A survey of the present currents in esoteric studies, and an unmasking of their true relation to Traditional spiritualism, The Mask and Face of Contemporary Spiritualism is a guidebook for the spiritual seeker through the bewildering labyrinth of disciplines and dead-ends of contemporary spirituality.
Julius Evola, one of the foremost Traditionalists of the past century, brings his inimitable analysis to everything from spiritism and anthroposophy to Satanism and Catholicism, tackling as he goes Freudianism, Nietzscheanism, the fiction of Dostoevsky, and figures as diverse as Aleister Crowley, Rudolf Steiner and Anton LaVey. At once metaphysical and practical, this book offers the priceless perspective of an author who dedicated decades to his own profound investigations into the “supersensible,” culminating in a thorough critique of contemporary spiritualism — and a masterful revelation of higher teachings.
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About the Author
Nevertheless, his involvement branded him as a Fascist in the eyes of his opponents, and this label continues to follow his name to this day. 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. He remained almost entirely unknown in the English-speaking world until the 1990s, when Inner Traditions began publishing its translations of Evola's works. Since then, Evola's ideas have given rise to a new breed of spiritual seekers and anti-modernists in the English-speaking world. Arktos has published his books, Metaphysics of War, which is a collection of his essays from the 1930s and '40s; The Path of Cinnabar, which is his intellectual autobiography; Fascism Viewed from the Right, which is his post-war analysis of the positive and negative aspects of Italian Fascism; and Notes on the Third Reich, which performs a similar analysis upon German National Socialism.
Table of Contents
I. The Supernatural in the Modern World
II. Spiritualism and “Psychic Research”
III. Critique of Psychoanalysis
IV. Critique of Theosophism
V. Critique of Anthroposophy
VI. Neomysticism. Krishnamurti.
VII. Parenthetical on Esoteric Catholicism and on “Integral Traditionalism”
VIII. Primitivism — The Possessed — The “Overman”
X. Initiatic Currents and “High Magic”