The Bow and the Club

The Bow and the Club

by Julius Evola


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The Bow and the Club stands in many ways as the culmination of an exceptional life of deep study, meditation, and experience. This volume, first published in 1968 by Traditionalist philosopher Julius Evola, includes the author’s final and most concentrated statements on some of the great themes of his career, and must be regarded both by the student of Evola and by the newcomer to his ideas as an indispensable work from the hand of one of the profoundest and most challenging thinkers of our time.

In this brilliant series of dense and beautiful essays, Evola lays bare the illness of his day, and suggests a way forward for those who are willing and able to pursue it. The issues he treats are various and diverse—from East to West, from initiation to sex, from Black America to Hyperborean Rome, from ‘the evasive man’ to skiing—but the theme is constant: the urgent necessity to come to grips with the fatal decadence of an age, and to rise to the challenge it represents.

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ISBN-13: 9781912079094
Publisher: Arktos Media Ltd
Publication date: 02/25/2018
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 391,948
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Julius Evola (1898-1974) has been one of the most misunderstood and controversial authors of the twentieth century. Born in Rome, Evola began his pursuit of truth as a Dadaist painter and an Idealist philosopher, but quickly lost his taste for modernism and moved on to metaphysics, religion, and the occult. Encountering the work of René Guénon, who became a lifelong friend, Evola embraced his concept of the Primordial Tradition and his critique of the modern world. Believing that Tradition was an idea which should encompass the social as well as the spiritual world, Evola saw some hope for a remedy to the ills of modernity in Fascism, although he never joined the Party, and his writings on the subject were frequently critical. After 1945, Evola remained aloof from politics, and attempted to define the most effective stance for an inhabitant of the modern age to adopt and still retain something of traditional wisdom. In recent years, Evola's ideas have given rise to a new breed of spiritual seekers and anti-modernists. Arktos has published his books Metaphysics of War (2011), The Path of Cinnabar (2009), Fascism Viewed from the Right (2013), Notes on the Third Reich (2013), A Traditionalist Confronts Fascism (2015), A Handbook for Right-Wing Youth (2017), and Recognitions (2017).

Table of Contents


1. The Civilisation of Space and the Civilisation of Time

2. The Breed of the Evasive Man

3. The Third Sex

4. Negrified America

5. The Decay of Words

6. The Psychoanalysis of Skiing

7. The Myth and Fallacy of Irrationalism

8. The Olympian Ideal and Natural Law

9. The Taste for Vulgarity

10. The Laughter of the Gods

11. The Concept of Initiation

12. Freedom of Sex and Freedom from Sex

13. Romanness, Germanicness, and the ‘Light of the North’

14. Subliminal Influences and ‘Intelligent Stupidity’

15. The Myth of East and West and the ‘Meeting of Religions’

16. The Youth, the Beats, and Right-Wing Anarchists

17. Initiatic Centres and History

18. The Metaphysics of Sex and the ‘One’

19. What ‘Tradition’ Is


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