Joscelyn Godwin. · Rating details · ratings · 16 reviews. A scholarly treatment of catastrophes, ancient myths and Nazi Occult beliefs. Explored are the. Arktos by Joscelyn Godwin, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism and Nazi Survival. Joscelyn Godwin. London: Thames and Hudson. p, soft cover.
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The author points out something that I’ve noticed, we as a species have a major obsession with the north pole and not the A very interesting read, lots of references to Zoroastrian mysticism and the archetypes of a filed that arktow more scholarly research.
Christian rated it it was amazing Aug 28, His only work of fiction to date godwjn the novel The Forbidden Book co-authored with Guido Mina di Sospirowhich has been translated into eight languages.
Franz rated it it was ok May 08, Godwin is not a believer but he does have a t A sweeping tour of many “polar” occult ideas, legends and pseudoscientific hypotheses and ramblings, from venerable Hindu sages to esoteric-minded Nazis, all of it very curious for the layman, if rather difficult to disentangle at times.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Jan 08, Bill Wallace rated it really liked it. It is a valuable addition to that shelf in the library that is dominated by the work of Goodrick Clark and it is a useful guide to the fringe science and theosophical speculation of a world now lost.
Godwin’s style is very good, but you must have a thorough understanding godwiin archetypal cultural myths in Northern Europe and the ancient Near East to grasp all subtleties in the context. A mystical land guarding and protecting the most hidden truths. A very interesting read, lots of references to Zoroastrian mysticism and the archetypes of a filed that requires more scholarly jooscelyn.
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Angi Killough rated it really liked it Jul 02, Apr 13, Tim Pendry rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The only draw back were some of the arktoos chapters were not as engaging at least to me as the rest of the book. Have the Earth’s poles shifted?
This is a good place to start reading about weird nazi occult matters. From this alone one can tell that Godwin’s primary interest is in the jooscelyn of the history of the occult and its theory and practise.
Joscelyn Godwin born 16 January at KelmscottOxfordshire, England is a composer, musicologistand translator, known for his work on ancient musicpaganism, and music in the occult.
During his tenure in the music department at Colgate University, he often taught semester-long courses goxwin into the life and work of a single composer.
Pragya Chauhan rated it really liked it May 29, Jun 29, Signor Mambrino rated it it was amazing. The author points out something that I’ve noticed, we as a species have a major obsession with the north pole and not the south pole.
Paperbackpages. Though one can only applaud him for even starting a most ambitious project. Still, it’s what one can, and dare I say must, expect from someone with an academic background when having thoroughly examined the confusing netherworlds of occult thinking through the ages. Jun 26, Nathaniel rated it really liked it. Dec 14, Gavin White rated it it was amazing Shelves: Explored are the many tales of an ancient race said to have lived in the Arctic regions, such as Thule and Hyperborea.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read saving…. He untangles the facts from the mythmaking and there’s a lot of mythmaking surrounding the polar archetype. Aug 30, Frederik Vandelannoote rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 05, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. The author deals with all the subjects in an academic and relative neutral style – even if it deals with ridiculous UFO-theories.
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