Thursday, July 24, 2014

Was Stonehenge Originally a Temple of Apollo?

 Recently, i had to refresh my memory on some historical things. So i gave a look to some books from one of the most known and reliable historians of Classical antiquity, Diodorus Sicelus. The whole series of his books are very intresting, but the chapter about Hyperboreans have some less known info to many people. Judging from what i read to this chapter, i came to the conclusion that its almost certain (His description leaves no room for doubts) that the famous English site Stonehenge used to be a Temple of the God Apollo. For a reason , two famous sites that someone will search if he wants some info on Stonehedge, Wikipedia & English Heritage, mention absolute nothing about the clear reference to a famous historian such as Diodorus Sicelus is. Strange that with such bibliography available and so many sources they dont know about or someone else had not informed them about it.
 Thats the main reason that i decided to make this article in this blog.

Here is the original description:

 "Now for our part, since we have seen fit to make mention of the regions of Asia which lie to the north, we feel that it will not be foreign to our purpose to discuss the legendary accounts of the Hyperboreans. Of those who have written about the ancient myths, Hecataeus and certain others say that in the regions beyond the land of the Celts there lies in the ocean an island no smaller than Sicily. This island, the account continues, is situated in the north and is inhabited by the Hyperboreans, who are called by that name because their home is beyond the point whence the north wind (Boreas) blows; and the island is both fertile and productive of every crop, and since it has an unusually temperate climate it produces two harvests each year. Moreover, the following legend is told concerning it: was born on this island, and for that reason Apollo is honoured among them above all other gods; and the inhabitants are looked upon as priests of Apollo, after a manner, since daily they praise this god continuously in song and honour him exceedingly. And there is also on the island both a magnificent sacred precinct of Apollo and a notable temple which is adorned with many votive offerings and is spherical in shape. Furthermore, a city is there which is sacred to this god, and the majority of its inhabitants are players on the cithara; and these continually play on this instrument in the temple and sing hymns of praise to the god, glorifying his deeds.

The Hyperboreans also have a language, we informed, which is peculiar to them, and are most friendly disposed towards the Greeks, and especially towards the Athenians and the Delians, who have inherited this good-will from most ancient times. The myth also relates that certain Greeks visited the Hyperboreans and left behind them there costly votive offerings bearing inscriptions in Greek letters. And in the same way Abaris, a Hyperborean, came to Greece in ancient times and renewed the good-will and kinship of his people to the Delians."

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GOLDEN DAWN - Thermopylae Memorial 2014

Video from the 2013 ceremony

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Vivere Militare Est

The mass-man would never have accepted authority external to himself had not his surroundings violently forced him to do so. As to-day, his surroundings do not so force him, the everlasting mass-man, true to his character, ceases to appeal to other authority and feels himself lord of his own existence. 

On the contrary the select man, the excellent man is urged, by interior necessity, to appeal from himself to some standard beyond himself, superior to himself, whose service he freely accepts.... Contrary to what is usually thought, it is the man of excellence, and not the common man who lives in essential servitude. Life has no savour for him unless he makes it consist in service to something transcendental. Hence he does not look upon the necessity of serving as an oppression. When, by chance, such necessity is lacking, he grows restless and invents some new standard, more difficult, more exigent, with which to coerce himself. This is life lived as a discipline — the noble life.

For me, then, nobility is synonymous with a life of effort, ever set
on excelling oneself, in passing beyond what one is to what one
sets up as a duty and an obligation. In this way the noble life
stands opposed to the common or inert life, which reclines
statically upon itself, condemned to perpetual immobility, unless
an external force compels it to come out of itself. Hence we apply
the term mass to this kind of man- not so much because of his
multitude as because of his inertia.

As one advances in life, one realises more and more that the
majority of men are incapable of any other effort
than that strictly imposed on them as a reaction to external
compulsion. And for that reason, the few individuals we have
come across who are capable of a spontaneous and joyous effort
stand out isolated, monumentalised, so to speak, in our experience.
These are the select men, the nobles, the only ones who are active
and not merely reactive, for whom life is a perpetual striving, an
incessant course of training. 
Training = askesis. These are the ascetics. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Eternal Forest & The Religion of Nature

"Ewiger Wald" aka "Enchanted Forest" aka "Eternal Forest" (1936) is a National Socialist film celebrating nature and its meaning in forging the ideology of the Third Reich. A true work of "BLOOD and SOIL."