66. Triumph of Chaos

In order for the modern world to triumph, it was necessary to wipe out the last Christian-medieval remnants of Europe, thus allowing chaos to spread across the planet. Protestant countries and Great Britain in particular covertly manoeuvred Italy and Germany, two artificially unified countries, to carry out this subversive plan. The Kingdom of Italy, controlled by atheist and anticlerical secret societies in the service of London1, with the support of organised crime, the mafia2, dismantled the prosperous principalities that protected the pope and consequently laid siege to the Papal States. The Heritage of St Peter’s, which in the Middle Ages had prevailed over temporal power, after the Counter-Reformation linked itself to the Empire as the esoteric bastion of Western tradition. The illegal annexation to the Kingdom of Italy marked the beginning of the involvement of the Church in political and social diatribes that led to its ruinous deterioration. The Protestant kingdom of Prussia, on the other hand, took upon itself to weaken Catholic Austria by taking away its central European territories, leaving it marginalised in the Balkans. The First World War ended with the dismemberment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the last legacy of Charlemagne’s Empire. At the same time, the All-Russian Empire, heir to Byzantium, and the Caliphate of the Ottoman Porte collapsed3. The West had thus freed itself of the last weakened state structures of traditional origin4. In this manner the last century and a half has served as stage for the most extreme aberrations, and it all have occurred at a disturbingly rapid pace involving the religious, philosophical, scientific, artistic, political and social spheres. The situation got even worse with the Second World War, which really shook the whole world5. If for a time the leadership of such degeneration was an initiative of the Western countries, soon after the Eastern nations assumed full autonomy in their anti-traditional activities. The period of the most oppressive colonialism was replaced by a hasty and culpable decolonisation6. An example of this is the British Raj of India, which, after the usurpation of the imperial throne, carried out a systematic repression of tradition by pitting the Muslim community against the Hindu majority, and by targeting its most sacred social structures. In the end, the British hastily abandoned the Subcontinent, dividing it into India and Pakistan, thus starting a bloody civil war7 and an unresolved series of conflicts. Post-colonial India was prevented from returning into a situation in harmony with the Dharma by the spread of Rāmakṛṣṇian, Vivekānandian, Aurobindian and Gandhian neo-Hinduism promoted by all media and parties, playing on the peaceful nature of the people and their inferiority complex vis-à-vis the West.

Three foreign interventions bear a heavy responsibility in this regard: Christian missionaryism, constant Islamic violence8 and the hammering and suffocating propaganda of first the Soviet and now the Chinese communism9. However, India has not been affected that much, compared to other areas. The massified Maoist communism has completely wiped out the tradition in China10, and pushed the country to a political and economic recovery through an ambitious expansionist policy in Asia11 and in the rest of the world. It is to the imperialism of this country that we owe the colonial invasion of Tibet, the concluded genocide of the Manchurian people and the ongoing genocide of the Turkmen peoples of Central Asia. It is alarming that are those who had the audacity to deny the existence of the Yellow Peril!

On the other hand, countries of the Far East have completely adopted the lifestyle of the Far West, retaining their tradition only as a scenographic ornament, in this way the division between West-anti-traditional and East-traditional no longer makes really sense. Savage decolonisation has left the rich countries of Africa in the hands of greedy and corrupt dictators, at the mercy of criminal organisations and of the systematic exploitation of Chinese neo-colonialism. To this it must be added the sudden deterioration of the Islamic world, which the taṣawwuf neither knows how nor makes an effort to control, a phenomenon that was indeed unforeseeable until a few decades ago. At the same time we witnessed the ignominious end of the Catholic Church and the brutal upheaval in Palestine. These events are a clear sign of the approching conclusion of the historical cycle of monotheistic hegemony12. This phase of modern civilisation has produced new generations devoid of any religious, ideal or philosophical roots; even today’s trendy ideologies that everyone has to endure are appallingly elementary and crude. Even the very same animals have a greater sensitivity to the balance of nature than all the blabbering, and exhibitionist ecologists. Similarly, the beasts recognise without hesitation the obvious distinctions between sexes, races and species, whereas our young people have a total mental confusion in this regard, having been subjected to pressing and constant conditioning since their earliest childhood. Even the value of life is unappreciated, as people’s indifference has been nurtured with abortions and euthanasia, proposed as great achievements of humanity13. If with the invention of printing mankind had given up cultivating memory, with information technology the new generations have stopped thinking, only relying on the ‘myth’ of artificial intelligence. As logical consequence, such a mankind ‘democratically’ votes and chooses the most witless people as its elected representatives to govern public affaires14. Although the three western religions claim the supremacy of their own revelation over the others15, within themselves they proclaim equality among the faithful, imposing the same beliefs, rituals and behaviour on everyone without distinction. It is no coincidence that the democratic system arose from the secularisation of this egalitarianism. At present, since monotheisms are in state of serious decline or total disappearance16, the democratic system is also collapsing in all states, and it is not yet been defined the future regime that will replace it where international finance, multinationals and non-governmental organisations will play a main role.

From the esoteric point of view17, the twentieth century began in Europe with some outstanding personalities: René Guénon in France, Professor Arturo Reghini and the “Baron” Julius Evola, in Italy. At first the three esotericists collaborated to a certain extent in order to provoke a change of mentality in the two Latin countries. However, differences in interpretation led to a mutual estrangement, especially between Reghini and Evola18. Nevertheless, their action was not lost and formed a sort of barrier against the theosophical-occultist encroachment in all fields and milieus. In particular, the writings of René Guénon had the positive result of directing some people towards non-European forms of initiation. His work proved to be of great benefit and led to choices towards Tradition of some of his readers as, for example, for the author of these lines. Naturally, those who have come into direct contact with non-European traditional circles as a result of reading Guénon’s works, have been able to acknowledge, alongside his merits, certain limitations and errors in his conceptions. The traditional attitude of those who made those considerations or discoveries was to correct the errors, without entirely rejecting Guénon’s work. In fact, all the arguments that, for example, he had developed on the critique of the modern world are completely agreeable and exact. On the contrary, the distortions, especially in the domain of metaphysical doctrine, must be rectified in order to expound the true doctrine. In addition to this, it is worth mentioning that while in his books he declared that it was incorrect to indicate to his readers which initiatic paths to take, he contradicted himself by encouraging his correspondents to be initiated into the Masonic lodges and, in particular, into those inspired by his writings19.

After his death, groups of Guénonians were formed in Europe, some of them turned into fanatical sects. They declared themselves motu proprio “defenders of the work of René Guénon”, proclaiming its infallibility20, the universality of his ‘function’ as an envoy of the ‘Supreme Centre’, and promoting the doctrine expressed in its books as a sort of new revelation. In the absence of a real transmission from Guénon, since their only contact was limited to the simple reading of his books, they then sought some ṣufic connection, which recently is rather easy to get21. They grafted the Guénonian doctrines into the praxis of the sharī‘a, creating, in fact, a new syncretic pseudo-religion, completly western made for westerners22. As it can be easily deduced from the above, those circles of western esotericists collaborate in spreading altered oriental doctrines. As it is in the nature of things what is born eventually dies and even traditional doctrines and rituals born in the empirical domain, eventually will fade away. Only non-dual metaphysics is exempt from the vicissitudes of time, being one, eternal and absolute. This is the true meaning of Vincit Omia Veritas.

Gian Giuseppe Filippi

Oṃ  Tat  Sat

  1. It is no coincidence that most of the Italian revolutionaries were welcomed when they took refuge in England. Garibaldi himself went to London several times to take orders and make agreements, also following Bakunin’s advice who visited him at Caprera.
  2. When the United States replaced Britain as a protestant planetary power, it also relied on the mafia to invade Sicily in 1943. This allowed the mafia to establish itself at government level in post-war Italy. Giuseppe Casarrubea, Storia segreta della Sicilia. Dallo sbarco alleato a Portella della Ginestra, Milan, Bompiani, 2005.
  3. These unfortunate events were the results of the implementation of Wilson’s Doctrine. For the first time in history it became clear that the dissolving action of Britain towards the traditional Western world, already in decline, was about to be replaced by that of the United States.
  4. In truth, these empires were corroded from within rather than weakened by external conflicts. In Austria the ethnic German component was caught up in the pangermanist madness at the expense of the supranationality of medieval origin. Nihilism, anarchy and socialism corroded the backbone of the Czar’s Empire. In the Ottoman Empire, the modernist Young Turk movement, controlled by the dönmeh and that led the government, caused the detriment of the sultan authority; That very same state administration was also responsible for the massacre of the Armenians.
  5. Bernard Faÿ, La guerre des trois foux, Hitler, Staline, Roosevelt, Paris, Librairie académique Perrin, 1966.
  6. The common destiny of decolonised countries heirs of ancient and illustrious civilisation, such as India, and semi-primitive or regressed ones, triggered an unnatural sense of solidarity that is known by the term ‘third-worldism’. Soviet communist propaganda fan the flames on this feeling, attracting all those countries as moths attracted by light that eventually fly into the fire. In this manner even nowadays in traditional Hindu circles there are those who express solidarity with primitive peoples and declare sympathy for Marxist positions. All this without realising that Russia, as heir to the Soviet Union, maintains the largest colonial empire in the whole of North Asia, without any intention of granting independence. The same applies, a fortiori, to the colonialism of ‘People’s’ China. At the same time, in the undeveloped countries that have fallen back into poverty,although they are very rich in natural resources, communism has been transformed into a new ideology: ‘indigenism. This is the practical outcome of the demented ‘happy degrowth’ of the youth movements of the West, which preaches a return to a primitive nature seen as a proletarian Edenic state, on which the Vatican despot attempts to implant the cult of Pachamama, the Catholic-ecologist ‘mother earth’ (Miguel Gullo Omodeo, Madre Patria, Barcelona, Espasa, 2021, pp. 380-384).
  7. The dismemberment was agreed between the Viceroy Lord Mountbatten, the atheist Jinnah, leader of the Muslims, and the politician disguised as sādhu Mohandās Gandhi.
  8. It is shameful that those who give interviews to justify the revenges of the Afghan Taliban and to protest in favour of the ‘democratic’ rights of the Muslim Brotherhood to rule Egypt, show indignation towards the peaceful denunciations by the saṃnyāsins for the continuous provocations, outrages and violences of the Islamic militants against Hinduism. The defence of Dharma can only be mistaken for nationalism by the minds of those who are completely unable to look beyond the shallow political level. Emir ‘Abd al-Qādir, although a great ṣufi, was not as peaceful when he struggled to give birth to nationalism in Algeria, a nation that did not exist until it was invented by French colonialism (Jean Sévillia, Historiquement Correct, Paris, éd. Perrin, 2014). But, being a Muslim, he is forgiven any act of violence.
  9. Actually, the Chinese are not just propagandists, they are also fomenting guerrilla warfare directly or through their vassals: Nepal, Pakistan and Bangla Desh.
  10. The continuing threat of invasion of Taiwan is a serious threat to the survival of Confucianism and Taoism. The island, which throughout its history was annexed to China by the Manchurian Ching dynasty for the brief period from 1683 to 1795, is the last sovereign bastion of the Far Eastern tradition. It would be a paradox if it could only survive in the Chinatowns of Singapore, San Francisco or Melbourne.
  11. Since 1949, Communist China has more than doubled its territory by annexing ethnic minority homelands and conquering territories of other countries” (Limes, Planet India, 6-2009, “Il Gigante buono”). In this context we mention the recent occupation of parts of Ladakh in June 2021. The new Chinese naval bases in Myanmar (Burma), Bangla Desh, Shri Lanka and Pakistan reveal explicitly their expansionist goals.
  12. Certainly this is not the still very distant end of the Kali yuga, as some followers of monotheistic religions, who claim to be experts in sanātana dharma, venture, but only the closure of a minor cycle.
  13. Consider the evident link between the allegedly excellent quality of life in Protestant countries and their appalling suicide rate. Clearly people must really live happily there!
  14. To get an actual picture of this dramatic fact, consider the personalities who in recent years have ruled the destinies of Western states, including the Vatican.
  15. In principle, Islam recognises Mosaic and Christian revelation; Christianity recognises Mosaic revelation, while Judaism recognises none. However, at the same time, the most recent religion in the practice considers its predecessors abrogated by its own latest revelation, at the cost of admitting its own worthlessness. The recent concept of ‘big brothers’ denotes the unworthiness of those who invented this formula to hold the chair of St Peter. Moreover, by the transitive property, the most recent religion should then be that of the ‘little brothers’, a phrase that the pontiff has been careful not to coin.
  16. Although the Russian and Balkan Orthodox churches are in a period of recovery and with a renewed interest in Hesychasm following the collapse of the Communist dictatorship, the Greek and Ukrainian Orthodox churches have been dangerously contaminated by the Vatican ecumenical modernism. See the very recent changes to open Mount Athos to indiscriminate tourism.
  17. We do not use the term ‘initiatic’ because the milieu we are referring to was formed by members of various occult currents, each one of them falsely claiming to represent the continuity of the ancient pre-Christian and medieval mysteries.
  18. The two Italian esotericists shared anti-Christian sentiments in favour of an alleged ‘Pythagorean-Roman tradition’ that mysteriously survived into modern times. They Both considered the ‘fascist mysticism’ that took inspiration from ancient Rome, as an emanation of that secret current. However, while Reghini considered that the Roman tradition had been transmitted from the collegia fabrorum to the Freemasonry of his time, Evola expressed extremely negative judgements on that very same institution. Both of them, although to a different extent, gave importance to the sphere of action rather than to contemplation and this got them involved, although in diverging directions, in the political and even subversive activities of the Italian right-wing. On the contrary, Guénon correctly sustained the superiority of knowledge over action. However, as long as he lived in France, he meddled in many unrealistic and over-ambitious ventures for a re-establishment of Tradition originating from the most disparate tendencies, founding or promoting centres, study groups and oracles, always in collaboration with the occultists he associated with.
  19. Guénon wrote from Cairo to Edmond Gloton on May 17, 1947, strictly following the “ritual” formalities between brothers in faith: “To end on a note nicer than all this unpleasant gossip, you may have already heard (it is about a month ago) of the constitution, under the auspices of the GLDF, of the L La Grande Triade (it is immediately clear where this title comes from), whose Ven founder is F Ivan Cerf, G Or. It is an L destined to remain very closed (one of the conditions of admission is a satisfactory knowledge of my work) and which aim is above all to apply, as far as possible, the points of view that I have expounded in particular in the Aperçus [sur l’Initiation]. […] You can imagine how happy I am with this result, which now gives me the certainty that the work I have done and to which I have devoted my whole life will not be lost!” The inspirer of this life-long dedication initiative was indeed easly satisfied! Unfortunately, also this, as other similar experiences attempted later in Italy, inevitably ended in a dead end. Actually R. Guénon breached his wise intention to abstain to indicate an initiatic solution also for the taṣawwuf, when he warmly advised those who were inclined to that choice, to receive the bayat at the European “ṭuruq”, even though he was fully aware of the irregularity of the two self-proclaimed masters and knowing very well that no islamic organisation would ever have founded a branch out of the dār al-Islam. This set a dangerous precedent for the emergence in Europe of subsequent false and pretended sheikhs and even sheikhas!
  20. We cannot dwell on Guénon’s alleged infallibility, having already been splendidly dismantled by Carlo Rocchi in Alātaśānti. LAdvaita Vedānta e i suoi più consueti travisamenti, Milano, Ekatos Ed., 2021, pp. 407-411, n. 8.
  21. R. Guénon himself stated in a letter of 1 November 1927: “I have also been informed that the ṭariqa Alawiyyah] has a zawiya in Paris, in boulevard Saint-Germain, a few steps from here, which makes one fear that it will become too open and may therefore be diverted like many others.” In Rivista di Studi Tradizionali, no. 65.
  22. Others, belonging to a somehow different Guenonian typology, have made a few rare trips to the land of Islam for a quick contact with a master and rapidly returned. This is totally insufficient. The disciples must spend long periods with the masters, receiving e their teachings and studying under their guidance. Luckily, there have been other more serious people who have spent long periods in contact with shuyūkh and learned ulamā, benefiting from their teaching. As it is natural, they conscientiously avoid showing off for the sake of publicity, they keep away from any controversy, preferring to lead a reserved life in order to dedicate themselves to the method that has been confided to them. For them, the goal is true spiritual realisation and not the urge to excel over followers with weaker minds.