Spengler: about Modern Man, Traditional Man and the Historical Destiny of Woman and Man

“Instead of a world a city, a single point, in which is gathered the whole life of vast regions, while the rest becomes sterile; instead of a formed people, tied to its land, a new nomad, a parasite, the inhabitant of the big cities, the pure practical man without tradition, taken up in a formless and fluctuant mass, the irreligious, intelligent, sterile man, deeply adverse to the peasant and the landed gentry, that of the peasant is the highest form – this represents a giant step towards the inorganic, towards the end”.

“The metropolis means the cosmopolitanism in place of the <<homeland>>, the cold practical sense in place of the respect for what has been handed down and is matured, the scientistic irreligiosity as dissolution of the previous religious fervour, the <<society>> in place of the State, the natural rights in place of those acquired”.

“The last man of the metropolises doesn’t want to live anymore: as a type, as a mass, not as an individual; in this collective being the fear of death fades. What fills with a deep and inexplicable anguish the true peasant, that is the idea of the extinction of the family and the loss of the name, ceases now to have a meaning. The continuation of one’s own blood in the visible world is no longer felt as a duty for this blood, the destiny of being the last of a lineage is no longer felt as a tragedy. Not that today the possibility to beget children has vanished; if the offspring is missing is above all because the intelligence, come to an extreme strenghtening, no longer finds a reason for it. Transpose yourselves in the soul of the peasant that from primordial times lives in the same piece of land, namely that he bought it to unite himself to it with his blood. In such a land, he has roots as the grandson of his ancestors, and as the ancestor of the future grandsons. His home, his property: this here doesn’t mean a fleeting relation between the body and the goods for a brief period of time, but rather a lasting and inner relation between the eternal land and the eternal blood: only with this, only with the sedentarity in a spiritual sense the great seasons of the cycle of existence, the generation, the birth and death, obtain that metaphysical aura which symbolically fixes itself in the customs and in the religion of all the non-nomadic populations of the countryside”.

“The eternal policy of the woman is the conquest of the man, thanks to which she can become the mother of his children and thus be history, destiny and future. Instead the man, belonging essentially to the other history, wants to have a son as heir, as bearer of his blood and of his historical tradition”.

“However the eternal and secret policy of the woman, that brings us back at the beginnings of the animal kingdom, aspires to distract the man from his mission to bind him completely to the chain of generations, that is like saying to herself. Yet all that happens in the other history, in the male history, has the purpose of protecting and preserving this eternal history of generating and dying, call it what you want: fighting for the house and the hearth, for the woman and the son, for the ancestry, for the nation, for the future”.

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Words of Wisdom #40 & #41

“When two go together, if it is not the one, it is the other that finds the best solution; but one alone, as much as he reflects, has the thought more slow, the mind more weak”.

-Diomedes to Nestor in the Iliad

“The Country goes to ruin for lack of men, not for lack of programs. This is our belief. Therefore we must not develop new programs, but raise men, new men”.

-Corneliu Z. Codreanu

United we stand, divided we fall: we should remember it when we meet good Europeans that don’t have a worldview completely identical to ours. We are all, some more and others less, affected by this modern degeneration with which they “educate” us. What we can do – when it can be worth it – is try to correct each other, and become better!

When Trees don’t fear Death

Many European Traditionalists love to read books. We read to try to know and understand our past, our ancestors, our traditions, our history and in one sentence: who we are mentally, physically and spiritually. Not least, also to avoid this modern world so unnatural and just not made for us: it is made for the totally domesticated man.

Here I want to share with you a list of essential books that you should read to understand who you really are:

MYTHOLOGY AND FAIRY TALES:

Apollodorus of Athens – Bibliotheca.

Homer – Iliad, – Odyssey.

Apollonius Rhodius – Argonautica.

Ovid – Metamorphoses.

Virgil – Aeneid.

Snorri Sturluson – Prose Edda.

The Poetic Edda.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead.

The Epic of Gilgamesh.

The Kalevala.

The Táin Bó Cúailnge.

The Mabinogion.

The Arthurian Cycle.

The European Fairy Tales.

Marie Cachet – The Secret of the She-Bear.

Varg Vikernes & Marie Cachet – Paganism Explained.

Varg Vikernes – Reflections on European Mythology and Polytheism, – Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia.

Richard B. Onians – The Origins of European Thought.

Massimo Conese – Nati con la Camicia.

Carlo Ginzburg – Ecstasies.

James G. Frazer – The Golden Bough.

Vladimir Propp – The Historical Roots of Fairy Tales.

Arnold Van Gennep – The Rites of Passage.

Marco Giuman – La Dea, la Vergine, il Sangue.

Mircea Eliade – A History of Religious Ideas, – Patterns in Comparative Religion, – The Forge and the Crucible.

Julius Evola – Revolt Against the Modern World, – The Hermetic Tradition, – The Mystery of the Grail, – The Metaphysics of Sex.

Mario Polia – Il Mistero Imperiale del Graal.

Pierre Saintyves – I Santi successori degli Dèi.

Philippe Walter – Christian Mythology, – Artù.

Giorgio De Santillana – Hamlet’s Mill.

Nuccio D’Anna – Il Gioco Cosmico.

B.G. Tilak – The Arctic Home in the Vedas.

WESTERN PHILOSOPHY:

Heraclitus – Fragments.

Parmenides – On the Order of Nature.

Plato – Dialogues.

Epictetus – The Enchiridion.

Seneca – Dialogues, – Letters from a Stoic.

Marcus Aurelius – Meditations.

Erwin Rohde – Psyche.

Pierre Hadot – The Inner Citadel, – The Veil of Isis.

Marie Cachet – Le Besoin d’Impossible.

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY:

The Upanishads.

The Bhagavadgītā.

The Daodejing.

The Zhuangzi.

The Liezi.

MODERN WORLD:

Corneliu Z. Codreanu – For My Legionaries.

Oswald Spengler – The Decline of the West.

Réne Guénon – The Crisis of the Modern World.

Julius Evola – Men Among the Ruins, – Ride the Tiger, – The Path of Cinnabar.

Nico Merz – The Awakening of Europeans.

FANTASY:

J.R.R. Tolkien – The Hobbit, – The Lord of the Rings, – The Silmarillion.

Robert E. Howard – Conan the Barbarian.

Hurry up, before they are censored!

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Feminism seen by a Baron and a Wolf

Dear Europeans,

Feminism is one of the (many) evils of our modern world. Its fruits have as names “brainwash” and “sterilization”: more and more of our best women are eating or trying desperately to eat this horrible, unhealthy and malefic fruit cultivated in the Middle East but, at least, that rotten tree doesn’t produce enough of them (i.e. there are not enough “high-rank” jobs and consequently some women will be excluded from the party and will have enough free time to know a good man and give life to a proper family…poor unfortunate girls…). Few are today those who deliberately run away from this utterly unhealthy tree to find beauty and happiness in a flowery meadow.

What I mean with “cultivated in the Middle East”, you say? Well, let me present you the founders and eminent figures that are behind the ideology we are talking about:

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Surely we have not found any “diversity” here…

Now, I just wish to share with you the perspective on Feminism of two European Traditionalists:

Julius Evola on Feminism:

“We can’t ask ourselves if “the woman” is superior or inferior “to the man” more than we can ask ourselves if water is superior or inferior to fire. Therefore, for each of the sexes the criterion of measurement cannot be given from the opposite sex, but exclusively from the “idea” of one’s own sex. The only thing that can be done is, in other terms, to establish the superiority or the inferiority of a certain woman according to her being more or less near to the female typicity, to the pure and absolute women; and analogous thing also applies to man. The “demands” of modern woman derive, therefore, from wrong ambitions, besides from a complex of inferiority – from the wrong idea that a woman as such, as “only woman”, is inferior to man. Rightfully has been said that feminism has not really fighted for the “rights of woman” but rather, without realizing it, for the right of woman to make herself equal to man: thing that, even if it was possible outside of the superficial practical-intellectual plane before mentioned, would be equivalent to the right of woman to distort herself, to degenerate. The only qualitative criterion is, we repeat it, that of the degree of more or less perfect realization of one’s own nature. There is no doubt that a woman who is perfectly woman is superior to a man who is imperfectly man, in the same way as a peasant loyal to the land, who performs perfectly his function, is superior to a king unable to perform his function”.

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Varg Vikernes on Feminism: An Argument against Feminism

Ave Venus! Hail Freyja! Hail to the European Goddesses!