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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It is a valuable addition to that shelf in the library that is dominated by the work of Goodrick Clark and it is jiscelyn useful guide to the fringe science and theosophical speculation of a world now lost. Jul 14, Wickstrom rated it really liked it.
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 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 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. Jan 08, Bill Wallace rated it really liked it.
Apr 13, Tim Pendry rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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. Progressing onward, the book looks at modern polar legends: KelmscottOxfordshire, England.
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I srktos Godwin’s thorough analysis of the polar mythological archetype fascinating and helpful in understanding how Nazism became a thing. 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. If you are used to the many layers of allegory in Blavatsky’s writings, you will most certainly find something familiar here: This book needs a better publisher to give it the proper respect it deserves.
Given its hysterical conclusion in the exploits of educationally challenged SS officers and demented neo-Nazi diplomats, it joecelyn a world that we hope will never return. 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.
Joscelyn Godwin brings a scholarly point-of-view to areas often left for conspiracy theorists to feast upon. Godwin is not a believer but he does have a thing against strict evidence-based science.
It would be much more satisfying if the more-or-less skeptic view of the beginning was kept until the end. From Noscelyn, the free encyclopedia. Far out material treated in an eminently sane manner.
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Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism & Nazi Survival by Joscelyn Godwin
Some scientists think so and priests and occultists have believed in polar shift for millennia, even back when the only pole they knew was the one the sky turns around. Jun 18, Bood rated it liked it.
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Composer, musicologist and translator, known for his work on ancient music, paganism and music in the occult.
A very interesting read, lots of references to Zoroastrian mysticism and the archetypes of a filed that requires more scholarly research. Still a must-read for those who are interested in the subject matter due to godwni meticulous research and the extensive references.
Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism & Nazi Survival
The last few chapters, covering the more scientific takes on polar shifts and the like, seem as if they have been jogged with the rest to give at least some voice to the more rationalist and objectively empirical demarcations on the subject. All in all, however, I recommend this as a starting point for deeper examination of the various topics. Joscelyn Godwin born 16 January at KelmscottOxfordshire, England is a composer, musicologistand joscepyn, known for his work on ancient musicpaganism, and music in the occult.