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Scientism, Existential Reflection and God

I Scientism, Science and Technology Scientism is not science. Instead, scientism is an ideology that reduces man’s hope and aspirations to the scientific method. Scientism promises postmodern man an alarming … Continue reading

10 January 2019 · 1 Comment

Poetry by Carl Hildebrand: “The Trothing Supper”

I O Italy! When winter groweth young and dies, When grim leans gay and dirges merrily, And corpsey-husks late wan burst blossoming, And dip and dance upon forgetful sighs Of … Continue reading

7 July 2018 · 1 Comment

Julius Evola on Myth

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15 December 2016 · 2 Comments

2016 Symposium – Gwendolyn Taunton

Nietzsche: The Physician of Culture Do not be afraid of the stream of things: this stream turns back on itself: it runs away from itself not only twice. Every ‘it … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 Symposium – Michael Tung

A World Turned Upside Down: Finding True North in the Last Hour In this essay I will attempt to sketch out the Traditionalist view of the cosmos and the framework … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 1 Comment

Carl Gustav Jung on Myth and Identity

SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “dissident … Continue reading

6 January 2016 · 1 Comment

The Sacred Grove: Natural Space and the Numinous

I A pervasive interest in the association of natural space with the sacred is a noticeable tendency in the work of some important Traditionalists. Tolkien, for instance, epitomises this tendency, … Continue reading

24 December 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Tomislav Sunić, “Postmortem Report”

“What makes a people? A people has a common heritage and a will to a common destiny. A people exists despite superficial cleavages such as parties, interest groups, and passing … Continue reading

28 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Julius Evola, “Meditations on the Peaks”

“In this way, beyond the natural symbol of the mountain, which is directly perceived by the senses, we can access its doctrinal and traditional symbolism, namely, the deeper content of … Continue reading

12 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Ark de Triumph: Review of “Noah” (Darren Aronofsky)

The Biblical epic of Noah and his Ark has been a childhood staple for generations of Sunday school going youngsters – the felt board classic, replete with cute animals sticking … Continue reading

3 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part III: Carl Jung

As to the previous essay on Existentialism, it could be surmised that man’s obligation to construct meaning in his own life is limited only to physical, concrete realities. Jung calls … Continue reading

19 February 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Yukio Mishima, “Runaway Horses”

“How oddly situated a man is apt to find himself at age thirty-eight! His youth belongs to the distant past. Yet the period of memory beginning with the end of … Continue reading

18 November 2013 · Leave a comment

William of Cloudeslee: Who is He?

In an effort to educate my eldest boy as to his heritage, I decided to read to him from a book that I ‘salvaged’ entitled Hero-Myths and Legends of the British … Continue reading

18 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: HRH Prince of Wales, “Harmony”

“Western civilization was equally rich in instructive myths. Just as with the teachings of spiritual texts, the lessons are all there, but we do not seem to notice them any more. Consider … Continue reading

29 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Conservative Tales No.1: The Instruction of Tradition

A national or racial culture exists when the works (art, letters) of that nation do not and do not need to ask favours because they have been produced by a … Continue reading

29 October 2012 · 1 Comment

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