Shadow of the Rose: The War on Love

For video presentation, please scroll to the bottom. — Charles Upon and Jennifer Doane Upton are a married American couple who together wrote a book called Shadow of the Rose: The Esoterism of the Romantic Tradition. In it they discuss the roots of medieval romantic chivalry, and how ideas about love–and love’s mingling with social custom and law–developed in the West. Here I’ll  reflect on … Continue reading Shadow of the Rose: The War on Love

Odin and Self-Becoming: Inspired by Survive the Jive

For my video presentations, please scroll to the bottom. — I recently watched Survive the Jive’s YouTube video about the Norse god, Odin (also known as Wotan, Woden, Wotanaz in other Northern European cultures). As per usual with Tom of Survive the Jive, the video inspired some thoughts. I mainly here wish to focus on the threefold aspects of Odin, and their correspondence with the … Continue reading Odin and Self-Becoming: Inspired by Survive the Jive