Joscelyn Godwin. · Rating details · ratings · 16 reviews. A scholarly treatment of catastrophes, ancient myths and Nazi Occult beliefs. Explored are the. Arktos by Joscelyn Godwin, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism and Nazi Survival. Joscelyn Godwin. London: Thames and Hudson. p, soft cover.
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Well researched book which gives a complete overview of the diverse theories concerning the poles in metaphysics, equinoxal precession, science and arkts superstitions.
Truly bizarre character gallery – This includes the author, who seems to at least believe in parts of what he describes This book demonstrates the power that symbolism can exert on the human mind. What can I say. KelmscottOxfordshire, England. For the most part, he sticks to historical fact but veers into the woo woo land a time or godwjn in the josclyn on the spiritual implication of the poles.
The inescapable historical parallel to all of this is to be seen in the innumerable cruelties committed by Christians against Jews, pagans, witches, heretics, and each other: A very interesting read, lots of references to Zoroastrian mysticism and the archetypes of a filed that requires more scholarly research.
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Jun 29, Signor Mambrino rated it it was amazing. Read the full review and my theories about Donald Trump’s collusion with subterranean Hitler here. Refresh and try again. All this goes to show that any religious tradition can do more harm than good, unless it is tempered by the simple humanity and compassion that come more readily to women than to men.
Dec 14, Gavin White rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is also more of an emphasis than I expected in the early chapters on Nazi ideology of northern heritage and Aryanism but the emphasis is fitting and certainly doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the book.
Sep 25, Luke rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 07, D. Progressing onward, the book looks at modern polar legends: Benjamin rated it it was ok Aug 30, To ask other readers questions about Arktosplease sign up.
The author points out something that I’ve noticed, we as a species have a major obsession with the north pole and not the south pole. A scholarly treatment of catastrophes, ancient myths and Nazi Occult beliefs. Jun 26, Nathaniel rated it really liked it.
Nice intro to weird fringe ideas, agktos roots and the eccentric people behind them.
Godwin takes us from myth through early science to occult madness and finally to modern theory, revolving around the north end of the earth, considering the pole as the homeland of supermen, the door josceyn the hollow earth, and a symbol of promised enlightenment. Jan 08, Bill Wallace rated it really liked it. His work includes the first complete English language translation of one of the first illustrated printed texts, the incunabulum Hypnerotomachia Poliphili His only work of fiction to date is the novel The Forbidden Book co-authored with Guido Mina di Sospirowhich has been translated into eight languages.
Nutmidas rated it really liked it Sep 22, Godwin is not a believer but he does have a t A sweeping tour of many “polar” occult ideas, legends and pseudoscientific hypotheses and ramblings, from venerable Hindu sages to esoteric-minded Nazis, all of it very curious for the layman, if rather difficult to disentangle at times.
Books by Joscelyn Godwin. Aug 23, Pieter-Jan Beyul rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Composer, musicologist and translator, known for his work on ancient music, paganism and arkfos in the occult.
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It would be much more satisfying if the more-or-less skeptic view of the beginning was kept until the end. Return to Book Page.
Godwin, in the vein of Grantian historiography, also offers an interesting look into the most hidden occult jocelyn whose spiritual pole is not lunar or solar, but stellar with Polaris Arktos as the axis mundi. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Ls Mrt rated it liked it Sep 17, Christian rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Joscelyn Godwin brings a scholarly point-of-view to areas often left for conspiracy theorists to feast upon. Pragya Chauhan rated it really liked it May 29, Published August 1st by Adventures Unlimited Press first published Lists with This Joscelny. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism & Nazi Survival
Explored are the many tales of an ancient race said to have lived in the Arctic regions, such as Thule and Hyperborea. Though the book the occult roots of nazism should come first. This notion of subjective immersion leading to actual knowledge is something Godwin only touches upon slightly but tentatively, as the main focuss of the book is an overview of the polar archetype and its significance in the occult.
It is a valuable addition to that shelf in the library that is dominated by the work of Goodrick Clark and it is a useful guide to the josce,yn science and theosophical speculation of a world now lost.
The author deals with all the subjects in an academic and relative neutral style – even if it deals with ridiculous UFO-theories.