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    DescriptionThese essays, originally written by Evola during the 1930s and '40s, deal with war from a spiritual and heroic perspective. Evola selects specific examples from the Nordic, Vedic, Roman, Persian, Islamic and other traditions to demonstrate how traditionalists can prepare themselves to experience war in a way that will allow them to overcome the limited possibilities offered by our materialistic and degraded age, thereby transcending the Age of Kali and entering the world of heroism by achieving a higher state of consciousness, which Evola depicts as an effective realisation of the ultimate purpose of life. His call to action, however, is not that of today's armies, which ask nothing more of their soldiers than to become mercenaries in the temporary employ of a decadent class. Still less is it a call to misdirected or nihilistic violence. Rather, Evola presents the warrior as one who lives an integrated and purposeful way of life - one who adopts a specifically Aryan view of the world in which the political aims of a war are not its ultimate justification, but rather war is seen as merely a means through which the warrior finds his calling to a higher and more complete form of existence beyond the political, and in accordance with the teachings of the great spiritual texts. More importantly, he shows how the ideal of the warrior extends beyond the battlefield into other aspects of traditional living, even in times of peace. Julius Evola (1898-1974) was an Italian traditionalist, metaphysician and political philosopher. He remains a leading authority on the world's esoteric traditions and one of the greatest critics of modernity. He wrote extensively on the ancient civilisations and beliefs of both East and West and the world of Tradition. His principal works include Revolt Against the Modern World, The Path of Cinnabar (also published by Arktos), The Hermetic Tradition and The Yoga of Power.


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    Title
    Metaphysics of War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julius Evola, Edited by John Morgan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 150
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 199 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781907166365
    ISBN 10: 190716636X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    BIC subject category V2: HRLM
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI013000
    BIC subject category V2: HPJ
    BISAC V2.8: REL028000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Arktos Media
    Imprint name
    Arktos Media
    Publication date
    28 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London