Essay on Archaic Cosmotheology



Apollo, Avalon, the Myth
Polar and the Apocalypse




The Dogon and the Sotian calendar

Waiting for tomorrow night's live broadcast with Antonio Bonifacio, dedicated to his book I Dogon. Masks and souls to the stars (Venexia 2015), we host this vast unpublished work by the author which summarizes the religious cosmology of the peoples of western Sudan and its links with ancient Egypt.

Shamash, Sun and Saturn

Complete translation of the famous article by orientalist Morris Jastrow Jr. on Assyro-Babylonian cosmotheology, hitherto unpublished in Italian, published in the Revue d'Assyriologie et d'Archeólogie Orientale in 1910.

EVERY SOUL IS A STAR — 1) Gustav Meyrink

With this article we inaugurate a new section, "EVERY SOUL IS A STAR". The goal we set ourselves with this project is to investigate, article after article, the men and gods they have embodied, through the investigation of their history and their birth chart, with the means of archetypal and traditional Astrology . In this first…

Apollo, Angel of the Abyss

Review by Giovanni Sessa in the magazine “Il Borghese” (n.1/year XXIII, January 2023) by Giovanni Sessaoriginally published in the magazine “il borghese” n.1/year XXIII, January 2023 and on barbadillo.it MARCO MACULOTTI is a young scholar who deals with Tradition, folklore, esotericism and fantastic literature. The multiple interests have endowed him with an uncommon exegetical ability,…

The Hypogeum God and the visionary rites of Chavín de Huantar

In 2016 we went to visit the sacred site of Chavín de Huantar in Peru, the most important temple of the pre-Inca civilization of the Chavín. In this report we analyze the archaeological remains that have come down to us - starting from the Lanzón, the Stele Raimondi and the characteristic "nail-heads" - and the visionary cult that took place…

The Sacrifice of Isaac in Jewish Iconography (Part II)

Starting from the representation of Genesis XXII hosted in the synagogue of Beth Alpha, we will analyze how the Book of Jubilees sanctioned a correspondence between the biblical passages of the Sacrifice of Isaac and the Liberation from Egypt. Furthermore, in the figure of Isaac, who appears here in the form of a helpless and frightened child, we will be able to observe…


The headless horseman. Washington Irving, the dark face of America

Washington Irving knows the value of orality as a privileged means of preserving and handing down memory; his short stories have the rhapsodic trend, the polyphonic sonority typical of speech and the writer entrusts improvised storytellers with the task of reconnecting the scattered threads of a shared cultural identity, weaving, between one side of the Atlantic and the other, the warp and…

Arthur Machen's "Other Reality"

The new volume - Another Reality. Racconti del Mistero - edited by Pietro Guarriello and published by Dagon Press, presents a selection of mysterious unpublished Machenian texts, which allow you to deepen some characteristic aspects of the Welsh writer.

Escape from the prison of the mind: "Gormenghast" by Mervyn Peake

Hallucinated and imaginative painter, multifaceted and visionary artist, forced by continuous nervous breakdowns to prolonged stays in nursing homes and psychiatric hospitals, Mervyn Peake entrusts the written word with the task of exorcising the dark obsessions that will eventually devour him. On the stormy sea of ​​a dream universe both nourished and threatened by excesses ...


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Kasada Festival: a pilgrimage to Mount Bromo

Anna and Matteo, to whom we warmly welcome on our pages, went on a pilgrimage to Mount Bromo, on the island of Java in the Indonesian archipelago, to take part in the Kasada Festival, an annual event that has been held annually on the summit since time immemorial. of the volcano. They brought us their testimony and their photographic reportage.

Indigenous Siberian peoples and the Russian "national question"

The purpose of this study is to introduce the complex and controversial topic of the history of the indigenous peoples of the Russian Arctic in the Tsarist Empire and in the Soviet Union. After a brief introduction to the ethnic and cultural geography of the region, the policies adopted over time towards the aforementioned populations of the Siberian Arctic, the questions of nationality, ...


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30 years of “Bram Stoker's Dracula”

Francis Ford Coppola's monumental film dedicated to the famous figure of the Count, released in theaters thirty years ago, managed to frighten and excite audiences around the world, thanks to its powerfully visionary style and the intensity of actors like Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins in the lead roles. But in addition to the undeniable originality with which…

Psychedelic Christianity (part I): Maria Sabina and the "fungal Eucharist"

An investigation into the syncretism between the "cult of the sacred mushroom" in the Mexican area and imported Spanish Catholicism, centered on the figure of the Mazatec "sabia" and "curandera" Maria Sabina. Following, some reflections on the bizarre but interesting fungal representations in the Christian cult, made known by authors such as John Allegro, Elémire Zolla, Gianluca Toro and Giorgio Samorini.

“Chameleonic analogies”: from the mandrake to the salamander, from the basilisk to the elf

In many legends of Italian folklore the mandrake inhabits the waters and is interchangeably described in its triple plant, zoomorphic, anthropomorphic aspect. Here we will describe some particular convergences between the "monster-mandrake", some mythological and non-mythological reptiles (salamanders, basilisks, snakes, dragons, reptiles and amphibians in general, winged creatures) and some subterranean and liminal creatures of ...


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HP Lovecraft & JRR Tolkien: world creators in the century of irrationalism

Howard Phillips Lovecraft and John Ronald Reuel Tolkien are both sons and active protagonists of the XNUMXth century. It is possible to read their work and activity as an expression of the aspirations, emotional needs, but also of the fears and tensions of twentieth-century man, as well as to rightly establish connections between them and the movements of twentieth-century Irrationalism…


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Live video: “Neo's awakening”, with Paolo Riberi

Next Wednesday 4 May from 21 pm we will have the pleasure of hosting Paolo Riberi again on our channels for the presentation of his new book, Il awakening of Neo. Mythology, Gnosis, Freemasonry and Metaverse from «The Matrix» to «Resurrections», just published by Lindau.

OUT NOW! "Massacre - The Novocarnista Review" n.1

Issue 1 of "Massacro - La Rivista Novocarnista" published by the guys of La Nuova Carne has just been released, with our retrospective on Aldo Lado's cult film "The short night of the glass dolls", released in cinemas exactly fifty years does.

States of hallucination

William Hurt, an American actor who starred in Ken Russell's epoch-making film Altered States, released in theaters in 13, died on March 72 at the age of 1980. Here we analyze the psychedelic aspects of the film which is currently being recognized as the masterpiece of the "British Fellini" on a par with…


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Pupi Avati's fantastorico Elsewhere

For the 45th anniversary of the release in theaters of the cult film "The house with laughing windows" (August 16, 1976), we also propose this interview released by Pupi Avati to Andrea Scarabelli in October 2019, on the occasion of the release of “Il Signor Diavolo”.

25 years of "Arcano Enchanter": conversation with Pupi Avati

Exactly 25 years ago, on April 19, 1996, “L'Arcano Incantatore” was released in Italian cinemas: a variation by Pupi Avati on the theme of a genre he himself conceived and codified - the “Gotico Padano”. For the occasion we went to interview the director and we retraced the "making of" of the film and the final result.

Conversations with Mircea Eliade

114 years ago, on March 13, 1907, Mircea Eliade was born in Bucharest. For the occasion, let's spend a few words on the booklet recently published by Edizioni Bietti for the "Minima Letteraria" series, in which four interviews with the most important historian of religions of the XNUMXth century can be read, given respectively to Jean Varenne, Alain de Benoist, Fausto …


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