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the idea that the state derives its origin from the demos 


and that the principle of its legitimacy and its foundation rests upon it 


is an ideological perversion typical of the modern world 


and essentially represents a regression

 

with this view we regress to 


what was typical of naturalistic social forms 


lacking an authentic spiritual chrism

 

according to the traditional view

 

on the contrary

 

the state was related to the people


just as the olympian and uranian principles 


are related to the chthonic and "infernal" world

 

or as "idea"

 

"form"

 

are related to "matter"

 

"nature"

 

or as the luminous

 

masculine

 

differentiating

 

individualizing

 

and life-giving principle is related to the unsteady

 

promiscuous

 

and nocturnal feminine principle

 

between these two poles there is a deep tension

 

which in the traditional world was resolved in the sense of a transfiguration 


and of the establishment of an order from above

 



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in the end

 

the demo's substance is always demonic

 

(in the ancient

 

non-christian

 

and amoral sense of the word)

 

it always requires a catharsis or a liberation before it can act as a force

 

and before it can favor the development of a differentiated and hierarchical order of dignity over and beyond a naturalistic substratum

 



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the main principle upon which the differentiation between people and the hierarchy of traditional castes is built has not been political or economical

 

but spiritual

 

and thus was developed an authentic system of participation as well as the progressive stages of a conquest and a victory of the cosmos over chaos

 

the indo-aryan tradition knew a distinction that points to the duality of natures

 

the distinction between arya or dvija and the sudra

 

the former were the "nobles" or "the twice-born"

 

who represented the "divine" element

 

the latter were beings who belong to nature

 

and thus who represent the promiscuous substratum of the hierarchy that was gradually overcome by the formative influence exercised within the higher castes

 

strictly speaking

 

this influence was the original meaning of the state and of the law within the world of tradition

 

it had a meaning of supernatural "formation" 

 



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wherever an action takes place that is aimed at constituting life beyond the limits of nature and of contingent and empirical existence

 

it is unavoidable that some forms not connected to the particular will manifest themselves

 

the "formative process" always encounters resistance from matter

 

which in its determinations caused by time and space acts in a differentiating and particularistic sense in relation to the effective historical application of the one principle that in itself is superior and antecedent to these manifestations

 

once in a while it is possible to detect in certain historical institutions an esoteric and universal core that transcends the specific geographical and historical dimensions of said institutions

 

thus culminating in a unity of a higher kind

 

such are the imperial peaks of the world of tradition

 

ideally

 

one same line runs from the traditional idea of law and state to that of empire

 



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in the ancient persian tradition

 

a metaphysical view of the empire was formulated in terms of a reality unrelated to space and time

 

there are two possibilities

 

on the one hand there is the ashavan

 

the pure

 

the "faithful" on earth and the blessed in heaven

 

the ashavan is exemplified by the members of three classes

 

the lords of the ritual and of fire

 

who exercise an invisible power over occult influences

 

the warriors

 

whose job is to fight against barbarians and impious people

 

and finally

 

those who work on the dry and arid land

 

whose job is a militia

 

since fertility is almost a victory that increases the mystical virtus of the aryan land

 

on the other hand

 

opposed to the ashavan

 

are the anashavan

 

the impure ones

 

those without a law

 

or those who oppose the principle of light

 

in this context

 

the empire as a traditional system governed by the "king of kings" corresponds to what the principle of light has successfully snatched from the snares of the principle of darkness

 

a similar idea is found in the legend according to which the emperor alexander the great contained the onslaught of the peoples of gog and magog by building an iron wall

 

these people may represent in this context the "demonic" element that in the traditional hierarchies was successfully subjugated

 

one day these people will flood the earth in pursuit of conquest but they will ultimately be challenged by figures who

 

will embody the archetype of the leaders of the holy roman empire

 



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in a traditional social order there must be somebody in whom the principle upon which various institutions

 

legislations

 

and ethical and ritual regulations are based is truly active

 

this principle

 

though

 

must be an objective spiritual realization and not a simulacrum

 

in other words

 

what is required is an individual or an elite to assume the "pontifical" function of lords and mediators of power from above

 

then even those who can only obey but who cannot adopt the law other than by complying with the external authority and tradition are able intuitively to know why they must obey

 

their obedience is not sterile because it allows them to participate effectively in the power and in the light

 



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a unitary authority has a stronger foundation in those cases

 

in which the race of the blood and the race of the spirit converge

 



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the notion of law has an intimate relationship with the notions of truth

 

reality

 

and stability inherent to "that which is"

 

thus

 

the world of the law and consequently of the state came to be equated with the world of truth and of reality in the eminent sense of the word

 

as a natural consequence

 

traditional man either ignored or considered absurd the idea that one could talk about laws and the obedience due them if the laws in question had a mere human origin

 

whether individual or collective

 

every law

 

in order to be regarded as an objective law

 

had to have a "divine" character

 



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truth

 

law

 

and justice ultimately appear as the manifestations of a metaphysical order conceived as a reality that the state of truth and of justice in man has the power to evoke in an objective way

 

in antiquity the overworld was conceived of as a reality in the higher sense of the word

 

superior to the laws of nature and capable of manifesting itself in this world every time one opened oneself to it without reservations and concern for one's self

 

in the next stage the individual entered into certain psychic states that were destined to open the closed human "circuits" to wider "circuits"

 

and through which it was possible to generate unusual and apparently miraculous effects

 

truth and reality

 

might and law

 

victory and justice formed one thing having the supernatural as their center of gravity

 



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once man's strength was thought to be on the same level as that of animals

 

that is

 

as the faculty of mechanical action in a being who is not at all connected to what transcends him as an individual

 

once the ideas of truth

 

law

 

and justice were turned into abstractions or social conventions

 

once every perception of these "values" as objective and almost physical apparitions of the supernatural amid the network of contingencies was lost

 

decisions with regard to what is true or right as well as matters of innocence and guilt are left to the clamor of pettifoggers

 

the laborious promulgation of legal documents

 

the lengthy paragraphs of laws that are "equal for everybody" and made omnipotent by secularized states and the plebeian masses who rule themselves without kings and self-appointed rulers

 

discussions about "values" and righteousness are merely rhetorical

 

such rhetoric is employed through big words and a hypocritical declamation of principles as a means in the service of an ugly will to power

 



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there are two elements within the traditions of those civilizations or of those castes characterized by a uranian chrism

 

the first element is a materialistic and a naturalistic one

 

it consists of the transmission of something related to blood and race

 

namely

 

a vital force that originates in the subterranean world together with the elementary

 

collective

 

and ancestral influences

 

the second element is "from above"

 

and it is conditioned by the transmission and by the uninterrupted performance of rites that contain the secret of a certain transformation and domination realized within the abovementioned vital substratum

 

the latter element is the higher legacy that confirms and develops the quality the "divine forefather" has either established ex novo or attracted from another world

 

this quality originates the royal stock, the state, the city or the temple, and the caste, the gens or the patrician family according to the supernatural dimension that acts as a "form" shaping chaos

 

this is why the rites could appear to be "manifestations of the heavenly law"

 



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the ritual and sacral element was the foundation of the authority of both the higher castes and of the father in the ancient patrician family

 

the term pater conveyed the idea of a spiritual authority as well as that of power and majestic dignity

 

the state is an application on a larger scale of the same principle that in the beginning constituted the patrician family

 

therefore the pater

 

though he was the military leader and the lord of justice of his relatives and slaves

 

in primis et ante omnia

 

was the person entrusted with performing those traditional rites and sacrifices proper to every family

 

the rites and sacrifices that constituted its nonhuman legacy

 

this legacy

 

which emanated from the founding father

 

was represented by fire

 

the father was the virile priest in charge of tending to the sacred family fire

 

but he was also one who must have appeared like a "hero" to his children

 

relatives

 

and servants

 

or like the natural mediator of every efficacious relationship with the supernatural

 

or like the supreme vivifier of the mystical force of the ritual

 

which was present in the substance of fire

 

or like the incarnation of "order"

 

or like "he who leads us away from this world

 

to higher dimensions

 

into the world of the right action"

 



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race

 

blood

 

hereditary purity of blood

 

these are merely "material" factors

 

a civilization in the true

 

traditional sense of the word

 

arises only when a supernatural and nonhuman force of a higher order

 

acts upon these factors

 

at the origin of every true civilization there lies a "divine" event

 

thus

 

no human or naturalistic factor can fully account for it

 

the adulteration and decline of civilizations is caused by an event of the same order

 

though it acts in the opposite

 

degenerative sense

 



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the "blood" or "racial" factor plays a certain role not because it exists in the "psyche"

 

(in the brain and in the opinions of an individual)

 

but in the deepest forces of life that various traditions experience and act upon as typical formative energies

 

the blood registers the effects of this action

 

yet it provides through heredity a material that is preformed and refined so that through several generations

 

realizations similar to the original ones may be prepared and developed in a natural and spontaneous way

 

it is on this foundation

 

-and on this foundation only-

 

that the traditional world often practiced the heredity of the castes and willed endogamous laws

 

if we refer

 

however

 

to the indo-aryan tradition in which the caste system was the most rigorously applied

 

simply to be born in a caste

 

though necessary

 

was not considered enough

 

it was necessary for the quality virtually conferred upon a person at birth to be actualized by initiation

 

we should not lose sight of two factors being present

 

and never mistake the formative element for the element that is formed

 

nor the conditioning for the conditioned factor

 

both the higher castes and traditional aristocracies

 

as well as superior civilizations and races

 

(those that enjoy the same status that the consecrated castes enjoy vis-à-vis the plebeian castes of the "children of the earth")

 

cannot be explained by blood

 

but through the blood

 

by something that goes beyond blood and that has a metabiological character

 



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the wheel also symbolizes the stream of becoming

 

the "wheel of generation"

 

its motionless center signifies the spiritual stability inherent in those who are not affected by this stream and who can organize and subject to a higher principle the energies and the activities connected to the inferior nature

 

then the lord or the spinner of the wheel

 

the archetype of the regal function of which various kings represent more or less complete images

 

appears as the "lord of the law"

 

or the "lord of the wheel of the law"

 

hence the meaning of the concept of "revolution"

 

which is the motion occurring around an "unmoved mover"

 

though in our modern day and age it has become synonymous with subversion

 



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