“The so-called 'Left-Hand Path' - that of Kaulas, Siddhas and Viras - combines the... Tantric worldview with a doctrine of the Übermensch which would put Nietzsche to shame... The Vira - which is to say: the 'heroic' man of Tantrism - seeks to sever all bonds, to overcome all duality between good and evil, honor and shame, virtue and guilt. Tantrism is the supreme path of the absolute absence of law - of shvecchacarī, a word meaning 'he whose law is his own will'." ― Julius Evola, The Path of Cinnabar.

“It is necessary to have “watchers” at hand who will bear witness to the values of Tradition in ever more uncompromising and firm ways, as the anti-traditional forces grow in strength. Even though these values cannot be achieved, it does not mean that they amount to mere “ideas.” These are measures…. Let people of our time talk about these things with condescension as if they were anachronistic and anti-historical; we know that this is an alibi for their defeat. Let us leave modern men to their “truths” and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” ― Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga.

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died at his post during the eruption of Vesuvius because someone forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one that can not be taken from a man.” ― Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Nostalgia, Optimism, Time, and the End of the Cycle.

Throughout recorded history most of the world has believed itself to be living in "The End Times." According to Traditional doctrines the advent of the Kali Yuga corresponds approximately with advent of recorded history, so in this sense they, and we, have been and still are living in "The End Times." The problem is we "moderns" conceive time only on a petty personal or provincial historical scale. Americans, whose history is merely a recent flash in the pan on the scale of recorded history, and not even a blip on the radar of cosmological time scales, are particularly guilty of this.

Traditionalists have been occasionally misunderstood, by those with shallow understanding of Traditional doctrines, as being prone to "nostalgia" in terms of idealizing particularly ancient and medieval history, and prone to "optimism" in terms of expecting the Dark Age to roll over into a new Golden Age.

Regarding "nostalgia": As noted, the Dark Age corresponds approximately to our timeline of recorded history. Our "ancient" and "medieval" periods still exist in the "Dark Age," and are rife with anti-Traditional forces. They are only relatively more "Traditional" in contrast to the aberrations of our "Modern" period, particularly the excesses of the post "Enlightenment" period. The tide of Traditional and anti-Traditional forces occasionally fluctuates, and at a level beyond the imposition of human "will" in the matter. There are traditional doctrines of phases of the Kali Yuga. By one Traditional system, the "Twilight" phase of the Kali Yuga began in 1939. Much could be said about this.

Regarding "optimism": Traditional doctrines are almost unanimous that the transition from one phase of major cosmological cycles to another is cataclysmic in nature. Both Guenon and Evola disparaged their over-eager followers who had romantic ideas about forming "elite" cadres in hopes of being the standard-bearers of "Tradition" into the next era. Aside from the cosmic time scales involved, meaning none of us reading this will likely live to see it, the cataclysmic nature of the transition is such that few would survive the transition even if they lived long enough to see its arrival.

Whatever "nostalgia" or idealization of the knowable past there may be is highly conditional. Whatever "optimism" might be warranted is abstract and impersonal in nature. Misanthropy and "pessimism" is generally warranted. Nihilism might only be inconvenienced by a modicum of abstract, coldly impersonal metaphysics within a transient spatio-temporal threshing machine.


Saturday, February 27, 2016

What "new/alt-right" means to me...

What "new/alt-right" means to me: Unbridled bloviating narcissism, inflated self-importance, bad writing, desperate approval-seeking, cowardly dissimulation and avoidance of actual issues, nattering coffeehouse pseudo-intellectualism, invertebrate gelatinous concessions to pop subculture sensibilities and other degenerative retrograde tendencies, covert normalization of gay counterculture with a fetish for "right wing" rhetoric and posturing.... etc. Just another group-hug for masturbatory typists.

I'm reminded of the Hadith; "A people will come out at the end of times, immature, foolish and corrupt. They will hold the discourse of the best of creation and recite Qur'an, but it will not go past their throats. They will pass through religion the way an arrow passes through its quarry. If you find them, kill them, for verily whoever kills them will have his reward from Allah the Day of Judgment."


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Every Thing is a Symbol

Skull of a woman with a condition called monocephalus diprosopus. This is a form of conjoined twinning characterized by a single head and two faces or a spectrum of duplication of the craniofacial structures. From the Museum of Anatomy in Montpellier, France.

The Alchemical Rebus from Trump XIV. Art of the Crowley-Harris Tarot Deck.

French Ceremonial Dagger from the mid-19th Century

The original of the dagger from the previous blog entry.
French Ceremonial Dagger from the mid-19th Century Source: Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L. Website:http://www.czernys.com/

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Skeleton Ritual Dagger

Forgot where I originally acquired this, a reproduction of a 19th century French piece. I originally didn't like this (except for the coffin box), mostly because of the gold plating (I would have preferred tarnished brass or bronze) but it has grown on me over time. 

Waxing Gibbous Moon in Cancer, from Mt. Ararat Cemetery, Daytona Beach Fl 12.23.15

Photo by James D. Sass

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Democracy: The Most Miserable Building Block of Doom

"Democracy is the most miserable of all known societal systems, the building block of doom. Under such a system of government unmanageable freedom of production and consumption and the passions of the people are not only tolerated, but cherished as the highest values. The most serious environmental disasters occur in democracies. Any kind of dictatorship is superior to democracy, for a system where the individual is always bound one way or another leads to utter destruction more slowly. When individual freedom reigns, humanity is both the killer and the victim." - Pentti Linkola

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Evola - Lost Interview (w/English Subtitles)

This interview could be taken as a companion piece to The Path of Cinnabar. Amusing part at the end addressing accusations that Evola presided over Black Masses.

Primordial Tradition, personal trivia

[This was posted elsewhere some time ago, thought I would archive it here]

I would describe myself as having "converted" to "Tradition" in a very specific sense. The term "convert" comes from Middle English (in the sense ‘turn around, send in a different direction’): from Old French convertir, based on Latin convertere ‘turn around,’ from con- ‘altogether’ + vertere ‘turn.’ Roman military commanders would shout "convert" to marching troops to order them to change direction.

Although Evola's work is central to just about everything I'm working on for the past few years, Evola did not "convert" me. I was dismissive of Evola for a long time mostly due to his popularity among music subcultures (music subcultures are intrinsically a huge turn off) and fruity "movement" types. I became interested in Evola primarily because of his politics and metaphysics of history once I realized he wasn't merely a re-branded Theosophist (like most of the "Nazi Occultism" tripe), only to discover his esoteric material is more interesting and important than its merely "political" dimension. There is no understanding Evola's politics without understanding his "philosophical" and metaphysical foundations in "Tradition" which means there is no understanding Evola without understanding Guenon (and no understanding Guenon without understanding Advaita metaphysics and traditional Vedic/Puranic cosmological doctrines). Evola did not "convert" me, Guenon did.

There is a very short list of books that I read at exactly the right time in my life, but mostly because they helped me understand philosophical problems I was having and mostly confirmed my perspective on things. (Perfect examples being PD Ouspensky's Tertium Organum [re time/space] when I was about 17 years old, and Heidegger's Being & Time [re death/mortality] when I was about 20). But Guenon's books The Crisis of the Modern World and The Reign of Quantity & The Signs of the Times are the only books I can say actually CHANGED my perspective in a radical way, even if by only turning on a clear light and providing assembly schematics for other (traditional) material I'd been working with most of my life. Where Guenon and Evola differ in interpretation, I generally agree with Evola or see ways of reconciliation. "Tradition" is the most authentic and coherent explanatory foundation for just about anything that actually concerns me.

The insipid chatterbox "marketplace of ideas" is demolished and the ground salted.



Otto Skorzeny

Fantastic photo of Otto Skorzeny I'd never seen before. 

Another one:

The Occult War by Emmanuel Malynski and Leon de Poncins

Logik Förlag has published an English translation of Evola's edition of THE OCCULT WAR by Emmanuel Malynski and Leon de Poncins (the source for much of Evola's chapter on this subject in Men Among the Ruins, etc.), this translation includes Evola's introduction, editorial notes, notes regarding Evola's changes to the original text, Evola's "Considerations of the Occult War" as an appendix, a review of the original publication by Rene Guenon, and (not noted in most advertising) the added final chapter of the book written by Evola with Poncins' approval. As far as I can tell the only other English language publication by Logik Förlag is Coreneliu Codreanu's Prison Notebooks, which also includes substantial Evola material relating to Codreanu, the Iron Guard, and the Legionary Movement in Romania.

Of "The Occult War" Evola writes, "One of the great merits of this work is that it emphasizes the metaphysical essence of the revolutionary movement, by showing how that which is being fought nowadays is not so much a political and social war as a religious one... with more than simply human forces at work on both sides. Hence, this is not merely a book of rebuke and anti-Semitic or anti-Masonic polemic: rather it directly or indirectly offers the reader many cues to develop a positive, constructive, or re-constructive orientation focused on the essential rather than the accessory, and devoid of any attenuation."


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Deep Dream: House Burning

Two old photos of myself in front of my neighbor's house burning down after an explosion:

Two Cane Toads (Bufo Marinus) Fucking:


Deep Dream: Charles Manson

Deep Dream: XI Lust (Crowley/Harris)

I thought the filter worked particularly well on this image (more Tarot stuff later):


Deep Dream: Aleister Crowley

I've been having fun exploring Google's "Deep Dream" filter:

 The original:

More Rainbow Violations

Fortunately this insipid fad burned itself out. I can hardly wait to see what the average idiot finds to pat itself on the back for tomorrow. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Check Your Privilege.

The rainbow fades when we consider the bias against necrophilia. Until we can all have sex with the dead in town square we are all victims of the status quo.

 This week in politics affected me like every other week in politics in my entire life, meaning not at all. I was born 20 years after the USA destroyed Western Civilization and the year it put the shotgun in its own mouth and pulled the trigger - so all I've ever seen is parasites proliferating in putrefaction. 

Business as usual.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Recent Acquisition: Tarocchi of Mantegna

Recent acquisition: hard to find facsimile of the 15th century Tarot of Mantegna, published in Germany in 1988.


New Years Day

Visited my favorite local cemetery this morning, where all the chic local sorcerers get their graveyard dirt, tombstone moss, and other ingredients. This place is mentioned in the introduction to my first book (discontinued) involving a six foot long dead monitor lizard. Welcome to Florida.

Trade-card of Nathaniel Longbottom, supplier of skeletons (18th century)