måndag 4 september 2017

Book News: Actionism -- How to Become a Responsible Man (Svensson 2017)


This is the new book by renowned author Lennart Svensson. It's called "Actionism" and it can be bought here, on Adlibris and here, on Amazon.com.




If you want a self-help guide teaching you how to live a will-powered life, this is the book for you.

This is "Actionism -- How to Become a Responsible Man".

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The creed is called Actionism since we all have to act.

That is, you might think that you can live without acting -- living like a recluse, the "vita contemplativa" doing nothing.

This is an illusion.

We all have to act. Even the placid recluse, the mild-mannered hermit spending his day meditating.

Because, we all have to sustain our bodies. We all have to breathe, drink and eat.

Thus, we all have to act.

Thus, "we are all Actionists". We all live a "vita activa".

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For starters, this book sketches essential reality, all founded in perennial thought. Then, an ethic is delieanted on the basis of this, having willpower, reason and passion to the fore. It's about "memento mori", "action as being" and "winning as propensity" and other arousing memes.

Next the book looks at the "actionist" aspects of the life and thought of d'Annunzio, T. E. Lawrence, Castaneda and Julius Evola.

The following chapters deliberates on how to conduct operations -- military, intelligence, catering etc.

The book also looks at how to arrange an Actionist society. And there are chapters on history, the impossibility today of major war, Antropolis and other pertinent stuff.

This is "Actionism -- How to Become a Responsible Man".

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A summary of the Actionist philosophy is this:
Actionism is about summoning your Will to lead your Thought, merging the two to Will-Thought and affirming the Inner Light, a spark of the Divine Light. To all this, saying “I AM” is the performative confirmation.

[Actionism in 36 Words, p 4]
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Product info:

Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Manticore Press (August 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0994595875
ISBN-13: 978-0994595874
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 10 inches




Related
The Book Described at the Publisher's Website
Excerpt: Gabriele d'Annunzio
Lennart Svensson: a Short Biography
Buy the Book on Adlibris
Buy the Book on Amazon.com
Buy the Book on Amazon.uk

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