The Egregore of Capital: On Mythological Warfare

The Egregore of Capital

Capitalism has become all pervasive in our material lives, there is no escape. Everywhere we go, our psyches are under the constant assault by the sigils of dead and decaying capital. Even when we travel far into “the wilderness” (managed by the laws of Capitalist efficiency of course) we find ourselves breathing polluted air and swimming in waters contaminated by plastic.

Beltane: Dance of the Fire and Flowers

Beltane was the summer festival of the Celtic people in celebration of the returning fertility of the Earth. Many of the festivals and rituals revolved around blessing and protecting livestock or crops. The Aos sí were thought to be particularly active at this time and people would often leave offering for them. Extensive historical records have been found for the celebration of Beltane in both Ireland and Scotland.

The Masque of Whiteness

The Masque of Whiteness

The Conservative reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic has seemed bizarre to many Liberals and those on the political Left. However, I would argue that the phenomenon is fairly easy to understand if we analyze the situation from the perspective of identity and whiteness. From this analysis, we can make a solid case for the abolition […]

Vercingetorix: The Great Warrior King of Gaul

Vercingetorix was born the son of Celtillus the Arvernian, a Gallic tribal leader. Accounts of Celtillus are conflicting; however, according to Caesar, he was put to death for attempting to consolidate all the tribes of Gaul. While he failed, he would certainly serve as an inspiration to his son, who would envision a Gaul returning to its Celtic roots, free of Germanic raiders and Roman rulers.

Barbarian Ancestor Worship: An Introduction

We are proud to announce the Barbarian Ancestor Worship Series. This series delves deep into the history of significant figures across indigenous European traditions, spotlighting those who fiercely defended their people. Notable individuals include the Celtic Vercingetorix, who led a unified resistance against the Roman Empire; Boudicca, the queen who rebelled against Roman occupation in Britain; and the Germanic Arminius, known for his strategic defeat of three Roman legions in the Teutoburg Forest.

Cernunnos: Lord of the Wild

Cernunnos is generally depicted as a bearded man with deer antlers, holding a snake in one hand and a torc in the other. Cernunnos is associated with fertility, nature, and the life-death cycle. In some depictions, Cernunnos is shown with a purse full of gold. This is thought by some to be a metaphorical reference to knowledge or wisdom, not monetary wealth. Little is known for sure about the role Cernunnos played historically or how he was worshiped.

Yule: Beckoning the Rebirth of the Sun

Yule: Wheel of the Year

Yule has roots in many European traditions making it difficult to determine which traditions stem from what specific regions. Germanic peoples made sacrifices and burned Yule logs. Druids venerated Evergreens as a symbol of life triumphing over death. Romans held a festival called Saturnalia in which they made sacrifices to the God of Saturn in the name of a coming golden age. 

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