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The Camouflaged Sacred in Mircea Eliade’s Self-Perception, Literature, and Scholarshi p

Moshe Idel

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that Eliade’s diverse types of writings––religious, political, historical, literary, or personal––reveal the same underlying assumption: that the sacred camouflages itself within ... More


Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Mark Sedgwick

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Explores the history and doctrines of Traditionalism, a movement established by Ren” Gu”non in the 1920s, and later developed further by Julius Evola (in politics), Frithjof Schuon (in religion), and ... More


Fascism

Mark Sedgwick

in Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter interrupts Gu”non’s biography to look at the development of political Traditionalism. The chapter first considers the involvement of Rudolf von Sebettendorff in the foundation of the ... More


Terror in Italy

Mark Sedgwick

in Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter completes the history of political Traditionalism and covers Evola’s biography from the end of the Second World War until his death. It considers Evola’s postwar modifications of ... More


Denouement?

George Michael

in Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Faced with such formidable opposition, the World Church of the Creator (WCOTC) was dealt a serious blow with the arrest and imprisonment of its leader, Matthew Hale. This chapter recounts his many ... More


The Yoga of Power: Sex Magic, Tantra, and Fascism in Twentieth-Century Europe

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the appropriation of both Tantra and sexual magic by the more extreme right-wing intellectuals of the twentieth century, specifically by Italian fascist Julius Evola. It looks ... More


Religion for the Age of Darkness: Tantra and the History of Religions in the Twentieth Century

Hugh B. Urban

in Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230620
eISBN:
9780520936898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230620.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter looks at the “revalorized” place of Tantra—and perhaps even Tantro-centrism—in the work of twentieth-century historians of religions, such as Mircea Eliade, Heinrich Zimmer, and Julius ... More


Tantra in the West

André Padoux

in The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides an overview of Tantra in contemporary West. The presence of Tantra in the West is interesting because it is one of the aspects of the relationship between the West and a largely ... More


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