By Joscelyn Godwin
Arktos is the 1st ebook ever written at the archetype of the Poles: celestial and terrestrial, North and South. This engrossing and occasionally hair-raising voyage via cosmology, occultism and conspiracy conception ends up in startling revelations in regards to the secrets and techniques of the Poles. the writer investigates legends of a Golden Age, which a few declare led to a prehistoric disaster, a shift within the earth's axis. this is often tested within the mild of the newest geological theories, as are predictions of a coming pole-shift. The perennial fascination of those rules is proven to join a "polar tradition" of hidden knowledge. there are various recorded stories of an historic race acknowledged to have lived within the Arctic areas, which later unfold in the course of the Northern Hemisphere. This supposedly "Aryan Race" entered the pantheon of Nazi Germany, with dreadful results. the writer examines the origins of recent neo-Nazi ideology, its "polar" thought, and its hyperlinks with different arcana, together with the survival of Hitler, German bases in Antarctica, UFOS, the hole Earth, and the hidden kingdoms of Agartha and Shambhala. notwithstanding, "Arktos" differs from such a lot writings on those matters in its liable and scholarly therapy, and its wide use of foreign-language assets. Born in England, Joscelyn Godwin teaches at Colgate college, ny nation. His many courses comprise "Athanasius Kircher" (1979), "Robert Fludd" (1979), "Mystery Religions within the historical World" (1982) and "Harmonies of Heaven and Earth" (1988), all on hand from Thames and Hudson.