Heathen Imperialism

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Heathen Imperialism er en bok skrevet av Julius Evola, og den er oversatt og utgitt på engelsk av Thompkins & Cariou 24. desember 2007. Boken kom først ut på tysk som Heidnischer Imperialismus i 1933, men finnes oversatt til flere språk og i flere utgaver. Boken kan kanskje sees som Evola sitt hedenske tilsvar på det berømte konkordatet mellom Mussolini og den katolske kirken.

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"Western civilization needs a complete overhaul or it will fall apart one day or another. It has realized the most complete perversion of any rational order of things. Reign of matter, of gold, of machine, of number, it no longer possess breath, or liberty, or light. The West has lost the sense of Action and of Contemplation. It has lost the sense of hierarchy, of spiritual power, of man-gods.

Are liberation and renewal still possible in this crepuscular world? Is Europe capable today of the level of awareness necessary for such a task? Let us not be mistaken: it is only after having understood the magnitude of the task that we will be able to act. The threatening reality of a destructive spiritual process, whose roots originate almost in the ground of prehistory, whose culminating phases coincide with those which contemporary men exalt as their essential civilisational values, and whose influences now manifest themselves in all fields of thought and action, must be acknowledged.

This is not a matter of compromises or adaptations. The power of the new Middle Ages is needed – a revolt, interior as well as exterior, of a barbaric purity. Philosophy, "culture", everyday politics: nothing of all this. It is not a matter of turning on the other side of this bed of agony. It is a matter of finally waking up, and getting up."


  • Contents
  • Julius Evola's Discussion of Imperialismo Pagano
  • Publisher's Foreword
  • Preface of the German Publisher (1933)
  • I. We, Anti-Europeans
  • European Decadence
  • The New Symbol
  • The Primordial Nordic-Solar Tradition
  • We, Heathen Imperialists
  • II. Conditions for Empire
  • The Decadence of the Imperial Idea
  • The Protestant Deviation and our Counter-Reformation
  • Will to Hierarchy
  • III. The Democratic Mistake
  • True Liberalism
  • Hierarchy according to Power. The Conquest of the State
  • The Impossibility of Democratic Self-Government
  • Anti-Hegelianism
  • Anti-Historicism
  • Individual and Humanity
  • The Irrationality of Equality
  • From Clan to Empire. Our Doctrine of Race
  • IV. The Roots of European Evil
  • The Regression of the Castes. Gold and Labour
  • Science against Wisdom
  • 'Those Who Know' and 'Those Who Believe'
  • Mechanical Force and Individual Power
  • Activism and the Humanised World
  • V. Our European Symbol
  • Nietzsche, the Misunderstood
  • The True Paneuropa
  • The Myth of the Two Eagles
  • Ghibelline Restoration
  • Conclusion