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Table of Contents
                            TRANSLATOR’S FOREWORD
A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
FROM THE PREFACE TO THE SECOND ITALIAN EDITION
INTRODUCTION
	PART ONE: THE WORLD OF TRADITION
1. FROM THE ORIGINS TO THE MODERN WORLD
2.TRADITION AND THE SACRED
3. METAPHYSICS
4. THE STATES OF BEING: ARCHETYPE-SOUL-SPIRIT-BODY
5. ESOTERICISM & EXOTERICISM
6. AUTHORITY
7. CASTES
8. CIVILISATION
9. HOLY WAR: VITA EST MILITIA SUPER TERRAM
10, DECADENCE & SUBVERSION
11. INITIATION
12. CONTEMPLATION & ACTION
13. LAW
14.RITE
15. MYTH
16. SYMBOLISM
APPENDIX I: THE SYMBOLISM OF THE CROSS
APPENDIX II: THE SYMBOLISM OF THE SUN
	PART TWO: THE FRONT OF TRADITION
1. IGNIS FATUUS[1]
2. EACH IN HIS PLACE
3. INTERIORISING THE DOCTRINE
4. BEYOND IDEOLOGY
5. LIFESTYLE
6. FIRM FOUNDATIONS
7. THE NEW MAN
	EXISTENTIAL GUIDELINES
	FOR MEMBERS OF AN OPERATIVE UNIT
8. A FIGHTING VANGUARD
9. THE RECTIFICATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL
10. ACTION
	EXISTENTIAL GUIDELINES
	ORGANISATIONAL GUIDELINES
	THE MEANING OF BROTHERHOOD
11. THE COMMUNITY
	THE TASKS OF THE COMMUNITY
12. THE OPERATIVE UNIT
13. BEFORE THE MOVEMENT
14. THE FUTURE IS NOW
	CLARIFICATION
	PRELIMINARY REMARKS
	INDISPENSABLE CONDITIONS
	THE INCIDENTAL
	DAY ONE OF THE YEAR ZERO
	THE AIM
	REORGANISING RESIDUAL FORCES
	RESIST TO EXIST
                        
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16. SYMBOLISM
The term ‘symbol’ derives from the Greek verb = ‘to
unite’, the opposite of which is = ‘to divide’, from
which stems the word ‘devil’.

Symbols are the visible expression of a supra-sensible
reality: an immediate way of conveying Truth. Sacred
knowledge is expressed through symbolism, through images
capable of awakening the deep-seated powers of being and of
leading the individual beyond mere rationality.

Reality is made into symbols and symbols are made into
reality. While symbols are not identical to that which they
represent, they help to gain access to spiritual reality. The
origin of symbols is extra-human: it lies in the establishment
of a ritual act that can possess multiple meanings, meanings
which are complementary rather than mutually contradictory,
each being true and real according to the perspective adopted.

With the degeneration of symbolism, symbols become mere
artistic or philosophical expressions incapable of awakening
human consciousness through the power of imagery.

Myths, rites and symbols are all interconnected. Rites
necessarily imply symbolism, while every symbol is a rite in
itself, as it possesses an extra-human origin. Myth, frequently
a dramatic tale of human life and its connection to underlying

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