- Nov 2016
I would not include Ezra Pound in the fascist version of Traditionalism that originates in Guénon. Both represented fascist and anti-democratic ideas, but very different from Pound Guénon had no sympathies for Hitler and Mussolini. Pound cannot be called a true fascist Traditionalist either, he was interested like them in the non-Christian mystical religions, ancient philosophies and Theosophy, but, as far as I know, he did not--like the paranoid Guénon school--combine this with the idea that materialistic worldview was a satanistic phenomenon. Only in Pound´s Canto VXXII is Satan mentioned in connection with Churchill, what is probably only intended as a metaphor:Was Ezra Pound a self confessed member of this theosophist movement? That seems to ring a bell alongside some of the stuff you've mentioned.
il gran’ usuraio Satana-Gerione, prototipo
Dei padroni di Churchill
(the great usurer Satan-Gerione, prototype of the masters of Churchill)
As far as Theosophy is concerned, Guénon is rooted in it, but he has developed ideas that sometimes differ considerably from Theosophy, e.g. regarding reincarnation and karma. I will go into the various systems in more detail on occasion.