The Solar Traditional spirit is one of truth in a transcendent sense ("purity of heart, justice, wisdom, adherence to sacred institutions are qualities that characterize every caste during the height of Tradition in the Golden Age"), gold (because of its association with the Sun) symbolizes what is incorruptible, solar, luminous and bright, it is associated with splendor and glory (Plato characterized gold as the distinctive element of the race of rulers), while silver in this context is the symbol of the Lunar spirituality, associated with the glow of the moon (Hesiod declared that the Silver Age was characterized by a very long period of “infancy” under maternal tutelage). The Solar spirituality promotes the Hero as opposed to the Lunar concept of a Saint, the Conqueror as opposed to the Martyr, Faithfulness and Honor as the highest virtues as opposed to charity and humbleness, cowardice and dishonor as the worst possible evil as opposed to sin, methodical punishment of evil and unfairness as opposed to turning the other cheek, fighting the enemy to the end and being magnanimous only after defeating said enemy as opposed to loving one’s enemy.
Solar spirituality thus promotes a Warrior-like culture, a culture of a classless hierarchy not of wealth but of rank (like in the military - all soldiers are equals as men of honor, but there are higher/lower ranks; each strata has greater or lesser responsibilities and privileges and its own culture; officers and soldiers are equals as men of honor but each group has its own culture and way of interacting with each other) as opposed to the Demetrian, peaceful, communitarian and priestly type of culture that is inherent to the Lunar spirituality.
Naturally there is a difference of rituals that are connected with all this symbolism: in the Solar, Northern and Masculine Tradition the dead are cremated so that they may ascend to the skies, while in the Lunar, Southern and Feminine (anti)Tradition the dead are buried, so that they may return to the "Mother”. #art #russia #paganism #aryan #history #esoterism #philosphy #tradition #religion #europe #european #masculine