Posts from ‘August, 2002’

The cyclic view of history (Savitri Devi)

The idea of progress – indefinite betterment – is anything but modern. It is probably as oldest as man’s oldest successful attempt to improve his material surroundings and to increase, through technical skill, his capacity of attack and defence. Technical skill, for many centuries at least, has been too precious to be despised. Nay, when […]

National Socialism as the Custodian of Being (Martin Heidegger)

Is ‘Being’ a mere word and its meaning utterly nebulous, or is it the spiritual destiny of the Occident? This Europe, which is always in the process of tearing itself apart out of utter blindness, lies today in the great pincer-grip formed by Russia on the one hand and America on the other. Seen metaphysically, […]

Transfiguration (Raymond Abellio)

Cahiers du Cercle d’Etudes Metaphysiques, 1954. When, in the natural attitude which is that of all “normal” existing beings, I “see” a house, my perception is spontaneous, and it is that house that I see, and not my own perception of it. On the other hand, if my attitude is “transcendental”, then it is my […]

Enlightenment on Sacrifices (Joseph de Maistre)

CHAPTER I. SACRIFICES IN GENERAL I by no means accept the blasphemous axiom, Human fear first invented the gods.[Primus in orbe deos fecit timor. This passage, whose true author is unknown, is to be found amongst the fragments of Petronius. It is quite at home there.] On the contrary, I am happy to notice that […]

Motherhood and Warriorhood (Gregor Strasser)

We are socialists. We are enemies, deadly enemies, of today’s capitalist economic system with its exploitation of the economically weak, its unfair wage system, its immoral way of judging the worth of human beings in terms of their wealth and their money, instead of their responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this […]

The hermetic circle (Miguel Serrano)

Tantra is a religious secret method of sexual love. The male must be pure; the woman can be a sacred prostitute from the temples, what at the end means that she is also pure . They prepare themselves a long time before realizing the “Maithuna”, in sanscrit, or mystic coitus. Both persons isolate in the […]

A record of two friendships (Miguel Serrano)

I reread the pages of this book with an overpowering feeling of nostalgia. How many years have there been, and how many editions? – twenty in the United States alone, as well as translations into most of the European languages, even Dutch and Greek, not to mention Persian and Japanese. How many years have passed […]

Another turn of the wheel (Miguel Serrano)

THE INITIATION I had to wait many years before I was accepted by the guides who control us from the Ray of Green Light, and the Master decided to initiate me. I was summoned to the Circular Room of Glass, which had been built in the south as a copy of the first home. The […]

Spengler: Criticism and Tribute (Revilo Oliver)

Conceived before the First World War is Oswald Spengler’s magisterial work, Der Untergang des Abendlandes (Munich, 1918). Read in this country chiefly in the brilliantly faithful translation by Charles Francis Atkinson, The Decline of the West (New York, two volumes, 1926-28), Spengler’s morphology of history was the great intellectual achievement of our century. Whatever our […]

Wagner as Artist and Revolutionary (Friedrich Wilhelm)

1. VATERLANDSVEREIN SPEECH On May 11th, 1848, the royal Kapellmeister of Dresden composed his essay, Entwurf zur Organisation eines deutschen National-theaters für das Konigreich Sachsen (On the Organization of a German National Theatre for the Kingdom of Saxony.) The Kapellmeister, Wilhelm Richard Wagner now approaching his 35th birthday was merging his artistic vision with a […]

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