Ride the Tiger: A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul
ISBN: 0892811250
EAN13: 9780892811250
Language: English
Pages: 242
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Ride the Tiger: A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul

Book Overview
Julius Evola's final major work, which examines the prototype of the human being who can give absolute meaning to his or her life in a world of dissolution - Presents a powerful criticism of the idols, structures, theories, and illusions of our modern age - Reveals how to transform destructive processes into inner liberation The organizations and institutions that, in a traditional civilization and society, would have allowed an individual to realize himself completely, to defend the principal values he recognizes as his own, and to structure his life in a clear and unambiguous way, no longer exist in the contemporary world. Everything that has come to predominate in the modern world is the direct antithesis of the world of Tradition, in which a society is ruled by principles that transcend the merely human and transitory. Ride the Tiger presents an implacable criticism of the idols, structures, theories, and illusions of our dissolute age examined in the light of the inner teachings of indestructible Tradition. Evola identifies the type of human capable of riding the tiger, who may transform destructive processes into inner liberation. He offers hope for those who wish to reembrace Traditionalism.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover WESTERN SPIRITUALITY / HERMETICISM It is one of Evola's greatest merits that he combines a prodigious wealth of erudite detail with the gift of isolating from their local conditioning ideas or disciplines that are of value to us. --Marguerite Yourcenar, author of Memoirs of Hadrian Evola rises above the usual dichotomies of left and right, liberal and conservative, challenging us to reconnect our lives and our institutions to the timeless spiritual standard that guided our ancestors. --Glenn A. Magee, author of Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition The organizations and institutions that, in a traditional civilization and society, would have allowed an individual to realize himself completely, to defend the principal values he recognizes as his own, and to structure his life in a clear and unambiguous way, no longer exist in the contemporary world. Everything that has come to predominate in the modern world is the direct antithesis of the world of Tradition, in which a society is ruled by principles that transcend the merely human and transitory. Ride the Tiger presents an implacable criticism of the idols, structures, theories, and illusions of our dissolute age examined in the light of the inner teachings of indestructible Tradition. Evola identifies the type of human capable of riding the tiger--an individual who may transform destructive processes into inner liberation--and, in so doing, offers hope for those who wish to reembrace Tradition. JULIUS EVOLA (1898-1974) was one of the leading authorities on the world's esoteric traditions and wrote extensively on ancient traditions and hermeticism. Among his other works published by Inner Traditions are Men Among the Ruins, Introduction to Magic, The Mystery of the Grail, The Hermetic Tradition, and Eros and the Mysteries of Love.