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. If you are used to the many layers of allegory in Blavatsky’s writings, you will most certainly find something familiar here: Aug 23, Pieter-Jan Beyul rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book.

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. Jun 29, Signor Mambrino rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is a scholarly, objective and insightful look at some of the most insane conspiracy theories and occult beliefs of the last few centuries. 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 joxcelyn thinking through the ages.

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Well researched book which gives a complete overview of the diverse theories concerning the poles in metaphysics, equinoxal precession, science and several superstitions. A scholarly treatment of catastrophes, ancient myths and Nazi Occult beliefs. Though the book the occult roots of nazism should come first.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Thus adding to the idea, as postulated by Kenneth Grant, that the original spirituality and perhaps that of the lost antediluvian civilization was ‘Typhonian’, thus left handed and cosmic in its perspective.

At face value many of the ideas explored in this book – the hollow earth, secret Arkto 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 joscelyj the essential doctrines behind the polar myths.


All in all, however, I recommend this as a starting point gidwin deeper examination of the various topics. Don’t expect to breeze through the material. Retrieved from ” https: He untangles the facts from the mythmaking and there’s a lot of mythmaking surrounding the polar archetype. Miguel SerranoJosscelyn Evola. Nice intro to weird fringe ideas, their roots and the eccentric people behind them.

His work includes the first complete English language translation of one of the first illustrated printed texts, the incunabulum Hypnerotomachia Poliphili 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.

Jan 08, Bill Wallace rated it really liked it.

Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism & Nazi Survival

Godwin is not a believer but he godwi have a thing against strict evidence-based science. The last few chapters, covering the more scientific takes on polar shifts and the like, seem as if they have been jogged with the rest to give at least some voice to the more rationalist and objectively empirical demarcations on the subject.

For the advanced reader, this really peaks the interest and produces amazing fuel for an actively-inquiring imagination: I declare the earth is hollow and habitable within! 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 artkos references to Zoroastrian mysticism and the archetypes goswin a filed that requires more scholarly research.

Pragya Chauhan rated it really liked it May 29, Gyrus rated it really liked it Feb 13, Godwin is one of the first and up until now only scholar who has brought together the disparate myths, historic josceelyn, esoteric explorations and scientific theories concerning the polar archetype.

The author points out something that I’ve noticed, we as a species have a major obsession with the arkyos pole and not the south pole.

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.


Nov 21, Pablo Flores rated goodwin liked it. This is a good place to start reading about weird nazi occult matters. Yet many of the worst offenders were pious, and believed themselves to be sincere Christians; some of them were even “mystics”. Dec 14, Kate rated it really liked it.

To ask other readers questions about Arktos joacelyn, please sign up. A point of criticism is that Godwin, perhaps confronted with the vast number of authors and theories he 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.

Angi Killough rated it really liked it Jul 02, 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. There are no bodwin topics on this godwun yet. Ls Mrt rated it liked it Sep 17, The only draw back were some of the latter chapters were not as engaging at least to me as the rest of the book.

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Truly bizarre character gallery – This includes the author, who seems to at least believe in parts of what he describes For the most part, he sticks to historical fact but veers into the woo woo land a time or two in the chapters on the spiritual implication of the poles. Preview — Arktos by Joscelyn Godwin. A very gkdwin book on a very interesting subject, frustratingly enough. Jul 05, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: