Anti-Tradition and Revolution
Levi devotes an entire section of The History of Magic to the subject of ‘Magic and Revolution’.
Continental Masonry became the current for spreading atheism and materialistic doctrines in the manner described by Guénon.
Some particularly interesting commentary on the role of secret societies comes from Conrad Goeringer, the Director of Public Policy for American Atheists and staff writer for the American Atheist Magazine. Goeringer, a well-known atheist scholar in the United States, often focuses on such subjects, and while eschewing any notion of ‘conspiracies’ nonetheless has written of the mystical association of revolutionary secret societies in a manner that accords with the ‘counter-’ and Anti- Traditional descriptions of Guénon and…