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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Ancient musicPaganismOccult. Nov 21, Pablo Flores rated it liked it. Godwin takes us from myth through early science to occult madness and finally to jooscelyn theory, revolving around the north end of the earth, considering the pole as the homeland of supermen, the door to the hollow earth, and a symbol of promised enlightenment.
For the most part, he sticks adktos historical fact but veers into the woo woo land a time or two in the chapters on the spiritual implication of the poles.
Gyrus rated it really liked it Feb 13, What can I say. Godwin’s style is very good, but you must have a thorough understanding of archetypal cultural myths in Northern Europe and the ancient Near East to grasp all subtleties in the context. Dec 14, Kate rated it really liked it.
Christian rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Pragya Chauhan rated it really liked it May 29, Dec 14, Gavin White rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read the full review and my theories about Donald Trump’s collusion with subterranean Hitler here. Aug 30, Frederik Vandelannoote rated it really liked it Shelves: Franz rated it it was ok May 08, Have the Earth’s poles shifted? The author points out something that I’ve noticed, we as a species have a major obsession with the north pole and not the A very interesting read, lots of references to Zoroastrian mysticism and the archetypes of a filed that requires more scholarly research.
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. I found Godwin’s thorough analysis of the polar mythological archetype fascinating and helpful in understanding how Nazism became a thing.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.
The only draw back were some of the latter chapters were not as engaging at least to me as the rest of the book. During his tenure in the music department at Colgate University, he often taught semester-long courses delving into the life and work of a single composer.
Arktos : The Myth of the Pole in Science, Symbolism and Nazi Survival
Jun 29, Signor Mambrino rated it it was amazing. He untangles the facts from the mythmaking and there’s a lot of mythmaking surrounding the polar archetype. Far out material treated in an eminently sane manner. A scholarly gem of occult history on par with Goodrick-Clarke’s book on occult Nazism. Joscelyn Godwin born 16 January at KelmscottOxfordshire, England is a composer, musicologistand translator, known for his work on ancient musicpaganism, and music goodwin the occult.
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Nice intro to weird fringe ideas, their roots and the eccentric people behind them. Hyperborea, Agartha, Thule, Shambhala, the Hollow Earth – these are names to conjure with in pulp science fiction, which is where they belong and should remain. Paperbackpages. I declare the earth is hollow and habitable within! Well researched book which gives a complete overview of the diverse theories concerning the poles in metaphysics, equinoxal precession, science and several superstitions.
A point of criticism is that Godwin, perhaps confronted with the vast number of authors and theories he needed to cover, confuses the reader with referencing to chapters still far ahead in the book and in so doing leaves much needed nuances at the beginning unmentioned until far later. Open Preview See a Problem?
Benjamin rated it it was ok Aug 30, Godwin is not a believer but he does have a thing against strict evidence-based science. Refresh and try again. Jun 26, Nathaniel rated it really liked it. Jason rated it it was amazing May 06, The author deals with all the subjects in an academic and relative neutral style – even if it deals with ridiculous UFO-theories.
A mystical land guarding and protecting the most hidden truths.
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The second of Godwin’s books I’ve read — not as wonderful as Upstate Cauldron but jlscelyn full of erudite goodness. Miguel SerranoJulius Evola. Jan 08, Bill Wallace rated it really liked it. A very dry book on a very interesting subject, frustratingly enough.
This book demonstrates the power that symbolism can exert on the human mind.
Lists with This Book. To ask other readers questions about Arktosplease sign up. 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 goswin than to men.
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