I would remind readers that Tradition cannot be understood from the human, all-too-human, perspective. Thus we have seen several attacks in recent weeks from readers who, being unable to transcend human thought, based their criticism on there merely human perspective and put forth absurdities in the name of Tradition. Typically, they would disappear following a stormy departure.
There was one criticism on the basis of something called “owness”, as though we pick and choose our gods on the basis of their suitability to our human condition, instead of rising above and seeing our human condition sub specie eternitatis. A second criticism arose from the discussion of the I. The reader could only see in this subjectivity and the workings of an arbitrary will. Instead, it must be seen in the light of the One of Plotinus, the Atman of the Vedas, the True Self of Meister Eckhart. This fundamental misunderstanding led him to flee, following some unkind words.
Lately, we seem unable to understand matter from the super-human perspective shown in the obsession with the human body. There is no point to debate, rather the goal is to “see”. We have spent several weeks commenting on magical idealism, carefully elucidating Evola’s points and relating them to larger perspectives. Gornahoor passed 100,000 views this month, so where is the surprise? From the beginning, we have emphasized a form of knowing (gnosis, episteme, intution), that is more akin to “seeing” than to debating. We have offered description of Hermetic meditation and conditions for Hermetic initiation that are unrelated to any book-learning. Recently, we have even translated the three trials which Evola says are only the preliminary steps. Has anyone attempted them? Nothing here will make sense until they are at least attempted.
I call your attention to the Foreward to Revolt (which is actually Evola’s Introduction to the third Italian edition. Evola writes: (beginning with a response to his critics, who are bringing in the same accusations 40 years later. What irony!)
In my perspective there is no arbitrariness, subjectivity, or fantasy, just as there is no objectivity and scientific causality the way modern men understand them. All these notions are unreal; all these notions are outside Tradition. Tradition begins wherever it is possible to rise above these notions by achieving a superindividual and nonhuman perspective; thus, I will have a minimumal concern for debating and “demonstrating”. The truths that may reveal the world of Tradition are not those that can be “learned” or “discussed”; they either are or are not. It is only possible to remember them, and this happens when one becomes free of the obstacles represented by various human constructions… in other words, one becomes free of these encumbrances when the capacity for seeing from that nonhuman perspective, which is the same as the traditional perspective, has been attained.
So to anyone who wants “proof”, I can only say, “Take a look and see for yourself. Then you may remember what you have forgotten.”