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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Joscelyn Goodwin provides an intelligent and often wry overview that remains well within scholarly standards.
Although published by Adventures Unlimited which tends not to be, shall we say, conventional in its authors who cover conspiracy, lost worlds, free energy and what-have-youArktos is a serious and interesting account of polar mythology in popular culture, in the history of science and in esoteric lore.
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A point of criticism is that Godwin, perhaps confronted with the vast number of authors and theories josceelyn needed to cover, confuses the reader with referencing to chapters still far ahead in the book and in so doing leaves much needed nuances at the beginning unmentioned until far later. From this alone one can tell that Godwin’s primary interest is in the study of the history of the occult and its theory and practise.
Arktos : The Myth of the Pole in Science, Symbolism and Nazi Survival
Well researched book which gives a complete overview of the diverse theories concerning the poles in metaphysics, equinoxal precession, science and several superstitions. At face value many of the ideas explored in this book – the hollow earth, secret UFO bases in the Antartic, the survival of Hitler – are decidedly on the lunatic fringe, however the author manages to steer a sane course through this strange world of ideas and piece by piece lays bare the essential doctrines behind the polar myths.
Benjamin rated it it was ok Aug 30, 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. Ancient musicPaganismOccult.
For the student of the occult, and anyone interested in a good overview of a topic all too often unfairly ignored in esotericism, this is definitely a must read. The second of Godwin’s books I’ve read — not as wonderful as Upstate Cauldron but still full of erudite goodness. A scholarly gem of occult history on par with Goodrick-Clarke’s book on occult Nazism.
Christian rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Nice intro to weird fringe ideas, their roots and the eccentric people behind them. Nov 07, Arkhos. No trivia or quizzes yet.
This book demonstrates the power that symbolism can exert on the human mind. Aug 30, Frederik Vandelannoote rated it really liked it Shelves: He untangles the facts from the mythmaking and joscrlyn a lot of mythmaking surrounding the polar archetype.
What can I say. All in all, however, I recommend this as a starting point for deeper examination of the various topics.
Explored are the many tales of an ancient race said to have lived in the Arctic regions, such as Thule and Hyperborea.
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arktoss Nov 21, Pablo Flores rated it liked it. Nutmidas rated it really liked it Sep 22, TR rated it liked it Oct 08, Paperbackpages. The inescapable historical parallel to all of this is to be seen in the innumerable cruelties committed by Christians against Jews, pagans, witches, heretics, and each other: To ask other readers questions about Arktosplease sign up.
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, uoscelyn venerable Hindu sages to esoteric-minded Nazis, all of atktos very curious for the layman, if rather difficult to disentangle at times. Far out material treated in an eminently sane manner. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The only draw back were some of the latter chapters were not as engaging at least to me as the rest of the book. A scholarly treatment of catastrophes, ancient myths and Nazi Occult beliefs. Preview — Arktos by Joscelyn Godwin.