Spengler: about Science, Evolution, Modern Religions, Truth and the Press

“The unconscious nostalgia of every true science, which, let’s repeat it, exists only in the spirit of the men of a culture, is to understand, fathom and encompass the cosmic image of nature, it is not the measurement for itself. The numbers should always and exclusively be the keys of the mystery”.

“Nothing, better than the results of paleontology, serves to confute Darwin. On the basis of a simple probability calculation the fossils found should be valid as a series of evidences. Each of them should attest us a distinct evolutionary stage. There would be only <<transitional forms>>, there wouldn’t be limits and therefore not even true species. Well, we instead find completely fixed and unchanged forms in very long periods, forms that have not developed by adaptation but that have appeared suddenly in their definitive structure, that do not turn into others more suited to the environment but instead become increasingly rare and finally disappear, while other species, completely different, manifest themselves”.

“In all the special sciences, academic medicine and philosophy included, has existed a complete hierarchy with its popes, its ranks and dignities, with the university degree as an equivalent of the priestly ordination, with its sacraments and councils. The concept of <<secular>> is rigidly maintained and the priesthood extended to all believers is affirmed with zeal in the form of popular science, like in darwinism. The language of the learned was originally latin; in recent times special languages have been formed everywhere, which in some cases – for example in the domain of radioactivity or of the law of obligations – are intelligible only for those who received the superior orders of such new religions. There are creators of sects, like certain disciples of Kant and Hegel, there is an apostolate among the infidels like that of the monists, there are heretics like Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, there is the solemn excommunication and the Index librorum prohibitorum in the form of conspiracy of silence. There are some eternal truths, like the division of the subject of law in law of people and law of things; there are dogmas, like that of energy, of hereditariness; there is a rite of the quotation of the orthodox texts and there is a kind of scientific beatification”.

“We live in an age of unlimited trust in the omnipotence of reason. The great universal ideas of freedom, right, humanity, progress are sacred. The great theories are Gospels. Their persuasiveness is not based on principles, but on the sacramental chrism of the corresponding passwords. However their fascination is exerted among the population of the great cities and in the era of rationalism, of this <<religion of the educated people>>. On the peasant element those ideas don’t exert the slightest influence. On the city masses they exert it only for some time, but during this time almost in terms of a new revelation”.

“What is the truth? For the masses it is what one reads and hears continuously. Some poor naive can even sit at the table and gather principles in order to establish <<<the truth>>> – but this will remain his truth. The other truth, the public one of the moment, the one that only matters in the real world of action and success, today is a product of the press. What the press wants is true, who controls the press creates, transforms, changes the truth”.

“To the political press is also connected the diffusion of the general school education, that, completely absent in antiquity, hides the purpose of transforming the masses in objects of the party politics dominated by the power of the press”.

“Once we didn’t had the right to think freely; now we have it, but we can’t use it anymore. We think only what others want us to think and precisely this is felt as freedom”.

-Oswald Spengler

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Words of Wisdom #47 & #48

“The lazy term “evolution” makes us blind to the real complexities of the past”.

-Giorgio De Santillana

“To have confused the history of civilization with a process of gradual evolution has deprived us of any reasonable possibility to shed light on the nature of civilizations”.

-Giorgio De Santillana

What I want to stress here is that the concepts of “evolution” and “progress” are strongly interconnected and used in a religious and dogmatic way to influence the vision of the world of the masses (especially the youth). The educational system hammers this sort of dogmas in our heads to make us think that we started from the bottom of the barrel, to then experience an evolution/progress that will only get better with the passage of time, taking into consideration exclusively the material and technical aspects of a civilization, and totally excluding the spiritual and qualitative elements that give shape to the human being. Their purpose is to let us take for granted that the past was worse in every aspect, as much as we go back in time: they don’t want absolutely that we look behind us, to then find what we have lost, what we were, and finally see the modern world with open eyes! You must do it instead! If you understand the past – your past – you’ll be the master of yourselves, until death!

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About Sorcery, Spirits and Gods

If you have ever read “The Golden Bough” by James G. Frazer then you will know that our ancestors had a vision of the world permeated by sorcery. Frazer describes sorcery as based on two principles included in the same definition of “sympathetic sorcery”, since both presuppose an interaction at distance:

The similar generates the similar, the effect resembles the cause. From this law of similarity/imitation the sorcerer deduces of being able to obtain the desired effect simply by imitating it.

The things that have come once into reciprocal contact will continue to influence each other, even when the physical contact has been interrupted. From this law of contact/contagion the sorcerer deduces that every action he performs on a material object will influence in equal measure the person with which the object has been once in contact, whether it was or not a part of his body.

Our most ancient traditions were obviously permeated by sorcery, for example: -The custom of calling the newborns with the names of dead relatives, so that the descendants would become their ancestors. -The celebrations in which, through a dramatic representation, our ancestors staged the opposition between Summer and Winter, during which some actors interpreted the role of Summer and others the role of Winter, symbolically fighting each other; the faction that represented Summer had always to win, so that, in the same way, Summer would come back after “defeating” Winter. -When the Sacred King reached the end of his annual function sometimes he hid for a short period in a symbolic grave and was believed to be dead, since similarly to the dead he too was in a grave.

Sorcery has never left our minds and thoughts: we still use it today, everyday, without realizing it. Some trivial example? -Many people today (between 7 and 70 years…) think that, simply by imitating others aesthetically, they will receive the same appreciation among their peers. -Many people today when playing football (or other sports) using the t-shirt of a player they admire, think or are convinced to have abilities that they don’t really possess, or achieve performances that normally they would have never attained: this because in a sense they identify themselves with the name written in the t-shirt.

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The sorcerer believed of being able to influence – through the application of these principles – even nature, i.e. the spirits. For our ancestors the spirits consisted in invisible essences/vital principles that governed nature and its cycles; not directly visible forces, that manifest themselves revealing their existence through the observation and ascertainment of their effects. The word “spirit” derives from Latin spiritus, with the meaning of “breath, breathing”, perhaps from PIE *(s)peis- “to blow”. Why? I don’t know, maybe in relation to the fact that a breath is invisible and intangible, but still a force that can manifest itself in the material world and alter it; likewise the spirits were seen as the “wind/breath” that caused the changes inherent to the cycles of the natural world.

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So originally our ancestors saw nature as animated by these spirits, and only after some time they passed to a view of nature that saw it governed by external deities: this change of perspective is known as anthropomorphism, i.e. the attribution of an increasing number of human characteristics to the spirits of nature.

An example in this regard can be found in Ancient Rome, where the Numen (defined by Julius Evola as a “nude force, defining itself with its ability to produce effects, to act, to manifest itself – and the meaning of the real presence of such powers, of such <numina>, as something transcendent and immanent, at the same time marvelous and fearsome, constituted the essence of the original experience of the <sacred>”) was later conceived as Deus.

We’ll return later to this change of perspective.

You see, there is a subtle difference between sorcery and science compared to how the latter is understood (as well as adored and revered…) today. Our ancestors knew perfectly, exactly as us today, the immutable laws and the regular and certain sequence of the natural events. Our ancestors have never believed (or even wanted…why on earth they would have wanted to alter the natural cycles, in themselves perfectly harmonious and balanced?) that through sorcery they could have attained, for example, a perennial Spring or Summer. What they believed – wrongly – was that the course of nature was guaranteed by man’s spells, without which all the natural cycles would have been at the mercy of chance.

A Sorcerer (but in those days they had only their minds, no books…):
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Gradually they understood that the course of nature manifested itself immutable and indifferent to the support and practices of men, which simply began to celebrate the magnificence of nature in its multiple aspects (including man itself, which is part of nature), addressing individually to each spirit instead of trying to support/manipulate them: to do this they needed to give them a name and consequently they began to think of them as anthropomorphic beings, that is to say the deities as we today intend them, each having as attributes, for example, the elements, animals and trees that were associated with each spirit. It is the birth of religion and of the deities, the Sorcerer and the Sorceress became the Priest and the Priestess, and the Sorcerer-King and the Sorceress-Queen became the God-King and the Goddess-Queen. As you may have understood, the usual approach to life based on sorcery didn’t fade neither easily nor quickly, and this is why the Kings and Queens of Europe during the Neolithic ended up becoming specific deities (respectively the Sky/Sun God [the incarnation and living symbol of the principles of “immutability” and “being”] and the Earth/Moon Goddess [the incarnation and living symbol of the principles of “mutability” and “becoming”]), simply by imitating them, i.e. assuming their roles, functions and names, their attributes and external characteristics, etc.

Hail to the Gods and Goddesses of Europe!

Mystification

Dear Europeans,

Scientists and paleo-artists (…) have recently joined their forces to reconstruct the aspect of the Altamura man, classified as a Neanderthal man.

The results of their work:
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As you know, it’s not the first time they present the Neanderthal man as an ugly and filthy half-ape not at all looking as a European (Europeans are on average 99,7% Neanderthals).

This was the aspect of the Neanderthal man (except for some details, like the nose):
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His aspect was pretty much this:
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Their efforts to destroy our past, our ancestors and the memory and respect we owe them is limitless. They will never stop!

What you can do is find again your roots and discover who you really are: https://atala.fr/

The Birth of Beauty

The European man is the Neanderthal man, the Neanderthal man is the European man!

Quite accurate reconstruction of the Neanderthal man:
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Thanks to Marie Cachet (https://atala.fr/) now we not only know who we really are, but we can also banish from our minds the official theory propagated as a universal truth by the media, by the educational system and by the entertainment industry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_Africa_I

Yes, a mere hypothesis is passed off as the absolute truth about our origins…cui bono? Well, I will just tell you that the Out of Africa theory has been made up to sustain as much as possible Marxism and Multiculturalism. “We are all Africans” is a mantra that can strongly influence the befuddled masses (in the unlikely event that they take an interest in what they are from a biological level).

The anti-European and anti-Science fool Richard Dawkins: rd-africans-5_resized

Psychotics who wants the extinction of the Europeans (yes, even Frodo…): iamafricancontent

If you have read the writings of Marie Cachet on Atala.fr you will know that today the Europeans are on average 99,7% Neanderthals and that the hybridization we have suffered has brought with it, amongst other things, the birth of art. One of the most ancient and beautiful artwork of our ancestors are the cave paintings of the Chauvet Cave (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauvet_Cave), realized more than 30’000 years ago.

Some cave paintings of the Chauvet Cave:
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These paintings were made to create a three-dimensional movement when observed in the light of a torch. In the Chauvet Cave also occurred an European initiation ritual of the utmost importance.

Find out who you are! Know yourselves! You are your ancestors, their memory lives in you!

Ave Europa!

Oh, I almost forgot…Christian art from the Middle Ages:

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