“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.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Highlights from My Bible Collection

It may amuse or entertain some COSMODROMIUM readers to learn that I have a fairly extensive collection of interesting and rare Bibles. Here are a few recent acquisitions.

1. Geneva Bible, London, 1589:










2. Book of Common Prayer & Holy Bible, 1715.












3. New Testament. 2 vols. London, 1722.



4. Oxford University Printers Bible, 1706.



 5. Small leather bible. 1649.




More later....
JDS.

4 comments:

Delta said...

Truly amazing, any incunabula in your collection, and have you been able to decipher any of the handwritten text in the Book of Common Prayer/Bible?

JDS said...

No incunabula yet. Closest thing is a small page from a Medieval illuminated manuscript.

The Evil Gringo said...

Quite an impressive collection indeed. When it comes to contemporary translations, what modern versions of the Bible do you find most useful for the Satanist?

JDS said...

"For the Satanist" ... I don't even know what that means. Do Satanists need some special version that tells them what they should think so they don't have to figure it out on their own?

As far as contemporary translations of the Bible go, if I had to pick one I would recommend THE ORTHODOX STUDY BIBLE.

BTW anyone interpreting my writing at this point as being narrowly or even generally concerned with Satanism is severely mistaken.

This is one reason I'm probably going to take my book off the market. Being painted into a corner is mind-numbingly dull.