• Demetrion
    Holly Hazeltree Autumn Equinox was known to the ancient Greeks as Demetrion, after the grain goddess, Demeter. It is the height of the harvest season, which begins with the grain harvest in early August and ends with the meat harvest at the end of October. Demetrion celebrates the fruits of the land and the fruits…
  • Autumn equinox – Tuesday 22nd September 2020 2:30PM G.M.T
    Holly Hazeltree This reading will take account of the planetary energies for coming season, taking us all the way up to the Winter Solstice. As more regular readers will know, this year we’ve been tracking the progress of a very heavy Capricorn stellium comprising of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. From Yuletide, these planets will begin…
  • Empire of the Tropics
    Part 1: Dom MiguelIásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard The young gaucho, Vasco De Fernandes, passed beneath the great archway, It was magnificent in size, depicting stone angels wielding mighty golden swords. This was the Western entrance arch to Rio De Janeiro, capital of the tropical empire, city of knights and mystics. His noble master, The…
  • New Moon Thursday 17th September 2020 11am G.M.T
    Holly Hazeltree This new moon takes place in the healing sign of Virgo and offers healing and restoration for all. As the moon is active three days either side of when it is new or full, I have been pondering if we’ve been seeing this effect in the recent peace treaties in the Middle East.…
  • Art & Order
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard “Order, not chaos, is the will of the gods” (Excerpt from the documentary: Egypt – Chaos and kings) The arts were given to mankind from the immortal gods in order to create order from chaos. Art is the material output of a culture, and at its summit guides that culture…
  • Pisces & Virgo – A Jungian archetypal perspective
    Naida Muslić (Orphic Inscendence) Astrology is one of the earliest disciplines through which humans attempted to understand the cosmos, not merely through descriptive means, but through interpretative means. Astrology as such is a hermenutical discipline, and not purely empirical – as it does not seek to describe, but rather to interpret. In the time in…
  • Punk Rock – a Mainstream Coup
    Iásonas lupus and Brendan Heard Before the advent of the quasi-Modernist movement known as ‘punk rock’, rock music was evolving into a variety of more sophisticated forms. It was drawing inspirations from classical and medieval music, imaginative fantasy and science fiction themes, anti-mainstream (anti-mercantile) values, and a Promethean escalation of intricacy and musicianship. So called…
  • Pisces full moon 2nd September 2020 06:22 G.M.T
    Holly Hazeltree The Sun is rising at this full moon, so our relationships with our own physical health and life force are demanding our attention. Obviously, given the current pandemic situation, this is the most likely arena for such issues to be playing out for most people – how we manage our life force, how…
  • Stone is the Marrow of the World
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Stone, the osseous substrate, is the backbone of growth. The ideal for building, the fundamental of construction, reshaping the land into human-realized structures. As a material it is unlike the artificially manufactured substitutes of modernity – its organic longevity and natural imperfections echo the immortal and the divine. Structures crafted…
  • New Moon in Leo 19th August 3:42am G.M.T
    Holly Hazeltree This New Moon is a very special, alchemical New Moon. The Sun is in his home sign of Leo, the Moon is new and at Perigree (which means it is close to the Earth, although we will not really see it, as the Moon is new and dark) and they are both conjunct…
  • The Importance of the Priestly Class
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Everything is overflowing with Gods.– Proclus Civilizations and human culture require curators (disciples, guardians) to keep tradition alive. Those who practice what we must call cultural husbandry, like a gardener caring for a unique plant, watering and providing light specific to its needs, or a librarian who dusts and airs…
  • Religion & Knighthood
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Religious traditions must at their core encompass the virtues of knighthood. Virtue and law rest upon a foundation of protective honour codes, mutually agreed systems drawn from combat-law. These values (status-reward for courage and the virtue-based rules of chivalry) are the framework of social hierarchy itself. If discarded for sentimental…
  • Lughnasadh/Lion’s Gate reading 8th August 2020 06:27 G.M.T
    Holly Hazeltree The Lion’s Gate refers to the height of what have been known since antiquity as “the dog days”, which refers to the return of the Canis Major constellation to the night skies. The “dog days” take place from July through to September and were associated with times of madness and bad luck. At…
  • The Divine Nature of Gold
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Paper money has had the effect in your State that it ever will have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open a door to every species of fraud and injustice.– George Washington Gold represents the solar aspect of divinity – it is a metal which is hard to acquire.…
  • Full Moon in Aquarius 3rd August 2020 16:58 G.M.T
    Holly Hazeltree I will get straight to the point. This full moon is a difficult one, full of challenging aspects with not many opportunities for relief or respite. This is something that will affect all signs, but as with other difficult times, it too will pass away, so just bear that in mind this month.…
  • The Guild System & Spiritual Development
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Our economic work should not be separate from our religious life. Everything should be dominated and unified by our attitudes to the hidden world, including and especially our work. It is of no consequence whether or not you are an atheist. Obtaining mastery in a skill or trade is a…
  • Statecraft Must Obey Divine Law
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard “What, then, will be the right way to live? A man should spend his whole life at ‘play’ – sacrificing, singing, dancing – so that he can win the favor of gods and protect himself from his enemies and conquer them in battle.” – Plato (The Laws) Throughout the kingdoms…
  • Hinduism and Perennial philosophy (Part 2)
    Moxad and Brendan Heard ME: really, so you also have the duality of heaven and hell? MOXAD: yes we do. heaven is Saatvik, earth is Rajassic, hell is Tamsic, and between births you will spend your time at one of these, but the cycle is endless ME: OK, so if one attains Moksha (without trying…
  • New Moon in Cancer Monday 20th July 2020 18:32 G.M.T
    Holly Hazeltree The main theme of this new moon is money and finances in general. The Sun and the Moon are in the 8th house, in the sign of Cancer. As well as ruling sex, it also rules other people’s money. Opposing the Sun and the Moon, we have the ongoing Capricorn stellium of Jupiter,…
  • Correcting popular misconceptions about Plato (Part Three)
    Aglaophamos In book V of the Republic, Plato famously argues for the inclusion of women in the guardian class1, which has given rise to the belief that he was a ‘proto-feminist’. This, as we shall see, is a gross mischaracterization. That the guardian women should perform the same job and, thus, receive the same education…
  • Hinduism and Perennial philosophy
    (Part One) Moxad and Brendan Heard This is a transcription of a video chat I had with Moxad (@KJBBrihatT9) which experienced technical difficulties (rather upsettingly, as I accentuated the philosophy with some lovely guitar licks). It is quite long, and this is part 1. ME: Most people know about karma, they’ve heard of it, but…
  • Danger is the way of the gods
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard “If there’s no danger, pleasure is less pleasant” – Ovid The transcendental thrill of danger is conducive to mankind’s spiritual evolution, because life and death scenarios increase our awareness of the immortal. Awareness that we ourselves are forms, pushed into this plane of existence mysteriously, only to retract to that…
  • Correcting popular misconceptions about Plato (Part Two)
    Aglaophamos Since 1945, when Popper’s Open Society was first published, Plato’s political theory, as presented in the Republic, has been the subject of criticism from both the left and the right. On one hand, liberals denounce Plato as a proto-fascist; conservatives, on the other hand, accuse him of being a forerunner of communism and feminism.…
  • The Province of the Soul
    Alexander Iulianus It is the province of the Soul to gather up unto herself her purposes and her intents, even her manifest shape. The primordial soul in her most infantile stage, having only just relinquished herself from the All after some eternal period, and having first seen herself as both I and not-I, entertained for herself…
  • Correcting popular misconceptions about Plato (Part One)
    Aglaophamos “It has always been correct to praise Plato, but not to understand him” wrote British philosopher Bertrand Russell in his History of Western Philosophy (1945). Today, seventy-five years later, it is no longer ‘correct’ to praise Plato – at least not for his contributions to philosophy – and what is taught about him in…
  • July Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 5th July 05:44 AM GMT
    Holly Hazeltree This month we have another lunar eclipse together with an exact conjunction between Pluto and Jupiter. I have written about this ongoing conjunction before, so for a deeper analysis have a look at my article on Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn. This reading, I’ll be focusing primarily on the last eclipse of this year’s…
  • Ancient Egyptians were the masters of kingdom-craft
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard The core of tradition lies in the mystery of archaic values, values centered about spiritual considerations, placing the hidden world above the material, in defiance of privation, death, and doubt. This is not possible in our fleeting materialist age, and sounds strange to our feeble modern ears. Nevertheless that is…
  • The Resacralization of the Flesh
    (or: A Body Positive Future) By Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Sadly we are losing the concept of the physical body as vehicle for the soul, and thereby its outward beauty as indication of soulful cultivation. The strange attitudes of negligence and hatred for one’s body and appearance lead further to a desacralization of the…
  • Summer Solstice Solar eclipse in Cancer Sunday 21st June 7:41 am GMT
    Holly Hazeltree This eclipse will be something special, as not only does it occur at the first sunrise just after the summer solstice, but will also take place at the exact point in the heavens where the elliptic crosses the Milky Way – it’s a rare and unique event that will not occur again for…
  • Monarchic Futurism
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard The conquest of the cosmos can only become a reality for Solar Occidentals if we strictly adopt a system of sacred governance. One which pursues long-term visions and goals with a group-civilizational self-conception. A dominion of Holy Kings, entrusted with passing down a cultural legacy and administrating ambient, centuries-long projects…
  • Modern Music is Poison
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard There is no longer any appreciation for occidental musical traditions, by any establishment related to music or entertainment, as the thread of ethnicity has been utterly unwound from the foundations of our nonsensical techno-edifice. This has created an aura of disjointed abandonment, of feeling recent, and self-formed, and rootless —…
  • Space Travel is Promethean Heroism
    Brendan Heard Space is the current frontier (the final frontier is likely something else). Without a frontier Promethean man stagnates: inwardly discontent, bored and lacking challenge. At the advent of the limits of growth, a coldness sets in, a banality, the icy breath of death. Risk, exploration, and striving to understand the universe has been…
  • New Moon in Gemini 22nd May 2020 – 17.38 G.M.T
    Holly Hazeltree The new moon is a time when the sun is conjunct the moon. There is harmony and balance. It is a good time to set intentions for the month ahead, as the energy is so focused. If you are a Gemini, this is a good time to set your intentions for the whole…
  • The Importance of Spirituality
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Within the academic circles of the Occident, religion and theology has become marginalized, largely due to the rigid perspectives of ideological scientism. This immovable materialist secularization has increased a morbid sense of soullessness and apathy within our communities and systems. Without a coherent theological grasp of the world, which historically…
  • Excerpt from my Book: Conceptualism
    Brendan Heard Conceptualism (1960–present): Concepts take precedence over traditional æsthetic and material. Essentially Abstract Expressionism but with even less need to actually make anything. Abstract Expressionism evolved into a few equally nonsensical children, the most notable being Conceptualism, which suffers from even greater inflated price tags and narcissism. As with all Modernism, it has the…
  • The Imperial Cult
    Temple of the Hermetic One The history of this cult begins with Aeneas, who was a Trojan hero conceived by Venus and a mortal man. Many nobles and heirs to royalty would go on to claim him as their ancestor; most notably, Romulus and Remus, who are the twin-sons of Rhea Silvia and the God…
  • Industrial Jobs & their consequences have been a disaster for the working man
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Traditional building methods are a greater benefit to working class people than industrial work, in every conceivable sense. They are also a greater benefit to the wider society, and in providing an availability of quality master artisanship to the wealthy. An aspiring master in carpentry or stone masonry can learn…
  • The Minotaur
    Alexander Iulianus Theseus held to what he was told; he ventured steadily into the deep of the Labyrinth in accord with what wise Daedalus had instructed. Strung from entrance to man his exit was certain, so his descent was fearless. And behold, he saw the beast: the consumer of Athens’ sons and daughters, the seething…
  • Classical Education is Not Good for The Economy
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Classical education is no longer valued in Western nations because it is considered a negative asset to the economy. Promoting physical, intellectual and spiritual discipline, within a framework of respect and self-admiration for tradition and ancestry, does not produce good consumers, or satisfied worker-drones, for the finance-capital plutocracy. Uncritical people,…
  • Hierarchy of the Soul
    Alexander Iulianus While one could write many volumes on the hierarchy of soul, I will try to keep it as concise as possible. First I shall explain the Neoplatonic cosmogony in hopefully a way that will aid understanding, as explanations of this often eludes and confuses people. 1. The primal divine law is Unity. Preceding…
  • The Echo of a Pandemic
    Penthesilea We are currently suffering through a period of extant dystopia, where without consent many people are forced into exogenous coercion, which is dominated by despair, anxiety, and ambiguity between what they are and what they want to be. Individual freedoms have been curtailed, and their priorities have changed dramatically. Necessity is the mother of…
  • Harmony in Ethics
    Brendan Heard Ethics: the discipline of determining nothing less than what is good, and what is bad, or the analysis and action of morals upon reality. The word ‘ethics’ derives from the Greek ēthikós, itself derived from the word êthos meaning character (to us ethos suggests ideology). One might say it is the judicial branch…
  • May 7th to 10th Festival of Maia and Agathe Dea
    Holly Hazeltree May 7th to 10th is the festival of Maia and Agathe Dea, which celebrates the fertility of women. It is about rebirth, fertilisation and new beginnings. It is celebrated at the time of the full moon, whose potency is in effect for three days. This is a time to honour new growth, sexual…
  • Full moon in Scorpio 7th May 2020 11.51am GMT
    Holly Hazeltree The full moon represents the apex of energy for the month, it is a time of fruition as well as release. The phrase “reaping what you sow” is a good summary of full-moon energy. Scorpio energy is often described as death energy – and it is. But within that release to death we…
  • Solar Environmentalism
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Contemporary environmentalism is riddled with victimhood hippies, narcissist junkies, neo-liberal quack academics, rap-loving anarchic misanthropes, and beta nihilists. There’s no heroic ethic to the the movement, it is anti-solar. True environmentalism requires a patrician class of noblemen inspired by a zealous passion for nature and motivated by holistic and heroic…
  • Beltaine 5th May 2020 1:51 am GMT
    Holly Hazeltree In this chart Pluto makes an EXACT conjunction to the ascendant, indicating that we are still collectively encountering and processing the darkness. Pluto is still in conjunction with Saturn and Jupiter, which I have spoken about in depth in other readings, so I won’t dwell on it here. Suffice to say, as Pluto…
  • May-Day by Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Daughter of Heaven and Earth, coy Spring,With sudden a passion languishing,Maketh all things softly smile,Painteth pictures mile on mile,Holds a cup with cowslip-wreaths,Whence a smokeless incense breathes.Girls are peeling the sweet willow,Poplar white, and Gilead-tree,And troops of boysShouting with whoop and hilloa,And hip, hip three times three.The air is full of whistlings bland;What was that I heardOut of the hazy land?Harp of the wind, or song of bird,Or clapping of shepherd’s hands,Or vagrant booming of the air,Voice of a meteor lost…
  • Strength and Weakness
    Brendan Heard Ultimate weakness is self pity, it is surrendering to an outside view of yourself that is negative. Strength is standing outside yourself, not necessarily with a positive view – as there can be false arrogance in that – but with something else. Strength lies with standing outside your ego with a truly impartial…
  • Deathgrip: The Numpty Sandwich
    Brendan Heard There is a second type of sandwich we should concern ourselves with, primarily because it is comprised of our own cattle-like friends and relatives: that is the numpty sandwich. This is the encapsulating perfect storm of spoiled, culturally-dead, elite numpties – who push down from the top with corporate power; to be met…
  • Olympian Heavy Metal
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Heavy metal musicians have the correct thumos to embody solar conquerors, as their moral metric of posers (dishonesty) vs trü metal (valorous energy) contains an in-built anti-materialism and extant aggression which upsets the bourgeois and the fey. It is not possible for a trü metal practitioner to have a victim-hood…
  • No Future Without A Past
    Nemo Futurism was a joke of a movement and the thing that did for it was its attempted rejection of all previous artistic tradition and, as Italians, their own heritage as the heirs of Roman civilisation and the Renaissance. I suppose such baggage was problematic as they aspired to signal cutting-edge modernity, or they simply felt…
  • Futurism, pulp art, and Psychedelic naturalism
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Upon close analysis of the artwork in the Italian futurism movement, our verdict is that it was barbarically crude, largely forgettable, and entirely materialistic (devoid of any dangerous sacred mysticism). That is with the caveat that there are examples of Futurism which contain elements of classical standards and skill, mostly…
  • Jupiter/Saturn and Pluto conjunction 2020
    Holly Hazeltree I’ve been talking for a while now about the importance of the Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto transits that will be occurring this year. These transits are significant on many levels and are a big deal, so I wanted to take the opportunity to flesh out some of the deeper themes behind them. It is a highly…
  • African Pirate Utopia
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard There is, without a shadow of a doubt, a looming need to take a piratical or freebooting attitude to life. Our institutions are rotten and crumbling, and the cycle of looming chaos gnaws at the edges of our shabby urban illusions. Business-as-usual has become a farcical death march, and following…
  • Plotinus: 1st Ennead, 1st Tractate
    Translated by Stephen Mackenna and B. S. Page THE ANIMATE AND THE MANChapter 3 We may treat of the Soul as in the body – whether it be set above it or actually within it – since the association of the two constitutes the one thing called the living organism, the Animate. Now from this…
  • Taurus New Moon 23rd April 2020 3:25am GMT
    Holly Hazeltree In many ways, the energy of this new moon echoes that of the last full moon. The planets are still largely clustered together in a bowl formation – of which more later – and the Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter conjunction dominates (I am writing a separate article about that). However, there are a…
  • Racism and Sexism: Manufactured Buzzwords as enclosed tautology
    Brendan Heard “Thoughtcrime does not entail death. Thoughtcrime is death.” – 1984, George Orwell I would guess at this stage that Modernists cringe at the very word ‘European’ for its nasty overtones of distinctiveness. Of course, we are all now deemed guilty of the crimes of racism and sexism, the ultimate liberal power words. This…
  • Evola’s Bad Hipster Art
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard Sadly, not all men are perfect. No men are perfect. You will never agree with any one, 100% of the time. Therefore Platonic harmony must be sought, to discover balance, in your admiration of great men as it must be sought with everything. A personal judgement must be made between…
  • Ugliness and Beauty
    Iásonas Lupus and Brendan Heard The intentional creation of ugliness in our world represents chthonic energies: Decadence and death. The hesitancy of weakness and reluctance allows possession from subterranean energy, which twists into envy and self-hate. It is now a tangible force everywhere the wings of the post-war American technocracy cast their shadow. Ugliness is…
  • War Pigs of Ancient Rome
    Brendan Heard There are many strange and romantic accounts of animals being used in ancient warfare. One of the more eccentric examples being the war pigs, used specifically by the Romans to various purpose, but perhaps most spectacularly as an effective counter to war elephants, who were frightened by them. This is not a PETA-friendly…