The Reawakening of Myth

Selected Works by Boris Nad

FORTHCOMING – DECEMBER 2020

Translated and Edited by Jafe Arnold and Zinka Brkić

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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 Mythical forces, beings, and realities can and might very well have “withdrawn” from our line of sight, but they have not disappeared.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.

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Table of Contents

From the Publisher

Author’s Preface

 

PART I: The Return of Myth

1. The Return of Myth

Myths of Hyperborea

The Oblivion and Speech of Being

The Return of Myth

The Androgyne

East and West

Mythical America

The Idea of the Center

2. Symbols of Hyperborea

Ithaca

Lions from Kalemegdan

One Dream

Hyperboreans

Iran

City of the Gods

Symbols of Hyperborea

3. Stories and Chronicles

Odin

Achilles

Atlantis: The Kingdom of Shadows

Baghdad

Two Dreams

Pannonia

Barbaric Scythia

Dalmatia

Slavonia

America (The United States)

The Golden Fleece

 

PART II: A Tale of Agartha

1. The Secret of Secrets

2. Descent into Agartha

3. Epilogue

Afterword: Sikorsky’s Mission

 

PART III: Sacred History and the End of the World

Sacred History

Archy and Anarchy

The Antichrist

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

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Excerpt I – The Return of Myth

Excerpt II – The Crisis of the West

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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.