Time to meet your gods

In the history of the expression of the European spirit, whether it be through art, religion, or daily lifestyle, there is an unwritten tradition of unlearning and relearning, or the process of reconsidering everything one thinks one knows about a subject with new found information or wisdom regardless of the likelihood of being outcasted, deemed…

Cultural Foundations of National Socialism, part 2.

One characteristic of Hitler’s style of rule was straightforwardness; he shared his views honestly and had a talent for maintaining diplomacy even when discussing topics for which he felt unbridled passion. In his writings, chronicling his days of poverty as a youth in Vienna, he points out the lack of national pride among the city’s…

Return Tradition from the Museum to the Street

Museoligicalisation – the transformation of a living tradition into a museum piece, which deprives it of an active meaning or significance.—Guillaume Faye. On my first stroll through Belfast’s Cathedral quarter in Northern Ireland, this sticker popped up a few times: It criticizes the local university, even claiming it’s ‘destroying’ the city. I figured it had…

Cultural Foundations of National Socialism, part 1.

At Nuremberg, Northern Bavaria in 1938, Adolf Hitler addressed in a speech the purpose of art and its relation to National Socialism. Recalling Hellenism, the culture of the Greeks, which he defined as “a proclamation of the Greek body and of the essential Greek spirit,” Hitler called for a German renaissance in the arts to…

Opium of the Masses

Whether or not positive attributes are revered by a culture, good traits of character are objective and will always be the same. Today in ‘Weimerica,’ drug addiction, self-destruction, and weakness are romanticized in popular culture through the archetype of the martyr and the emphasis on bodily pleasure and material gain. Our politically correct culture sells…

Pagan Ireland & The Survival of the European Worldview

“Our natural magic is but the ancient religion of the world- the ancient worship of nature.” -W.B. Yeats ~ Among its neighboring isles and the rest of Western Europe, Ireland was one of the last pagan lands. And although today Ireland is Catholic by majority, Irish communities still shimmer with remnants of their pagan past….

Proud to be an American Janitor

It’s ‘interview season’ for the freshly baked, soon-to-be college graduates. Some deem it a stressful time, when one competes for positions in the workplace, crammed shoulder to shoulder with his or her constituents, all dressed their best and trying to ‘stand-out’ and be as professional and like-able as possible for potential employers. And their parents…

Centuries-old Swedish Tradition Suffering in Multicultural Sweden

Attempts to dilute and suppress the European spirit are continuous. This year, according to major news sources in Sweden, many Swedish cities will cease to have processions on St. Lucia’s Day, a centuries-old Christian tradition derived from the Pagan winter solstice festival in which a single girl is chosen to wear a crown of candles…

For a simple, traditional life…

While ambiguity is an important and natural quality for the arts, the sickness of our world is an urgent matter, and the gods, and our beautiful Mother Earth deserve a prompt, straightforward reaction. Here are some basic guidelines for anyone disenchanted, discouraged, confused and/or frustrated at our sick world. For young people, they are points…