This new volume is the first authoritative work on Ludwig Klages and his pagan metaphysics. Without a doubt Klages is one of the most intriguing and enigmatic pagan thinkers of the early 20th Century.
A figure of great controversy he radically rejected Christianity and Monotheism in favor of a pan-daemonic paganism. Advocating the return to primordial states of consciousness through magico-erotic encounters with the living powers of the ensouled cosmos, Klages was a driving force in a notorious Cosmic Circle of German mystics.
Masterfully expounding his vision of daemonic Life in disciplines as diverse as philosophy, poetry, metaphysics, psychology and graphology, he influenced many important contemporaries such as Hermann Hesse, Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt School, C.G. Jung, Martin Heidegger and others.