“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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

An Islamic Model of The Occult War

An interesting passage from a lecture by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf:

Now the Quran is over 6000 verses and it comes in 114 chapters or surah which means enclosure. It is made of ayah which are roughly translated as verses and of over 6000 verses of the Quran there are approximately 500 that directly related to legislative matters. The vast majority of the Quran does not relate to legislation. It actually relates to what we understand about God and then the historical process, history, its purpose, what human beings are here for, a lot of it is calling human beings to reflect on the creation, some of it tells us of the stories of those who went before us, this conflict between the prophetic tradition and the pharonic tradition. The Quran in a sense sets up a dialect in the world between a pharonic impulse to control and a prophetic impulse or prophetic truth to liberate people from control models and to enter into a type of submission in which they are no longer subjugated to these control models that tyrannise them and keep them basically trapped in delusional ways of viewing the world and what the world is here for. So the pharaoh, his symbol is the pyramid. It is a very interesting symbol because the pyramid is moving to a human apax which is the Pharaoh and his inner circle and the rest of that society is supporting that structure. So human beings are really seen as servants of those in power or those in charge and those in charge then have magicians.

They have four components that the pharonic model has. Firoun which is the political component, Haman which is the economic component, it is the economic power base. Then there is the military component which empowers both the political and the economic to do what they want. Allah says that all of them are wrongdoers. So being a soldier for this system is also participating for the crime of the system. There is a fourth component and these are the magicians. These are the ones that keep people in awe, that bewitch people, that put veils over them to make them think something is real when it is not real so that is the Pharonic system. Those are the fourth components of the pharonic system that are mentioned in the Quran.

One of the things about the pharaoh is that he is very sensitive, he sends spies out so he uses a spy network. He wants to know everything that is happening in society. He is very forceful because what he is afraid of, what Allah says in the Quran “Allah is going to show Firoun his economic power, his military power, the very thing that he was fearing” so Pharaoh focuses the Prophetic element in the society because a Prophetic element is exposing the lie of the pharonic culture and so the Pharonic culture has a deep seated fear of the element because it is an element that is telling people you were not created to create pyramids, you were not created to serve pharaoh, you were not created just to make money, you were not created to exploit, you were created to worship Allah.

Now the Pharonic model uses manipulation of nature and that is why when then threw down their sticks they looked like snakes whereas with the Prophetic model, it is truth. It is not illusion. When it shows its hand, it gobbles up the falsehood. That is why they do not like the two to be together. They like to make sure that element is not allowed any type of mass audience because if it is it becomes very dangerous so that is one of the most important elements in the Quran is this model and that is why the Pharoah and Musa is the most important story in the Quran, it is repeated more than any other story. Each time it comes in the Quran it has nuances because ultimately that is the human conflict. It is between a control model which is about getting the creature to submit to higher creatures and the Islamic model is that you do not submit to creatures, you submit to the Creator. So these are in opposition. So that is one element of the Quran.

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr on The Occult War


“We live among ruins in a World in which ‘god is dead’ as Nietzsche stated. The ideals of today are comfort, expediency, surface knowledge, disregard for one’s ancestral heritage and traditions, catering to the lowest standards of taste and intelligence, apotheosis of the pathetic, hoarding of material objects and possessions, disrespect for all that is inherently higher and better — in other words a complete inversion of true values and ideals, the raising of the victory flag of ignorance and the banner of degeneracy. In such a time, social decadence is so widespread that it appears as a natural component of all political institutions. The crises that dominate the daily lives of our societies are part of a secret occult war to remove the support of spiritual and traditional values in order to turn man into a passive instrument of dark powers. The common ground of both Capitalism and Socialism is a materialistic view of life and being. Materialism in its war with the Spirit has taken on many forms; some have promoted its goals with great subtlety, whilst others have done so with an alarming lack of subtlety, but all have added, in greater or lesser measure, to the growing misery of Mankind. The forms which have done the most damage in our time may be enumerated as: Freemasonry, Liberalism, Nihilism, Capitalism, Socialism, Marxism, Imperialism, Anarchism, Modernism and the New Age.”

 ― Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Antonin Artaud on The Occult War

Antonin Artaud, Le Theatre de la Cruaute, 1946
“Aside from the trifling witchcraft of country sorcerers, there are tricks of global hoodoo in which all alerted consciousnesses participate periodically … That is how strange forces are aroused and transported to the astral vault, to the dark dome which is composed above all of … the poisonous aggressiveness of the evil minds of most people … the formidable tentacular oppression of a kind of civic magic which will soon appear undisguised.” 
 -- Antonin Artaud.

Democracy is a Fallacy and a Lie


The "if smart people voted" argument is invalid.

"Democracy" is defined by majority, the same that defines "Mediocrity." Mediocrity and Democracy are intrinsically identical - that is what "Representative" Democracy was trying to over-ride. Representative Democracy means the "average" (mediocre) people select representatives most representative of their mediocrity.

The selections offered are pre-selected by vested interest to insure their vested interests are served first, if not exclusively. Representative Democracy means rigged sleaze. So we have Rigged Sleaze manipulating and corralling Mediocrity.

"Smart People" are grossly outnumbered by mediocre/average people. The "votes" of "smart" people will just be absorbed in the mass of idiocy and the rigged system. So the "Lets turn this thing around" rhetoric is as futile on this point as it is on others. The system you have is exactly what you get with the system you have.

Don't question anyone's intelligence because of who they vote for. Question their intelligence because they vote at all.

JDS

The Left Hand Path

THE LEFT HAND PATH DEFINED
In response to a frequently asked questions about the book Lords of the Left Hand Path, I do not subscribe to Stephen Flowers definition or philosophy of "The Left Hand Path." I consider myself of the LHP, but not this distorted mis-appropriation of the concept that has so much subculture currency. Anything spinning off the feeble pseudo-philosophical "Isolate Intelligence" drivel is completely erroneous, pretentious, ultimately limiting, and without merit. It has no historical or philosophical validity. The only book of Flowers' that I found personally interesting is his doctoral dissertation on Runes. Read Evola instead. Or better yet, don't. I don't want anyone who can't figure it out for themselves on my side.

 "There is a significant difference between the two Tantric paths, that of the right hand and that of the left hand (which both are under Shiva’s aegis). In the former, the adept always experiences ‘someone above him’, even at the highest level of realization. In the latter, ‘he becomes the ultimate Sovereign’ (chakravartin = world ruler). This means that the duality between the integrated person and the dimension of transcendence, or between the human and God, has been overcome. All differentiations and subordinate relationships are rendered obsolete once the Shiva condition is achieved." — Julius Evola, The Yoga of Power (p.55)

JDS

Friday, February 10, 2017

Bannon & Evola: Much ado about nothing

First my Mussolini newsfeed was flooded to the point of uselessness with articles about Trump, now my Evola newsfeed is flooded to the point of uselessness with articles about Bannon.

Much ado about nothing.

As far as I can tell this chimerical mountain was constructed from the mole-hill of Bannon making a comment about Alexander Dugin mentioning Evola as an influence on Dugin. From this follows an unsurprising tsunami of histronic "alt-right" speculation that Bannon has read Evola, or harbors some kind of quasi-Traditionalist views.

Forget the fact that there is no "sort of" Traditionalism, that heterodoxy invariably rails into deviation which itself invariably becomes yet another strain of subversion. Even as a thought experiment, if someone of a coherently "Traditionalist" orientation were in a substantial position of influence on any President of the USA, this would still result in negligible traction or any significant impact on anything that would matter.

In terms of "anti Tradition" the US social-political-economic machine is the belly of the beast, essentially the Anti-Christ, and even a much more substantial force at the highest levels would be absorbed and transmogrified (or more accurately putrefied) into something insignificant at best, or something more insidiously subversive at worst.

Basically from any coherent Traditionalist perspective; there is nothing non-destructive that can emerge from the American order, regardless how shiny the occasional glimmer of a "silver lining" - polished by "alt right" delusions and wishful thinking may be.

Really, is seeing Evola mentioned in the New York Times a good thing? Now we can "look forward" to even more diluted inaccurate "Evolain" drivel from the American "alt right" front on "The Internet" further staining his legacy.

JDS

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