Bolton Kerry Raymond - The inversion of hierarchy and bondage to matter


Author : Bolton Kerry Raymond
Title : The inversion of hierarchy and bondage to matter
Year : 2011

Link download : Bolton_Kerry_Raymond_-_The_inversion_of_hierarchy_and_bondage_to_matter.zip

The merchant was placed lowest in the category of vocations – the knight, the tiller of the soil, the mechanic, and the merchant. Inazo Nitobe, Bushido. Abstract. Traditional cultures are predicated on a complex spiritual and social hierarchy which relegates the merchant and the moneymaker to a subordinate or mediocre position in the societal order. Although our present age tends to be contemptuous of past societies, which were supposedly ridden by superstition, tyranny and inequality, such a perception is based on a biased and incomplete outlook. - Modern society is regarded as the - best so far largely because of the availability - at least theoretically - of goods and services. Consequently, there is an inversion of traditional hierarchy, which places the merchant, as the personification of matter, at the societal apex. This article considers the current negation of the traditional ethos and the rise of materialism from a Traditionalist perspective in the spirit of such historian-philosophers as Julius Evola and Oswald Spengler. It also explores humanity‘s enchantment and bondage to matter in light of the Tarot as well as from the vantage point of ancient wisdom. ...

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