“East & West” by Julius Evola

"East & West" by Julius Evola

"Julius Evola’s interest in the Eastern doctrines dates back to the beginning of his intellectual life. His knowledge of philosophy and of Japanese, Chinese, and Indian spirituality was deep, thanks to his ability to synthesize and compare aspects of various Western and Eastern traditions, to identify common issues and differences among them, and to a thorough intuitio intellectualis that allowed him to get to the root of these traditions and explain to modern men what could be learned from them, without treating them as so many superficial, ‘New Age’ fashions. With profound but clear writing that goes beyond the limits of excessive specialization, Evola shows how similar doctrines, philosophies, and methodologies were interpreted in the West and the East: Tantrism, Zen, Buddhism, Yoga, Vedânta, the doctrines of Svâdharma and Hara, and the relationship between Eastern philosophies and Western philosophers like Guénon, Eckhart, Schelling, and Heidegger."