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Initiatic Eroticism

Initiatic Eroticism

and Other Occult Writings from La Flèche

Introduction and notes by: Donald Traxler / Translated by: Donald Traxler
The first English translation of articles from Maria de Naglowska’s newspaper, La Flèche

• Introduces Naglowska’s advanced occult teachings on the Third Term of the Trinity and the spiritually transformative power of sex

• Includes two never-before-published essays by Julius Evola

• Contains the complete collection of articles from all 20 issues, from October 1930 to January 1935

From October 1930 to January 1935, Maria de Naglowska--Russian mystic, esoteric high priestess, and self-styled “Satanic Woman” of 1930s Paris--published 20 issues of her newspaper, La Flèche, which she sold on the streets of Montparnasse and by mail-order subscription. Bought by many now famous people, including André Breton and other Surrealists, the newspaper served as an introduction to Naglowska’s revolutionary religious system called the Third Term of the Trinity, which considered the Holy Spirit of Christianity to be feminine and taught the importance of sex for the upliftment of humanity.

Available for the first time in English, this complete anthology of articles from all 20 issues of La Flèche includes an introduction and notes by translator Donald Traxler, who contextualizes Naglowska’s life and teachings within the larger occult systems of the time, such as Julius Evola’s Group of Ur. He explains how most of the articles were written by Naglowska herself, often under pseudonyms because of the controversial nature of her ideas. In addition to writings on sacred sexuality and religious philosophy, this collection includes essays on feminism and on other esoteric thinkers, such as René Guénon and Krishnamurti, as well as two never-before-published essays by Julius Evola on the magic of creation, the special power of symbols, and the march of progress and materialism.
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  • Inner Traditions | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781594774799 | 
  • September 2013
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Chapter 14

THE POLARIZATION OF THE SEXES AND THE HELL OF MODERN MORALS


This article is from La Flèche No. 7, 15 Nov. 1931, and it is signed “August Apôtre,” one of Naglowska’s pseudonyms.

Men and women are essentially different from each other--and that is where we get the struggles and wars. The average man and woman will never understand on their own the reason and the details of their different formation--that is why peace cannot come from the crowd. Everyone knows that on the physical plane--in the domain of the flesh--the man gives to the woman, who takes.
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About the Author

Maria de Naglowska

Maria de Naglowska (1883-1936), also known as the Sophiale de Montparnasse, was a Russian occultist, mystic, and founder of the Brotherhood of the Golden Arrow, whose conferences in Paris in the 1930s were attended by many now-famous individuals, such as Julius Evola, Man Ray, and André Breton. She is also known for her translation of P. B. Randolph’s Magia Sexualis, the classic occult text that has survived only through her translation.

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