Selected Works by Boris Nad
Translated and Edited by Jafe Arnold and Zinka Brkić
456 pages / Released December 2020 / Available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook.
In the common parlance of the modern world, “myth” is often taken to refer to something false, a foolish misconception, or the superstitions of primitive societies and archaic worldviews that have been discredited and overcome by secular, empirical reason. In The Reawakening of Myth, Boris Nad contends that nothing could be further from the truth. Sacred Myth, Nad sketches, is concerned with timeless realities which express fundamental principles, and the world’s mythologies are rich repositories of wisdom and experience touching the existential nerves of the human condition. Mythical forces, beings, and realities can and might very well have “withdrawn” from our line of sight, but they have not disappeared. Myth continues to express itself in history, whether we are conscious of it or not, and just as myths might seem to “withdraw”, so can they “return.”
The Reawakening of Myth gathers an unprecedented selection of Boris Nad’s meditations on Myth in different genres – from essays and commentaries to short stories, novels, and accounts of visionary experiences. Nad not only retells, investigates, and compares ancient myths across North, South, East and West, but goes further to envision how the conflicts and crises of the present might be deciphered in mythical terms. From the epics of ancient Greece and India to Christian visions of the End Times, from the mysterious lands of Hyperborea, Atlantis, and Agartha to modern geopolitics, from visions of prehistoric paradises to Postmodern dystopias, Boris Nad’s The Reawakening of Myth is an immersion into how Myth and the processes of “de-mythologization” and “re-mythologization” constantly affect our world, our history, and ourselves.
Table of Contents
From the Publisher
PART I: The Return of Myth
1. The Return of Myth
Myths of Hyperborea
The Oblivion and Speech of Being
The Return of Myth
East and West
The Idea of the Center
2. Symbols of Hyperborea
Lions from Kalemegdan
City of the Gods
Symbols of Hyperborea
3. Stories and Chronicles
Atlantis: The Kingdom of Shadows
America (The United States)
The Golden Fleece
PART II: A Tale of Agartha
1. The Secret of Secrets
2. Descent into Agartha
Afterword: Sikorsky’s Mission
PART III: Sacred History and the End of the World
Archy and Anarchy
Post-Apocalypse: Technocracy and the Apocalypse
The War for the End of the World
Rome and Carthage
The Secret of the East and the Crisis of the Western World
Excerpt I – The Return of Myth
Excerpt II – The Crisis of the West
Excerpt III – Traveling to Agartha
“(Re-)Writing Myth: An Interview with Boris Nad”
“Sacred Geography and the Legend of Agartha: A Spiritual Journey between History and Mystery“, published in New Dawn Special Issue Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021).
“The Return of Myth“, published in New Dawn Special Issue Vol. 15, No. 5 (2021).
Boris Nad (b. 1966) is a Serbian Traditionalist philosopher and the author of more than a dozen books of diverse genres. Born in Vinkovci, Slavonia and graduated from the University of Belgrade, since 1994 Nad has authored extensively on matters spiritual and geopolitical. Nad hosts the blog Arktogeja and writes regularly for the Serbian publications Pečat and Novi Standard as well as various international media. In addition, Nad is a member of the Eurasian Artists Association and a contributor to the conceptual-music project T.S.I.D.M.Z. He lives outside of Belgrade, Serbia.