• Gemini New Moon 10th June 2021 10:52 AM GMT
    By Holly Hazeltree. This new moon is also a solar eclipse, so another powerful and potent moon to be working with. As it’s a new moon, it’s especially good for setting intentions. For Geminis in particular, this is a good moon to set some intentions for the next year ahead, while other air signs will…
  • Culture is more Valuable than Money
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. “Diogenes said that no labor was good, unless the end purpose was courage and strength of the soul.” – Epictetus It is better to be a poor person who lives in a culturally rich society than to be a rich person in a culturally vulgar society. One uplifts and…
  • The Sacred Cult Of Mars
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. To think of violence as an art sounds quite alien to modern ears, yet it is, and has always been thought of as such. It is important to do so, because (like it or not) violence is inherent and necessary. You cannot make war vanish from existence, it is…
  • Sagittarius Full Moon Wednesday, 26th May 2021 12:13 PM GMT
    By Holly Hazeltree. This full moon is also a total lunar eclipse, as well as being a Supermoon, so its effects will be potent and long-lasting. An eclipse of any kind represents a coming together of the luminaries and setting into motion of energies of a kind that will not be realised until about nine…
  • Ernst Jünger: Psychonautic knighthood & Visionary Art
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. Courage is the wind that drives them to distant shores, the key to all treasures, the hammer that forges great empires, the shield without which no culture exists.– Ernst Jünger It is extremely unfortunate that psychedelic subcultures, especially the counter culture of the late 60’s, never embraced the chivalric-values…
  • Taurus New Moon Tuesday 11th May 2021 7:59PM G.M.T
    By Holly Hazeltree. This is a very hopeful and promising new moon. Firstly, Scorpio, the sign of transformation and healing, is in the ascendant. The energies of release and change are prominent this month and the Part of Fortune in this spot denotes that embracing these transformational energies, rather than trying to resist them, will…
  • Captain America
    By AaronArt. They called him Captain America because he had Captain America on his hard hat. He was an eccentric, boorish man, tall with gaunt, angular features, and possessed the largest hands I had ever seen. He was a jovial, but difficult, thrill-seeking, impatient, and irritable when things weren’t going perfectly (a trait found in…
  • Book Excerpt: Deimos the Gladiator
    By Brendan Heard. Deimos was thrust rudely towards the ring, along with three other gladiators. Goadmasters whipped his flesh raw, mostly for effect, and he played up the part of the wounded animal, hounded into battle against his will, though truthfully he hardly felt the flail tearing his flesh, nor noticed the blood dripping into…
  • Value Hierarchy
    By Brendan Heard. There are powers in the world and in cultural zeitgeist which determine human behaviour and System needs, though they are adjacent to natural powers. There are specific ways in which this power (for good or ill) works in the world – and the power-flow’s course and strength is determined (providentially) by the…
  • Re-enchantment of The Priests
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. The lore of sacred civilization was once the propriety of our cultural custodians: the priestly class. Holy men and women who inherited arcane knowledge (often kept as a secret) which safeguarded civilization in a science of acculturation, which preserved ancient secrets in a functional social practicality and ritual. Their…
  • Scorpio Full Moon 27th April 2021 4:31 AM G.M.T
    By Holly Hazeltree. The full moon in Scorpio is one of the most potent in the lunar year and as such is a good one to be worked with, as it usually produces some profound results. This year it will be a pink supermoon – so very powerful, very potent, as the Moon will be…
  • The Speculative Future
    By AartonArt and Brendan Heard. In a future we once imagined (and do no more) people knew that the management of the world belonged to it’s best and brightest and that the world they had created, and the future-world which they promised, was not a fairy tale, but a natural and realistic outcome. A world…
  • Sacred Mathematics
    With Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. The odd and misunderstood consequence of the loss of religious order is the loss of objective understanding in math. Or we might say causality in culture and the consequences of a misguided telos, as even purely objective and scientific processes are guided by cultural telos, spiritual intent, and genealogical…
  • The System: A Dark God
    By Brendan Heard. If we expand upon the teachings of uncle Teddy K, the technological system is to be thought of as a kind of entity. It might be best understood in comparison to dystopian visions of AI, overtaking and enslaving humans via an artificial consciousness that views us as inferior. But what most people…
  • Aries new moon 12th April 2021 3:30PM GMT
    By Holly Hazeltree. Pluto dominates this new moon and is conjunct the chart ascendant. It makes a stressful aspect to the Moon and Sun, so there is a potential to feel as if the current authoritarian fervour sweeping the West will continue to be in control and to dominate. However, from an esoteric perspective such…
  • Empire of the Tropics – Part 5
    Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. Vasco De Fernandes was brought before the emperor. He had been training in the academy of Duke Orléan for months, waiting for spies to reveal the location of the kidnapped Viscount Dom Miguel. Vasco’s swordsmanship was unsurpassed at the academy, and he had felt charged with a superhuman power and…
  • On the Saturn Matrix and the Goddess of Fire
    By Moonosity. What is often called Saturn Matrix or Purgatory is the Gap between dimensions that acts as the stabilizer for the dimensions, as a ligament to hold their framework together, thus indicative of a specific design to the Meta-Body. Layers upon layers, built as brick and mortar, they stack up as they lead somewhere,…
  • The School of Subversion
    By AaronArt. Around the turn of the century Impressionism was becoming more purely abstract, photography was evolving into film, and vaudevillians like J. Stuart Blackton were experimenting with film trickery that would later be known as special effects and animation. Thus was born a film-friendly story structure based around a quick visual punchline (usually of…
  • Full Moon in Libra Sunday 28 March 2021 7:48 PM G.M.T.
    By Holly Hazeltree. There is a beautiful grand air trine this full moon between Mars, Saturn and the Moon. A grand trine is where three or more planets make a harmonious aspect in one particular element. This grand trine occurs in air, so communication, the mind and sharing ideas will all be touched by some…
  • The Warlock & The Feudal Lord
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. “I want a Patriarchal feudal system run by intiated Kings” – Aleister Crowley The ideals of the enlightenment begin to gather dust, and seem a shabby and hobbled beggar. The impending dark age looms large over their heart-warming-yet-stillborn death-ideas, a dark age which will initiate an opportunity for a…
  • Spring Equinox 20th March 2021 9:37am GMT
    By Holly Hazeltree. In this reading, I’m going to discuss the coming trends for the next three months. The Spring Equinox is of particular interest to astrologers as the energies prevalent at this time set the tone for the rest of the year. This is why there are often so many declarations of war or…
  • Pisces New Moon 13th March 2021 10:21 GMT
    By Holly Hazeltree. We are on the cusp of change. This new moon is the last before the Spring Equinox. The full moon after that represents the beginning of the Spring festivals, in the Classical tradition this would be the City Dionysia, shortly followed by Veneralia – dedicated to Venus (the full moon that marks…
  • Feudal Heavy Metal
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. If you listen to fools… The Mob Rules! – Ronnie James Dio Heavy Metal should always contain the concept of hierarchical feudalism in its structure, lyrically and musically. It should at all times disregard the motives and tendencies of the mob, and deride their puerile suggestions and weird, unartistic…
  • On the Ghosts and Technology of Western Civilization
    By Moonosity. It seems likely that this Postmodern age is really the next level in the development of Western civilization. In this particular level we find ourselves expectantly learning what to do next; cynically aware that we live in a society of stagnation and degradation. But perhaps this present stage is a necessary part of…
  • Eccentricity
    By Brendan Heard. There was a time when the varieties of human condition were not obsessively categorized. A time when you might encounter freely eccentric people (each perhaps rife with what we would label today as a psychological ailment) who were merely taken at face value. Their foibles and bizarre attributes accepted as immutable articles…
  • Neo Kitsch
    By Aaronart. Imagine walking into a modern art gallery, past the loud platitude-exchanges of hipsters whose attire matches the geometric paint-smears on the walls, past the trendy-cause tip jar, and suddenly finding oneself confronted by a painting which seems out of place. There hangs a beautifully rendered oil painting of a forest village illuminated by…
  • Virgo Full Moon 27th February 2021 08:17 am G.M.T 
    By Holly Hazeltree. This full moon, the dwarf planet Eris is conjunct the ascendant. In ancient Rome, Eris was also known as Discordia, for her ability to stir up trouble and strife in the world. She was famous in Greek myth for throwing her golden apple addressed “To the fairest” at the feet of Hera,…
  • La Folia de España
    By Lucca Zimerer. “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything” – Plato. With its origins in the Iberian Peninsula as a fertility dance, the Folia — known in French as Folie — became popular…
  • On World Domination
    Part 1 By Moonosity “. . . a prince ought to take care that he never lets anything slip from his lips that is not replete with the above-named five qualities, that he may appear to him who sees and hears him altogether merciful, faithful, humane, upright, and religious. There is nothing more necessary to…
  • An Empire of Temples
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. Where once we had real temples we have now constructed an empire of corporations and office buildings. And that being now established, we are in the process of making our homes into office-style corporate boxes. Always in the name of safety and cleanliness (drab white and greys, sterile straight lines,…
  • Circasians: The Most Beautiful Women in the World
    By Victória Dedini Schmidt. Hailing from the North Caucasus and the northeastern Black Sea coast, Circassians are an ethnic group historically famous for their alluring females. Many writers and travelers through the ages have described Circassians as the most beautiful women in the world. In the Russo-Circassian War (1763–1864) the Circassians were expelled from their…
  • The Conscious and Subconscious War
    By Brendan Heard The only way to distract ourselves from the futureless trap we have routined ourselves into, is to catch ourselves in another trap. To plan and lay for ourselves a stealthy ambush, a dragnet laid by our subconscious (our true-seeing dreaming-selves) to ensnare our wayward daylight waking-selves. The plan must be enacted on…
  • Urban Mechanics vs. Rural Time Release
    By Aaronart. In his book One Dimensional Man, Herbert Marcuse speculated that for society to have “progress” (by which he meant egalitarian views) civilization had to rid itself of historical backwardness, or the bonds of the people themselves to their national product (via tradition and heritage). This would lead to the process of desublimation, or…
  • Saturn and Uranus: Order out of Chaos
    By Holly Hazeltree. There are many ways to interpret this infamous refrain, with its connotations of freemasonry and authoritarianism. It is not my intention to downplay the peril in those intentions but I wish to explore the true meaning behind why this powerful saying has been hijacked, what it means astrologically, and how, in understanding…
  • Aquarius New Moon 11th February 2021 7:50PM G.M.T
    By Holly Hazeltree. This new moon there are six planets in Aquarius. This energy, by definition, can be wild and unpredictable, so expecting the unexpected (Uranus rules sudden shocks) will be wise this month. This new moon also sees an intense couple of squares between Uranus and Saturn, as well as a more fleeting one…
  • A City Need Not be a Hell-hole
    By Brendan Heard and Jason Lupus. One of our great modern tragedies (among an absurdly long list) is the lack of vision and wonder within modern cities. Not merely a concern of architecture or practical planning or aesthetics, but the absolute banality and oppressive sterilizing of the cultural space to an atheistic cement flat with…
  • Economics
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus.  “I like beautiful things that are well made. I even believe aesthetics are equivalent to ethics. Something that is beautiful is ethical, and unethical things aren’t beautiful.” -Gianni Agnelli The future of economics should be seen as a piece of poetic artwork, a toy or bauble to an over-arching cultural…
  • Contra Utopia, A Politics of Heroism
    By Heliotroph There is a simple and non-explicit assumption held in common by people who seek to create a utopian human society: That society can be altered in whatever way one wishes so long as its participants consent (or are made to consent) – this assumption rests upon the culture’s dominant conception of what a…
  • Dodekatheon in Proclus’ order of causation part 2
    Part Two, by Alexander Iulianus. The Gods and Goddesses The gods and goddesses described in the following sections have been listed by order of their causes. However, it must not be misunderstood as being an explicit hierarchy of rulership. The order is according to the order of their act’s fulfilment and not by their authority…
  • Making weapons sacred again
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. “The one without a sword gets humiliated.” Arab proverb Civilizational breakdown is a great opportunity to bring back a necessary tribal formalities, those both time-tested and sprouting. And among those various eternal oddities we might happily revive the ultimate cabinet-of-curios valuable: the heroic sacralized weapon. Perfectly symbolic as a token…
  • The Ancient Custom
    By Brendan Heard. A manner is a custom and a custom is a tradition. Traditions are inexplicable things, and a custom follows an order possibly beyond our comprehension, as so many things are. That doesn’t mean customs don’t obey their own natural laws, in a pattern we can at least appreciate, if never grasp. You…
  • A Trip to the Modern “Art” Museum.
    By Aaron Art. In better times when we used to find captivation and optimism in our abilities, people would go to the public space in the hopes of finding illumination. At the museum one would find the work of those that spent their lives in the academy of art, where the artist would learn complex…
  • The Crisis of Today’s Youth
    Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. “Great affairs should be done at once so that thoughts about danger do not weaken your courage and speed” – Julius Caesar The youth of today have lost a respect for authority, and do not understand what a sense of duty is. This failing is due to no authority or…
  • The Imperium of Wildness
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. It is crucial for an empire or kingdom to preserve its wild hinterlands as wild, and to encourage a wildness within its civilized districts, precisely for the purpose of limiting the ‘safety’ pandering of bourgeois bureaucrats. Routine and accounts-keepers who do not possess of the austere virtues of the…
  • Empire of the Tropics Part 4
    Minerva. By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. Vasco awoke with a start. A bright light was pouring into the vault, and he could hear running water. The walls were moving and his head swimming, but like a sleeper awakening from a dream, he felt an awareness that the drugs he’d been subjected to were wearing…
  • Dodekatheon in Proclus’ order of causation
    Part One, by Alexander Iulianus. The below graphic is a digitised version of a graphic designed by Thomas Taylor in his translation of Elements of Theology by Proclus. The assignment of gods and goddesses to each of Proclus’ spheres is my own addition. A hyparxis is a Neoplatonic term for a hierarch or leader of a particular hierarchy, in…
  • Saturnalia: The Mystery Of Death & Rebirth
    Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. Saturnalia represents the cyclical nature of time, the imperishable spirit of mankind, and the elder lord of the black sun who imposes mortal limitations upon his kin. Thus is granted the gift of mortality, from the one who devours his children, and thus does he manifest the sacred dimension of…
  • Winter Solstice Reading – Monday 21st December 10.02 am GMT
    Holly Hazeltree This winter solstice and for the next three months to come the emphasis is on how to use the mind. Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius and is probably at its most free as well as being content here. There is a great emphasis on how we think and how we manifest.…
  • The Cult of Action & Intensity
    Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. I am not afraid of the darkness. Real death is preferable to a life without living.– Vasco da Gama You can not fabricate an order upon the fey utopian notions of global safety and peace, and all such efforts are nothing more than an orchestrated mass delusion. Typical of a…
  • The Mystery-cult becomes the State-cult
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. “Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.”– Frank Herbert Egypt, Babylon, Athens, and Rome, all began as archaic mystery cults, dedicated to the hidden world. Their initial impetus was not material, but the cultivation of a reciprocal energy-swap with the unseen forces of…
  • Notes on Godly Perfection
    Alexander Iulianus. 1. Perfection is exterior to The One, The One is not “perfect” because to be perfect implies the opposite state of imperfection, as though The One is in a state of self-perfection in prevention of its deterioration into imperfection. This does not exist in The One. 2. Perfection then, being exterior to The One, is…
  • Art & Religion
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. Artistic creativity is integral to religious tradition, and vise versa. To explore the hidden we require intricate forms of symbolism — and the hidden world affects us in return through the same medium: material creativity, ideas, and an encompassing world-view. The disciplines of music, dance, fashion, poetry, painting, architecture,…
  • Towards An Aristocratic Culture
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. It is not necessary to live, But to carve our names beyond that point. This is necessary. – Gabriele D’Annunzio An aristocratic culture is something we require by necessity. It is not a superfluous artifact of defunct ‘political’ ideas, or an easily discarded construct to be disseminated by envy.…
  • Altered States & Creativity
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. “The stakes are high – and so am I” – Ted Nugent The exploration of altered states of consciousness is the creative origin of civilization. Harking back through history to the days of Sumer, Egypt, and beyond; religious rituals have formed about these soma experiences and the altered psychological…
  • The Esoteric Architect
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. Part of the problem with our dismal modern architecture, apart from the intentionally-ugly values of (Post)Modernism, is that architects do not build with any sense of the sacred. The only thing they hold sacred is the economy, or Mammon, because the style of modern cancer-tecture is the language of…
  • Against Escapism
    By Peteseph of TOTHO. Aristotle rightly said that we work in order to enjoy leisure. That is, we work to live; we don’t live to work. The Greek word for leisure is skole, from which we get the word school: Our leisure is meant to be directed toward higher things like study and being a…
  • The Inevitable Return of The Polis
    By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. “It is more or less incontestable that the artistic production of medieval and renaissance Florence, with a population seventh that of contemporary Akron, Ohio, or a quarter of that of Croydon, was of greater value than that of the whole western world, with a population 7000 greater at least,…
  • Empire of the Tropics Part 3
    Leonor. By Brendan Heard and Iásonas Lupus. Dom Miguel was drunk. He stumbled into the guarded inner sanctum of the party, warily past the giant anaconda draping the golden shoulders and bow of a statue to Teucros, and into Madame Nova’s famous Hohenzollern dancing room. All within were masked and costumed in a variety of…
  • The Hero as a Dangerous Dreamer
    By Iásonas Lupus & Brendan Heard. We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.– Sallust A man who cannot dream should not rule over other men. A man with no imagination, though practical, is crippled. He will homogenize those beneath him with utilitarianism, he will pave over the flourishing garden of his state…
  • Medusa is not the victim
    An analysis of the myth under the classical molds, by Victória Dedini Schmidt. The dissemination of Greek Mythology and in particular the tale of Medusa has brought about several poor interpretations, in desperate need of a more rigorous study of Mythography. It is necessary to understand how the symbology of a narration works before examining…