In the work just cited we reproduced various traditional texts that clarify and confirm those views. In particular, in this regard, there is this passage from Plotinus:

The general plane is unique, but is divided into different parts, so that in all there are distinct places, some more pleasant and others less—and souls, also unequal, come to inhabit these distinct places that correspond to their own differences. In such a way everything is concordant and the difference of the situations corresponds to the inequality of the souls.

And even more precisely:

The soul chose itself prior to its daemon and its life.

Plato similarly taught:

It is not the daemon that chooses you, but you yourself are to choose the daemon. You yourself choose the destiny of that life to which you then will be irremediably connected.

These last expressions are particularly interesting for us, since the concept of daemon has nothing to do with the Christian concept of an evil entity, but has instead the closest relation with the deepest forces of race, both of the soul and of the body. We cannot here analyze the traditional doctrine in this regard, but only recall that in the same way the “daemon”, the “lares”, the “penates”, the “double” (which is a synonym of the “subtle body”) are notions that in antiquity merged and reflected the precise knowledge of the true roots of the differentiations of bloods, of gentes, and ultimately of individuals themselves, on the basis of a complete vision of the world, comprising the invisible and the visible, and not of that modern distortion which knows only about material and psychological processes. From such evidence, which could be multiplied with reference to the traditions of all peoples, we therefore see confirmed the idea of transcendental, or vertical, heredity and of the choice that, on the basis of analogical correspondences, determines its connection to “horizontal”, historical-biological heredity. The consequences of all that in regard to the justification of the idea of race theory are quite obvious.

The central view of Catholicism is that God, while creating man out of nothing, let the miracle happen, through which this being created from nothing is free, in the sense that he can rejoin God at the root of his own being, or else deny Him, be limited to himself, disperse himself, or degenerate into a useless creaturely free will. This same doctrine, with due transpositions, can be applied to the relations between the individual being and the spiritual entity, of which it is the creation and human manifestation. We mean that the individual being, within given limits, enjoys equally free will and that the same alternative is posed to him: either to will his own nature, deepening it and realizing it to the point of rejoining himself to the pre-human and superindividual principle that corresponds to him; or to give himself up to arbitrarily construct an unnatural mode of being, deprived of relation with one’s deepest forces or directly in contradiction with them. This is exactly the existing opposition between the traditional and especially the Nordic-Aryan ideal and the “modern” ideal of civilization. For the former, the essential task is to know and be oneself; for the latter, the task is instead to “construct oneself”, to become what one is not, to break every limit to render possible everything to everyone: liberalism, democracy, individualism, activistic-protestant ethics, anti-race, anti-traditionalism.

As was traditionally taught, the doctrine of preexistence therefore leads beyond both fatalism, as well as a poorly understood and individualistic freedom. Moving on to more immediate consequences, in realizing his own nature, the individual harmonizes his own human will with the super-human will which corresponds to him, he “remembers” himself, he establishes the relation with a principle that, being beyond birth, is likewise beyond death and every temporal condition: therefore, according to the ancient Indo-Aryan conception, this is the way through which he aims to achieve “liberation” and to realize the divine, by way of action. Dharma—which means one’s own nature, duty, fidelity to blood, tradition, caste—is connected, as we already explained in the other book, to the sensation of having arrived here from far away and does not mean limitation, as the “evolved spirits” believe, but liberation. Led back to this traditional vision of life, all the principle themes of race theory acquire a higher and spiritual significance and the objection based on birth as chance or destiny loses every force.

But that is not enough: it is not by chance that the formula, “know yourself”,  that in its deepest meaning precisely refers to such teachings, and was itself written on Apollo’s Delphic temple, i.e., of the Hyperborean God. To let such traditional truths act on oneself, to the point where they awaken precise inner forces, means to proceed on the way that leads to a spiritual level from which the meaning of life constitutes something absolutely different from that of the rest of mankind: the importance of clarity, absolute strength, and incomparable certainty. But to have a presentiment of all that, to barely see a “style” in which the feeling of detachment of “those who have reached from afar” and of interior inaccessibility unites to himself a type of indomitability, in which there is simultaneously a superior serenity, a distance, and a readiness to attack, to command, to absolute action—to have a presentiment of this “style”, means also to have concealed the mystery of the primordial Nordic, or Hyperborean race, as race of the spirit. Such is in fact the Olympic and solar way of being. Popular imagination relates it today to the so called “men of destiny” and previously related it to the rare types of great leaders—in reality, in what were the last echoes or flashes of what was typical, in general, of the great Hyperborean super-race, before its dispersion and degradation. We recall Plutarch’s expression about the same members of the ancient Roman Senate: “They sit like a council of kings”.

An additional consequence follows from this: if a civilization of the “classical” type, in this Olympic and virile sense, not in the vulgar esthetic and formalistic meaning, reflects something of the Nordic race of the spirit, every romantic and tragic civilization, which is opposed to it, will be instead the certain sign of influences taking priority, that proceeded from racial and ethnic residues of a non-Nordic, pre-Aryan, and anti-Aryan nature.

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