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Portents And Divination: Themis, Iris, And The Goddesses Of Fate
Article originated hereThe belief in portents and auguries was common before the modern era.  We moderns, comfortably ensconced in our towers of science and “rationalism,” are likely to view with extreme skepticism the notion that future events can be foretold.  Such a view would appear to some as a superstitious relic from a less enlightened…

The Boar And The Wolf Of Sant’ Antonio
Article originated hereI will turn again to Biondo Flavio’s geographical compendium of Italy called Italia Illustrata, which was published in 1453.  Flavio traveled all over the Italian peninsula and recorded historical information, anecdota, and local customs of the Italian countryside in the late medieval period.  During his tour of Tuscany, he found himself in the…
The Presence Of Death (Podcast)
Article originated hereWe explore the theme of the presence of death through two movies: “Biutiful” (2010) and “Amour” (2012). We also discuss Polydore Vergil’s comments on the burial customs of various peoples, as I outlined in my article of December 6 here at Fortress of the Mind.   This podcast can be heard in multiple…
Movie Roundup (11/4/2017)
Article originated hereIn this podcast we provide short reviews of five movies I’ve seen recently: Hell or High Water (2016) Life (2017) Son of a Gun (2014) Black Snow (Nieve Negra) (2017) Michael Clayton (2007)   This podcast can be found in a variety of formats, including Soundcloud, iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play.   If you enjoyed…

John Lewis Burckhardt’s Travels And Explorations In Nubia
Article originated hereIn a previous article we have sketched the life of John Lewis Burckhardt.  He was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1784 of a prominent family.  At the age of 16 his father moved the family to Leipzig; and four years after this they moved again to  Göttingen.  His family was staunchly opposed to…

What To Learn And How To Learn It – These Are The Questions
Article originated here “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero Contents:1.) Introduction 2.) Experience vs. Reading 3.) Refining Reading – The Art of Summarising 4.) In Closing / Relevant Reading 1.) Introduction: Contrary to what may be impressed upon the reader by the length and intricacy of my essays,…

A Man’s Guide To Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Article originated here Contents:1.) Introduction 2.) Why Do More & More Men Need Testosterone Replacement Therapy? 3.) What Are The Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy? 4.) Your Questions on TRT Answered 5.) In Closing / Relevant Reading 1.) Introduction I have tried to make this guide as comprehensive as possible. I am not above updating it and…

Red Pill Logic: Beyond Red and Blue Pills
Article originated hereLately it seems that there is some discussion regarding when to move on from the red pill. As someone who found the manosphere quite early, was a part of it for a while, left and then came back I found myself thinking about this idea. There is no doubt that everything we encounter…

Vanguard Of The Plutocratic Insurgency: Apple Inc. Plies Its Trade
Article originated herePrevious articles here have described in detail a phenomenon called the “plutocratic insurgency.”  The term was coined by Robert J. Bunker and Pamela L. Bunker in a series of articles that have appeared in Small Wars Journal.  I have discussed the Bunkers’ conclusions in my own articles here: The Rise Of The Plutocratic…

The Painted Books Of The Maya: Surviving By A Hair
Article originated hereSometimes the precious things of this world survive by just a hair.  Just a hair.  The difference between victory and defeat, between survival and ruin, between conquest and destruction, between glory and despair:  these are not differences of tremendous magnitude.  They are fine-line distinctions.  And when I say fine-line, I mean very fine. …

Adam Olearius: Amazing Travels And Explorations In Russia And Persia
Article originated hereIn the early seventeenth century, the steppes of Russia were almost entirely unknown to western Europeans.  Forests were thicker than they are now, roads were fewer and more difficult to navigate, and travel required much more money and resources than it does now.  One had to be sponsored by a wealthy patron, or…

Gendernomics: Curves and Complications
Article originated hereThe SMV graph by Rollo Tomassi has become one of the cornerstones of Red Pill theory. The chart demonstrates the development of the sexual market value for men and women across time. The graph is quite information dense, and the major difference between the sexes is that as male sexual market value is…