“The so-called 'Left-Hand Path' - that of Kaulas, Siddhas and Viras - combines the... Tantric worldview with a doctrine of the Ɯbermensch 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 shvecchacarÄ«, 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.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Gabriele d'Annunzio and the Vittoriale (Gardone)

YouTube - Gabriele d'Annunzio and the Vittoriale (Gardone)
Once when Mussolini was questioned about the regular payments Il Duce doled out to writer, womanizer, and daredevil Gabriele d'Annunzio, he's reported to have replied, "When you are saddled with a rotten tooth, you have two possibilities open to you: either you pull out the tooth or else you fill it with gold. With d'Annunzio I have chosen the latter treatment". The dentist and the patient have long disappeared, what remains is the gold tooth, d'Annunzio's country villa, modestly called Vittoriale degli Italiani (The shrine of Italian victories in English). With its grounded battleships and design, Alan Licht wrote that "The Vittoriale is at once the tomb, the Luna Park and the sinister torture chamber of Fascism".
Mission by Rossana Iantorno, Enrica Fantino
Look at this mission also on Check-in Architecture website
or on Google Earth

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