Review by James J. O’Meara
Readers of Aristokratia I that were eagerly awaiting more — and who wouldn’t? — will be pleased that this esoteric but accessible project is continuing, with the latest results appearing in a new volume, Aristokratia II.
The nature of that project is ably explicated by the editor, K. Deva, in his opening contribution, “Unfashionable Observations: Philosophies Against Time.” While the title maintains a link to the subject of the first volume, Nietzsche, the subtitle alludes to Savitri Devi’s categorization of thinkers as of, above, or against Time. The writers and subjects of the Aristokratia group definitely see themselves as those who are working against Time, or more precisely, the times we live in.
Deva postulates that historical ideologies obey the same laws as physical objects, and as the democratic…
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Reviewed by Colin Liddell
“I haven’t read the entire contents of the latest edition of this intellectual and deeply esoteric journal. It’s simply not that kind of book – i.e. the kind you race through and then dash off a quick review.
No, if you want to dash off a quick review – and I do because this journal deserves wider attention – the only way to do it is to glean what one can from a partially digested reading of this rich psychic and intellectual feast and then string a few sentences together, which is what I have done here. To read it fully and properly will be the work of several years, many rereads, and much contemplation.”
“The real choice in our modern age is between those who choose to see mankind as mere mushrooms, and those of us who have a higher and more spiritual…
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Aristokratia Vol. II was officially released yesterday, and within less than twelve of hours of release entered the Top 100 Bestseller list on Amazon for both Political Philosophy and Religious Philosophy.
Aristokratia Vol. II is a special edition, concentrating on the works of the Italian philosopher Julius Evola. The book also contains articles on Nietzsche, Plato, Pessoa, Gomez-Davila, Kautilya/Chanakya, general political philosophy and book reviews.
More details on Aristokratia Vol. II can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Aristokratia-II-K-Deva/dp/0987559834/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391730082&sr=8-2&keywords=aristokratia
“When a civilisation is reaching its end, it is difficult to achieve anything by resisting it and by directly opposing the forces in motion. The current is too strong; one would be over-whelmed. The essential thing is not to let oneself be impressed by the omnipotence and apparent triumph of the forces of the epoch. These forces, devoid of connection with any higher principle, are in fact on a short chain. One should not become fixated on the present and on things at hand, but keep in view the conditions that may come about in the future.”
– Julius Evola, Ride the Tiger: A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul
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Video: KALKI & Aristokratia
“Can we say that we are free, our hands are bound and voices silent
I’m sure it’s not a dream, I am awake, my eyes are open
I can’t accept and won’t concede in aftermath we find redemption
The causes that are seized, and disguised as revolution”
“Quell the rage that deeply seethes the extremes of these devotions
Dismantle a machine, the device of their creation
I can’t accept and won’t concede that this is who we are
The conflict that is seized and disguised as greater notions”
“To the songs that sing of glory and the brave
Are we dreaming there are better days to come?
When will the banners and the victory parades
celebrate the day a better world is won?
On the day the storm has just begun
I will still hope there are better days to come”
“All men agree that a just distribution must be according to merit in some sense; they do not all specify the same sort of merit, but democrats identify it with freemen, supporters of oligarchy with wealth (or noble birth), and supporters of aristocracy with excellence.” – Aristotle
“When power becomes gracious and descends into the visible — such descent I call beauty. And there is nobody from whom I want beauty as much as from you who are powerful: let your kindness be your final self-conquest.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche