REJECTION OF THE MODERN AND LINEAR TIME
Isis Imperium is a traditionalist blog. We reject the modern notion that time is a linear process. We reject the idea that progress is inevitable and the ultimate goal of humanity. We reject progress for the sake of progress. Progress is not a religion nor a death pact. Time is not a line, it is a cycle. Civilizations cycle through phases of strength and decay. Every civilization has its golden age and an age of demise. We do not have a duty to progress, we have a duty to live on this planet in a sane and spiritual way: a way that respects the biological foundations of life on the planet.
We also recognize that this blog is not the authority on all things traditional. Much of this blog will be exploratory rather than didactic. We’re not interested in telling you how you must live your life. We’re asking questions and grasping at solutions. Piecing together the puzzle of existence. Finding a holistic solution, not a mandate.
ENTER OSIRIS AND ISIS
Much like in the mythological story of Isis and Osiris, we exist in a time ruled by corrupt leaders and decaying morals. Isis was tasked with finding the pieces of Osiris’s body that were strewn across the Earth by his evil brother Set. She searched the Earth for the pieces of this God, pieced them together and thusly they were married. Osiris and Isis became righteous rulers over the land – king and queen – and all would be well with the Earth once again. Osiris was a merciful judge associated with Kings. As Osiris rose from the dead, kings would inherit eternal life through the process of initiative magic. Osiris was also associated with the cycles of the Earth.
Isis’s name in turn, literally means throne. She was an important representation of the Pharaoh’s power: mother and wife, patron of nature and magic. It is through the myth of Isis and Osiris that the throne of power marries the force of nature, life and death.
So what does this Egyptian story have to do with the modern world?
Isis is not only a Goddess, but she is the prophet who brings back the divine authority to save the world. In bringing back this divine authority, she must travel the world in order to piece it together.
And that is what we must do.
TRADITIONALISM AS THE ALTERNATIVE TO MODERNISM
I am a traditionalist who rejects the notion that Liberal, Modern Democracy is the one Political Philosophy for the entire planet. It may have some ideas to offer, but it isn’t the final solution for the world.
Traditionalism has often been suggested as the counter political ideology to the current world order. As Fascism and Communism failed, Traditionalism is seen as the fight against time, progress and modernity.
FINDING ANSWERS ACROSS CULTURES AND TIME
Yet my critique of traditionalism is that it is often isolationist, ethnocentric or escapist. What we need is a holistic solution – not just a grab for our piece of the pie. If we are to propose an alternative political ideology for the world, we must look at successful empires that endured, empires that existed across the world throughout its history. One empire and people alone do not have the answers for the problems that vex us today. The answer to the puzzle lies strewn across the waters of time, seeped in the wealth of the great civilizations: The Egyptians, The Mesopotamians, The Babylonians, The Greeks, The Romans, The Chinese, The Hindus and The Golden Age of Islam.
These are empires that lasted for centuries. They may have not been perfect. They had their fair share of atrocities: war, slavery, poverty, etc. Yet the atrocities these empires may have committed do not hold a candle to the holocaust of life perpetrated by the modern, liberal world order: the greatest extinction of human, animal and plant life seen since the dinosaurs were killed 250 million years ago.
WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A JUST SYSTEM?
NOT TO DESTROY THE BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE FOR PROFIT
There will always be a variety of disputes about what system works best. However, I’m here to argue that the ideal system has a responsibility to not destroy life on the planet in the name of progress. In the 21st century there will be brutal wars over the most basic of resources: clean water, soil and food.
The modern system is a brief aberration in time and won’t survive very long. We need to think creatively about alternative systems. In this blog we will look at successful civilizations throughout history and try to emulate their successes once again. We will do not what is ideal, but what is necessary.