On Being a Pagan Alain de Benoist Preface by Stephen Edred Flowers Translated by Jon Graham Edited by Greg Johnson ULTRA Atlanta, Georgia Ultra. What is paganism? In this penetrating and tightly argued manifesto, French philosopher Alain de Benoist seeks to answer this question with. 21 Aug Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Mar 1, , Edward Dutton and others published On Being a Pagan – By Alain de Benoist.
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Whatever some may maintain, it is not polytheism that is “old hat,” but Judeo- Christian monotheism that now finds itself questioned and creak- ing all over, while paganism is again manifesting its attraction, although it may appear in forms that are often clumsy and some- times aberrant. Incidentally “pontifex”, in latin, means “he who builds the bridge”; I find it curious that the author never brings that out. Freud and the Hidden Fault of the Father, Marie Balmary — while analyzing the matter from a strictly orthodox Freudian perspective — provides a convincing argument that Oedipal theory can be interpreted as the result of the son’s “repression” of a transgression committed by the father.
Aren’t many of those Christian themes in fact borrowed from classical greek-roman culture? Christianity, in particular, has adopted all the universally applicable norms bekng in the Torah.
Human societies create true fraterni- ty on the basis of a founding myth of common ancestry. The spiritual syphilis of Judeo-Christianity has sickened European Man.
That is not what is important though. His double nature is derived from this ambiguity. It is a society where beauty is dying, a society at the end of history, beoist society of the last man where everything is collapsing into the sunset- of the absolute transatlantic West and a once great history.
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Read it now click to open popover Customers who bought this item also bought Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items. One, Benoist does not provide a guide as to how modern pagans or neopagans should be living. It is this specific mobility of aalain ex-tensiveness that Heidegger calls the “historizing” 3 Geschehen of human existence — a historizing that absolutely marks “the very structure of human life, which, as a transcendent and revelatory reality, makes possible the historicity of a world,” Man’s historicity stems from the fact that he combines “past,” “present,” and “future” in the immediate present, which thus form three dimensions alian mutually enrich and transform each other.
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In God a declaration of hostility towards life, nature, the will to life! Eoghan Rua rated it really liked it Dec 14, That Christianity which takes its origins, its point of departure, from the Jewish rabble of the Roman period, and which appealed, and has always appealed, to the feeble and dispossessed, or that Christianity which holds to hierarchy and the splendour of a spiritual aristocracy?
Catholic theologians believe this “knowledge” for- bidden by Elohim-Yahweh is neither omniscience nor moral dis- cernment, but the ability to decide what is good or evil.
The whole of objectified creation, separated from the World of Emanation, would beng thus been born from a “concept” of the negative. If the world did not exist, God would not miss it nor would it be a loss of any kind to him.
Opposing beinh Roman Tiber to the eastern Orontes, he leaves these instructions: When the wrath of God is unleashed, it is the first to be struck.
The Christianity of the Crusaders and the Gothic rise, or of turning the other cheek and giving unto Caesar? This is just how it is on every level of life. Isn’t christian faith an “imitatio Christi”?
On Being A Pagan
This amounts to saying that a critique can never allow itself to proceed in the absence of a philosophical determination. We live in a society where new forms of totalitarianism and exclusion are being put into place. The contemporary trend toward pluralism and honoring ones roots itself contains finally, at least implicitly, a rejection of Christian equality and reductive universalism.
In certain cases the oppositions are illusory in great part or only involve how certain terms are expressed and not the terms them- selves. He is all eternity and beyond all denominations.
The Stoic’s God is the “soul of the world. A must read for every European to be It is only logical that the aristocratic right in Europe using literary philosophy, moralism, and history and aristocratic right in the States using law and, economics, and science should produce arguments to restore our native religion of the hearth to one that is heroic and expansionary rather than submissive and assisting in our surrender. Yet I see that debating topics of such complexity and magnitude in comment sections always leads to rebuttals ripe with non-sequiturs and misunderstandings.
Independently of the fact that an opposition is never as clear-cut in reality as it is from the— necessary — viewpoint of analytical convenience, it seems important to first avoid any reflexive usage of the very notion of “Judeo-Christianity,” which is the subject of controver- sy among both Christians and Jews and is not free of ambiguity. They in fact con- cern both our destiny and our destination: Many chapters are enlightening, especially for those who might think at ancient religions in terms of idolatry, and disregard their very specific conception of Nature–one which has now become alien to us: Even later, as noted by Louis Rougier, “in the majority of schools, Pythagoreans, Platonists, Peripatetics, Stoics, and Neo-Platonists marveled at the eternal return of all events, which excludes an absolute origin of time, a first man, and a final eschatology that will not be followed by another begin- ning.
We know in this regard that a certain contradiction exists between the two creation stories contained in Genesis 1: It should be noted that in pre-Christian Antiquity the word “atheism” was practically devoid of meaning. Rejecting the mechanistic con- cept of linearity, like the false alternatives of body vs.