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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This book demonstrates the power that symbolism can exert on the human mind. All in all, however, I recommend this as a starting point for deeper examination of the various topics. The second of Godwin’s books I’ve read — not as wonderful as Upstate Cauldron but still full of erudite goodness. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Composer, musicologist and translator, known for his work on ancient music, paganism and music in the occult.

Pragya Chauhan rated it really liked it May 29, Still a must-read for those who are interested in the subject matter due to the meticulous research and the extensive references. Don’t expect to breeze through the material. Thus adding to the idea, as postulated by Kenneth Grant, that the original spirituality and perhaps that of the lost arktks civilization was ‘Typhonian’, thus left handed and cosmic in its perspective.

A sweeping joscwlyn 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.

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

For the most part, he sticks to historical fact but veers into the woo woo land a time or two in the chapters gocwin the spiritual implication of the poles.


Nov 07, D. A very interesting read, lots of references to Zoroastrian mysticism and the archetypes of a filed that requires more scholarly research. Apr 13, Tim Pendry rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Well researched book which gives a complete overview of the diverse theories concerning the poles in metaphysics, equinoxal precession, science and several superstitions.

Arktos : The Myth of the Pole in Science, Symbolism and Nazi Survival

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.

The author points zrktos 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 requires more scholarly research.

Ancient musicPaganismOccult. A scholarly gem of occult history on par with Goodrick-Clarke’s book on occult Nazism. 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. It is a valuable addition to that shelf gkdwin the library that is dominated by godain 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 gidwin, in the history of science and in esoteric lore.

Dec 14, Kate rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. 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. 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.

There is also more of an emphasis than I joscelyj in the early chapters on Nazi ideology of northern heritage and Aryanism but the emphasis is fitting and certainly doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the book.

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Explored joscelyyn the many tales of an ancient race said to have lived in the Arctic regions, such as Thule and Hyperborea.

Godwin’s style is very good, but you must have a thorough understanding of archetypal cultural myths in Northern Europe and the ancient Near East to grasp all subtleties in the context. It would be much more satisfying if the more-or-less skeptic view of the beginning was kept until the end.

Books by Joscelyn Godwin. This is a scholarly, objective and insightful look at some of the most insane conspiracy theories and occult beliefs of the last few centuries.

Benjamin rated it it was ok Aug 30, Jul 14, Wickstrom rated it really liked it. Nov 21, Pablo Flores rated it liked uoscelyn. Jun 18, Bood rated it liked it. His only work of fiction to date is the novel The Forbidden Book co-authored with Guido Mina di Sospirowhich has been translated into eight languages.

Want to Read saving…. Yet many of the worst offenders were pious, and believed themselves to be sincere Christians; some of them were even “mystics”.