Eye of The Storm – Volume Two

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IN this second volume in our popular series on the Conservative Revolutionaries, we continue our timely examination of the life and thought of some of Germany’s most crucial, anti-modern philosophers who were active during the inter-war period. With a seriously heavyweight line-up drawn from the world of National-Anarchism, the New Right and underground counter-culture, this book contains twelve brilliant chapters that reveal the continuing relevance of these important intellectual precursors. Topics include Ernst Jünger and Max Stirner (Troy Southgate), Friedrich Georg Jünger: The Titans and the Coming of the Titanic Age (Tomislav Sunic), Claus von Stauffenberg and Operation Valkyrie: Der Heilige Deutschland? (Piercarlo Bormida), Carl Schmitt and the Nomos of the Earth (Keith Preston), Ode to Juenger (Richard Levy), Chained to the Machine: Oswald Spengler’s Man and Technics (Troy Southgate), Come Now, Fire! Heidegger and the Conservative Revolution (Von Sanngetall), The Magic Cancellation of Crisis and the ‘Physiognomic Method’ of Ernst Jünger (Robert Steuckers), The Political Theory of Carl Schmitt (Keith Preston), Stefan George: Poet and Prophet of Redemption (Julio Cesar Pino), Ernst Jünger: The Resolute Life of an Anarch (Keith Preston) and A Dream Betrayed: Arthur Moller van den Bruck and the Concept of the Third Reich (Sean Jobst).

Restrained mildness and stillness

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Picture taken in the Provence, a sacred region of France

All power is to be placed in restrained mildness and stillness, and the innermost rest of resoluteness is to be preserved for the playing out of the highest necessities of Dasein from the most intrinsic plight and most extrinsic affliction. Steadfastness of the simple gaze at what is Essentially unique – the increasing ability to detach oneself from everything whereby ‘one’ can only ‘be’ at the point of doing something.”

Heidegger, Ponderings and Intimations III

Europa Erwache

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Started practicing the Sacred Occidental Art of Kalligraphy. It will take time and patience to perfect this particular Art. That does not matter at all. Time well spent in this Age of trivilization, in this Kali Yuga. Patience and perfection are no longer virtues anymore. What counts is speed and utilitarianism.

The picture is taken in France, the Provence, which has become my spiritual homeland. A region full of authentic beauty, where the historical Destiny of the West can still be felt.

Von Sanngetall, 129 yf

Darkness

Heidegger makes clear that humans are ineradicably tied to the dark:

“Darkness is perhaps in play for all thinking at all times. Humans cannot set it aside. Rather, they must learn to acknowledge the dark as something unavoidable and to keep at bay those prejudices that would destroy the lofty reign of the dark. Thus the dark remains distinct from the pitch-black as the mere and utter absence of light. The dark however is the secret of the light. The dark keeps the light to itself. The latter belongs to the former. Thus the dark has its own limpidity.”

Von Sanngetall, 129 yf

Marching on!

The Eternal Cult of Speed and Violence. One’s inner Struggle never ceases. Marching on towards the spiritual Destiny of the West. My inner change started with Nietzsche, Bataille, Baelder, the ONA and now these ‘elements’ are re-inforced with Heidegger… An ongoing Acéphalic Alchemical Quest!

Von Sanngetall, 129 yf

Essays on Perennial Philosophy

ACCORDING to the famous English author, Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), seekers of the Perennial Philosophy are not interested in the social environment for “its progressiveness or non-progressiveness (whatever those terms may mean), but the degree to which it helps or hinders individuals in their advance towards man’s final end.” The philosophia perennis, to use the Latin term, has its roots in the Neoplatonist ideas of Greek thinkers such as Plotinus (204/5–270), Porphyry (234–305) and Iamblichus (245–325). Undergoing something of a revival in the first half of the twentieth century, particularly under the auspices of the Traditionalist School, this belief in an Absolute whose primordial roots can be located within many of the world’s main religions has fascinated men such as Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877-1947), René Guénon (1886–1951), Julius Evola (1898–1974) and Frithjof Schuon (1907–1998) for many centuries. The idea of a timeless spirituality which unites all metaphysical beliefs at the most fundamental level does not involve the application of an insipid ecumenicalism as a means to achieve the creation of a syncretic global religion, on the contrary, as Mircea Eliade (1907–1986) explains people “acquire their reality, their identity, only to the extent of their participation in a transcendent reality.” The importance, therefore, lies in making a crucial distinction between the Sacred and the Profane. In this engaging new study, a group of writers and poets – both new and established – examine the ramifications of the Perennial Philosophy in light of the continuing encroachment of the modern world. Chapters include Anti-Tradition in the Age of Iron (Troy Southgate), The Eternal Strife Between the Earth and the World: A Collision Between the Real and the Illusory (Von Sanngetall), Ode to Evola (Richard J. Levy), Eliade on Perennial Religion and Time (K. R. Bolton), The Primordial and the Consequential: Alfred North Whitehead and the Idea of a Dipolar God (Troy Southgate), Jordan B. Peterson: Challenging Postmodernism by Channelling Modernity (Arslan Akhtar), The Illusion of Democracy (Troy Southgate), The Christ Myth as a Manifestation of Perennialism in Antiquity (Keith Preston), What’s Past is Poetry: Poetic Wisdom in History (Julio Cesar Pino), Flame Without Fire: A Brief Exposition of the Flamma Non Urens (Troy Southgate), Perennial Philosophy and Christian Myths and Mysticism (J. M. Franco), Friedrich Schelling: Herald of the Philosophia Perennis (Troy Southgate) and Blessed Mother Goddess: Syncretism in Mariology and Marian Veneration Cults (Sean Jobst).

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