The present book is, as the title suggests, a series of reflections and afterthoughts regarding the ancient and original European traditions now generally denominated as “paganism” (a word used by the Christian world to refer to anything different in a derogatory manner). The study of European traditions is taken up and explored by Vikernes, not with the distanced aloofness of a scholar trying to match foreign theories to a strange phenomenon completely disconnected from himself, but as someone who cares for it as someone would care for a loved one —a living thing in the full sense of the expression (for it certainly is, a point I am sure Vikernes would agree with).
The present article will briefly go through what the writer considers the main themes and their attitudes that stand out when one first reads this book. It is important, however, to point out that it becomes apparent…
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