• 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…
  • The Universe Thrives on Conflict
    Jason Lupus and Brendan Heard The universe, from a natural theological, experiential, or even materialist perspective, would seem to thrive upon conflict. It is a competing complex of passions, or layered flows of power, both observable and sensed, or experienced at the periphery. The kosmos itself, or rather components of it, widen in orders of…
  • On the Mythos and Demigods.
    Temple of the Hermetic One Myths from across the world mention the concept of demigods; generally, one divine parent who had offspring with a mortal. Are they truly parented by a divinity? From my research and worldview, I discern the Demigods to be mortal men/women with no *literal* divine parents. Instead of simply being born…
  • Eoster 8th -11th April
    Holly Hazeltree The 8th -11th April are this years days for the Eoster/Aurora festival. This festival celebrates the dawn light of the new year. It is about rebirth, fertilisation and new beginnings. It is celebrated at the time of the full moon, whose potency in effect for three days. This is the time to petition…
  • Psychedelic Culture
    Jason Lupus and Brendan Heard Psychedelic culture should be assimilated into a more aristocratic, philosophically grounded order. As was once attempted at the fringes of the sixties movements (Ken Kesey, Terence McKenna) and earlier (doctors Lewis and Heffter), and further back again during the golden age of the Elusinian Mysteries1 and the drinkers of Soma.…
  • Plotinus: 5th Aennead, 1st Tractate
    Translated by Stephen Mackenna and B. S. Page Grasp the upward neighbour of the soul, its prior and source. Soul, for all the worth we have shown to belong to it, is yet a secondary, an image of the Intellectual-Principle: reason uttered is an image of the reason stored within the soul, and in the same way soul…
  • Libra Full Moon – Wednesday 8th April 3.35am GMT
    Holly Hazeltree This full moon marks is the time of the Ostara festival, the ancient spring equinox festival where the sun and moon are at their fullest potency for the season. This full moon was traditionally known as the Pink Moon and will also be a Supermoon, adding to its potency, and in typical Ostara…
  • Quarantine and time
    Jason Lupus and Brendan Heard One of the reasons people feel an anxious sense of mind-numbing tedium under conditions such as the current quarantine, is due to being denied the time to learn a craft. No true craftsmanship skills were passed down to them by their society, nor even the desire to attain them as…
  • Plotinus: Fifth Ennead, Eighth Tractate
    Let us, then, make a mental picture of our universe: each member shall remain what it is, distinctly apart; yet all is to form, as far as possible, a complete unity so that whatever comes into view shall show as if it were the surface of the orb over all, bringing immediately with it the…
  • Pagan-Christian not Judeo-Christian – Part 2
    Uncovering the pagan foundations of Christian doctrine. By: Aglaophamos An important difference between the Greek mysteries and Christianity is that, according to Christian theology, man’s destiny after death is determined by his conduct, since baptism (i.e. initiation) does not, by itself, guarantee salvation. As Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430) explains in The City of…
  • Asclepius: hero physician and God.
    Temple of the Hermetic One Most people aren’t aware of the fact that Asclepius was once a man. As a son of Apollo, Asclepius would be renowned for his pursuits in medicine. He was once called “Hepius”, but later became “Asclepius” after he cured the Ascles, the king of Epidaurus. No other physician during this…
  • Body and Soul
    Jason Lupus and Brendan Heard Philosophy is impotent when it is not guided by an Arete order. When it no longer has heroic mysticism, when it no longer takes theological Olympianism seriously, it self-degrades into a redundant verbal over-sophistication and tautological isolation. It ceases striving to acquire a higher understanding of the body, soul, and…
  • Plato, the politician?
    Aglaophamos Most everyone has heard about Plato the philosopher, pupil of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle; many are even familiar with Plato the writer and the myth maker, creator of the famous Allegory of the Cave, but very few people know about Plato’s disastrous involvement in real-world politics. Coming from an aristocratic family, whose lineage…
  • New Moon in Aries Tuesday 24th March 09.38 am GMT.
    Holly Hazeltree The chart for this new moon is very top-heavy – meaning virtually all placements are in the top half of the chart. This shows that events in the wider world are going to dominate heavily, not only this month but, as this is the spring equinox new moon, for the rest of the…
  • Warrior-dolphins: surfers should be Hellenized
    By Jason Lupus and Brendan Heard Surfing in Europe, particularly in the Mediterranean countries, should become actively Hellenized, aesthetically and spiritually, and integrated with a Hellenic-mythical world view. This would involve ennobling the athletes to the status of hoplite-dolphins; bolstered in paintings, mosaic, and sculpture. These would depict surfers alongside ocean Gods, titans, nymphs, hyppocamps,…
  • Virus of the Mind
    Jason Lupus and Brendan Heard Mind viruses are more dangerous and contagious than biological viruses. When a mind virus has infected an individual it can destroy conviction, character, fertility, personal growth, spiritual maturity, and physical and mental health. The individual can lose their ability to function as a whole person as surely as the victim…
  • Pagan-Christian not Judeo-Christian
    Uncovering the pagan foundations of Christian doctrine1. Part One. By: Aglaophamos Most people are aware that many Christian festivals – such as Christmas, Easter and All Saints’ Eve – incorporate elements of ancient pagan traditions, but very few know of the pagan origins of the core doctrines and beliefs of the Christian religion. This is…
  • Spring Equinox 20th March 2020 03.50am G.M.T
    Holly Hazeltree Money and concerns over resources are going to dominate this spring. Capricorn is rising with Pluto, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Saturn is just tipping into Aquarius but all five are active on this ascendant. Financial uncertainty will continue throughout the whole of spring but when we emerge on the other side of this…
  • Anthesteria
    Holly Hazeltree The 25th to 27th of February is the time of the festival of the Anthesteria. It honours Dionysus and celebrates his conception and his birth, and was traditionally honoured by offering the newly opened wine skins of last year’s harvest to him. Thanks would be given to Dionysus for the previous year’s crop…
  • Polis: The Superiority of the City State.
    Jason Lupus There are many arguments in favour of the revival of the city state, and for the limiting of stat-ism to small independent republican city states and kingdoms. Empires, federations,and large states breed petty greed and cowardice. One symptom of this is an over-luxuriated and feminized technocracy. However when states are significantly smaller, and…
  • 2020 Astrology: Pisces New Moon
    Holly Hazeltree 23rd February, 2020 at 15:33 GMT. The sun and moon in 7th House Pisces together with Leo rising denote that this month is an opportunity to reflect upon the self and your lifeforce. How you are seen, how you would like to be seen and how you use or have used your lifeforce…
  • The Role of Individuality
    Bertrand Russell, REITH LECTURES 1948 Thanks to Jason Lupus for drawing my attention to this excellent quote from the philosopher Bertrand Russell (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970). It is an insight into the fundamental priorities and structure of work and culture. I would add to his assessment, as I did in my book,…
  • The Threefold Zeus
    Temple of the Hermetic one Many people are aware of Zeus.* Even non-pagans know him. He is easily the most popular divinity outside of Abrahamism. But, did you know Zeus is actually threefold and serves different purposes throughout the entire divine hierarchy? Julian, the beloved last pagan emperor of Rome, referred to him as “Zeus-Helios”…
  • Power as Entity
    Brendan Heard Power is not such an obvious a thing as one might think. There is our simple and straightforward concept of it, which the word ‘power’ brings to mind, and there is perhaps a hidden and much larger quality to it. A thing quite massive in scale and scope, yet physically intangible (until it…
  • The ‘makes you think’ view to art and cinema
    By Brendan Heard It would seem, no matter how savvy they are as to the realities of modernity, the contemporary idealogue remains irresistibly drawn to excruciatingly pseudo-profound and arcanely symbolic ‘film reviews’, which appear nearly limitless, both in length and number. The latest Hollywood money-frankenstein remains a delicious hooked maggot to the bored pond carp…