A Handbook of Traditional Living
|A Handbook of Traditional Living|
Cover of the first English edition
|Publication year||2010, 2020|
A Handbook of Traditional Living consists of two books originally published by the Italian cultural organisation Raido. They were published in English in 2010 and in 2020.
Publisher description: A Handbook of Traditional Living: I. Theory & Practice
"A Handbook of Traditional Living 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."
Publisher description: A Handbook of Traditional Living: II. Style & Ascesis
"The second volume of A Handbook of Traditional Living continues the project of the first: to resurrect perennial values for a Traditionalist lifestyle in an anti-Traditional world, and to provide concrete and desperately needed advice for those who wish to break free of the spell of a deadening and desert-like modernity.
Deeply inspired by Julius Evola, René Guénon, and the Traditionalism of which they were foremost exponents, A Handbook of Traditional Living: Style and Ascesis confronts the fundamental questions of family, friendship, work, genders and marriage, religion and spirituality, and what it means to be a militant of the Tradition in today’s increasingly confused and fragmented society. The result is a treasure trove of wisdom, concisely providing the practical and theoretical bedrock for the Traditionalist worldview and ethic in one’s day-to-day life, thereby giving new breath to a lifestyle, vision and philosophy that has too long been lacking from our world."