Recommended vlogs and youtube channels:
Tribalism and Tradition:
Thulean Perspective – We cannot understate Varg Vikernes’ huge influence on us and our project. A realist, a cynic and a true survivalist at heart, and continuing source of inspiration and reason, his channel covers religion, politics, strategies, HEMA as well as news relating to his Burzum and Myfarog RPG pursuits.
Marie Cachet – An excellent channel on prehistoric traditions of Europe and permaculture.
History and Religion
Survive the Jive – We highly recommend Thomas Rowsell’s Survive the Jive channel (he has a facebook page as well, and a blog), he is a fountain of knowledge regarding paganism and Proto-Indo-European tradition, as well as specifically Germanic tradition.
Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya – Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya and the International Sanatana Dharma Society focus on traditional Vedic religion and practice in its most authentic and unaltered form. In an age when paganism is continually “updated” and bastardised, and often deliberately misunderstood in order to conform to modern political agendas, such teachers are essential in providing real insight into our cultures. the International Sanatana Dharma Society’s website can be found here
Lindybeige – A valuable source of information for reenactment studies and history relating to weapons, armour and warfare, with an honest, well-researched approach that isn’t distorted by any modern agenda or political correctness.
Survival and Bushcraft
MCQBuschcraft – This stands out among bushcraft and survivalism channels, and is particularly useful for those starting out and looking for gear recommendations as well as practical demonstrations.
Norwegian Bushcraft – Another particularly good bushcraft channel that’s useful for learning how to survive in a harsh climate and for lengthy videos on setting up a camp.
Survival Russia – More useful videos on surviving in the North with plenty of videos on army surplus gear. Perhaps more “prepping” than bushcraft, but useful and effective all the same.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead – All evidence points to the Ancient Egyptian nobility at least, if not the entire population, being of European origin, and the parallels between Egyptian myths and those of Europe are striking. As much as regional identity, language and geography shape a tribe and its customs, it is crucial that we study these ancient eastern sources that are in many ways better preserved, less diluted and more revealing in allowing us to truly grasp European traditions and rituals in their most ancient form.
The Bhagavad Gita – Evola referenced Sanskrit texts frequently in his works, and in order to understand the philosophical concepts of Samsara and Kali Yuga as well as what the myths relating to these symbolise, it is important to seek out the core Hindu texts, these Vedic texts most of all. Just as with the Book of the Dead, it would be easy to dismiss the likes of Evola and left wing and right wing enthusiasts alike as “orientalists” fetishising and latching onto the exotic, but we can only understand so much by reading western European sources alone, not least because many of these were only written down long after Christianisation. Linguistic and genetic studies have proven conclusively that the Aryans and the culture they brought with them came to India from Iran, and given that much of western culture, especially Eastern European culture, either came from Iran or was influenced by the Scythian nomads, these Sanskrit texts are of no small significance to us. We might equate the Bhagavad Gita with the Havamal of the Eddas as the text most commonly referenced and used to represent the religion and its core values.
Kalevala – When Elias Lönnrot complied Finnish and Karelian folk tales and wrote the Kalevala in the 1800s, he gave Finland its “national epic”, and later inspired J. R. R. Tolkien to try to do the same with the Lord of the Rings, but more importantly documented one of the longest lasting oral traditions in the world. Beautifully written in the romantic tradition, the Kalevala is not only a masterpiece of epic poetry in its own right but is also one of the best preserved mythological texts; despite its relatively late documentation of local myths one will find it deeply archaic and primitive throughout. The Christian references and historical anachronisms are minimal, and do not detract from the millennia of oral tradition collected in this book. (Based only on reading the Oxford World Classics edition translated into English by Keith Bosley, this worked as poetry in English yet had a somewhat alien, songlike quality to it that at the same time seemed very faithful to the Finnish languge, a difficult balance to achieve in translating these foreign classics).
The Poetic Edda
The core literary source material of Norse mythology, and Germanic mythology as a whole. Essential reading, especially for Germanic pagans, but the influence of Christianity on this and Snorri’s Prose Edda is obvious, so a mixture of archeological, linguistic and comparitive religious research is needed in order to fully appreciate and understand it.
Homer’s classic epic, it is worth looking into writings on the Iliad and how it largely relates to reincarnation. One such article can be found here.
Marcus Aurelius – Meditations – One of the “five good emperors” according to Macchiavelli, uncompromising when it came to Christianity and a reasonable, dignified and honourable emperor, we can view Meditations as the classic and most easily accessible text on Stoicism. An important read for any positive-minded traditionalist, as a stoic attitude and a stoic lifestyle are important to those looking to reduce their needs and maintain a healthy mind in these dark times.
Lucretius – On the Nature of the Universe – Because if you’re going to study classical stoicism, you need to study epicureanism as well, and as Aurelius’ Meditations is the classic stoic text, this is the classic text on epicureanism.
Plato – the Last Days of Socrates – As essential reading as the Republic is in understanding Plato’s own ideas and worldview, it all began with Socrates and though Xenophon wrote his own Socratic dialogues as well, Plato’s Euthyphro and Trial of Socrates are essential reading for those who want to improve their debating and reasoning skills in the face of blind rhetoric and (any kind of) religious devotion and assumption.