Quotes by Julius Evola

"America ... has created a 'civilization' that represents an exact contradiction of the ancient European tradition. It has introduced the religion of praxis and productivity; it has put the quest for profit, great industrial production, and mechanical, visible, and quantitative achievements over any other interest. It has generated a soulless greatness of a purely technological and collective nature, lacking any background of transcendence, inner light, and true spirituality. America has [built a society where] man becomes a mere instrument of production and material productivity within a conformist social conglomerate"

"Neither pleasure nor pain should enter as motives when one must do what must be done."

"The blood of the heroes is closer to God than the ink of the philosophers and the prayers of the faithful."

"My principles are only those that, before the French Revolution, every well-born person considered sane and normal."

"Being and stability are regarded by our contemporaries as akin to death; they cannot live unless they act, fret, or distract themselves with this or that. Their spirit (provided we can still talk about a spirit in their case) feeds only on sensations and on dynamism, thus becoming the vehicle for the incarnation of darker forces."


Books by Julius Evola

  • Metaphysics of War
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  • 2007 by Integral Tradition Publishing

    (first published May 23rd 1996)

Julius Evola
  • Julius Evola

  • Date of birth: May 19, 1898
  • Died: June 11, 1974
  • Born: in Rome, Italy.

  • Description: Julius Evola, also known as Baron Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola (even if he actually wasn't an aristocrat), was an Italian philosopher, esotericist, occultist, author, artist, poet, political activist, soldier. During his trial in 1951, Evola denied being a Fascist and instead referred to himself as a "superfascist".

    Evola after the World War II claimed to be admired by the Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini. He idolized the Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) and admired SS head Heinrich Himmler, whom he knew personally.

    Evola was the "chief ideologue" of Italy's terrorist radical right during the Years of Lead and his doctrine and writings also influenced some fringes of islamic fundamentalism.
    Evola’s thought can be considered one of the most radical and consistent anti-egalitarian, anti-liberal, anti-democratic, and anti-popular systems in the twentieth century. It is a singular (though not necessarily original) blend of several schools and traditions, including German idealism, Eastern doctrines, traditionalism, and the all-embracing Weltanschauung of the interwar conservative Revolution with which Evola had a deep personal involvement.

    Evola is popular in fringe circles, largely because of his metaphysical, magical, and supernatural beliefs – including belief in ghosts, telepathy, and alchemy – and his traditionalism. He himself termed his philosophy "magical idealism". Many of Evola's theories and writings were centered on his hostility toward Christianity and his idiosyncratic mysticism, occultism, and esoteric religious studies, and this aspect of his work has influenced occultists and esotericists. Evola also justified male domination over women as part of a purely patriarchal society.