2020 was a year for which many words might immediately rush to mind. Few of them promise to be positive. For billions of people, 2020 was defined by the sudden struggle of adapting to survive the COVID-19 pandemic with the seemingly endless lockdown and restriction policies attached to it and all the ensuing consequences in countless spheres of life. Within a matter of months, the “globalized world” was swiftly shut down, and many have found themselves isolated, demoralized, and even disenfranchised, with no apparent resolution in sight. In most parts of the world, this situation has dragged on into 2021. Many plans, hopes, and aspirations have not fared well in the throes of this new world disorder.Continue reading “One Year of PRAV Publishing: A Letter from the Editor”
The Reawakening of Myth, the first ever full volume of selected works by Boris Nad in the English language, first released in hardcover in December 2020, is now available in paperback and ebook editions.
“The history of peoples is made by the unwritten history of great travels and world travelers – a history that began long before Herodotus or Marco Polo, in the Neolithic or even earlier, in some fantastical age of mankind. Perhaps even at the dusk of the primordial Golden Age, with glaciation or flood, and with the first in a series of catastrophes faced by the human species.
The process through which the West has passed ever faster and faster has already been deemed “creative destruction”: the West has constantly destroyed its own traditions, including its own religions, and subjects everything to doubt, including even the very principles upon which Western (European) civilization was constructed. At the same time, the West is not building up anything: although it is a product of or deviation from European tradition and civilization, it is not Europe, but rather a negation of traditional Europe, an Anti-Europe…The consequence of this development is a distinctly “materialist civilization”: the consumer society composed of atomized individuals in which no superior principle matters and in which everything is allowed to be “doubted” except “doubt” itself. In fact, this is a matter of inner disintegration and deep spiritual crisis, of dissolution which creates nothing, instead only moving aimlessly, a crisis still awaiting its outcome. Such societies are very unstable and fragile on the inside: the fact of the matter is the internal disintegration of (Western) society itself. For some time now, the West has emanated premonitions and forebodings of the end of this very civilization.Continue reading “The Crisis of the West – excerpt from THE REAWAKENING OF MYTH”
“History, let us repeat, has not lasted as long as has man on Earth. But consciousness of this occurs only late within history, perhaps only at its end, when the boundaries of time and space change, on the one hand with the discovery of the distant past of man and lost civilizations, then the past of the planet and the cosmos, and on the other with the discovery of space, of the ocean depths, and the interior of the Earth through archaeological and geological layers in a virtually Vernean way. New perspectives cause dizziness. Pre-history and post-history gain in importance only when history becomes a crumbling edifice. Yet man’s turn from history towards something that he is not yet able to define or see clearly now resembles escape.Continue reading ““The Return of Myth” – excerpt from THE REAWAKENING OF MYTH”
Foundations of Eurasianism – Volume I, featuring the foundational texts of the Eurasianist school of thought translated by Jafe Arnold and John Stachelski with an introduction by Leonid Savin, is now available from PRAV Publishing in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.
Polemos: The Dawn of Pagan Traditionalism by Askr Svarte, translated and edited by Jafe Arnold with a foreword by Richard Rudgley, is now available from PRAV Publishing in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.