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Cheddar man and Mesolithic Europeans


Cheddar man was typical of Mesolithic European hunter-gatherers. His physical features and way of life resembled others who lived in Western and Central Europe from 14,000 to 6000 years ago. Geneticists call his race the Western Hunter Gatherers (WHG). The Mesolithic is characterised as the warm period following the ice-age. In this video I visit Cheddar gorge and the very cave in which Cheddar man was found. I look at some late stone age hunting tools such as microliths and I even describe what the Mesolithic religion was like based on the scarce evidence we have, from the caves of El Cogul to the Shigir idol of Russia. The main WHG samples I look at are Loschbour man, Cheddar man, La Brana man and Villabrunna man. 

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Film review: Midsommar


I said I would review this film didn't I???

Sorry I took so long to do it but I wanted to wait for Frodi and John to be ready to do it on Guide to Kulchur.  I enjoy doing these reviews with them as they see things that I miss and I think the overall review is richer when we collaborate. Overall I actually enjoyed this film although there is also a lot to criticise. We also focus on the pagan themes of the film and its historical accuracy.

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Arya Akasha return to Jive Talk to discuss 'the Role of Priests' in Indo-European religion. What have the pontifex, the flamen dialis, the Brahmins, the Druids, he Godi and all the other priests of pagan religions in common? What is their social function and the justification for their authority? What is their relation to other castes and authorities?

These are all important questions to consider for those who wish to call themselves pagans and practice Indo-European religions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J-TLA90Gy8
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When the Romans conquered Britannia in AD 43, the Britons resisted at first but were gradually Romanised. This means they adopted Roman customs, latin language and Roman gods, but they also preserved some of their old Celtic ways and even some of the Celtic gods. In this film I look at Romano-British syncretism and the merging of Celtic and Latin deities such as Sulis-Minerva who had her cult centre in Bath. I visited Chedworth Roman Villa and Bath spa to film this, as well as several museums around the world!
https://youtu.be/UchgjnMY5lI 
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An impromptu stream on this new paper on Viking DNA. I wanted to be report on this before the media distort it and start talking about how diverse the Vikings were. https://youtu.be/y07s67F1vp4
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Arya Akasha is a research institute headed by Tristan and Curwen who join me this evening to discuss the theories. They study and live the wisdom of the medieval Norse pagan religion and the Ancient Vedic religion. Their theories concern all Indo-European religions but focus specifically on two: the Nordic and the Hindu. I have lots to ask these learned chaps and I am sure you do too!

Learn more about Arya Akasha on their blog: https://aryaakasha.wordpress.com/
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I answer a range of historical questions on the Orwell and Goode stream.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LgSkJSsiS8
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A look at a Bronze age structure on Dartmoor with came to be associated with Odin in the medieval times when it was named Grimspound. I also look at some pagan burial mounds in Exmoor, a Neolithic stone circle on Dartmoor called Scorhill, charming clapper bridges of the moors and I explain some fascinating local folklore about a stone with a hole in which can bestow fertility on a young woman!

https://www.bitchute.com/video/GYrnDRw5pcgo/

YouTube upload will be this afternoon
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I covered some pretty weighty topics in this stream this evening. My part lasts about 75 minutes. I think it went very well and these two hosts, Jason and Jared, put together some interesting questions.
https://www.bitchute.com/video/BAZ4EMF10q2G/
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The Slavic peoples used to worship pagan gods like Perun, Svarog and Veles. In this video we look at a group of Polish pagans called GROMADA BIAŁOŻAR during their May day rite. I also discuss the genetic origins of the Slavs, the Slavic expansions into the Balkans in the migration era, the conversion of slavs to Christianity and the linguistic origin of Proto-Slavic language. 

https://youtu.be/VVRxY6M5afU
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The Norse god Týr is sometimes called a battle god of minor significance, while others argue. based on etymology that he was once the chief god of the Germanic peoples - a sky father. However, perhaps neither argument is entirely correct. In this video I am joined by Angriff and Dr Boaz and we will discuss Týr and the Proto-Indo-European sky father in the context of Georges Dumézil's theory that he was in fact a secondary sovereign god whose principle attribute was neither paternal nor related to battle, but judicial matters!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpiIiXzSxTg
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The Noble Savage in The Valley (Obscured by Clouds)

Rousseau's ideal of the Noble Savage ideal is criticised in this French film - La Vallée, also known as Obscured by Clouds, written and directed by Barbet Schroeder and set in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. It was criticised for being exploitative but critics failed to realise it was a critique of the post-colonial mindset and also of the orientalist perspective of many liberal and left wing people who project the ideal of the noble savage on to traditional cultures. This is made really explicit in this scene in which the Australian Olivier puts the selfish and romantic Viviane in her place and reminds her of who she really is - a white Western woman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Di8-NzSMrg

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 I am speaking to Dr Edward Dutton aka The Jolly heretic about the implications of religion and invasions on the cognitive evolution of Europeans - Were the Indo-Europeans really clever chaps? Watch and find out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InEHuF7Dj0c
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My outrage about the proposed ban on runes in Sweden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFI4ddFokFY
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This documentary was filmed over the first four days of May in Padstow, Cornwall and Great Torrington, Devon. These two West-country towns have each preserved their own distinct May celebrations with rituals dating back to pagan times. In Padstow the event is centred around the hobby horse which they refer to as the "Old Oss", whereas in Torrington the Mayfair involves electing a May queen who is sits on a throne beneath the Maypole in the town square. 

https://youtu.be/TQfMoAxaNkU
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I join the Kulture team again to discuss another of my favourite films - The Wicker Man. It tells the story of Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) who goes to a Scottish island to investigate the disappearance of a young girl who the townsfolk claim never existed. On the island, Howie suspects murder as he encounters a strange pagan cult run by the charismatic Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee). 

https://youtu.be/kkGurHPQG8s
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1c5HymJqnI

Henry Williamson is one of my favourite authors. He had an unsentimental and pure view of nature which informed his general views on life and enabled him to write some of the most widely celebrated books on animals and the English countryside every written. For several reasons, I feel a personal connection to his work, which I shall explain in this stream.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI6D_kgM_Zg Notre Dame in memoriam ~ Even though I am a pagan I believe Gothic cathedrals are the best buildings in the world.The term Gothic was applied as a pejorative in Italy because the work was associated with the Germanic barbarians who invented it. Giorgio Vasari used the term "barbarous German style" in his 1550 Lives of the Artists to describe it.

To me English Gothic cathedrals are the perfect architectural expression of the Northern soul. They remind me of forests and trees. In this video tribute to the burned Notre Dame cathedral, I show the beauty of four English cathedrals; York Minster, Wells cathedral, Exeter cathedral, and Winchester cathedral. All of them are medieval structures which took centuries to build. All of the quotes in the video come from the famous art critic, John Ruskin, who loved Gothic architecture and promoted its revival in the 19th century.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsBA_IVo0W8

The culture of raiding warrior bands, known as a 'here' in Old English, was common to many Indo-European cultures and was also associated with the religion. In Rome it became the lupercalia, among Germanic folk it became the wild hunt and was associated with the berserkers and the einherjar of Lord Odin, while in India it is associated with the Gandharvas and, according to whom you ask, the Varuna side of Mitra-Varuna or the Rudra side of Shiva-Rudra.

I will discuss this a bit in relation to Dumezil and Kershaw's theories. (Mitra-Varuna and The One-Eyed God from the journal of Indo-European studies Monograph no.36 respectively)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSVZB3zJ35I

DNA evidence has shed new light on the origins of the Indian people, the Hindu religion and the Sanskrit language. Pastoralists of the Andronovo culture from the Bronze age steppe invaded India from the North West and brought Indo-European languages to the Indian subcontinent. These pastoralists were ethnically white people, and they mixed with Indians to create the modern genetic diversity of India. This theory has been developed over 200 years, and has often been attacked as a colonial fable or even as Nazi propaganda, but now genetic science has vindicated the Victorian scholars who said the roots of the Aryans lay in the Corded Ware culture of Europe.

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