NOOMAKHIA: Wars of the Mind | Alexander Dugin

“The Noomakhia project is based on an in-depth study of the different cultures, philosophical systems, arts, religions and psychological features and characteristics of human civilizations. Noomakhia examines all peoples – ancient and modern, highly sophisticated and “primitive”, those highly technologically developed and those lacking a written language. The ultimate aim of Noomakhia is to demonstrate and conclusively prove that no single culture can be regarded in a hierarchical way (developed/under-developed, higher/lower, modern/premodern, civilized/savage, and so on). The responsible evaluation of any human culture must be judged from within, by those who belong to it, and without the imposition of outside biases (interpretation is always culturally biased). Noomakhia argues the case for the dignity of humanity that lives within the incommensurability of all its existing cultural forms.

The starting point – and the main feature of Noomakhia – is the concept of the Three Logoi, the three Noological paradigms which define the structure of any culture. The Three Logoi are

  • The Apollonian (patriarchal, hierarchical, androcratic, vertical, exclusive, “heavenly”, transcendent) – the light Logos;
  • The Dionysian (middle, androgynous, ecstatic, immanent without materialism, balanced, dialectic) – the dark Logos;
  • The Cybelean (matriarchal, horizontal, gynocratic, inclusive, chthonic, immanent, materialistic) – the black Logos.

Noomakhia proposes that all three of these Logoi are present in every culture, but they are irreducible (invariant) and always keep their distinct essence. Hence the concept of Noomakhia (or “Noomachy”), the constant battle between the Three Logoi that constitutes the dynamic of the creation of the moments of the cultural and historical dialectic. These are variables in the timeline of the history of any culture and they develop in differing stages and phases. There is no universal rule that has defined or can define the succession and duration of these phases and moments in the Noomachy.Every culture and civilization has its own, unique sequence of the process of Noomakhia, with its own unique particularities characterizing the victories and triumphs of the various Logoi which fundamentally transform all roles. Each culture must be studied and assessed individually and with considerable care, avoiding any temptation to project the structure of one’s own studied experience onto the Noomakhia of others. 

The second principle of the Noomakhia project is defining the field for research and the limits of civilization. The concept of civilization is cultural and based on the presumption of a coexistence among the peoples of the earth of different existential circles (or horizons), which are identified as the plurality of Daseins. The next step is the clarification of the spatial concept of culture of the civilizations studied and the presentation of the semantic sequences (l’historial, Seynsgeschichte) of the most significant events interpreted in the optic of these concrete peoples and cultures.”

– Alexander Dugin, “The Noomakhia Project” (2019)  

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Geosophy

Lecture 3: The Logos of Indo-European Civilization

Lecture 4: The Logos of Cybele

Lecture 5: The Logos of Dionysus

Lecture 6: European Civilization

Lecture 7: The Christian Logos

Lecture 8: A Noological Analysis of Modernity

Lecture 9: The Serbian Logos

Lecture 10: Noomakhia in the 21st Century

 

 

Noomakhia: Wars of the Mind is the ongoing magnum opus of the “most dangerous philosopher in the world”, Alexander Dugin (1962-). Soon to enter its final, 28th volume in Russian, Noomakhia is shaping up to be one of the 21st century’s most ambitious and complex contributions to numerous fields and schools of thought. Beyond a series of innovative Noological studies in the history of Civilizations, and beyond an original culmination of many of the author’s previous ideas and works, Noomakhia aims to inaugurate a new philosophical paradigm, based on the radical deconstruction of the universalism of Western Modernity and the daring reconstruction of a pluriversal model of the variations of the Logoi which structure human cultures. Noomakhia strives to initiate a new anthropology, to establish a new discourse on the history and structures of the Noomachy (“War of the Mind”) that conditions the diversity of human civilizations, and to contribute to an inter-continental Dialogue of Civilizations.

As Noomakhia begins to gradually enter the English-language sphere, this section of Eurasianist Internet Archive‘s growing library of original translations of Eurasianist and related thinkers is dedicated to assembling the first glimpses into the epicenter of Noomakhia. In the section that follows, readers, researchers, and translators can find a regularly updated database of Noomakhia in the process of being outlined, excerpted, and translated for the first time in the English language. Like the Noomakhia project as a whole, this resource is a work in progress. All volumes of Noomakhia are presently published in Russian by Academic Project (Moscow, Russian Federation).

Readers and researchers are also invited to access the “Additional Materials” section below, featuring a growing collection of interviews, articles, and lectures pertaining to Noomakhia, including the 10-part Introduction to Noomakhia Video Lecture Series and the relevant publications of Geopolitica.ru.

 

Prolegomena:

In Search of the Dark Logos: Philosophico-Theological Outlines (2013)

Methodological volumes:

Volume I:

The Three Logoi: Apollo, Dionysus, and Cybele (2014)

 

Volume II:

Geosophy: Horizons and Civilizations (2017)

‘Greater Noomakhia’

I. The Logos of Eurasia 

Volume III:

The Logos of Turan: The Indo-European  Ideology of the Verticle (2017)

Volume IV:

The Horizons and Civilizations of Eurasia: The Indo-European Legacy and the Traces of the Great Mother (2017)

II. The Indo-European Logos of Asia

Volume V:

The Iranian Logos: The War of Light and the Culture of Awaiting (2016)

Volume VI:

Great India: Civilization of the Absolute (2017)

III. The Logos of Europe

Volume VII:

The Hellenic Logos: The Valley of Truth (2016)

Volume VIII:

The Byzantine Logos: Hellenism and Empire (2016)

Volume IX:

The Latin Logos: The Sun and the Cross (2016)

Volume X:

The Germanic Logos: Apophatic Man (2015)

Volume XI:

The French Logos: Orpheus and Melusine (2015)

Volume XII:

England or Britain? The Maritime Mission and the Positive Subject (2015) 

Volume XIII:

The Civilizations of the New World: Pragmatic Dreams and Split Horizons (2017)

IV. Eastern Europe and Russia

Volume XIV:

Eastern Europe: The Slavic Logos – Balkan Nav and Sarmatian Style (2018) 

Volume XV:

The Non-Slavic Horizons of Eastern Europe: The Song of the Vampire and the Voice of the Depths (2018)

Volume XVI:

The Russian Logos I – The Kingdom of Land: The Structure of Russian Identity (2019) 

Vol. XVII:

The Russian Logos II – The Russian Historial: The People and State in Search of the Subject  (2019)

Vol. XVIII

” The Russian Logos III –

The Paradigms of Russian Thought:

The Solar Tsar, the Glare of Sophia, and Subterranean Rus’

(forthcoming, 2020)

VI. The Logos of Afro-Asia

Volume XIX:

The Semites: Monotheism of the Moon and the Gestalt of Ba’al (2017)

Volume XX:

The Hamites: The Civilization of the African North (2018)

Volume XXI:

The Logos of Africa: The People of the Black Sun (2018)

VI. The Logos of the Far East and Oceania

Volume XXII:

The Yellow Dragon: The Civilizations of the Far East (2018)

Volume XXIII:

Oceania: The Challenge of Water (2018)

‘Lesser Noomakhia’ (Abridged)

The Logos of Europe: Mediterranean Civilization in Time and Space (2014)
Border Civilizations (Russia, American Civilization, the Semites and their Civilization, the Arab Logos, the Turanian Logos) (2014)
Beyond the West: The Indo-European Civilizations of Iran and India (2014)
Beyond the West: China, Japan, Africa, and Oceania (2014)

Additional Materials: 

Introduction to Noomakhia Video Lecture Series (2018)

“Noology: The Philosophical Discipline of the Structures of the Mind. Lecture 1. The Introduction”Geopolitica, (2018/2019)

Ethnosociology: Lecture series by Prof. Alexander Dugin, Moscow State University (2013)

Alexander Dugin, “The Logos of Europe: Catastrophe and the Horizons of Another Beginning”Eurasianist Internet Archive (2018)

 

 

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