Weblog of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum
This week’s Guest Video is presented by Dr. Jordan Peterson, who here recalls an ancient Egyptian myth as an allegory for the cycle of life and death and the battle between good and evil. More importantly to us, Dr. Peterson’s presentation is a reminder that if a people desire to survive as a vibrant and dynamic culture, a sense of vision must always accompany the traditional outlook. The story recounted here (the death of Osiris at the hands of Set, and the ultimate redemption through Isis and Horus) bears remarkable similarity to the concept of perennialism that will be familiar to Radical Traditionalists of the Guénonian and Evolan school. The question of authority and leadership are also addressed in the context of sovereignty. Dr. Peterson suggests that “paying attention” – i.e. being aware of the existence of malevolence, both external and internal – is at the heart of the idea of dominance hierarchies. Though he does not say this explicitly, this seems to reinforce the reactionary view of legitimist aristocracy.