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Living within a Myth

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Editor’s Note:

This is the text of Ruuben Kaalep’s talk from the first Awakening Conference, which was held in Helsinki on April 8, 2018.   

Our ancestors knew that we live within a myth. Read more …

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Georges Sorel

Georges Sorel

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U příležitosti 170. narozenin Georgese Sorela (2. listopadu 1847) přinášíme tento překlad pocty Sorelovi z pera Alaina de Benoista.

Přestože násilí nutně zůstává na pořadu dne vždy, 50. výročí úmrtí Georgese Sorela by prošlo takřka bez povšimnutí, kdyby nakladatelství Éditions Marcel Rivière nepřipadlo na myšlenku vydat znovu jeho Réflexions sur la violence [Úvahy o násilí] (Paris: Éditions Marcel Rivière, 1973). Read more …

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Poznámky k nihilismu

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Často se říká, že nihilismus je jednou z nejvýraznějších charakteristik naší moderní doby – co to ale vlastně nihilismus vůbec je? Nihilismus znamená cosi jako „smrt“ Boha, popření objektivního smyslu a hodnot, rozostření morálních kategorií a hierarchií, rozklad společného světa na individuální náhledy i společné kultury do subjektivních „osobních preferencí.“ Read more …

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De Mythen Waarnaar Wij Leven

Franz von Stuck, Sisyphus

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Vertaald door Otharus; English original: here

Noot van de redacteur:

Wat volgt is de tekst van een toespraak die dhr. Costello hield voor een kleine groep not-fully-red-pilled nieuwelingen. – Greg Johnson

Men vroeg mij aandacht te besteden aan de vraag, “wat is de leidende mythe van de moderne tijd?” Om deze vraag te beantwoorden, moeten we onderscheid maken tussen twee betekenissen van het woord “mythe”. Read more …

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The Myths We Live By

Franz von Stuck, Sisyphus

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Dutch translation here

Editor’s Note:

The following is the text of a talk Mr. Costello recently delivered to a small group of not-fully-red-pilled neophytes. — Greg Johnson

I have been asked to address the question, “what is the prevailing myth of the modern era?” In order to answer that question, we first have to distinguish between two senses of “myth.” Read more …

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Cú Chulainn in the GPO:
The Mythic Imagination of Patrick Pearse

Patrick Pearse

Patrick Pearse

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Reprinted in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

‘But where can we draw water,’
Said Pearse to Connolly,
‘When all the wells are parched away?
O plain as plain can be
There’s nothing but our own red blood
Can make a right Rose Tree.’
—W. B. Yeats

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Notes sur le nihilisme

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The Gnostic NihilistOn dit souvent que le nihilisme est l’une des principales caractéristiques de l’âge moderne, mais qu’est-ce que le nihilisme ? Le nihilisme signifie quelque chose comme la « mort » de Dieu, la négation du sens et de la valeur objectifs, l’effacement des distinctions morales et des hiérarchies, la dissolution d’un monde commun en perspectives individuelles, et la dissolution d’une culture commune en « préférences données » subjectives.  Read more …

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La philosophie de Collin Cleary

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Note de l’auteur :

L’essai suivant est mon Introduction éditoriale à la nouvelle anthologie de Collin Cleary What is a Rune? and Other Essays  [Qu’est-ce qu’une rune ? et autres essais] à paraître chez Counter-Currents.

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Notas sobre el Nihilismo

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The Gnostic Nihilist

Frecuentemente se dice que el nihilismo es una de las características de la era moderna pero, ¿qué es el nihilismo? El nihilismo significa algo así como la “muerte” de Dios, la negación del valor y del significado objetivo, la borradura de las distinciones morales y jerárquicas, la disolución de un mundo común a las perspectivas individuales, y la disolución de una cultura común a las “preferencias dadas” subjetivas.  Read more …

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Notes on Nihilism

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Translations: French, Spanish, Czech

The Gnostic NihilistIt is often said that nihilism is one of the leading characteristics of the modern age, but what is nihilism? Nihilism means something like the “death” of God, the denial of objective meaning and value, the erasure of moral distinctions and hierarchies, the dissolution of a common world into individual perspectives, and the dissolution of a common culture into subjective “given preferences.”  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 94
Vico & the New Right

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This is my lecture “Giambattista Vico and Modern Anti-Liberalism,” delivered at the London Forum on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Read more …

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The Philosophy of Collin Cleary

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French translation here

Author’s Note:

The following essay is my Editor’s Introduction to Collin Cleary’s new anthology What is a Rune? and Other Essays, forthcoming from Counter-Currents.

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The Myths of Plato, Part 2

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Socrates in Raphael's The School of Athens with Hermocrates, Critias, and Timaeus

Socrates in Raphael’s The School of Athens with Hermocrates, Critias, and Timaeus

Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of Part 2 of my lecture on “The Myths of Plato.” As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness and corrected small mistakes. To focus this transcript on the Timaeus and Critias, I moved all extraneous material to the transcript of Part 1.  

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The Myths of Plato, Part 1

Table 3 in Johnannes Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum, with his model illustrating the intercalation of the five regular solids between the imaginary spheres of the planets

Table 3 in Johannes Kepler’s Mysterium Cosmographicum, with his model illustrating the intercalation of the five regular solids between the imaginary spheres of the planets

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Part 1 of 2

Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of the introductory lecture of a course on Plato’s Timaeus and Critias. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness. Beyond that, I have incorporated here some materials from the transcript of part 2 of this lecture so that all the general material on myth in Plato appears in this text. All material specific to the Timaeus and Critias will appear in the transcript of part 2. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 90 
Tragedy & Myth in Ancient Europe & Modern Politics

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 74  
The Myths of Plato, Part 2

Nicholas Roerich, "The Destruction of Atlantis," 1928-29

Nicholas Roerich, “The Destruction of Atlantis,” 1928-29

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 71  
The Myths of Plato, Part 1

Table 3 in Johnannes Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum, with his model illustrating the intercalation of the five regular solids between the imaginary spheres of the planets

Table 3 in Johnannes Kepler’s Mysterium Cosmographicum, with his model illustrating the intercalation of the five regular solids between the imaginary spheres of the planets

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In the Fall of 1999, after the completion of the class on “What Socrates Knew,” I began a nine lecture course on “The Myths of Plato: From the Creation of the World to the Sinking of Atlantis,” which dealt with the question of the relationship of philosophy and gave close readings to Plato’s Timaeus and Critias. Read more …

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Mito, Utopia e a Realidade do Pluriverso

Kris Kurski, "Imminent Utopia"

Kris Kurski, “Imminent Utopia”

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De modo a traçar os contornos futuros do espaço geográfico global dentro das perspectivas da luta revolucionária e da ideologia política nós devemos começar com uma clara estrutura metodológica.

Minha tese é bastante simples e é baseada em uma proposição de Georges Sorel sobre a dicotomia entre formações sociais e políticas. Ele dividiu estas em dois tipos: Read more …

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Myth, Utopia, & Pluriversal Realism

Kris Kurski, "Imminent Utopia"

Kris Kurski, “Imminent Utopia”

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Georges Sorel divided social and political formations into two types: (1) those which had a myth as the basis for their ideology, and (2) those which appealed to utopian ideas. The first category he attributed to revolutionary socialism, where the true revolutionary myths are not descriptions of phenomena, but the expression of human will. Read more …

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Vad är en Runa?

Viking rune stone and grave mounds at Anundshog

Viking rune stone and grave mounds at Anundshog

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Den här artikeln presenterades vid en nyligen hållen sammankomst av Rune-Gild i Bastrop, Texas. Den är med respekt och tillgiven dedikerad till Edred Thorsson och hans fru Crystal DawnRead more …

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Wagner Bicentennial Symposium  
Wagner’s Place in the Germanic Tradition
Part 8: Gelassenheit

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Part 8 of 8

Gelassenheit

We can say that the plot of the Ring is simply this: Western man, in the person of Wotan, finally awakens to the destructiveness of his thumotic nature, and wills his own end. (See my review of Duchesne’s Uniqueness of Western Civilization for a discussion of how Western man is preeminently thumotic man.) Read more …

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Wagner Bicentennial Symposium  
Wagner’s Place in the Germanic Tradition
Part 7: Siegfried & Götterdämerung

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Part 7 of 8

Siegfried

If Wotan is the main character of the Ring, Siegfried is its hero. However, in dealing with the character of Siegfried we do not depart from our discussion of Wotan at all. This is because Siegfried, like many of the other characters in the Ring, is a kind of hypostatization of an aspect of Wotan himself.  Read more …

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Wagner Bicentennial Symposium  
Wagner’s Place in the Germanic Tradition
Part 6: Das Rheingold & Die Walküre

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Das Rheingold

When the events of Das Rheingold begin, the Wotan-Loge relationship is already well-established, and the primeval crimes described earlier are long past. However, the opera begins with yet another crime against nature: Alberich’s theft of the Rhinegold. Read more …

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Wagner Bicentennial Symposium  
Wagner’s Place in the Germanic Tradition
Part 5: The One-Eyed God

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Part 5 of 8

The story of the Ring involves four ages, similar to those taught in Tradition.

The Age of Titans is the period represented by figures somehow more primordial than the gods: Erda, the Norns, and possibly the Rhine daughters. Events in this age are not depicted in the Ring; they are merely referred to (primarily in Götterdämmerung).

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Wagner Bicentennial Symposium  
Wagner’s Place in the Germanic Tradition
Part 4: Wotan & the Faustian West

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Part 4 of 8

Wotan and the Faustian West

As noted in the Introduction to this essay, at the time of the Ring’s conception Wagner was an anarchist revolutionary. Major influences on his thinking included Bakunin, Feuerbach, Hegel, and possibly Marx (though of these only Bakunin was an anarchist). Read more …

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Christopher Dorner, Robert Jay Mathews a síla Mýtu

Robert Jay Mathews

Robert Jay Mathews

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Dva muži pozvedli zbraně proti systému. Oba tvrdí, že ke svému jednání byli přinuceni okolnostmi. Oba podnikli násilné akty proti lidem neevropského původu. Oba své činy považují za akty politické války. Read more …

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Wagner Bicentennial Symposium  
Wagner’s Place in the Germanic Tradition
Part 3: Wagner’s Use of Source Materials for the Ring

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Part 3 of 8

Wagner’s Use of Sources for the Ring

As a brief summary of how Wagner makes use of the major sources discussed in section three above, I don’t think one could do any better than this paragraph from an article by Elizabeth Magee:

Looking back, we can see how the Eddas supplied most of Das Rheingold, Read more …

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Wagner Bicentennial Symposium  
Wagner’s Place in the Germanic Tradition
Part 1: The Origins of Der Ring des Nibelungen

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Part 1 of 8

1. Introduction

Richard Wagner is the man principally responsible for keeping the Germanic mythological tradition alive in the modern world. Countless individuals have been exposed to that tradition through Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, and it is safe to say that at any given moment somewhere in the world some portion of the Ring is being played or performed. Read more …

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Wagner Bicentennial Symposium  
Wagner, Nietzsche, & the New Suprahumanist Myth, Part 3

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The Trial of Socrates:
The Presocratic Background to Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 2

Lucca Signorelli, “Empedocles,” Orvieto Cathedral, 1502

Luca Signorelli, “Empedocles,” Orvieto Cathedral, 1502

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Part 2 of 2

Author’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on the presocratic background of Aristophanes’ Clouds. Read more …

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