“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 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, March 11, 2017

The Fallen Tower

I think it was T.S. Eliot who said every great civilization (or culture) was founded and built around an altar. Now our civilizations - especially American "civilization" - are founded around a board room table of lawyers and businessmen with paid think tank consultants. From the democratic-republican egalitarian perspective their "authority" is no better than another board room meeting, which will be inevitable.

As far as "constitutional" government goes; without a "traditional" metaphysical/cosmological core, they are essentially building lego-castles out of ideas from the ground up from an over-cerebral "marketplace of ideas." This applies to any "alternative" think tank enterprises as well, whatever quilt-work they manage to cobble together from the history of "ideas" of a purely humanistic order, even from seemingly "traditional" ideas - they are still working artificially from the ground up.

From a "traditional" perspective there must be a revelation which men comprehend (noetically via intellection, then cerebrally through "intellect" ... ratio), then confirm by rites that become institutions to which the broader mass of humanity conforms. When that center no longer holds, things fall apart, and even all the kings horses and all the kings men cannot put it back together again.

JDS

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