söndag 2 oktober 2022

Poem, 2 October 2022

Good morning. Hereby a poem by yours truly.




I sometimes wonder: what language shall I write in?

Like, shall I write in English...?

Or, in Swedish...?

That's the mainstay of this blog -- that's the two main languages I write in. I have posts in English, I have posts in Swedish.

Now, however, for this day's post, I will neither write in English, nor in Swedish; I will write in both. And in Sanskrit. And some other languages...

And I won't translate any of it into some easily understandable language, some heartwarming lingua franca.

I just won't. Instead, will write it all in Svenssonian. This is the language used below.

This is the program. So as a reader, you must stick to this program -- or, kindly leave... kindly ignore this post.

In other words, now you're forewarned.

And so it begins...

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Om bhûr bhuvah svaha...
tat savitur varenyam...
we’ve come to magnify the Lord...
hiranya shri... hiranya shri...
I am an astronaut... I am a juggernaut...
see time reverse with your own eyes...
praise forever Guénon...
praise forever Evola...
praise forever Jünger...
praise forever Shuré...
hiranya shri... hiranya shri...

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Touching down on Nasca landing ground...

Thoth building the great pyramid...

A Brigde of Magpies...

The Watering Place of Good Peace...

The New Improved Sun... angelic radiance from the
Radiant Dome...

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You must listen to Belinda Carlisle I Get Weak...
you must listen to B-52s Love Shack... must listen to
always on my mind china in your hand can i play with madness
starstruck voodoo i believe stargazer stars in my pocket like
grains of sand stardust mood indigo...

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hiranya shri, hiranya shri...
om bhûr bhuvah svaha...
hell asar, hell asynjor...
praise vishnu praise shiva praise krishna
hare krishna hare krishna
hare râma hare râma...
han är evig fader, underbar i nåd, han är fridsfurste, väldig i makt...
så lunka vi så småningom...
that selfsame moment I could pray...
only when there’s order will the job be done
everybody in the whole cell block...
was dancing to the jailhouse rock...


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Who wrote the book of love?

Why didn’t they ask Evans?

Whose?

How many were there going to St. Ives?

I can play the recorder, can you?

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praise odin praise frigga praise thor praise baldur
praise nanna praise the lord praise him forever amen

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I am the narrator... godly story teller, writer... the
author of your life, my life, everybody’s life...
I am sweyn bostron peter maltby groff conklin...
jommy cross kim kinnison donal graeme...
curt nelseon james bond peter calvert hans hausamann
arno greif davayan son of dondelias parvan son of palinur

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om bhûr bhuvah svaha... om bhûr bhuvah svaha...
der reine tor... harre sein... den ich erkor...
adieu la meuse... mois je suis l’hîver...
märk hur vår skugga märk movitz mon frère...
ja det er et yndigt land... land du välsignade...
flamma stolt mot dunkla skyar... ma come
balli bella bimba... varda che pasa la villanella
i kenya i afrika där bor en stenrik elefant
för uti sin svans han har en jättediamant

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ap kaise haim?

N eller M? Är syntetiska satser à priori möjliga?

Hiranya shri... hiranya shri...

I am superman... I have palaces all over the land...

I am god I am superman I am victory – victory – victory...
I have a city palace with façade of gold and chambers of platinum
I have a Sveaväg temple of darkened silver and black-painted panels
and silk rugs and a marble-clad library with a bronze ceiling...
I have a Hornsgata palace with twin wings framing a yard with
a pond, a grand staircase and doors of bronze leading to
a forehall with rich hangings and a double escalier, ending
in a chamber with a painted celing depicting a heavenly scene,
and with furniture made of oakwood, jakaranda, mahogany,
the walls decorated in silver and gold... silver and gold... and ruby
sapphire cat’s eye emerald agate onyx obsidian topaze pearl
coral amber, forever amber...

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Quicksilver --

Chevy 55 --

Chevy Nomad Jungle Jim Blue Max Corvette 63...
Corvette 58 Impala 58 Chevy 51... Merc 49 Ford 59 Skyliner Retractable...

Mustang 68 --

Lil’ Coffin --

Paddy Wagon --

43 Willys Drag Pickup Ford 34 Ford 49 Chevy 37 Pontiac Grand Prix 67...

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Gurkhas japanese infantry luftwaffe personnel afrika korps...
german infantry german tank crew panzer grenadiers...
25 mm wargame figures...
15 mm wargame figures...
elastolin horse for a 30s german cavalryman...
crescent toys britains prince august revell...
airfix monogram frog matchbox...
dinky toys corgi toys scalextric



Related
Kalki Purâna
Chains
Rigorism (2022)

söndag 18 september 2022

Svensson: En nationell högborg i Norden (dikt)

In Swedish. -- Härmed ett präktigt poem om nationalismens yttring i den magiska realismens anda.




Välkommen till detta unika inlägg. Det presenterar en dikt som är en manande vision, en hjärtevärmade syn för nationalister som staplar i öknen -- som behöver något stärkande, något upplivande. De behöver, kort sagt, visionen av En nationell högborg i Norden...

Diktens författare är Lennart Svensson, författare till romanen Den heliga flamman.

Då börjar vi...

En nationell högborg i Norden – den står där för
vår syn... och mer än så, jag bor där, detta
är min bostad, mitt baslokus i en stormig
värld... en boning omgiven av en trädgård med
ginst och lilja, ros och syrén... ett palats
av granit och ektimmer, porfyr och brons,
silver och guld... med fronter och flyglar,
tornhuvar och fritrappa, bronsport
och kvaderrustik... och ett inre med gemak
och praktsalar, bibliotek och bankettsal...
och inrett med röllakan, lädertapeter,
sidenmattor, kabinett och nischer... och
oljemålningar av Winge och Hellquist,
akvareller av Bauer och Lagerlöf... med bokhyllor
av ek med isländska sagor, Svea rikes hävder,
Rydbergs gudasagor, segersvärd och Undersökningar
i germanisk mytologi i läderband med guldtryck...
allt detta, och Ett rike utan like, finns att beskåda
i Nordens nationella högborg, Varjestad, Sveriges
hjärtland... och vill du komma dit så ska det nog
gå bra, följ bara flaggan, alltid hissad enligt
flaggreglerna, svenska flaggan gul och blå
vajande i tornet som kröner detta präktiga palats,
lyser där i toppen som en fyrbåk i kulturkampens
stormiga värld i tvåtusentalets hårda verklighet.




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Lyx
Mythago Wood
Sveriges historia
Den heliga flamman

torsdag 15 september 2022

Poem, 15 September 2022

Welcome. Today's post is a poem, written entirely in Sanskrit. Enjoy.




sac cid ânanda... so 'ham, so 'ham...

ashvam âshu-gam âruhya...

ratham sthâpayitvâ...

om bhûr bhuvah svaha
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhîmahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayât...

namas te...
namas te...

prakâshavân... asmin loke... bhavati...

raver mayukhair abhitâpito bhrisham...
mandam mandam nudati pavanah...

om namo nârâyanâya... om namo nârâyanâya...

sac cid ânanda... so ’ham, so ’ham...



Related
The Kalki Purâna -- just my cup of tea
Kali Yuga is over
Photo montage by LS

tisdag 6 september 2022

Famous people and their cars

Hereby a listing of some interesting people and their cars.




We will start this list with some fantastika authors and what cars they had.

We simply say:

. Tolkien, Morris Cowley. Tolkien was no car guy and he got rid of his car during the war because of gas rationing. Then he made his empty garage into a study; he wrote his best work there.
. A. E. van Vogt. According to Charles Platt he once had a black Cadillac with fins, so it probably was a late 50s, early 60s model.
. Philip K. Dick. According to Lawrence Sutin, in the late 70s, early 80s he for instance had a Fiat Spider sports car (see pic) and a Mercury Capri.
. Bob Heinlein. In the early 50's he had a '49 Cadillac. This we gather from Patterson's bio... and in this book we also see a pic of fellow sf author Poul Anderson, come to visit him in what seems to be a white 1965 Jeep Wagoneer, one of the early and reasonably stylish SUV's.

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We will now continue with some other celebs and their cars.

First, we will mention Janis Joplin and her Porsche 356C. This specimen of the last pre-911 model she had painted in a colorful pattern, rather ugly, so we will spare you the look of it.

That Porsche could make you think of James Dean, who also owned a car of this make... and so we get some examples of automotive tragedy. Like this:

. James Dean, Porsche Speedster. He lethally crashed in it.
. Stig Dagerman (Swedish author), Austin Somerset. He killed himself in it, locking himself up in his garage to be asphyxiated by the carbon monoxide.
. Albert Camus, Facel Vega. Ending in another lethal crash.

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Continuing in a more upbeat vein we can say that Elvis always had a bunch of Cadillacs parked in front of Graceland... a striking symbol of opulence.

But his most dear drive was a Stutz, a super luxury car designed by Virgil Exner. -- Elvis said of this car: "If you haven't arrived in a Stutz, you haven't arrived at all"...

Finally this...

John Lennon of Beatles had a Rolls Royce, painted like a canal boat; it was as ugly as Joplin's Porsche, another hippie paint job best left to rest in peace. -- Lennon didn't like to drive but his charming wife Yoko once forced him to do it anyway, in this very Rolls Royce, ending in a crash. Not a lethal crash though.



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Golden Yoga -- life as art
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måndag 29 augusti 2022

Jack Steelnack: the metal years

Now for some more lines about the Actionst paragon, Mr. Steelnack... here is part 1 of the series... and here is part 2.




Who is the hero of the New Age...?

It is Jack Steelnack... aka. "Total Man, Absolute Man, Magician Man"...

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Q. Who can talk to gods and men, animals and spirits...?

A. Total Man, Absolute Man, Magician Man...

Q. Who intuitively knows the will of the people...?

A. Total Man, Absolute Man, Magician Man...

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You get the drift... Jack Steelnack is the king of the heap, A Number One...

He is Action Man, Electric Man, Steel Man...

He is the king of all the lands in a kingdom of the sands...

He is Dvapara Man... Crystal Man... Amen Man...

He is hero... god... superman...

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He goes through the sunken dream... he sings for body and soul...
Have no fear, just believe...
Have no fear 'cos I am here...
Be still and know that I AM...
He is preacher man, teacher man...
the new age heroic man...
absolute man...
total man...
magician man...

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He is superman... he is god...

He is victory -- victory -- victory.

The time... has come...
for him... to lay claim his crown...
Messiah supreme, true leader of men...




Related
Jack Steelnack, part 1
Jack Steelnack, part 2
Kali Yuga is over

fredag 19 augusti 2022

En viktig fråga om vad som står i RF

In Swedish. -- En viktig fråga för det moderna Sverige är denna: är Sverige mångkulturellt per definition? Är mångkulturalismen inskriven i grundlagen?




Det hörs ibland från PK-håll: "Sverige är mångkulturellt, det står i grundlagen"...

Men detta är lögn.

Sverige är INTE mångkulturellt enligt Regeringsformen.

Det är en myt.

Termen ”mångkulturell” osv. förekommer inte i Regeringsformen.

Det som folk syftar på när de säger detta är följande: en sats i paragraf 2 som säger att minoriteters ”möjligheter att behålla och utveckla ett eget kultur- och samfundsliv ska främjas”.

Före 2010 stod det ”bör”, den nya skrivningen med ”ska” var en skärpning.

Men såklart är detta långt ifrån någon klausul om att Sverige skulle vara mångkulturellt och att etniska svenskar därmed upphört att existera.



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Foto ur det svenssonska arkivet: Åsele

måndag 8 augusti 2022

A closer look at the Kalki Purāṇa

The mythical forces are reactivated...




The Hindu avatar Kalki is rather topical these days. Who was he?

This we will answer in this post.

Previously on the blog we have spoken about Kali Yuga. We hold that it has ended. This is of some importance to our times. And Kalki plays a part in it all.

In this post we will summarize a book about Kalki. We will take a look at this one: Śrī Kalki Purāṇa, translated by Bhumipati Dasa, Jai Nitai Press 2006.

Kalki is the tenth, future, coming avatar of Viṣṇu. This is interesting, both regarding Hindu myth and current western world myth. For starters, we will look into the meaning of the myth, and then the mainstay of the post will give a summary of the story of Kalki, as found in the Kalki Purāṇa.

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So then, first, a little about the Kalki myth proper, the Hindu hero named Kalki. The story of him, the glorious Kalki Purāṇa, begins thus: the world is in chaos. Irreligiosity abounds; with a Skt. term the situation can be described as “adharma” = non-dharma; an absence of the implicate, divine order, is seen everywhere in human affairs. The world needs divine help... so an envoy is sent to heaven to ask God to intervene. This is a rather common pattern in Hindu myths, for instance seen at the beginning of Mahābhārata.

There we have the beginning of the Kalki Purāṇa: on earth, the Kali Yuga is raging; the above state of adharma. Some demigods, having seen the degeneracy and chaos abounding, go to Brahmā in heaven to ask him for help. Brahmā in turn asks Viṣṇu to intervene; and the blue god of dharma, upholder of the cosmos, soon decides to take a part of his soul and let it incarnate in a human hero that will rectify the situation. The hero’s name will be Kalki. Thus “the tenth avatar of Viṣṇu” will come true.

This is the situation, the dramatic setting of the Hindu document Kalki Purāṇa, written some time around 1500 and 1700 CE. And now, some words about what this means for us in the Western world... for, later, in our age, the 20 and 21st century, “Kalki” has also become famous for being seen as a coming avatar of Adolf Hitler. Savitri Devi (Maximiani Portas, 1905-1982) made this interpretation. Like this: in 1928 Hitler said that he wasn’t “the One” but maybe only a forerunner, a predecessor, a mere harbinger of greater things to come. The saying was made in an interview with Hans Grimm. Specifically Hitler said: “I know that Somebody must come forth and meet our situation. I have sought him. I have found him nowhere; and therefore I have taken upon myself to do the preparatory work, only the most preparatory work. For that much I know: I am not He.” [AH in Grimm interview, quoted after Devi, The Lightning and the Sun, p. 434]

Savitri Devi, interpreting this, meant that the Führer would some day return as Kalki, the tenth and future avatar of Viṣṇu. Kalki will lead an army of Aryan heroes from myth and history: “They are the bridge to supermanhood, of which Nietzsche has spoken, ‘the last Battalion’ in which Adolf Hitler has put his confidence. – Kalki will lead them, through the flames of the great End, into the sunshine of the new Golden Age.” [ibid p. 435]

Whatever the Hitler connection to the Kalki myth means, we don’t know. Below will, at any rate, be give a summary of the Kalki Purāṇa. Even beyond the AH connection it is an exciting story. The original is written in metric couplets, ”epic Sanskrit” in śloka meter. The whole text, Sanskrit with English translation, can be found here.

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As we have already said, the Kalki Purāṇa is from between 1500 and 1700 CE, that is, from the early modern period – that is, ”not so old”. But the prophecies per se of the appearance of Kalki are much older. For instance, the Bhāgavata Purāṇa (a mythic collection about Kṛṣṇa) foretells of Kalki. And this text, the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, aka. Śrimad Bhāgavatam, was written sometime in the early centuries CE, maybe as early as the 6th.

The Kalki myth is old. And what do we learn of it in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa?

There are primarily two Kalki quotes in it and they say the following. Pro primo 1.3.25:
athāsau yuga-sandhyāyāṁ / dasyu-prāyeṣu rājasu
janitā viṣṇu-yaśaso / nāmnā kalkir jagat-patiḥ
“Thereafter, at the conjunction of two yugas, the Lord of the creation will take His birth as the Kalki incarnation and become the son of Viṣṇu Yaśā. At this time almost all the rulers of the earth will have degenerated into plunderers.”

We are now at that "conjunction of two yugas". We have told about it before.

Here, it might suffice to say: according to Rudolf Steiner, Kali Yuga ended in 1899... this is the end of Kali Yuga, and the beginning of Dvapara Yuga... “the conjunction of two yugas” as the verse says... and so, I ask you, what famous politician was born about then... a politician whom Serrano has pointed out as exactly the tenth avatar of Vishnu, as Kalki...?

Listen again to the translation of 1.3.25, this is mythical, this is the soundtrack of our times:

“At the conjunction of two yugas, the Lord of the creation will take His birth as the Kalki incarnation and become the son of Viṣṇu-Yaśā. At this time the rulers of the earth will have degenerated into plunderers.”

The second place in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa mentioning Kalki is in book 12.

“Lord Kalki will appear in the home of the most eminent Brahmana of Śambhala village, the great soul Viṣṇu-Yaśā.” (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 12.2.18)

This is followed by two more verses of great splendor, 12.2.19-20. They are about Kalki mouting his horse and killing millions etc:
aśvam āśu-gam āruhya / devadattaṁ jagat-patiḥ
asināsādhu-damanam / aṣṭaiśvarya-guṇānvitaḥ
vicarann āśunā kṣauṇyāṁ / hayenāpratima-dyutiḥ
nṛpa-liṅga-cchado dasyūn / koṭiśo nihaniṣyati
“Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift horse Devadatta and, sword in hand, travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulences and eight special qualities of Godhead. Displaying His unequaled effulgence and riding with great speed, He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings.”

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I will only say: Kalki is an ontological-mythical reality. This is no mere ”interesting phenomenon,” something to reduce into nothing by a critical philologist. What exudes from the Kalki story is the power of myth, in our day enhanced by the Hitler interpretation seen above. So, is Kalki what AH will become, or is this purāṇa just a story of what has been? No one can say; there is no instance outside of language, outside of reality, where one can judge and say, ”this is so, and not in any other way”. Like any ancient myth the Kalki myth is irreducible; it is revelation. It is ambiguous; Kalki Purāṇa is a virtual force-field of story, divine worship, cosmology, and moral. It is a complex of symbols – and god speaks to us in symbols.

As noted, we have gone deeper into the meaning of the Kali myth before.

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That was what Bhāgavata Purāṇa says of Kalki. Now over to Kalki Purāṇa proper.

Kalki Purāṇa has 35 chapters. Of the dramatic structure you can, to simplify somewhat, say that chapters 1-13 are setting the stage, presenting Kalki, and preparing for battle. Chapters 14-28 are about the battles of Kalki. And chapters 29-35 are ”soir de bataille,” the tranquil ending after the epic war against adharma is successfully concluded on all fronts.

We will now recapitulate the Kalki story as seen in the Kalki Purāṇa. For its part, perhaps ”the Hitler connection” becomes rather vague when delving into the purāṇa proper, when confronted with the details of this ancient Hindu myth; we won’t go into that, we won’t interpretate – not generally. Sometimes we just retell the legend, sometimes we make one or the other reflection about the content. Overall, we will give you the myth as a complete parcel, a model if you will, and maybe or maybe not it will clarify things. But, as intimated, art is symbolism and Kalki, in all his connotations, is a strong symbol, a symbol of ”Rider of the Apocalypse,” a symbol of prophecy (like ”a lawgiver shall come who will vex the rebellious,” as Nostradamus said), a symbol of ”a world ruler who will return” à la King Arthur, Friedrich Barbaraossa, Holger Danske.

The specificity of the symbol, any symbol, is to be ambuguous, to have many meanings. Kalki is a rather fine example of this; as a symbol he is illustrioulsy ambiguous and rich in meanings.

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Now for the summary of Kalki Purāṇa...

Chapter 1. The first two verses of this chapter give us a description of Kali Yuga, the chaotic, degenerate era when religious principles are forgotten and everyone indulges in materialistic pleasures. Sin rules supreme – and the implicate order, the lex naturalis of dharma is trampled underfoot. So, next we get verse 3, being an invocation to the heavens, asking Kalki to be born on earth to end the Kali Yuga: “May the Supreme Personality of Godhead, having assumed the form of Kalki, who is the Supersoul of all living entities, establish the eternal principles of religion. Having appeared in a family of brahmanas, He will annihilate the sinful kings of Kali Yuga by the fire of the poison emanating from His ferocious serpent-like hands while riding on the back of an excellent horse of the Sindh province. In this way, He will protect the pious and re-establish Satya yuga.” – The sage Sūta Gosvāmi then tells of the world in the throes of Kali (Kali is here a male god, a god of material indulgence).

For its part, verse 43 of Chapter 1 is a “scene in heaven” which we always have at the beginning of epics (The Iliad; Mahābhārata; and also in lesser stories such as Śakuntalā and the Sunda and Upasunda-substory of the Mahābhārata). Specifically, we are taken to the heavenly abode of Brahmā, the divine Creator. Among other things, there is spoken of “intoxicated bumblebees” at the seat of this god; like in Jünger’s novel Heliopolis bees are described as intoxicated by nectar, that is, they’re gloriously inebriated while doing their thing, they aren’t “working” in the slavish, dull sense. – The demigods are addressing Brahmā, seeking a solution to a world gone astray (verse 44-45). – Then it is finis of chapter; it ends “in medias res,” on a dramatic note, which is not uncommon in purāṇas and Mbh; the dramatic situation is resolved in the next chapter.

Chapter 2: in this chapter Viṣṇu heeds the call of Brahmā and decides to get incarnated as Kalki. – What we specifically get here is, first, a little repetition; the demigods are complaining to Brahmā of the dismal state of the world (verse 1). Brahmā, after hearing this, says, “let’s go to Viṣṇu with our plea, he might help us” (verse 2).

Verse 3: “After saying this, Lord Brahmā took all the demigods and went to the abode of Lord Hari (= Viṣṇu) known as Goloka, a heavenly planet. There, he offered prayers to the Supreme Lord, informing Him of the plight of the demigods.”

Verse 4: “After hearing everything in detail, lotus eyed Lord Hari said, ‘О Brahmā, rest assured that I will soon descend to the earth and appear in the village known as Śambhala [Śambhala is in this context a place in northern India]. I will take birth in the house of a brahmana named Viṣṇuyaśā, from the womb of his wife, Sumati’.” He also says that with the help of his four brothers he will eliminate the wicked Kali (verse 5), the male demon symbolizing the degenerate era, Kali Yuga. Kalki will name two kings to rule the earth, Maru and Devapī (verse 7). He will reinstate the rule of religion; he will return to Vaikuṇṭha (= heaven) only after Kali is destroyed (verse 8). – Kalki, as an avatāra of Viṣṇu, as a newborn child, is attended upon by great sages. – Verse 31: Kalki’s brothers are Kavi, Prajña and Sumantra. Each of them eventually has two sons. – Kalki gets religious instruction by his father.

Chapter 3, preparations for the great task of Kalki. – Kalki is taught by Paraśurāma, the warrior who wiped out the entire Kṣatriya class. Also, like Kalki, Paraśurāma is a Viṣṇu avatāra; Paraśurāma is avatāra number six, Kalki is avatāra number ten. Paraśurāma’s instruction comes in the form of reading the Vedas. Plus lessons in archery. Kalki’s guru says that he will get a powerful weapon by Lord Śiva, marry a pious woman named Padmā, and reestablish dharma in the world (verse 9). He will defeat Kali and eradicate Buddhism. Regarding the ordinated “gift of the student to his teacher” (dakshinā), Kalki had asked Paraśurāma what gift he wanted; the ācarya said, the very deed of you, Kalki, that of re-establishing dharma, will suffice. – Kalki approaches Śiva, the famed Mahādeva. After hearing Kalki’s praising of him, Śiva gives him a white horse manifested from Garuḍa, the eagle god, and a parrot, which knows past, present and future. The horse’s name is Devadatta, the parrot’s, Śuka. From Śiva Kalki also gets a very shiny (mahā-prabham) sword. Kalki accepts the gifts and rides back to Śambhala.

Chapter 4, about the future wife, Padmāvatī; like Kalki she is is a divine avatāra, specifically, she is the incarnation of the goddess Lakṣmī. – In this chapter we for instance hear a Kalki preachment along the lines of, “I am god, the universe, everything”... Kalki also speaks on how to be a Brahmin. – The wise parrot Śuka arrives, telling Kalki of the island Siṃhala (= The Island of the Lion, siṃha), and on that island lives a maiden fair, Padmāvatī. She will be Kalki’s wife.

Chapter 5, telling of Padmā’s svayamvāra, a rococo style picture of a genuinely Aryan court ritual, that of a noble woman chosing her husband.

Chapter 6, telling how Kalki is about to get the hand of Padmāvatī. She knows that Kalki, Viṣṇu incarnate, will be her husband, but will it really be? – Śuka, Kalki’s parrot, flies to Padmā’s island to tell her about the splendor of Kalki; this we get in Verse 14-18, a fine example of the Hindu rococo style in literature:
Thus, Śuka, the great parrot, crossed the ocean. Upon reaching his destination, he first bathed, drank some water, and ate many sweet and ripe fruit. After that, he entered the king’s palace and sat at the top of a nāgakesara tree, which was situated within the compound of the ladies’ quarters. After some time, the magnanimous Śuka saw Padmāvatī approach, and so he addressed her in a human voice: ‘О beautiful lady with a most charming face, your eyes appear to be very restless. By seeing you, I feel that you are Lakṣmī, the goddess of fortune. – Your face resembles a lotus flower. The aroma of your body is like the scent of a lotus and your eyes are just like lotus petals. Your hands are reddish, like lotus flowers, and you hold a lotus in your hand. – О beautiful one with a charming face, you simply bewilder all living entities. I think that the creator had made you after collecting all the beautiful objects of the world’.


Next (verse 22-23), Śuka the parrot says that he knows everything, both humanely and scripture-wise; gods and saintly kings receive him, he travels in space of his own free will.

Chapter 7. Padmā preaches Vaiṣṇava doctrine to Śuka.

Chapter 8. Kalki goes to Padmā’s island. An interesting quote of the prevalence of UFO’s in Hindu culture is verse 8.40: “various large vimanas”: nānā vimāna bahulam. These craft were seen near Simhala island when Kalki went there.

Chapter 9. Kalki meets Padmā.

Chapter 10. This chapter tells of the marriage between Kalki and Padmā.

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Chapter 11. This chapter offers us a Kalki preachment of no plot value. The sage Ananta tells a story of the power of māyā.

Chapter 12. Ananta’s story continued.

Chapter 13. Kalki and Padmā returns to Śambhala.

Chapter 14. Kalki Conquers Buddhism in the form of him attacking the army of Buddhists. P. 154, Kalki kills Buddhist king Jina by breaking his “spine with a powerful kick”... fighting Māya-Devī, p. 157... Kalki merging with Māyā, p. 158... Kalki’s warriors regain strength by this, p. 159... As mentioned earlier Kalki knows archery, he has a dhanu (bow, like the Biblical apocalypsis white horse-rider, Apocalypse 6:1-2), verse 46, p. 159.

Chapter 15. In this chapter some mleccha women attack Kalki’s army and a fierce battle ensues. Verse 4, p 162: “The entire battlefield became mired with blood...” Verse 5: “so much blood poured from the bodies of the slain elephants, horses, and chariot drivers that a river of blood (rudhira srava) was created”. Verse 20 etc, Kalki stops and asks the women why they, who are so lovely, must fight. They answer: our husbands have been killed by you. – Next, the souls of their weapons come forth and say that Kalki is a divine avatāra, he is in all your hearts. So, he essentially moves the weapons, not you. We can’t harm you. Verse 36: “Lord Kalki has assumed different forms with the help of His various energies, mayayā bahukṛtaḥ.” – This is a little BhG-style lesson, a moral lesson taught on the field of battle. – Impressed by the doctrine the Mleccha women surrender before Lord Kalki.

Chapter 16. This is the story of a rakṣasī attacking Kalki and devouring him and some of his allies. While inside her belly Kalki creates fire with one of his arrows, burning up the demon’s abdomen so that he and the rest can come out of the body, verse 35-36. – The rakṣasī’s son is defeated by Kalki summoning a brahmāstra, a glorious weapon of spiritual energies, given to him by his teacher Paraśurāma. Verse 44.

Chapter 17. In this chapter Kalki holds a sermon for some sages, like Paraśurāma, Aśvatthāmā, Angira, and king Maru and king Devapī of the Candra and Sūrya dynasties. King Maru praises Kalki as Viṣṇu. The king then praises Lord Rāmacandra, commonly known as Rāma, hero of Rāmāyana. He tells a story of him.

Chapter 18. More Rāma stuff: his descendants are king Maru and king Devapī; the latter tells of his condition. Kalki promises to protect these two kings.

Chapter 19, entitled “The Appearance of Satya Yuga and a Description of the Different Manus”. Here we are treated with the arrival of the sage Maskarī, the personification of Sat Yuga. He delivers a lecture about yugas. To realize the passing of Kali Yuga Kalki then says, let’s go to war against Kali.

Chapter 20, telling of warring against Kali and his allies. “I am just about to set out on a tour to conquer all the kings of the world,” Kalki says in verse 25. This is truly grand and apocalyptic...!

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Chapter 21, in which the Kali battle is concluded. Kali’s capital city Viśasana is set on fire by hitting it with fiery arrows. Kalki kills the demon pair Koka and Vikoka (in other myths this pair is known as Gog and Magog). Verse 31-32, style: “Being overjoyed, the Gandharvas began to sing, the Apsaras danced in ecstasy, and the sages offered prayers while the demigods, Siddhas, and Caranas showered flowers from the sky upon Lord Kalki. – Lord Kalki felt great satisfaction after finally attaining victory over Koka and Vikoka. By invoking celestial weapons, the Lord proceeded to kill ten thousand enemy warriors while smashing their chariots and slaying their horses.”

What happened after the battle we hear in verse 35-36:
After defeating all His enemies, Lord Kalki and His associates proceeded towards the city of Bhallatanagara, which was inhabited by Sayyākarnas. – Style: “While going, Lord Kalki and the kings accompanying Him were glorified by everyone and music filled the air. The Lord was fanned by cāmaras as His entourage, which consisted of countless soldiers bearing celestial weapons, proceeded in a joyful mood, riding upon their chariots, horses, and elephants.


Chapter 22. We are in this chapter regaled with the great battle at the city of Bhallata, although its king Saśidhvaja is a Kṛṣṇa worshipper. But in karma yoga, a battle well fought is fine with the Lord, a dharmic battle being like a religious service, so they fight. Rivers of blood! (verse 31)

Chapter 23. End of Bhallata battle. Saśidhvaja captures Kalki and brings him to his castle.

Chapter 24. At the Bhallata court. The king’s wife helps the wounded Kalki. Later, the revived Kalki gets the royal daughter Ramā in wedding.

Chapter 25. Saśidhvaja tells of his previous incarnations, the first of which was a carcass-eating vulture.

Chapter 26. Saśidhvaja preaches Vaiṣṇava doctrine.

Chapter 27. More moralities.

Chapter 28. Kalki goes away to a city of serpents to conquer it. He enters the city alone, on horseback, only equipped with his sword and his parrot on his shoulder. He meets a lovely gandharva lady who tells her story.

Verse 28, after administering his empire Kalki goes back to reside in Śambhala with his two wives, Padmāvatī and Ramā. Sat Yuga begins (verse 30). Traditionalism now rules, à la: spirituality is reawakened, irreligiosity is eradicated, dharma is reinstated.

Chapter 29. In this chapter we get an elaboration of the Vaiṣṇava doctrine.

Chapter 30. This chapter gives a heartwarming image of Sat Yuga bliss. Kalki performs an aśvamedha sacrifice.

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Chapter 31. Paraśurāma, visiting Kalki in Śambhala, tells a story of religious piety.

Chapter 32. This chapter paints a picture of Kalki’s court life in Śambhala.

Chapter 33. Kalki, his work done, his mission to reinstate Sat Yuga successfully accomplished, can return to heaven. Thus, he turns over the kingdom to his four sons and leaves for Vaikuṇṭha.

Chapter 34. Prayers to river Gangā.

Chapter 35. This last chapter of the whole purāṇa is a praise of it. And the last verse, 35.39, reads:
May Lord Kalki, whose complexion is the color of a dark rain cloud, whose horse travels faster than the wind, who protects the righteous with His sword, who establishes the principles of religion, and who re-establishes the Satya-yuga after vanquishing Kali, shower his blessings upon you.


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That was the summary of Śrī Kalki Purāṇa.



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onsdag 27 juli 2022

Jack Steelnack: the saga continues

Jack Steelnack... we've met him before... and now he's here to take center stage as teacher and preacher, artwork and superman...




There he stands... Jack Steelnack... before his mansion... an exclamation mark in the landscape, a union of time and space, past and present, history and future...

That's him alright... that's him AltRight... the Absolute Man, Total Man, Magician Man... Sonnenmensch Divya... the mindful superman... the responsible man...

He's simply the man... he's simply Actionism embodied... Actionism personified... Actionism summarized in a human gestalt...

Gestation period over... now he's here amongst us... revealed like a divinity... a superman, overman, man plus...

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One man, against the universe... a single gestalt symbolizing the Man to Come... a king, priest and prophet in one...

There he stands... like a high priest, conducting a ceremony... a high priest, high on life... a priest inaugurating the New Age... a preacher preaching about the whiteness of space...

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He cruises into town... just like some sacred cow... visions of grandeur in his head... hubris and megalomania... egomania... monomania...

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Absolute Man... Total Man... Magician Man...

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You might wonder, "what occupation has he, this indescribable Mr. Steelnack? He must be something extra, something exclusive, like an artist..."

But then we say: he isn't an artist... he himself is the artwork...

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He cruises into town, stops in the square, and says:

"O all ye citizens of Dharma Town... ye married moms, soccer moms, divorced moms, queen-of-proms... ye sf fans, fantasy fans, weird horror fans, crime fans, fans-n-slans... ye altrighers and allrighters... ye Nietzscheans and Switzerlands... all ye creatures great and small... I love you all, and I bless you all."

As Total Man, Divine Man, he blesses us... rightly so... this is no mere show, no theatrical release... for in his being he has THE LIGHT... in him is engrained the I AM wisdom... thus, at the same time he is the most egoistic, and most pious person thinkable... he is God's Stellvertreter on earth... God's locum tenens...

He acknowledges God... and he, Mr. Steelnack, is a smaller numen under him...

God is God... and Jack is god, lower case g...

That's the god and superman he is.

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He stands before his house, alone, for only thus can you be a superman icon... he is alone in front of his house just as he meditates alone, sings alone, prophesies alone...

Prophesying is no group activity...

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He is a living work of art... by merely living, talking, doing stuff he exudes divine power... he gives us "that old razzle-dazzle"... by merely going about his business in Dharma Town...

He is god... he is superman... he is victory... victory... victory...

He lives in a palace with infinite hallways, infinite goldbars, infinite opulence...

He is superman... overman... man plus...

He talks to the animals, it's incredible...

He has a female dual, like any god... every god has his goddess... and Jack's dual is Melina Starr... a superwoman for a superman... he adores her, she adores him... and the gods made love...

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He goes down town in his fancy car, a chariot of the gods...

He sings,
If you've got a car, a trailer or a jeep,
Mercury Cougar, make sure it aint cheap,
Chevy Corvette, Metropolitan Met,
a Dodge or a Fudge –
then baby I can drive your car... I can drive your car...
Wheels... a glint of steel and a flash of light...

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He is art, he is myth, he is fairy tale come real...

And you, you who need problems, maladies, everyday nagging for a text to be relatable, I can only say: O ye of little faith...

You have no place in this... just go, and let us be done with you... you "Debbie Downers" and all like you... nihilists, pessimists, and atheists... the golden triad of sophism... all you psychoanalysts, particle physicists, and class struggle prophets...

This just aint for you... Jack Steelnack has got nothing to say to you...

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Jack Steelnack is Actionism... Actionist No 1... Actionist paragon... energist aestheticist... his life is his art and his art is his life... he just can't avoid being artistic... just see the pic of his palace, just marvel at the wonders inside... of the galery and the grand hall and the oratorium and the bathorium and the libratorium... with books of wonder for an age of wonder...

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Absolute Man... Total Man... Magician Man...

Moving in circles around you...

Processing data at lightning speed...

Sometimes he just sits there, observing you...

He doesn't seek happiness... he has it already... in his ever-ongoing meditation, he embraces action, inaction, bliss, quiet, happiness... he is Movement As State... Action As Being... you know the drill...

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Jack Steelnack says:

"The whole culture is antiwhite... which leaves the world to whiteness and to me..."

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When he's upset he takes a deep breath and says, "I AM"...

When he's feeling low and dejected, he takes a deep breath and says, "I AM"...

So you see, whether he's up or down he just meditates for a while, ending up in equilibrium... that's samatva, that's apateia, that's superman equanimity through thick and thin...

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He goes downtown in his bronze-shimmering coupe... controlling it perfectly... reading the instruments... speed, 70 km/h... time, 1.30 PM... exterior temperature, 10 centigrade...

He parks his car... he goes away through the urban labyrinth... he enters a marble house and interacts with people... he goes out unto a balcony and delivers a speech, saying, "I am the savior of the white race, bringing endless grace"...

Standing ovation from the crowd...

And after a while Jack continues his speech... and he says, "I will give you the stars... I will liberate you, and then show you the way to Mars... and then the stars..."

"I'm seeing the stars, like dust... I travel to Mars, it's a must..."

Apprehensive silence from the crowd...

"First we crush antiwhiteism, then we'll head for the stars... that's the program... that's my unique message... no one else on the whole planet says this... therefore, follow me... listen to my message... my basic message... which is... today the world, tomorrow the stars..."

"An unequalled renaissance will come... we shall raise the world from its lethargy"...

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Total Man... Absolute Man... Magician Man...

Astral Man... god-man... superman...

Sonnenmensch... overman... man plus...



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lördag 23 juli 2022

Good reads, 23 July 2022

I've just read these books... fact and fiction, all in a jumble.




R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, The Temple in Man (1949)... an essay interpreting the Egyptian temple of Luxor as an esoteric library in stone. I got some wisdom out of it... about as much as I did from John Anthony West's Serpent in the Sky (1979), which tries to explain Lubitsch's book. Worth the effort if you have some esotericist foundation, otherwise this pair will be Greek to you.

Arthur Machen, The Great God Pan (1894)... a horror novel that influenced Lovecraft... Machen's novel is a bit slow and cumbersome, yet it was rather challenging when it came, intimating Pagan numinosities. This novel is mostly of historical interest but it does live in a kind of mythopoetic grey area... it has potential, it has flashes of brilliance. Available on Project Gutenberg here.

H. Beam Piper, Omnilingual (1957)... a short about explorers of Mars, searching through ruins of a bygone civilization... in focus is the decoding of its language... absolutely tops, succinct and rich in detail, meaning, and mimesis... available on Project Gutenberg here.

Raymond Chandler, The Little Sister (1949)... a succession of meaningless LA mileus and sleazy characters, nevertheless it kept me hanging on till the end. When Chandler avoided preaching, avoided diatribes of how bad life is he wrote with flair... that is, when the "active nihilism" comes to the fore it's a nice ride. One memorable scene is near the end, when a B-movie star named Dolores Gonzales arrives in a Mercury convertible and wants Marlowe to come along and rescue a common friend... I will say no more, this scene (which is merely a build-up to a dramatic denoument) has got it all... mostly in the form of understated dialogue... and the car, the Merc... a luxury car for its era... this just tops it off... Chandler liberally gives us names of the make of cars, that's a huge plus for atmosphere... the novel came out in 1949 but it must have been written somewhat earlier, given the usual magazine publishing before novelization... so I guess it was something like a 1946-48 Merc she drove... like the one in the pic.



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onsdag 13 juli 2022

So then, Kali Yuga is over -- but what does it MEAN...?

Good evening and welcome to this post. This text tells you what it is all about -- what traditionalism means, what new age means, what paganism means... in view of the Kali Yuga having ended.




Kali Yuga is over. I have just told you about the formal calculation supporting this view.

Now for the philosophical meaning of it.

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I’d say, the meaning of this is substantial. The implications of it are quite fundamental to our whole being as westerners of the 21st century.

For us of the radical-conservative persuation, knowing that the Kali Yuga is over, is of tremendous consequences.

I mean, think about it...

Look at the sources of the current radical traditionalism. Look at any “trad-rad,” any modern nationalist, any identitarian white person, any latter-day Pagan, mindfulness practitioner, Faustian romantic, Wagnernian, Nietzschean, new age enthusiast...

At what time in history did these particular movements appear? – They appeared in the late 1800s. The time when Kali Yuga ended.

Rudolf Steiner is the advocate of the “1899 end of Kali Yuga”. And even if you take the other relevant consideration into view, Yogānandajīs “1700 end of Kali Yuga,” it applies, because between the end of an age and the beginning of a new we have a transitional period called sandhyānsa – a period of about 400 years.

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Face up to it: Kali Yuga ended about this time (1700s, to be definitely over by about 1899), and this time saw the rise of countless liberation movements for Europeans: nationalism, paganism, wicca, Nietzsche’s critique of sclerotic Christianity and his supermanism, Wagner’s sweeping dramas of Germanic heroes – and, last but not least, all the new age doctrines beginning with Madame Blavatsky’s Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine 1877-1888.

This whole cultural movement is a symptom of the iron age of Kali Yuga ending, and the more free, creative, Lebensnah (“close to life”) era of Dvapara Yuga beginning.

The oppressive age of Kali Yuga, characterized by things like Christianity’s spiritual regimentation, and nationalism curbed by the internationalism of the Catholic church, and the early modern era’s rather unimaginative art, literature, and drama – all this suddenly ends and blooms in Dvapara Yuga’s indescribable renaissance of the Jugend era, the era of Art Nouveau – the era of Arts and Crafts, of pagan revival in both spiritual and artistic domains, of ariosophic speculation like that of Guido von List, in traditionalist outings like those of Julius Langbehn, Alfred Schuler, Stefan George, Evola, Guénon, Schuon.

To this, it was the era when Aleister Crowley appeared, the man who gave us the oft quoted wisdom, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole law” – which, details aside, is an adage for liberation against oppression.

The era also saw the rise of nationalist movements from Greece to Finland, from Norway to Italy, yea, over the whole of Europe.

You know what I’m talking about. The late 1800s was a unique time of liberation, of spiritual awakening. This era saw a whole avalance of spiritual liberation movements for Faustian man.

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Hereby another aspect of this.

In order to characterize the different ages – Kali, Dvapara, Treta, and Satya – Yogānandajī referred to them as, respectively: Material age, Electric or Atomic age, Mental age, and Spiritual age [God Talks With Arjuna, p. 425].

Beginning with the transition between Kali and Dvapara, we have, in other words, in the modern era gone from a Material age to an Electric-Atomic age.

This is strikingly obvious. For, we all know that electricity began to be examined and successfully employed for scientific and societal means from about 1800 and on. And that atomic energy was to employed from the late 1800s and on.

And in the past, in the Dvapara Yuga that cyclically preceded the Kali Yuga around 3000 BCE, India saw the use of electrically driven airships called vimānas; see Bhāgavata Purāṇa. And in the Mahābhārata war atomic weapons were used, such as the brahmāstra.

It all fits the pattern.

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Since we in this article now have “gone east,” let us conclude the survey in that vein.

For, we say: Kali Yuga starting in 3000 BCE, and ending about 1899 CE, also makes the Hindu pattern of “Viṣṇu’s avatars” meaningful.

If Viṣṇu has ten avatars, the four latter ones appear like this: Rāma, 5000 BCE; Kṛṣṇa, 3000 BCE; Buddha, rather close to year 0; Kalki, at the end of Kali Yuga, that is, around 1899 CE.

CE means “current era” = now. And this my calculation, based on Sri Yukteswar, makes the Viṣṇu pattern of avatars make sense (while some other gurus’ chronology of “Kali Yuga lasting 432,000 years,” makes it completely unintelligible).

So then... if Kalki appears at the end of Kali Yuga, and that end was 1899, then who was he known as in the west...?

If Kali Yuga ended in 1899, if that was a conjunction of two yugas – then what?

Consider Bhāgavata Purāṇa 1.3.28, prophesying the advent of Kalki:

“Thereafter, at the conjunction of two yugas, the Lord of the creation will take His birth as the Kalki incarnation and become the son of Viṣṇu Yaśā. At this time almost all the rulers of the earth will have degenerated into plunderers.”

Again: Kali Yuga ended in 1899; this is the end of Kali Yuga, and the beginning of Dvapara Yuga... “the conjunction of two yugas” as the verse says... and so I ask you, what famous European politician was born about then... a politician whom Serrano and Devi has pointed out as exactly the tenth avatar of Vishnu, as Kalki...?

I rest my case.



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söndag 3 juli 2022

Boknytt: Den heliga flamman (Svensson 2022)

In Swedish. -- Min senaste bok är en fantasyroman. Det är en äventyrshistoria med hjältar, fältslag, svävande städer, gudar och demoner, svåra uppdrag och sköna damer. Dessutom är det en radikalkonservativ historia; temat är, "hur ska man som traditionalist bete sig i en degenererad värld...?"




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Fantasy. Episk fantasy. Fantasy i en medeltidsaktig värld, fantasy à la Tolkien, Moorcock och Zelazny -- det är vad jag denna gång kan bjuda på.

Med andra ord så har nu, med Logiks hjälp, den eminenta romanen Den heliga flamman sett dagens ljus. Sidantalet är 192 och du kan till exempel köpa den här.

Handlingen: vi befinner oss i en värld kallad Manhem, en i och för sig ärevördig kultur med slott, vida skogar, gåtfulla varelser och magisk kraft. Tiden ifråga är dock degenererad; den kännetecknas av sådant som att att inga hjältar längre finns, folk står på banditernas sida, trohet och tradition är skämt och allt handlar om pengar och snöd vinning. I denna värld och i denna tid lever Parvan, den Svarte Riddaren, som frilansande hjälte. Men den där riktiga, heroiska glöden vill inte infinna sig. Ty tidsandan är emot hjältedåd av gammalt, klassiskt slag.

Så vad göra? Parvan finner till slut att han måste ta Steget, det förbjudna steg som alla varnat honom för: söka Tyrelion, Det brinnande svärdet, svärdet som kan få hela världen att brinna upp i en jättebrasa...!

Han måste dra svärdet för att råda bot på världens sjuka. Hur det går får du veta i romanen.

Jag har gett ut romaner förr. Mina två första var på svenska, Antropolis och Till Smaragdburg. Sedan kom två på engelska -- Redeeming Lucifer och Burning Magnesium -- som ännu finns att köpa. Och nu, äntligen, en roman av mig på svenska som finns i internetbokhandel.

Mycket nöje -- men kom ihåg, det är inte en roman med enbart softa scener och ljuva varelser. Nej här kan det även gå ganska hett till...!



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tisdag 21 juni 2022

Good Reads, 21 June 2022

Good evening.




Sun's shining... the weather is fine.

I've just read the saga of Ragnar Lodbrok. It was fine. A sturdy Nordic tale.

Other stuff that I've recently read:

Heinlein, The Roads Must Roll, 1940. A short and a re-read. It was OK, it was early Heinlein at his best... action-packed, with sociology and a little hands-on psychology thrown in for good measure.

Wells, The War in the Air. A novel from 1908, with some leisure and bantering telling of a future war, fought mainly with airships. It takes a little while until the action begins but Wells had stylistic flair, he had narrative charm; this holds true for almost everything he wrote before WWI. Then, in shock over the destruction and carnage of 1914-1918, he became a dull reformer and social engineering preacher.

Vishnu Purâna. A fine introduction to Indian myth, piety, kingship etc. It is a little like Manu's Laws, albeit with more religion and myth-making = more readable.

Édouard Schuré, The Great Initiates. In the late 1800s the French scholar Schuré wrote several portraits of great religious figures, of whom the best were those about Hermes, Orpheus, Pythagoras, and Plato. Schuré had style and flair; sometimes he got things wrong but, like Spengler, his style had a tendency to carry the day.

This will be enough for this blog post. Good day.



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