The Path of Cinnabar: An Intellectual Autobiography of Julius Evola
Julius Evola was a renowned Dadaist artist, Idealist philosopher, critic of politics and Fascism, ‘mystic,’ anti-modernist, and scholar of world religions. Evola was all of these things, but he saw each of them as no more than stops along the path to life’s true goal: the realisation of oneself as a truly absolute and free individual living one’s life in accordance with the eternal doctrines of the Primordial Tradition. Much more than an autobiography, The Cinnabar Path in describing the course of Evola’s life illuminates how the traditionally-oriented individual might avoid the many pitfalls awaiting him in the modern world. More a record of Evola’s thought process than a recitation of biographical facts, one will here find the distilled essence of a lifetime spent in pursuit of wisdom, in what is surely one of his most important works.
Originally published in Italian in 1963, Integral Tradition Publishing have released the first English translation of The Path of Cinnabar where Baron Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola (born May 19, 1898 – died June 11, 1974) creates a guide to explain the purpose behind each of his key works and give a personal review of his contribution to his many fields of study including philosophy, spirituality, art and history.
Being new to the works of Evola I found it an intriguing introduction to his thoughts and it I think it makes the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to explore his writings further.
Paperback Book, 302 pages
Publisher: Integral Tradition Publishing (2009)
Dimensions: 8.50 x 5.50 x 0.68 inches