Julius Evola

A controversial philosopher and critic of modern Western civilization, Julius Evola (1898-1974) wrote widely on Eastern religions, alchemy, sexuality, politics, and mythology. Inner Traditions has published his Eros and the Mysteries of Love: The Metaphysics of Sex, The Yoga of Power, The Hermetic Tradition, Revolt against the Modern World, Mystery of the Grail and Ride The Tiger.

Books By Julius Evola

  1. The Doctrine of Awakening

    The Doctrine of Awakening

    By Julius Evola

    Italian philosopher Julius Evola pares away centuries of adaptations to reveal Buddhist practice in its original context. Most surprisingly, he argues that the widespread belief in reincarnation is not an original Buddhist tenet. Evola presents actual practices of concentration and visualization, and places them in the larger metaphysical context of the Buddhist model of mind and universe.
  2. Eros and the Mysteries of Love

    Eros and the Mysteries of Love

    By Julius Evola

    A comprehensive work on the metaphysical aspects of sexuality. Julius Evola sheds new light on the mystical and spiritual expression of sexual love. This in-depth study explores the sexual rites of sacred traditions, and shows how religion, mysticism, folklore, and mythology all contain erotic forms in which the deep potentialities of human beings are recognized.
  3. The Hermetic Tradition

    The Hermetic Tradition

    By Julius Evola

    Drawing from sources throughout the Western esoteric tradition, Evola shows that alchemy is a universal science of transformation.
  4. Introduction to Magic

    Introduction to Magic

    By Julius Evola
    By The UR Group

    For the first time in English, this classic Italian text collects the rites, practices, and esoteric knowledge of the powerful and mysterious UR Group for the use of aspiring mages. Included here are instructions for creating an etheric double, speaking words of power, and interacting with entities, as well as translations of such arcane texts as the Tibetan Thunderbolt Diamond Path, the Mithraic cult's "Grand Papyrus of Paris," and the Greco-Egyptian De Mysteriis.
  5. Meditations on the Peaks

    Meditations on the Peaks

    By Julius Evola

    Evola articulates the close relationship between the physical rigors of mountain climbing and the ascent of the initiate toward self-transcendence. He combines recollections of his own experiences with reflections on other inspirational men and women who shared his view of the transcendent greatness of mountains.
  6. Men Among the Ruins

    Men Among the Ruins

    By Julius Evola

    Evola viewed the forces of history as comprised by two factions: "history's demolition squad" enslaved by blind faith in the future and those individuals whose watchword is Tradition. These latter stand in this world of ruins at a higher level and are capable of letting go of what needs to be abandoned in order that what is truly essential not be compromised.
  7. The Mystery of the Grail

    The Mystery of the Grail

    By Julius Evola

    One of Europe's greatest esoteric philosophers explores the pre-Christian sources of this powerful symbol that is so central to Western mythology and culture, tracing its mythology from Nordic sagas through the Middle Ages. This excursion into the realm of the Grail throws new light on an endlessly fascinating subject.
  8. Revolt Against the Modern World

    Revolt Against the Modern World

    By Julius Evola

    Through a sweeping study of the structures, myths, beliefs, and spiritual traditions of the major Western civilizations, the author compares the characteristics of the modern world with those of traditionalism. From politics and institutions to views on life, Evola challenges the reader’s most cherished assumptions about fundamental aspects of modern life.
  9. Ride the Tiger

    Ride the Tiger

    By Julius Evola


    Julius Evola’s final major work identifies the type of person capable of "riding the tiger," who can give absolute meaning to life in a world of dissolution while transforming destructive processes into inner liberation. Ride the Tiger presents an implacable criticism of the idols and illusions of our modern age, offering hope for those who wish to reembrace Traditionalism.

  10. The Yoga of Power

    The Yoga of Power

    By Julius Evola

    Drawing from original texts on self-mastery, Evola discusses two Hindu movements--Tantrism and Shaktism--that emphasize a path of action to gain power over energies latent within the body.