V roku 2005 poskytol Alaine de Benoist rozhovor pre The Occidental Quarterly, ktorý bol publikovaný pod titulom „Syn Európy: Rozhovor s Alainom de Benoist.“ Rozhovor bol veľmi obšírny a nakoniec sa pristúpilo k jeho skráteniu. (more…)
For early man there could not have been a difference between “living” and “dead” things, or even “imaginary” and “real,” instead for him there was only a hierarchy of forms, an order of images and signs in accordance with their force. — Dr. Ernest Schertel, Magic: History, Theory, Practice
If you can no longer stand the world you’re living in, it’s time to imagine a new one. We have now surpassed the time where changes to civilization can be made through rational argumentation and the presentation of pure facts, if such a time ever existed. No material advance in science or technology will lift us out of our current morass. (more…)
San Francisco, Calif.: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2017
Whenever I read a book with the intention of writing a review, I like to underline certain passages as well as jot notes in the margins. This quickly became an untenable approach for Christopher Pankhurst’s Numinous Machines, as there was simply too much to pull from the text. The book is a collection of essays that seeks out the numinous spirit in arts and culture in an era that is devoid of almost anything vital whatsoever. (more…)
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The eclectic scholar Kathryn S. was host Nick Jeelvy‘s guest on the latest broadcast of The Writers’ Bloc, where they discussed Mircea Eliade’s The Sacred and the Profane and answered viewer questions, and it is now available for download and online listening.
Topics discussed include:
00:04:54 Mircea Eliade’s background and influence
00:06:56 Parallels to Jung and Freud
00:12:01 Influence on Camille Pagllia (more…)
It’s the most basic thing in the world: You can look at a rock, think it’s a bear, and run away. Or you can glimpse a bear, assume it’s a rock, and get eaten. Over time, evolution will select for seeing bears, when in fact, 99 times out of 100, it’s just rocks. Then clever fools will come and say that believing in a bear infestation is primitive superstition, and that they, taught by “science” and “logic,” have surmised that there are no bears among the rocks. In fact, bears do not even exist. (more…)
I’ve recently taken interest in the Bible — probably too much interest. I suppose I’m now “clinging” to the Good Book along with my .410 squirrel gun. I’ve even listened to Alexander Scourby’s excellent readings of the King James Bible while driving, and watched numerous TV/Internet documentaries on the historical and archeological aspects of the Biblical stories. (more…)
Matt Walsh, a Just for Men Beard model in another life who in this life serves as a normie conservative commentator, recently debated a person resembling a sideshow bearded lady on Dr. Phil as to what it means to be a woman and what gender means generally. Theater for normies doesn’t interest me. I have had the same views on gender for a while, but nevertheless the debate was thought-provoking to the extent of moving what thoughts I had into something that could become an article. (more…)
The indubitable longtime Counter-Currents writer Kathryn S. was host Nick Jeelvy‘s guest on the last episode of The Writers’ Bloc, where they discussed Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges’ The Ancient City, a history of the religion of the ancient world and the society it founded, and it is now available for download and online listening. (more…)
René Guénon was born on November 15, 1886. Along with Julius Evola, Guénon was one of the leading figures in the Traditionalist school, which has deeply influenced my own outlook and the metapolitical mission and editorial agenda of Counter-Currents Publishing and North American New Right. (For a sense of my differences with Guénon, see my lecture on “Vico and the New Right.”)
Mr. Reagan is not going to make it to the year 1987, I can tell you that much. Now you mark that down.
— Brother Stair, 1987
We don’t reckon time the same way, do we, Clarice?
— Silence of the Lambs