The final chapter in a book on Pound and the far right heh
The great majority of secondary texts I see cited in this study from the 80s are not available in PDF form, while it’s super easy to find critical PDFs. So many studies were made in the 60s and 70s- they must have concluded he was too problematic after the zeitgeist shifted further. The writer he’s most frequently related to in the bibliographies I see is Dante, so I’m trying to get a bird’s-eye-view of that.
Ugh, no PDFs accessible. Everyone knows The Waste Land by Eliot. Pound gave him advice on that and it was eventually dedicated to him. You can’t just write someone off because they thought Mussolini was cool. I’m not going to say it’s a conspiracy that all these secondary texts aren’t readily available, just that help in meeting Artemis is not something they want you to have. I try to help initiate people into something like that if they so desire because I am an initiate myself and find it to be a better way of looking at the world than the one forced on us. Alright, so I’m going to have to translate the Golden Dawn into the Shrek mythos for you to understand, right?
This is a real option in this death of god nadir of the historical cycle
It was a few Greek-loving Germans I read at an impressionable age that introduced me to the spirit of Dionysus, and I’m not sure if that’s possible if you’re too old. Who knows though. Some elites do this sort of thing, probably in a nefarious form, and I don’t see why we can’t formulate our own version.
Think again of this from yesterday
The Cantos are an announcement that the artist has moved into a new phase, beyond the reach of aristocrats, salons, government bureaus, or any such agencies.
This cannot be said of our elites’ quaint little cults, they are one with these entities. How do you spend you time, this is just what I find fun, you can turn your nose up at if you want. Don’t you want to find your higher self and stop being a bitter, resentful, materialistic slave? There’s very many people that are like this, and they need an alternative when they can’t believe in Christianity. Or when science or philosophy aren’t enough.
Some of those Neoplatonists weren’t as “secular” as I thought
lamblichus “turns the ideas of hypostases of Plotinus into gods and daemons, and leaves the door wide open for magic and theurgy,” while Proclus is said to have been frequently visited by the gods in person
So, Plato turns the Olympian gods into Ideas, and eventually someone turns the Ideas back into gods. Honestly, I’m not allergic. I love reading about the Olympians, I just wish they were more perfected and suited to the modern day.
The reason the early Christians burned down the pagan temples, shrines, etc. was because it was a viable form of worship. That’s why even to this day a Christian reading this will be angry or offended. Be mad, you’re too gentle to help the west with your Christianity.
We’re speaking here of synthesizing the Ideas with art in a sense. Making them more relatable, more human. I think that’s all religion really is, with the added ritual element which facilitates recurrent remembrance of the aestheticized Ideas. Just talking to fellow priests here, or as I think of them, adults. Pound is probably right that only 5% of people will understand, and of those 5% most will avoid this because the mysteries will never be legal. Like I said, this is just fun to me, and it seems more possible to do something like this than people tend to think.
You’ve seen my posts on the esotericism of a couple of these writers, and those were either easily understandable or they won’t
According to many occult thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the modern occult is essentially a continuation of a secret wisdom-tradition surviving underground and clearly traceable to Plethon and Ficino in Florence, and reputedly found in Provencal poetry and Dante.
People have used Ficino and Dante to refine their Christianity rather than do away with it altogether. Same logic could be applied to the state religion. Like Christianity, Cathedralism is “popular religion” and the people who are too wise for that need something more. And none of our institutions offer that, which means these wiser ones are in an important sense deprived. That’s fine, they just want you to die so that only the rabble exists anymore. Some of the sapphires of the Kabbalah are off-limits, if you want to think of it that way. What I’m speaking of here would be the attempt to restore the proper dialecticism of the soul.