The Four Ages

The Four Ages

The perennialists all agree that the basic cycle of humanity goes through four ages or generations of general decline.1Divided into 10 units of time. These four sub-cycles each have their own decline as well. According to Guénon and Evola, the Hindu tradition...
Devolution

Devolution

All traditions are unanimous in not teaching evolution but devolution. This is one of the most important ways in which modern man differs from his ancestors. The modern worldview is in fact in total opposition to the traditional one. Modern man sees history as formed...
Divine Royalty

Divine Royalty

Monarchy has a divine origin. Beings of innate or acquired superiority over the human condition embody the presence of a power from above within the temporal world and by that fact characterize traditional civilization. The pontifex is one of these beings, in its...
The Physical and Metaphysical

The Physical and Metaphysical

The doctrine of the two natures is fundamental to the understanding of Tradition and its antithesis, Modernity. There is a physical order and a metaphysical order. These can also be called natural and supernatural, mortal and immortal, superior and inferior, or in...
Materialism

Materialism

Matter as the fundamental reality The most important thing to understand is that materialism, in its essence, is the opposite of idealism. This is the core principle underlying any traditional worldview: that the material world of the senses (the changing world of...