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An Esoteric Commentary on the Volsung Saga, Part I

A carving depicting Sigurd sucking the dragon’s blood off his thumb, from a stave church in Setesdal, Norway.

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The purpose of this essay is to offer an account of the hidden meaning of the Volsung Saga (Völsunga saga). In drawing out this meaning, I will approach the saga from a Traditionalist standpoint, broadly speaking; i.e., from the standpoint of Guénon and Evola. I will touch on some details concerning the relation of the saga to other sources, but I do not aim to provide anything like the sort of account a historian or philologist might give. Read more …

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What Would Evola Do?

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The follow is the text of the talk that Counter-Currents editor John Morgan delivered to The New York Forum on May 20, 2017.

Tonight I thought I’d talk about Julius Evola, since yesterday (May 19) was his 119th birthday, and I have overseen the publication of many of Evola’s texts in English. Read more …

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Taunton on Tantra:
A Guide for the Perplexed Westerner

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Gwendolyn Taunton
Tantric Traditions: Gods, Rituals, & Esoteric Teachings in the Kali Yuga
Manticore Press, 2018

Mention “tantra” and almost any Westerner, no matter how sophisticated, thinks of weekend seminars on how to improve your sex life, with endorsements from the likes of Sting. Read more …

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New from Counter-Currents!
Julius Evola, East & West:
Comparative Studies in Pursuit of Tradition

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Julius Evola
East & West: Comparative Studies in Pursuit of Tradition
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2018
198 pages

Release Date: March 26, 2018

Hardcover: $40

Paperback: $20 Read more …

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Which Traditional Britain?

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The following is the text of a talk that was delivered at the annual conference of the Traditional Britain Group that was held on October 24, 2015. The video is here.

The problem with talking about tradition as applied to our present world, at least within the context of a people or a country with a long history, is determining what, exactly, tradition is, and which tradition to draw upon. Read more …

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Re-Kindling Alan Watts, Part Two

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Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here.

Partings II – Watts and The Church Today: Real Presence or Real Estate?

Watts was quite successful in his attempt to express the religio perennis in the language of Christian theology; not just in my opinion today, but among his Episcopal peers at the time (one bishop even called it “the most important book on religion in this century”[1]), Read more …

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Re-Kindling Alan Watts, Part One

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Part 1 of 2

Alan W. Watts
Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion
New York: Pantheon, 1947; reissued with a new Preface, 1971
Kindle, 2016

“For God is not niggardly in his self-revelation; he exposes himself right before our eyes.” — Alan Watts 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 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.”)  Read more …

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What Would Evola Do?

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The follow is the text of the talk that Counter-Currents editor John Morgan delivered to The New York Forum on Saturday.

Tonight I thought I’d talk about Julius Evola, since yesterday (May 19) was his 119th birthday, and I have overseen the publication of many of Evola’s texts in English. 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 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.”)  Read more …

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“Our Hemingway, Only Better
Lovecraft Illuminated

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James Arthur Anderson
Out of the Shadows: A Structuralist Approach to Understanding the Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft
Introduction by S. T. Joshi.
Wildside Press, 2014

“Drawing the line between concrete detail and trans-dimensional suggestion is a very ticklish job.” — H. P. Lovecraft[1]

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René Guénon & Integral Traditionalism

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Translated by G. A. Malvicini

Elsewhere (in La Destra, in May 1972), we have discussed the necessary relationship of an authentic, non-makeshift Right with the concept of Tradition. In the sense discussed there, references to authors with a traditional orientation may be useful in dealing with certain complex problems. Here, however, we wish to provide an account of the ideas of René Guénon (1886-1951), who was regarded as the proponent of “integral Traditionalism.”  Read more …

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Batman začíná

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Film Inception režiséra Christophera Nolana mě ohromil, a tak jsem se rozhodl dát jeho staršímu počinu Batman začíná (2005) další šanci. Napoprvé se mi nelíbil. Vůbec. Musel jsem však být při sledování něčím rozptýlený, protože napodruhé mi přišel skvělý. Nolan odložil kýčovitý styl předchozích snímků o Batmanovi a soustředí se na vývoj postav a jejich motivace, což film Batman začíná a i jeho pokračování Temný rytíř dělá psychologicky temným a intelektuálně i emocionálně strhujícím.  Read more …

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The Wisdom of the East?

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Inspired by the unique revaluation of Alan Watts on Counter-Currents, I want to share my reflections on two decades of studying the “wisdom of the East” which Watts helped to popularize in his lifetime.

Indeed, I remember when I read Psychotherapy East and West, my first Watts book and also one of the first books I read about Eastern philosophy and religion. Read more …

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The Secret of Trump’s A Peale:
Traditionalism Triumphant!
Or: He’s Our Evola, Only Better?

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Norman Vincent Peale

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“Personally, I find the Apostle Paul appealing and the Apostle Peale appalling.” — Adlai Stevenson on hearing Norman Vincent Peale was supporting Eisenhower.

“I know that with God’s help I can sell vacuum cleaners.” — Rev. Norman Vincent Peale  Read more …

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Notas sobre Heidegger y Evola

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Evidencia ha surgido recientemente demostrando que Martin Heidegger leyó a Evola. En un artículo titulado “Ein spirituelles Umsturzprogramm” (“Un Programa de Revolución Espiritual”), publicado en Frankfurter allgemeine Zeitung, el 30 de diciembre de 2015, Tomás Vasek comenta el importante documento descubierto.  Read more …

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Notes on Heidegger & Evola

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Evidence has recently emerged that Martin Heidegger read Julius Evola. In an article entitled “Ein spirituelles Umsturzprogramm” (“A Spiritual Revolution Program”) published in the Frankfurter allgemeine Zeitung, December 30, 2015, Thomas Vasek reports on an important document he discovered:  Read more …

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Sumisión de Michel Houellebecq

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Michel Houellebecq
Submission: A Novel
Trans. Lorin Stein
London: Heinemann, 2015

Michel Houellebecq es uno de los novelistas más finos, de los actualmente vivos. Su novela más reciente, Sumisión, está ahora en inglés. Read more …

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Tradiţie şi Revoluţie

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Pentru ce luptăm noi? Orice soldat politic trebuie să-şi pună această întrebare. Cu toate că poate părea contradictoriu, suntem înclinaţi în a răspunde că luptăm pentru Tradiţie şi Revoluţie.

Tradiţia 

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Michel Houellebecq: Submission

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Michel Houellebecq patrí v súčasnosti k najlepším románopiscom. Jeho posledný román Submission práve vychádza i v angličtine. Po jeho prečítaní sa potvrdilo moje dlhodobé podozrenie, že Houellebecq je mužom Pravice – či už si to prizná alebo nie.

Houellebecq je dlhodobo jedným z najdrsnejších kritikov liberálnej dekadencie a pokrytectva. Read more …

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Innocence des musulmans, culpabilité des juifs, intérêts des Blancs

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A partir du 11 septembre 2012, les ambassades et d’autres installations US dans le monde musulman ont été ciblées par des foules en colère protestant contre la politique et l’influence américaines. Read more …

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Soumission de Michel Houellebecq

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Michel Houellebecq
Submission: A Novel
Trans. Lorin Stein
London: Heinemann, 2015

Michel Houellebecq est l’un des meilleurs romanciers vivants aujourd’hui. Son roman le plus récent, Soumission, est maintenant sorti en anglais. Il confirme mon soupçon de longue date que Houellebecq est un homme de droite, qu’il l’admette ou pas devant nous, ou même devant lui-même.  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 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.”)  Read more …

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Michel Houellebecq’s Submission

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Translations: French, Slovak, Spanish

Michel Houellebecq
Submission: A Novel
Trans. Lorin Stein
London: Heinemann, 2015

Michel Houellebecq is one of the finest novelists living today. His most recent novel, Submission, is now out in English. It confirms my long-held suspicion that Houellebecq is a man of the Right, whether or not he admits it to us, or even to himself.

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The Unmaking of the Magus:
Crowley as Political Animal

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Marco Pasi
Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics
Translated by Ariel Godwin
Durham, UK: Acumen Publishing, 2013

Well, no sooner had I completed a rather lukewarm review of one book on Aleister Crowley,[1] another, far more simpatico one pops up.  Read more …

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Aleister Crowley jako teoretyk polityki 

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Aleister Crowley (1875–1947), samozwańcza „Wielka Bestia 666” stał się postacią na trwale obecną zarówno w środowiskach okultystycznych jak i we współczesnej kulturze popularnej. Jedni wychwalają go jako filozofa, maga i proroka. Przez innych jest potępiany jako zdeprawowany egomaniak. W większości wypadków postrzega się go przez pryzmat jego ekscentrycznych, nierzadko szokujących zachowań.  Read more …

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Metapolityka i wojna tajemna

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English original: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

W 1897 r. Robert Lewis Dabney przewidział tryumf ruchu sufrażystek w oparciu o własną ocenę historii i charakteru jedynej siły sprzeciwiającej się prawom wyborczym kobiet – konserwatystów z północnych stanach USA:

Jest to partia, która nigdy niczego nie konserwuje. Read more …

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Metapoliitika ja okultne sõda

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English original: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

1897. aastal ennustas Robert Lewis Dabney võitu naiste valimisõigusele, lähtudes ainsa sellele vastu seisnud jõu – põhjaosariikide konservatismi – ajaloost ja olemusest:

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Tales of the Christos Mythos

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Kenneth Humphreys
Jesus Never Existed: An Introduction to the Ultimate Heresy
With an interview by Chip Smith
Charleston, W.V.: Nine-Banded Books, 2014

Bert Cooper: “Even if this were true, who cares? This country was built and run by men with worse stories than whatever you’ve imagined here.”[1]  Read more …

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Aristokratia III: Hellas

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Aristokratia III: Hellas
Edited by K. Deva
Manticore, 2015

Having previously devoted previous volumes to Nietzsche and to Evola, for its third incarnation, “Hellas,” Aristokratia seemingly pauses to reflect on itself: what are arête, hoi aristoi and aristokratia?

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