three volumes of 'Introduction into Magic'.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Personally, I wouldn't recommend The Hermetic Tradition unless you're familiar with Evola's weltanschauung.

      The Doctrine of Awakening is a lot easier to read if you want to get to the esoterical as quick as possible.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The anons who parrot reading Hermetic Tradition as the first or one of the first books obviously haven't read, not can they explain about the book in substantial detail. It's by far his hardest book and it isn't necessary to understand the rest of his books either.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >The anons who parrot reading Hermetic Tradition as the first or one of the first books obviously haven't read
          Cope harder. I've read it.
          >not can they explain about the book in substantial detail.
          Sounds like you're projecting. It's not as complicated as you make it out to be.
          >It's by far his hardest book and it isn't necessary to understand the rest of his books either.
          It literally forms the basis of his beliefs without which you will hardly grasp his reasoning for opposing 'the modern world'.

          Personally, I wouldn't recommend The Hermetic Tradition unless you're familiar with Evola's weltanschauung.

          The Doctrine of Awakening is a lot easier to read if you want to get to the esoterical as quick as possible.

          >The Doctrine of Awakening is a lot easier to read if you want to get to the esoterical as quick as possible.
          It's easier, but I don't think it gets to the heart of his beliefs as well as the Hermetic Tradition.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, but it's like taking an ice cold shower, instead of a warm shower; It can be a rather overwhelming.

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, I agree with you on that, but if you want to get into "the esoterical as quick as possible", then the cold shower is precisely the way to go.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                I meant it moreso that most recommend something more political in nature. Whilst you on the other hand, recommended a more esoteric book, which I agree with, since the best approch to understanding Evola is by understanding metaphysics. However, The Hermetic Tradition can be rather difficult.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Starting with the Hermetic Tradition to explain evola is like starting with quantum theory to explain how to build a bookshelf.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        So what do you recommend starting with.
        >inb4 one of his political works

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Revolt.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Meme.

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              He's right. Out of all his books Revolt is the best at showing the sort of mindset one needs to view the world and history. That mindset helps contextualize everything else he writes. Knowing the various meanings of the word "stone" won't do much for most people.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                No, he's not right. It doesn't provide a clear through which one would understand the motivation of the revolt, the aspiration of the traditionalist and the essential nature of the opposition. If you believe that the Hermetic Tradition is about the various meanings of the word "stone", then it sure flew over your head.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >It doesn't provide a clear through which one would understand the motivation of the revolt,
                Yes it does, that comes by itself, as Evola said in that interview.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >comes by itself
                Kek, what a meme

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                How? It makes perfect sense.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                You wish it would make perfect sense.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                It does but I guess there's an IQ barrier.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Said the person who didn't grasp the point of the Hermetic Tradition.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not even that person. HT is possibly my favourite book but not really a good intro to Evola. Do you know what the goal of it is?

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                If that was true, you wouldn't pretend that it "coming by itself" would make sense, so you're straight up lying on an anonymous image board of all places.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >can't answer my question
                >accuses me of lying while apparently not even understanding what I said
                I really don't think you've even read HT and are just here to disrupt. Prove me wrong and attempt to answer my question if you understood the book so well.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >I really don't think you've even read HT and are just here to disrupt.
                >no u!
                You haven't read HT and you haven't proven to me that you have, which is what I accused you of. Now you're trying to distract from yourself by telling me that I haven't read it instead. So pathetic.

                How about you explain how exactly the Revolt Against the Modern World contains the underlying metaphysical perspective through which Evola establishes his political views in the first place when it doesn't at all? You probably haven't read that one either actually given that you believe that it's a good introduction to Evola.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >You probably haven't read that one either actually given that you believe that it's a good introduction to Evola.
                According to Evola himself, it is, along with Mystery of the Grail.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                The first chapter is literally an explanation of modernity and tradition.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                So?

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                It explain the metaphysics of Evola's beliefs.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Hardly. It barely touches the surface of his beliefs.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                It's literally the best explanation of involution and evolution Evola ever wrote. How does that not adequently provide a good basis for the rest of what Evola writes about in Revolt. Because it sure was enough for me.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Because what he writes about later in the Revolt requires an understanding for how Evola perceives the ascent of the initiated through death as a distinguishing nature from the purely telluric reality of modernity, or in other words, as being an attempt to bring the sacred back into the profane world, as Eliade would describe it. This essence is hardly at all captured in the Revolt. Just because you feel like it was enough for you doesn't mean it's enough in general. For Evola, the war is in essence a spiritual one, and the golden warrior is one with a spiritual perspective.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >For Evola, the war is in essence a spiritual one, and the golden warrior is one with a spiritual perspective.
                Yeah, duh. I've read Evola, and Revolt offers the best introduction to his beliefs. But if you wanna be so autistic about it, feel free to suggest what (You) consider to be the best introduction to Evola.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Yeah, duh. I've read Evola
                >I HAVE READ IT!! BELIEVE ME!!
                No, you haven't. You've only at most read the Revolt. Maybe 2 or 3 chapters. And you're lying on an anonymous image board like the parasitical, telluric creature that you are.
                >But if you wanna be so autistic about it
                You're the one who replied to me, not the other way around. You're the autist who felt the need to talk to me.
                >feel free to suggest what (You) consider to be the best introduction to Evola.
                Already have, but thanks for the pretentious permission, you wannabe traditionalistic larper.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Sure the I'll prove it:
                >Saturn is the telluric vessel of the individual.
                >The sulphur is the personality; The true person, the "I".
                >The mercury is the animating principle of the organism

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >No response
                lmao, what a homosexual. Couldn't handle the fact that I've actually read Evola, huh?

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                This doesn't prove that you've read the HT. You could've gotten this much from a summary sheet on alchemy kek

                >No response
                lmao, what a homosexual. Couldn't handle the fact that I've actually read Evola, huh?

                Don't get too excited, you autistic loser. Not everyone spends their entire life staring at a LULZ thread

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >This doesn't prove that you've read the HT. You could've gotten this much from a summary sheet on alchemy kek
                Sure, homosexual, cope harder. I summerised the first part of HT in a timespan of less than 5 minutes with obscure allegories. I'm sure I haven't read HT.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm sure I haven't read HT.
                Exactly, I'm sure of it too, you larper.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Here's a analysis that I wrote about Moby-Dick, I'm sure you'll understand it:

                The hermetic texts speak of mercury being usurped by Saturn (lead). Saturn is the archetype of the leviathan, or, in the context of “Moby-Dick”, Moby-Dick. Moby-Dick is the usurper of the ocean, being an anomaly to the biology of sperm whales, and a fearsome foe against merchants and whalers alike. The ocean, as previously explained, is the spirit (vitality), albeit, in an un-pure form. To conquer the ocean, therefore, one has to firstly defeat the leviathan of the ocean. After which, one can drink from the fountain of youth, and acquire “eternal youth”.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Here's more:

                The princess is often kept in a tower or castle, which is guarded by a dragon that sleeps in a chamber filled with gold. The hermetic texts also speak of mercury being usurped by Saturn (lead). In Jungian analysis, the shadow archetype is the accumulation of the repressed, however not necessarily unconscious, but more commonly, volitionally suppressed feelings and desires of the ego. Saturn is the archetype of the leviathan, or, in the context of “Moby-Dick”, Moby-Dick. After defeating the leviathan, the knight often marries princess, and accrues the vast sum of gold. In the mythos closer to the ocean, however, pirates longed to drink from the fountain of youth, and acquire “eternal youth” – purified spirit. Hence why the last phase of the hero’s journey is “the return of the elixir”. It is revealed that the purpose of whaling is to extract the “whale oil” from the carcass of the whale, and sell it for the use of fuel for oil lamps. The sacred fire of Vesta in ancient Rome was an eternal flame, symbolizing the prosperity and stability of the Roman Empire (fire = male = stability). The fire was maintained by the “Vestal Virgins”, who took a 30-year vow of chastity (purified spirit), and were regarded to be “goddesses of earth”.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                I wrote this analysis a long time ago, so it's quite shit, but it should prove the validity of my knowledge:

                In the opening chapter, “Loomings”, we’re greeted with Ishmael pondering about the phenomena of: “Why is almost every robust healthy boy with a robust healthy soul in him, at some time or other crazy to go to sea?”. However, for any experienced reader, familiar with the traditional structure of a novel, this is hardly a difficult question: The sea or a princess, represent the “call to adventure” present in the paradigm of the “hero’s journey”. In alchemy, woman and water allude to the same principle: Vitality and spirit. These principles exist in a state of chaos, symbolized by the ouroboros as a perpetual state of dissolution and coagulation, which may be understood as the undetermined potentiality of the individual, expressed also as mercury – A substance which inhibits both properties of liquid and metal: “Nature takes pleasure in itself”, and “Nature dominates itself”. Nature, being mother nature (mercury), has the dual potentiality of being dominated (feminine), and dominating (masculine). The two distinct principles actualize themselves as the symbol of the sun (male/fire/stability) and moon (female/water/dissolution). The archetypes of the sun and moon can be found in numerous cultures: In old Norse, the rune for “Hagal” is comprised of “Algiz” and “Yr”; In the Chinese philosophy “Taiji”, we find the two famous concepts “Yin” and “Yang”; In Freemasonry, there exists the two pillars “Boaz” and “Jachin”; In hermeticism, the “Caduceus” features two snakes wrapping each other around the staff of Hermes; In Moby-Dick, we find the law of “Fast-Fish” and “Loose-Fish”.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Here's more:

                The princess is often kept in a tower or castle, which is guarded by a dragon that sleeps in a chamber filled with gold. The hermetic texts also speak of mercury being usurped by Saturn (lead). In Jungian analysis, the shadow archetype is the accumulation of the repressed, however not necessarily unconscious, but more commonly, volitionally suppressed feelings and desires of the ego. Saturn is the archetype of the leviathan, or, in the context of “Moby-Dick”, Moby-Dick. After defeating the leviathan, the knight often marries princess, and accrues the vast sum of gold. In the mythos closer to the ocean, however, pirates longed to drink from the fountain of youth, and acquire “eternal youth” – purified spirit. Hence why the last phase of the hero’s journey is “the return of the elixir”. It is revealed that the purpose of whaling is to extract the “whale oil” from the carcass of the whale, and sell it for the use of fuel for oil lamps. The sacred fire of Vesta in ancient Rome was an eternal flame, symbolizing the prosperity and stability of the Roman Empire (fire = male = stability). The fire was maintained by the “Vestal Virgins”, who took a 30-year vow of chastity (purified spirit), and were regarded to be “goddesses of earth”.

                I wrote this analysis a long time ago, so it's quite shit, but it should prove the validity of my knowledge:

                In the opening chapter, “Loomings”, we’re greeted with Ishmael pondering about the phenomena of: “Why is almost every robust healthy boy with a robust healthy soul in him, at some time or other crazy to go to sea?”. However, for any experienced reader, familiar with the traditional structure of a novel, this is hardly a difficult question: The sea or a princess, represent the “call to adventure” present in the paradigm of the “hero’s journey”. In alchemy, woman and water allude to the same principle: Vitality and spirit. These principles exist in a state of chaos, symbolized by the ouroboros as a perpetual state of dissolution and coagulation, which may be understood as the undetermined potentiality of the individual, expressed also as mercury – A substance which inhibits both properties of liquid and metal: “Nature takes pleasure in itself”, and “Nature dominates itself”. Nature, being mother nature (mercury), has the dual potentiality of being dominated (feminine), and dominating (masculine). The two distinct principles actualize themselves as the symbol of the sun (male/fire/stability) and moon (female/water/dissolution). The archetypes of the sun and moon can be found in numerous cultures: In old Norse, the rune for “Hagal” is comprised of “Algiz” and “Yr”; In the Chinese philosophy “Taiji”, we find the two famous concepts “Yin” and “Yang”; In Freemasonry, there exists the two pillars “Boaz” and “Jachin”; In hermeticism, the “Caduceus” features two snakes wrapping each other around the staff of Hermes; In Moby-Dick, we find the law of “Fast-Fish” and “Loose-Fish”.

                The thing is, the Hermetic Tradition isn't merely a book about the symbolism of alchemy, but furthermore lays bare the ambitions of Evola himself, and these aren't elaborated on in the Revolt Against the Modern World. The political to Evola is at most a manifestation that arises from his esoteric views, rather than the other way around. To read his political works without the metaphysical background is to see exclusively the telluric aspect of reality, which defeats the entire purpose of the revolt, since one would still perceive reality through the eyes of the modern man.

                As for your analyses, we could disagree on some interpretations here and there, but it's neat that you have nonetheless tried to write some.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Glad, we could get that straight, at least.

                I also mediated a bit on how to read Evola whilst we were discussing, and I would say that whilst Revolt might be the most comprehensive work of Evola, I would agree with you that I is definitely complex, thus the uniniated reader may gloss over many important details. Perhaps the best introduction to Evola is Cinnabar, since that allows him to discuss what he meant to write about in each work? After which, HT might be good. I'm not sure, Evola is quite difficult to understand in the beginning without the knowledge of his most difficult book.

                >As for your analyses, we could disagree on some interpretations here and there, but it's neat that you have nonetheless tried to write some.
                I wrote this like 5 years ago, even reading it now, makes me realise how much I've learnt. But I digress.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Actually, fuck it: I completely agree with you, The Hermetic Tradition is the best Introduction to Evola.

                Here's the pdf:
                https://files.catbox.moe/ec52mz.pdf

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Great share. But yeah, to kind of finalize my own thoughts, I agree when others say that HT is rather convoluted or complex in comparison to a lot of his other writings, but that's simply an unfortunate reality of it: to truly get into Evola, we ironically have to proceed through the nigredo to even hope to attain the albedo. As complex as it is, it's an essential keystone to his entire world view.

                It's as such a rough introduction to anyone who's interested in Evola, but probably the best introduction nonetheless. Personally, my introduction was the Mystery of the Grail back in the days when I found that stupid chart online. It's not a horrible chart, but looking back, it's probably a really stupid place to start.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >to truly get into Evola, we ironically have to proceed through the nigredo to even hope to attain the albedo. As complex as it is, it's an essential keystone to his entire world view.
                Poetic. The nigredo is after all the most difficult part of the process, after which it's basically child's play 🙂

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Personally, my introduction was the Mystery of the Grail back in the days when I found that stupid chart online. It's not a horrible chart, but looking back, it's probably a really stupid place to start.
                It's because it was straight up originally written as an appendix/companion piece to Revolt, so reading it without having read that first is just silly and makes things needlessly hard. I read it as my second book of his (because I found that exact same chart after already having read half of Revolt lmao) and I think it's much better put there, as a way to expand more on some of what he was talking about. I have no clue why that chart put it first lmao

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Glad that we are finally able to hold a sensible conversation beyond the pointless shit-flinging, as entertaining as that was.

                And I don't disagree with you. Cinnabar to me is a sensible alternative to HT as an introduction to a first-time reader of Evola. The primary reason why I oppose suggesting a political work though as a first book, beyond what I have mentioned earlier, is also that numerous of those who are currently interested in reading his work are essentially political extremists who simply don't like the decay they intuitively perceive in the modern age. This on its own isn't a problem, but if they go into works such as the Revolt with the mindset that it's a piece of literature that is about fighting the "the damn libs" in a purely telluric sense, then they will have read the book without, essentially, having understood anything at all. They would've completely missed the point. And to me, this seems like a very plausible outcome as Evola's views are nothing short of being very peculiar and foreign to those who are unfamiliar with perennialism, thus fairly inaccessible.

                One way or another, I don't think that one can really get around reading HT. Another anon earlier suggested the Doctrine of Awakening as an easier introduction into the esoteric "aspect of Evola's views" (even though in my opinion we can hardly separate Evola's writings at all from the esoteric), and while I don't disagree, I don't think it's a good introduction either as it may leave the person thinking that Evola is focused on Eastern philosophy exclusively.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Well, to be fair, as soon as someone who is only interested in the political domain of Evola reads the first chapter of Revolt, they’ll undoubtedly understand, to a certain degree, that Evola isn’t merely a political thinker.
                But I do understand your critique of why Revolt shouldn’t be the someone’s introduction to Evola, since many implied metaphysical aspects in Revolt, will undoubtedly be completely not be understood.

                As such, after understanding the metaphysics of Evola’s weltanschauung by reading The Hermetic Tradition, which explains it perfectly, someone can read Evola’s more political works, and actually understand what he writes.

                Anyways, I think we can thus agree that Cinnabar or HT are undoubtedly the best introductions to Evola.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >to truly get into Evola, we ironically have to proceed through the nigredo to even hope to attain the albedo. As complex as it is, it's an essential keystone to his entire world view.
                Poetic. The nigredo is after all the most difficult part of the process, after which it's basically child's play 🙂

                >Anyways, I think we can thus agree that Cinnabar or HT are undoubtedly the best introductions to Evola.
                Yeah, we can. Though, I'll add this. If we allow ourselves for a second to step beyond Evola's work, then I think another good starting point is Eliade's The Forge and the Crucible, as it, in my opinion, provides a more streamlined and simple transition for the profane mind into a sacred realm, which in turn makes reading HT that much easier.

                >You probably haven't read that one either actually given that you believe that it's a good introduction to Evola.
                According to Evola himself, it is, along with Mystery of the Grail.

                Fair enough, but in that case I simply disagree with Evola. His work is phenomenal, but that doesn't mean he's right about every single matter.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Revolt definitely describes this. HT is more explaining allegory and symbol and technical details. This is the 3rd time I'm asking: what is the goal of the Hermetic Tradition?

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

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                >HT is more explaining allegory and symbol and technical details
                Someone didn't get it

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                What is Evola's metaphysics? What are the ontological primitives in his system?

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                If you got 10-20 minutes to spare, then I would suggest that you read chapter one of this book:
                https://files.catbox.moe/457yg2.pdf

                He explains it better than I could in a sinlge post.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    guenon

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Failing for the bait.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You don't.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I was once proofreading a paper of a college professor of mine and it mentioned Evola, whom I told him I recognized. He was surprised I knew who he was. A few days ago he called me asking me to recommend him what of him he ought to read. I only knew him because of LULZ, so I sent him the first 10 books I found on libgen.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Don't.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Revolt Against the Modern World is gamechanging.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The only thing by him you really should read is Love and Eros

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Love and Eros

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I tried to read ride the tiger but the blackpill was so hard to digest tgat i quit in the first part...
    I ve read other evola books and traditional authors but ride the tiger is really difficult to digest

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You're supposed to read it all to get the cure.

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    By turning to the right, and leaving the New Age section and going to the actual philosophy section or turning to the left and going to the actual religion section.

    Evola Tik Tok crystal witch shit just marketed to disaffected upper middle class right wing teen-twenty-somethings experiencing cognitive dissonance over how smart their parents and rampant grade inflation told them they were versus how much the world cares about their opinions.

    T. Owned most of his major work.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty funny how you own his major works but don't know the difference between authentic initiation and new age crystal witch blah blah blah stuff.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Implying "authentic" initiation isn't whatever is made up by slick predators as a way to get angsty young makes to bring young girls to them, or to simply fuck their bussy directly.
        How many initiations start with costumes and ritual, progress to a cocktail of psychotropic drugs, and end in anal sex? I can't say for sure, but if you get into the actual occult scene you will realize it's likely most of them.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          >nu age initiations are the same as traditional initiations
          I find it ironic you were mocking the intelligence of others earlier

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >Evola was doing "true traditional invitations" not making up the new age shit of his day.
            >Historical initiations into the various mysteries of antiquity didn't involve drugs and gangbangs.
            I see where this is going though. Every occult thread is just endless cycles of no true Scotsmen arguments. "No, the archeological findings of those old Greek mystery cults weren't the real deal. The real deal is what was discovered by bored 19th century occultists as they meshed together a hodgepodge of medieval European and Hindu texts to uncover the lost secret tradition."

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              All this reveals is that you don't know what Guenon or Evola mean when they say the word 'traditional'. It has very little to do with mindlessly adopting old customs.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe you can help him by brewing an elixir of intelligence for him? Or punish him with a hex? You do study magic after all, right?

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Or he could, you know, just Google it before typing away.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >retards still don't understand what Evola means when he says magic

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          >supposedly owns Evola's major works
          >doesn't know what initiation is in the Traditionalist sense
          Why are you even posting?

  23. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    With his first book?

  24. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Read the greeks instead, then read the scholastics, then read Leibniz, Spinoza and Kant, then read the british empiricists and the german idealists, then read the phenomenologists, then completely skip Evola all together, and congratulations, you are now fairly well-read in philosophy, equipped to participate in intellectual discussions on western thought and culture, rather than a mouth-breathing incel who believes in magic who can only have """intellectual""" discussions with the two dozen other incel losers who like Evola on LULZ and twitter.

    I'm earnest anon, do not waste what may be a fine mind on incel wank.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Stfu

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

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      >unironically wanting to have intellectual discussions

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >"Bro, just accept what I say. It's ancient wisdom and genius and if you accept it and join my club and do what I say and buy my shit you will also be a genius."
        >Well, can I get a summary of your ideas. Like the SEP rundown?
        >"No, if you were a true genius you would get it and anyone who disagrees is just not a genius. I don't need to have any sort of academic like my work or think it is good because they are plebians. Only the elite understand it."
        >But the elite mostly seem to be angry incels on an image board.
        >"No, they are mostly super powerful men who wear robes at night and do initiations but they are too secret to know about. Only a genius would understand."
        >Can you show me some magic.
        >"Ugh, you obviously don't get it!"

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

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          >the hylic invents fictional conversations to coat himself into an illusion of victory

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Seething tranny. Dilate.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      reading Evola after reading all those people is one of the most rewarding intellectual experiences you can have. it was like something clicked in my brain, and now I understand everything

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >to participate in intellectual discussions
      >uses the word incel 3 times in his shitty post
      have a nice day tranny.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Your post reminds of the Goebbel's quote. Nothing makes an incel seethe like being called an incel, and it really, genuinely, is the end of all discussion. The material, spiritual and intellectual cause and motivation for your beliefs is not reason, enlightenment or revelation, it is literally that you get zero pussy. It is transparent as glass to everyone who is not himself an incel. Watching young men dig themselves further and further into a not-hole (heh) is mind-numbing and tragic. Have sex incel. Please, for the love of God, just have sex. Every single one of your male ancestors managed. hundreds of thousands of them. Just do it. Stop being a genuine, unironical, LITERAL homosexual and just have sex with women. Just do it. Just put down the Evola, contain your autism for a while, and go have sex.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Have you ever actually loved a woman?

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Nope. They’re coomcels. They think having le sex is in and of itself a virtue.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Yep.

            Trannies are just incels who took it to the next level of degradation. They got no sex (maybe sex with a stinky mutt hambeast, but that is arguably worse), and yet they craved women incessantly, worshipping cartoon images of "cute" girls. What you meditate on you become in some sense, to the point that they felt that they were more comfortable in a pink dress (despite gender being a social construct) and even mutilating their genitals and growing breasts, transforming from incel into a satanic parody of a woman. Of course their family are disgusted by this, and rightfully so, even if they won't admit it openly due to social pressure. People who see them on the bus are disgusted by it, people at work, in the park, everywhere they are disgusted. At the same time, the tranny can go back to "his" discord hugbox/cult and be told "he" is "valid" (means nothing), the same way an incel can go whine on LULZ to other incels who agree with him/it.

            I think trannies hate incels not because incels hate women (trannies hate real women probably even more), but because they see inside the incel some superior part of them that would not yield to the degeneracy of modernity, unlike the tranny itself who has given its soul away to being a freak of modernity par excellence.

            Whatever the case may be, I do not see a purpose to this conversation, especially when you claimed earlier to be interested in intellectual discussion, and all you're doing is talking about incels while failing at psychoanalysis, since I myself lost my virginity at 16 at a party in high school to a hot slutty girl with perfect tits. I was drunk and high in my friend's bathroom and she guided my upstairs in a thong; yea, verily we doth ride the tiger.

            Yes yes, fascinating, trannies and Evola-incels are quite similar, sure, agreed. As for intellectual discussion, I said there was none to be had here, ironically proven by your incapability to actually parse the text I wrote. GG homosexualron.

            what compels bioleninist cattle to come to LULZ and make posts like this
            I don't get it, who or what are they trying to convince? are they so used to an environment where people respond to this cheap social shaming that they just default to it no matter where they are?

            You're an early twenties twitterphilosophy retard claiming ownership of an anonymous shitposting forum. It is profoundly gay.
            I am quite clearly trying to convince you and other Evolatards to stop being literal homosexuals and go have sex. It is exceedingly clear from my post, and you must be very stupid not to see it, but then again, you are an Evolafag. I am not doing it out of some idea that you must acquiesce to normie social pressure and fit in, I am doing it because you having sex is the best chance there is for you to stop caring about Evola, and hence, stop posting about a shitty seventh rate magical-retard pseudothinker, thereby ruining the board. Telling you to stop being a homosexual and go have sex is rational self-interest, mere means to the end which is fewer idiotic threads about Evola by harebrained twitterphilosophyfags.

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

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              Not them but such teachings are my hopes of any afterlife, are you telling me theres nothing after death? Im scared

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              Holy shit you're either insecure or 14. Take your own advice and get the fuck out of here

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              Look at this pseud go. Are you mad that evola is racist?

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Trannies are just incels who took it to the next level of degradation. They got no sex (maybe sex with a stinky mutt hambeast, but that is arguably worse), and yet they craved women incessantly, worshipping cartoon images of "cute" girls. What you meditate on you become in some sense, to the point that they felt that they were more comfortable in a pink dress (despite gender being a social construct) and even mutilating their genitals and growing breasts, transforming from incel into a satanic parody of a woman. Of course their family are disgusted by this, and rightfully so, even if they won't admit it openly due to social pressure. People who see them on the bus are disgusted by it, people at work, in the park, everywhere they are disgusted. At the same time, the tranny can go back to "his" discord hugbox/cult and be told "he" is "valid" (means nothing), the same way an incel can go whine on LULZ to other incels who agree with him/it.

          I think trannies hate incels not because incels hate women (trannies hate real women probably even more), but because they see inside the incel some superior part of them that would not yield to the degeneracy of modernity, unlike the tranny itself who has given its soul away to being a freak of modernity par excellence.

          Whatever the case may be, I do not see a purpose to this conversation, especially when you claimed earlier to be interested in intellectual discussion, and all you're doing is talking about incels while failing at psychoanalysis, since I myself lost my virginity at 16 at a party in high school to a hot slutty girl with perfect tits. I was drunk and high in my friend's bathroom and she guided my upstairs in a thong; yea, verily we doth ride the tiger.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

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            >gets called an incel
            >starts ranting about trannies
            Why are you so predictable?

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          what compels bioleninist cattle to come to LULZ and make posts like this
          I don't get it, who or what are they trying to convince? are they so used to an environment where people respond to this cheap social shaming that they just default to it no matter where they are?

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Just a coomcel leftoid. Ignore xim.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Intellectualism is an accessory.

  25. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    What does he say about any afterlife?

  26. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Also, sorry for scattering it.

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