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Christopher Pankhurst

Christopher Pankhurst has had essays published in Evola: Thoughts & Perspectives, Volume One (2011), Crowley: Thoughts & Perspectives, Volume Two (2011), and Helios: Journal of Metaphysical & Occult Studies, Volume One (2011). He also contributes to New Imperium magazine.
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La fin du monde présent

William Blake, "The Casting of the Rebel Angels into Hell," 1808

William Blake, “The Casting of the Rebel Angels into Hell,” 1808

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“La fin du monde présent” est le titre d’une conférence qui s’est tenue le 12 Octobre 2013 dans un lieu prestigieux de Londres. Les trois conférenciers étaient tous des sommités de la Nouvelle Droite européenne: Laurent James, Alain de Benoist et Alexandre Douguine. Le thème de la conférence s’articulait autour du déclin de la puissance américaine et de l’émergence du monde multipolaire.

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The End of the Present World

William Blake, "The Casting of the Rebel Angels into Hell," 1808

William Blake, “The Casting of the Rebel Angels into Hell,” 1808

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French translation here

The End of the Present World conference was held on October 12th, 2013 at a prestigious London venue. The three speakers were all luminaries of the European New Right: Laurent James, Alain de Benoist, and Alexander Dugin. The conference was themed around the idea of the waning of American power and the rise of a multipolar world.

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The Poetry of D. Jonathan Jones

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D. Jonathan Jones
3 Paths Through Midgard: A Rune Poem
Portland, Or.: Ravenshalla Arts, 2010

D. Jonathan Jones
The Songs
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The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

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James MacMillan

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The Confession of Isobel Gowdie is an orchestral work by the Scottish composer James MacMillan. It was premiered at the 1990 BBC Proms where it drew instant and enduring acclaim.  Read more …

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The Story of 4AD:
Martin Aston’s Facing the Other Way

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Martin Aston
Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD
London: The Friday Project, 2013

Towards the end of Martin Aston’s monumental history of the 4AD record label he claims that one of the label’s later signings was “guilty of lacking transcendence” (p. 550). Read more …

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Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s “I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof Group” & Other Poems

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Juleigh Howard-Hobson
“I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof Group” & Other Poems
San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2013

When Jonathan Bowden died in 2012, Juleigh Howard-Hobson composed a poem in honor of his memory. In doing so she was performing the role of the ancient skald, the heathen poet who composed songs to commemorate and immortalize the deeds of great men. Read more …

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How Soon is Now?:
The Madmen & Mavericks Who Made Independent Music 1975–2005

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Richard King
How Soon Is Now?: The Madmen and Mavericks Who Made Independent Music, 1975–2005
London: Faber & Faber, 2012

Richard King’s How Soon is Now? is subtitled “The Madmen and Mavericks Who Made Independent Music 1975–2005,” and that is an accurate description of the book’s contents. The idea of charting the history of indie music from the perspective of the record companies and distribution networks, rather than the bands, is an interesting and novel one. Read more …

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Wagner Bicentennial Symposium 
Parsifal & the Possibility of Transcendence

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In 1878 Nietzsche sent a copy of his book Human, All Too Human to Richard Wagner. At the same time Wagner sent Nietzsche a copy of the verse for his opera Parsifal. Nietzsche was later to write that when received this text, “I felt as if I heard an ominous sound – as if two swords had crossed.”[1] Read more …

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Tapiola:
Sibelius & the God of the Wood

Jean Sibelius, 1865–1957

Jean Sibelius, 1865–1957

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Tapiola is the last major work composed by Jean Sibelius. It was commissioned by the New York conductor Walter Damrosch at the beginning of 1926 and was premiered on Boxing Day of the same year. Damrosch asked for a symphonic poem with the choice of subject left to the composer. For inspiration Sibelius turned, as he so often did, to the Kalevala, the collection of Finnish folklore that looms so large in his work.

Sibelius was 60 when he began work on Tapiola and his reputation as Finland’s greatest composer was already sealed. Read more …

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Fire & Ice’s Fractured Man

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Insofar as Fire and Ice’s music can be described as “folk” it is the folk music of the ancient skalds and scops, far antecedent to the recent folk revival even if elements of tradition are latently present in that revival. Insofar as it is “gothic” music it is so in the sense described by Edred Thorsson in “The Secret of the Gothick God of Darkness” –  Read more …

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