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“Here Lies No One”:
Reflections on the Metaphysics of The Rack

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A. E. Ellis (Derek Lindsay)
The Rack
London: Heinemann, 1958; Richmond, Va.: Valancourt, 2014 (with a new introduction by Andrew Sinclair)

Vex not his ghost: O, let him pass! He hates him much
That would upon the rack of this tough world
Stretch him out longer. — King Lear, 5.3.314

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La haine née sur le Sinaï :
Moïse l’Egyptien, par Jan Assmann

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Jan Assmann
Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997

[Tr. fr.: Jan Assmann, Moïse l’Egyptien, Paris, Flammarion, coll. Champs, 2003.]

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El odio nacido en el Sinaí:
Moisés el Egipcio de Jan Assmann

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Jan Assmann
Moises el Egipcio
Translated by Javier Alonso López
Madrid: Oberon, 2003

Cuando leí por primera vez Moisés el Egipcio de Jan Assmann en Junio de 1997, fue una experiencia que cambió mi vida. Read more …

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The Hatred Born on Sinai:
Jan Assmann’s Moses the Egyptian

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Translations: French, SlovakSpanish

Jan Assmann
Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997

When I first read Jan Assmann’s Moses the Egyptian in June of 1997, it was a life-changing experience. Moses the Egyptian belongs to the rarest genre of academic books: the bold and exciting ones.  Read more …

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Reflexões sobre a Estética e Figura Literária do Dândi

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English original: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Antes de entrar no assunto principal, eu gostaria de fazer três observações preliminares:

Eu hesitei em aceitar seu convite para falar sobre a figura do dândi, pois esse tipo de questão não é meu tema principal de interesse.

Eu finalmente aceitei porque redescobri um ensaio lúcido e magistral de Otto Mann, Read more …

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Remembering Alan Watts:
January 6, 1915 to November 16, 1973

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Editor’s Note:

I first published this piece in 2011. I am republishing it as a notification that this time next year, Counter-Currents will publish a symposium in honor of Alan Watts’ 100th birthday. Contact me at editor@counter-currents.com if you wish to write a paper.

Alan Watts is one of my favorite writers. Read more …

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Remembering René Guénon:
November 15, 1886 to January 7, 1951

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René Guénon was born on this day in 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.

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Thanks for Watching:
Awakening Through Repetition in Groundhog Day,
Point of Terror, & Manhunter, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

Point of Terror (1973); 88 min. Director: Alex Nicol; Writers: Peter Carpenter (story), Ernest A. Charles (screenplay); Stars: Peter Carpenter, Dyanne Thorne, Lory Hansen. Read more …

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Living in Accordance with Our Tradition

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Translated by Giuliano Adriano Malvicini

Every great people owns a primordial tradition that is different from all the others. It is the past and the future, the world of the depths, the bedrock that supports, the source from which one may draw as one sees fit. It is the stable axis at the center of the turning wheel of change. As Hannah Arendt put it, it is the “authority that chooses and names, transmits and conserves, indicates where the treasures are to be found and what their value is.”  Read more …

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Hitlerian Esotericism & the Tradition

Illustration: A propaganda double entendre: Thomas Hart Benton's "The Year of Peril. Again" (1941)

Illustration: A propaganda double entendre: Thomas Hart Benton’s “The Year of Peril. Again” (1941)

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Translated by R. G. Fowler

Chapter 10 of Souvenirs et réflexions d’une Aryenne (Memories and Reflections of an Aryan Woman)

“The fools scorn Me when I take on human form;
My essence, supreme source of beings, escapes them.”  Read more …

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