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Autorité spirituelle et pouvoir temporelSpiritual Authority and Temporal Power is an analysis of cyclical manifestation and specifically of the relationship between royal and sacerdotal power In accord with the Hindu doctrine of manvantaras and Plato's depiction of historical degeneration in the Republic Guenon views history here as a series of 'revolts' of lower castes against the higher The kshatriyas warriors revolt The Legend of Spiritual Authority Part I“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading you can only think what everyone else is thinking” My Murakami bookmark sheds this insight with slight irony branded as it is by Book of the Month Club an entity whose raison d’être is to capitalize on an “Everyone is Reading It” zeitgeist It wasn’t Murakami though that I held as mantra while I was buffeted by René Guénon’s archaic ideology He overwhelmingly defines modernity as destruction and the old order—with priests particularly catholic priests—sitting at the top as the pinnacle of societyThose who are made for action are not made for pure knowledge and in a society constituted on truly spiritual bases each person must fulfill the function for which he is really ‘ualified’; otherwise all is confusion and disorder and no function is carried out as it should be—which is precisely the case today Earthly strength—sovereignty of kings for example—is pointless without the blessing of heaven Earth without guidance from heaven becomes power for the sake of power strength without constraint Wisdom flows only from the divine and cannot come from humanity Temporal power is no true power without the divine sanction of wisdomBeing a nerdy kid that grew up in the USA in the late 1980’s I have no frame of reference for “Power” or “Wisdom” that does not touch The Legend of Zelda What kept me moving through Spiritual Authority Temporal Power was the story of Link Gannon and Zelda helped in part because I was also reading the sublime Legends of Localization The Legend of Zelda In the first portion of this two part review The Legend of Zelda serves as my map and compass to the symbolic parallels that tie the legend of the Triforce and Spiritual Authority Temporal Power togetherPart I Temporal PowerMANY YEARS AGO PRINCE DARKNESS GANNON STOLE ONE OF THE TRIFORCE WITH POWER PRINCESS ZELDA HAD ONE OF THE TRIFORCE WITH WISDOM SHE DIVIDED IT INTO ‘8‘ UNITS TO HIDE IT FROM GANNON BEFORE SHE WAS CAPTURED GO FIND THE ’8‘ UNITS ‘LINK’ TO SAVE HERThis was the nearly the whole story in 1987 As seen from the passable at best English phrasing a book dedicated to parsing meaning from the mangling would be rad; it is For those of us about to delve into Guénon it might take us a bit longer to get to find out why “ Pols Voice hate loud noises” but it does come together eventuallyBeside the kismet of the GuénonGannon similarity there isn’t much on the surface that ties the doom of Hyrule to the gloom of modern times So let us start with what we can the mysterious Gannon He stole one of—or perhaps a portion of—the triforce; that of power “ Stole” does connotative duty It is a normative judgment that Zelda is the rightful controller of both aspects of the triforce She must have prior to the theft maintained both; thus she wielded power through wisdom Or perhaps she is given power by submitting to wisdom or balances the two through the grace of the divine The key is that before the game begins Zelda—not Gannon—should has the wisdom necessary to truly wield powerGannon the usurper has upended the natural order He has abdicated wisdom by seizing rather than being granted powerThe dependence of the temporal power on the spiritual authority has its visible sign in the anointing of kings who are not truly ‘legitimized’ until they have received investiture and consecration from the hands of the priesthood implying the transmission of a ‘spiritual influence’ necessary for the regular exercise of their functions Gannon lacks the blessings of wisdom—Spiritual Authority—to correctly handle Temporal Power He has not been consecrated Power through power through direct action not contemplative or spiritual guidance is wrong And who controls those with power? The Spiritual Authority which is the wisdom aspect of triforce for Hyrule and the sacerdotal caste here on earthBecause Gannon’s rule—begot by strength alone and not through contemplative or spiritual guidance—the land of Hyrule falls to ruin The Triforce of Wisdom is split into eight holy relicts and monstrous creatures run wild; power without rightful authority has unleashed the beasts of the field Even as the land itself revoltsIndividualism and naturalism are uite closely interdependent for they are basically only two aspects of one and the same thing looked at either with respect to man or to the world; and it may be said generally that ‘naturalistic’ or anti metaphysical doctrines appear in a civilization when the element representing the temporal power becomes predominant over that representing the spiritual authorityWhen humanity takes the reigns of it’s own destiny from the hands of the divine individuality runs amok Spiritual Authority Temporal Power is an apocalyptic tome that euates the modern move away from submissive feudal piety with the rampages of Prince Darkness Gannon In Guénon’s mind it is only by subordinating the Temporal to the Spiritual that peace can return to Hyrule—or humanity But Gannon is a monster—an actual monster—not a Protestant atheist or humanist Guénon apparently also a monster dehumanizes and disenfranchises nearly everyone that is not the PopeDuring the Middle Ages there existed throughout the West a real unity based on properly traditional foundations which we call ‘Christendom’ but when these secondary unities of a purely political—that is to say temporal and no longer spiritual—order were formed this great unity of the West was irremediably broken and the effective existence of Christendom came to an end The conclusion one might be tempted to draw is that Gannon represents secular humanism ripping power away from God and the Church; Zelda—through her uasi monastic “true” royalty—rules over a kingdom designed pre rights of man pre nationalist revolutions This is where the The Legend of Zelda begins to diverge from the conclusions of this irredeemable pile of filth; Who shall stand against the bestial ravages of modernity? Not priest spiritualist or truly anointed royal No it is a boy a simple traveler—full of heart containers—who begins a journey for the wisdom to return power to the society from whence it was reft Wisdom and strengthor if one prefers spiritual authority and temporal power; it is interesting to note that among the ancient Egyptians one of the meanings of the symbol of the Sphinx joined precisely these two attributesLink is than the “link” between the player and the Hyrule but the link between wisdom and power active agency in a stagnant land He is not subsumed by obseuiousness to Spiritual Authority nor lust for Temporal Power The adventure begins at the nadir of spiritual authority for Hyrule Link stands by himself with no representative power; he can do nothing but wander Shortly a warning is given It is dangerous to go alone Take this And so Link takes up the major symbol of Christendom—the cruciform sword—through which he gains agency over the turmoil that besets the land With his sword he becomes the true link between earthly strength and holy wisdom This symbology run through the whole of The Legend of Zelda; do they serve Guénon regressive vision of society or will they in the end subvert it?To Be Continued in The Legend of Spiritual Authority Part II

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FREE EPUB ¸ MOBI Autorité spirituelle et pouvoir temporel í 9780900588471 â JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY ↠ ❮Epub❯ ➜ Autorité spirituelle et pouvoir temporel ➛ Author René Guénon – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Spiritual Authority and TemporalAgainst the brahmins priests thus setting the stage for a revolt of the vaishyas loosely the bourgeoisie as in the French revolution and finally the shudras the proletariat as in the Russian revolution which Guenon does not touch upon in this work From one point of view this is a progressive degeneration; from another it is entirely lawful given the 'entropic' nature of manifestat Guénon holds the view that the Brahmins priestly caste as keeper of the doctrine are the true source of power not the kshatriyas warrior caste as Evola claims He makes a distinction between sacerdotal and temporal power As the principle idea or doctrines are fixed and internal they are superior to fluid and temporal ones Egypt serves as an example for the theocratic state The Farao's where always appointed out of the priestly caste when not so they were initiated into the priestly caste and all the mysteries The decline of ages has commenced by the revolt of the kshatriyas At the end of this small book Guénon elaborates on the conseuences of this revolt in present times

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Ion itself External historical descent reflects an inner degeneration knowledge the celestial paradise is eclipsed by heroic action the terrestrial paradise which is in turn overrun by the inertia and agitation of the passions Yet the nadir of degeneration is also the point of renewal the dawning of the Heavenly Jerusalem spiritual Knowledge which begins a new cycle of manifestati René Géunon parle dans ce livre du problème du pouvoir entre la vision moderniste et la vision traditionnelle L'autorité spirituelle est selon lui la plus apte à attribuer le pouvoir temporel aux bonnes personnes mais la dégénérescence moderne actuelle fait ue le spirituel est passé derrière le temporelVoici un extrait ui résume bien le point de vue de l'auteur sur la uestion du pouvoir Extrait du chapitre action et connaissanceIl est évident ue le pouvoir temporel sous ses diverses formes militairejudiciaire administrative est tout entier engagé dans l’action ; il est donc par ses attributions mêmes enfermé dans les mêmes limites ue celle ci c’est à dire dans les limites du monde u’on peut appeler proprement « humain » en comprenant d’ailleurs dans ce terme des possibilités beaucoup plus étendues ue celles u’on y envisage le plus habituellement Au contraire l’autorité spirituelle se fonde tout entière sur la connaissance puisue comme on l’a vu sa fonction essentielle est la conservation et l’enseignement de la doctrine et son domaine est illimité comme la vérité même ; ce ui lui est réservé par la nature même des choses ce u’elle ne peut communiuer aux hommes dont les fonctions sont d’un autre ordre et cela parce ue leurs possibilités ne le comportent pas c’est la connaissance transcendante et « suprême » celle ui dépasse le domaine « humain » et même plus généralementle monde manifesté celle ui est non plus « physiue » mais « métaphysiue » au sens étymologiue de ce motLes hommes ui sont faits pour l’action ne sont pas faits pour la pure connaissance et dans une société constituée sur des bases vraiment traditionnelles chacun doit remplir la fonction pour lauelle il est réellement « ualifié » ; autrement tout n’est ue confusion et désordre nulle fonction n’est remplie comme elle devrait l’être et c’est précisément ce ui se produit à l’époue actuelleLe passage le plus marrant du chapitre IIu’il n’en ait pas toujours été ainsi le mot même de « clergé » en fournit la preuve car originairement « clerc » ne signifie pas autre chose ue « savant » et il s’oppose à « laïue » ui désigne l’homme du peuple c’est à dire du « vulgaire » assimilé à l’ignorant ou au « profane » à ui on ne peut demander ue de croire ce u’il n’est pas capable de comprendre parce ue c’est là le seul moyen de le faire participer à la tradition dans la mesure de ses possibilités10 Il est même curieux de noter ue les gens ui à notre époue se font gloire de se dire « laïues » tout aussi bien ue ceux ui se plaisent à s’intituler « agnostiues » et d’ailleurs ce sont souvent les mêmes ne font en cela ue se vanter de leur propre ignorance ; et pour u’ils ne se rendent pas compte ue tel est le sens des étiuettes dont ils se parent il faut ue cette ignorance soit en effet bien grande et vraiment irrémédiable