A Handbook of Traditional Living

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A Handbook of Traditional Living
cover
Cover of the first English edition
Author(s) Raido
Cover artist Andreas Nilsson
Country London
Language English
Genre(s) Politics, Religion
Publisher Arktos
Publication date 2010
Pages 84
ISBN 9781907166068

A Handbook of Traditional Living is a 84 page long book published by Arktos in 2010. The book contains two longer articles: The World of Tradition and The Front Of Tradition. Both of these were first published separately in Italian by the Evolian cultural organization Raido based in Rome, before being translated to the English and then published collectively by Arktos.[1]

The booklet chronicles the "Evolian world-view" with all that this entails of critique against Modernity and promotion of a traditionalist mindset. The book is conjured up as a handbook of the differentiated individual should lead his life in order to be able to survive the modern world.

Contents

Cover Text

"This book consists of two texts originally published by the Italian cultural organisation Raido, translated here for the first time: The World of Tradition and The Front of Tradition. The first is a comprehensive summary of the principal ideas of Julius Evola. The esoteric history of the world, the nature of the Primordial Tradition, and the crisis of the modern world are discussed. The second, while also steeped in the Evolian worldview, presents a more practical guide for living as a traditionalist. Guidelines for life as an individual living in detachment from modernity, as well as for developing and being a member of an organisation dedicated to the restoration of Tradition, are outlined. This book argues that ideology and strategy are not enough by themselves. The individual who desires a revolt against the modern world must first internalise and conduct all of one’s actions in accordance with the way of life of Tradition. Also included are methods for doing this.

Whether the reader is an Evolian, a traditionalist or is merely seeking a means for survival in a degraded age, this handbook will be inspiring to them all."[2]

'Once we have measured our strenghts and weaknesses, as well as the abyss that must be crossed before we have the right to call ourselves revolutionaries, the need will increasingly arise for us to find new supporters. These must first be sought among the garrisons located at the border between oblivion and the hope for rebirth. It is necessary to gather all those active in this frontier zone around an operative plan in which differences of origin and identity will serve to define new means of constructive exchange and intervention: petty egoism must be overcome if we are to face our most sly and powerful enemy.'

- From The Front of Tradition

Contents

  • Translator's Foreword • ix
  • A Note from the Editor • xi
  • From the Preface to the Second Italian Edition • xii
  • Introduction • xiv
  • Part One: The World of Tradition
  • 1 From the Origins to the Modern World • 3
  • 2 Tradition & the Sacred • 8
  • 3 Metaphysics • 9
  • 4 The States of Being: Archetype-Soul-Spirit-Body • 11
  • 5 Esotericism & Exotericism • 13
  • 6 Authority • 15
  • 7 Castes • 17
  • 8 Civilisation • 21
  • 9 Holy War: Vita est militia super terram • 23
  • 10 Decadence & Subversion • 26
  • 11 Initiation • 28
  • 12 Contemplation & Action • 31
  • 13 Law • 33
  • 14 Rite • 34
  • 15 Myth • 36
  • 16 Symbolism • 37
  • Appendix I: The Symbolism of the Cross • 39
  • Appendix II: The Symbolism of the Sun • 41
  • Part Two: The Front of Tradition
  • 1 Ignis Fatuus • 47
  • 2 Each in His Place • 48
  • 3 Interiorising the Doctrine • 49
  • 4 Beyond Ideology • 50
  • 5 Lifestyle • 51
  • 6 Firm Foundations • 53
  • 7 The New Man: Existential Guidelines for Members of an Operative Unit • 54
  • 8 A Fighting Vanguard • 56
  • 9 The Rectification of the Individual • 58
  • 10 Action • 59
  • Existential Guidelines • 59
  • Organisational Guidelines • 62
  • The Meaning of Brotherhood • 66
  • 11 The Community • 69
  • The Tasks of the Community • 72
  • 12 The Operative Unit • 73
  • 13 Before the Movement • 75
  • 14 The Future is Now • 77
  • Clarification • 77
  • Preliminary Remarks • 77
  • Indispensable Conditions • 78
  • The Incidental • 78
  • Day One of the Year Zero:
  • The Aim • 79
  • Reorganising Residual Forces • 79
  • Resist to Exist • 80

See Also

References

  1. Raido, A Handbook of Traditional Living (London: Arktos, 2010)
  2. Raido, A Handbook of Traditional Living (London: Arktos, 2010)

External Links

Publication data

Handbook of Traditional Living, Raido, 2010, Arktos, ISBN 978-1-907166-06-8

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