Start your review of Arktos: The Polar Myth In Science, Symbolism, And Nazi Survival Write a review Shelves: my-shelf Godwin is one of the first and up until now only scholar who has brought together the disparate myths, historic accounts, esoteric explorations and scientific theories concerning the polar archetype. Even when dealing with the most obscurantist and fantastical ideas out there e. This notion of subjective immersion leading to actual knowledge is something Godwin only touches upon slightly but tentatively, as the main focuss of the book is an overview of the polar archetype and its significance in the occult. The magnetism of the pole has next to a real physical dimension, also a metaphysical one, as axial, the zenith and even homeland of a progenitor civilization with its arcane knowledge.
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Arktos: A Polar Myth Posted by Kyle Bennett on Sunday, November 20, There are a lot of articles on the internet detailing the histories of the ideas of polar wandering and earth crust displacement.
These are all, however, wrong and largely ignorant of the basic facts. The only person currently writing a remotely accurate history of this subject is me, here on this website, and in my book Polar Wandering and the Cycle of Ages. As mentioned in earlier posts, all other commentators are completely unaware of how the theory of earth crust displacement was developed by the British intellectual elite. There is, however, one book out there which is very worth reading if anyone is interested in accurate historical research.
Godwin explains how polar wandering and other matters concerning earth history became wrapped up in a intellectual war between catastrophists and uniformitarians. This change of climate is necessarily attended by cataclysms, earthquakes, and other cosmical throes. Thence arises a periodical redistribution of land and water, changes of climate, etc. But Godwin says the founder of the idea now known as polar wandering was none other than Sir Isaac Newton.
It seems that this idea was simply too unsettling, and was eventually marginalised by the elite themselves.
In the twentieth century the idea of rapid polar wandering turns up amongst the Nazis and their ideologues. Wirth studied the work of Alfred Wegener — the creator of the theory of continental drift — and came to believe that the Arctic homeland of the Aryans flourished at a time when that region was much further south.
Pockets of comparatively high culture had remained all round the Arctic Ocean, until the fall of Atlantis in about BCE; None other than Alfred Rosenberg, author of the infamous The Myth of the Twentieth Century s , was supportive of this belief in polar wandering. The raised beaches metioned by Rosenberg have also been thoroughly researched on this island, and may have been raised up by the tectonic upheavals of the last crust displacement. Upon these raised beached were the remains of temperate marine creatures such as molluscs, dated to the height of the North American ice age.
Mammoth remains on this island date to the same time as maximum ice sheet advance in the North America. Although the likes of Rosenberg were using these scientific discoveries to further their own ideological goals, and construct the Aryan myth, one should not overlook that the top intellectuals of Germany — one of the most advanced nations on earth — agreed with the theory of rapid polar wandering.
The modern belief that Earth Crust Displacement is a fringe idea developed by a respected but eccentric professor Charles Hapgood , is clearly wrong. The Nazis were not fools, nor were they by any means a fringe movement! In Path of the Pole, he traces the idea back to the the s - I forget the name of the scientist he quotes - which is absurdly wrong.
This is an inexcusable mistake for a professor of the history of science to make. Despite being worthy of great praise, Hapgood is arguably a plaigurist, as his entire theory, including his proposed idea that misplaced ice caps disturb the crust, was developed in the nineteenth century, and he should have referenced these original studies.
As it is, one of the most important ideas in the history of science is one of the most misunderstood.
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Arktos: A Polar Myth Posted by Kyle Bennett on Sunday, November 20, There are a lot of articles on the internet detailing the histories of the ideas of polar wandering and earth crust displacement. These are all, however, wrong and largely ignorant of the basic facts. The only person currently writing a remotely accurate history of this subject is me, here on this website, and in my book Polar Wandering and the Cycle of Ages. As mentioned in earlier posts, all other commentators are completely unaware of how the theory of earth crust displacement was developed by the British intellectual elite. There is, however, one book out there which is very worth reading if anyone is interested in accurate historical research.
Arktos: The Polar Myth In Science, Symbolism, And Nazi Survival
Germanic mysticism and Nordic racial paganism. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. You already recently rated this item. Arktos : the polar myth in science, symbolism, and Nazi survival It is a valuable addition to that shelf in the library that is dominated by the wor 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. The E-mail Address es field is required. Nov 21, Pablo Flores rated it 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.
Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism and Nazi Survival – Joscelyn Godwin
Bashicage The demiurge sought and found the most fitting agent for its archetype in the Jews. Truly bizarre character gallery — This includes the author, who seems to at least believe in parts of what he describes Please try again later. Vasilis rated it really liked it Apr 10, Still a must-read for those who are interested in the subject matter due to the meticulous research and the extensive references. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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