2016 Symposium – Gwendolyn Taunton — S y d n e y T r a d s

Nietzsche: The Physician of Culture Do not be afraid of the stream of things: this stream turns back on itself: it runs away from itself not only twice. Every ‘it was’ becomes again an ‘it is.’ The past bites everything future in the tail. – Friedrich Nietzsche. During March 1873, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote a letter […] …

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The Hellenic Revival: Plato, Pletho and Nietzsche (Gwendolyn Taunton)

Video presentation for Congress in Athens, June 25-26, honouring Emperor Julian and Plethon Gemistos. Theme: Emperor Julian, George Gemistos Plethon: The Rising of Traditions in the Era of Modernity.

Of Wolves And Men: The Berserker And The Vrātya

(From the book Primordial Traditions by Gwendolyn Taunton) Lupine symbolism is said to be one of the defining points of the Indo-European Traditions, and it is hard to cite an Indo-European civilization in which the wolf did not occupy a role of prominence. From the birth of Romulus and Remus and the foundation of Rome …

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Of Wolves and Men: The Berserker and the Vrātya

From my book Primordial Traditions.

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Of Wolves And Men: The Berserker And The Vrātya

By Gwendolyn Taunton

Lupine symbolism is said to be one of the defining points of the Indo-European Traditions, and it is hard to cite an Indo-European civilization in which the wolf did not occupy a role of prominence. From the birth of Romulus and Remus and the foundation of Rome through to modern times, the wolf has always occupied an eminent position of privilege in the mind of the Indo-European. This is still evident today – even Hollywood cannot bypass the lonely figure of the wolf at night, for the werewolf has survived on in popular myth to this day. A number of important deities, ranging from Óðin to the Greek Apollo, can be found with a wolf by their side. That the wolf, and occasionally its canine cousin the dog, were important ritual animals cannot be…

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Primordial Traditions (Second Edition)

Promotional Page courtesy of the Black Caviar Book Club, also featuring the Goatcraft soundtrack/video. Winner of the 2009 Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence. Primordial Traditions was the winner of the 2009 Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence. This new second edition of the original award winning collection features a selection of essays by Gwendolyn …

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Primordial Traditions (Second Edition)

Primordial Traditions (Second Edition) Winner of the 2009 Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence. Primordial Traditions was the winner of the 2009 Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence. This new second edition of the original award winning collection features a selection of essays by Gwendolyn Taunton and other talented authors from the original periodical Primordial …

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Revised Edition of Primordial Traditions Released

Primordial Traditions was the winner of the 2009 Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence. This new second edition of the original award winning collection features a selection of essays by Gwendolyn Taunton and other talented authors from the original periodical Primordial Traditions (2006-2010). http://www.amazon.com/Primordial-Traditions-Volume-Gwendolyn-Taunton/dp/0987559842/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_tnr_1