The wide kind of attention is participatory and contextual. It is a ‘gestalt’, a pattern of being-there. An organised whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts. Imagine motherhood; the attitudes and inner dispositions of a mother towards her child. It does not exclude focused attention, but it is more than thatContinue Reading →
About two or three years ago I joined the facebook group Asatru UK; a nordic group of pagans, all located within the UK, claiming to worship the aesir (gods of the viking Norsemen) in ways that are compatible with contemporary ways of living. It quickly became apparent (and an ever accelerating trend) that the group had been subverted by all sorts of woke ideologies.Continue Reading →
According to Jonathan Haidt, one of the biggest problems of modernity is interpretative Monism – the fixed idea that Reality is ultimately based on a single axiom or equation; that it contains no inner contradictions, because it’s perfectly ordered. This is followed by the Faustian quest for a Theory of Everything, in which we inevitably end up losing our Soul.Continue Reading →
I recently watched ‘Annihilation’ on Netflix. I don’t think I exaggerate by calling it one of the best Horror SciFi films of the past 30 years.
Humanity is confronted with the apparition of an alien life force which settles its base inside a lighthouse on the sea shore, from there growing slowly like a cancer that will eventually swallow the entire planet. A paramilitary team is sent to investigate the area (‘the shimmer’). Contact is lost. The only survivor, Kane, returns a year later. He has internal bleeding and seems completely amnesic. A new team is sent to the shimmer, composed of women scientists, including Kane’s wife, Lena (Natalie Portman).Continue Reading →
The mainstream consensus in Western societies today is given by a dialectics between two ideologies of radical autonomy and natural rights. First one – Anglo-Saxon empiricism, known today as Establishment Conservatism. It can be summed up as ‘man shall rule the earth’.Continue Reading →
Nostalgia has a bad reputation in the contemporary zeitgeist. Mentioning it as a creative drive is likely to raise a barrage of criticisms and red flags from almost everyone. Conservative and classical liberal thinkers have given up any attempt to defend the notion, allowing it to be claimed by Frankfurt School theorists who did a great job of exploring and at the same time subverting it to their political end goals.Continue Reading →
“The objective man, who no longer curses and scolds like the pessimist, the IDEAL man of learning in whom the scientific instinct blossoms forth fully after a thousand complete and partial failures, is in truth a mirror accustomed to prostration before everything that wants to be known, with such desires only as knowing or “reflecting” implies-Continue Reading →