“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.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Update: December 2013

Must confess I've been uninspired to "share with the internet community" for some time. My most-updated Internet presence is probably my Facebook account, which I prefer to keep "private" to a small list of under 80 people, which I frequently prune, but I do update the CosmodromiumTumblr account almost daily (albeit mostly re-posts), and much less frequently "Twitter," because "Twitter" is inherently retarded. I generally do not participate in internet "discussions" anymore at all.

I'm generally lax at answering email and have a massive backlog. Rather than respond to each one individually, I've singled out a few recurring questions here (abbreviated sans quotation marks):
  1. Are you going to re-issue Essays in Satanism?
    No.
  2. Are you going to write any more on Satanism?
    No.
  3. Are you going to put out another book?
    Probably. I have several things that I am working on, but nothing to the point that I would project a completion date, much less a publication date.
  4. Are you affiliated with any particular far-right/pro-Fascist political organization?
    My only political affiliation is with a specific Royal House of Italy, as a friend of the family and occasional consultant on specific issues. I am not aligned with any specific organization or "movement" especially not in the USA where they are invariably ineffectual and comprised of severely defective people.
  5. Do you consider yourself an Evolian?
    Insofar as I would self-apply any label, I would consider myself a Traditionalist in general, and on the few points Evola diverges from the mainstream of "Traditionalist" thought, I am generally in agreement with Evola, although not on all points. Guenon is primary, but I'm an avid reader of Coomaraswamy, Burckhardt, Lings, Schuon, and Whitall Perry, etc. Anything I write in the future will probably be strongly based in this perspective.
JDS

The Ritman Library on YouTube

Outstanding series of lectures here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRitmanLibrary/videos

My "Kindle"

Several months ago a friend gave me one of these "kindle" devices, mostly because I get free wi-fi and highly mobile internet access helps my immediate work-related needs (I don't use "iphones" or anything like that). Of course actual books are primary for me, but being information-centered, I do have a large collection of "e-books" esp. public domain material that is frequently unavailable in print, via google books, archive.org, and various museum and library archives. Anyway, I mildly amused myself realizing that my "futuristic" technology is mostly used for archaic and anti-modern material:




Fuck Nelson Mandela