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I have made informative videos about nature, history, paganism and Traditionalist cultures from around the world for years. My channel depends on patrons to continue. As a patron, you get access to exclusive content!
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White Mummies of China and the Tocharians

Archaeological discovery of mummies in the Taklamakan desert of Western China dating back 4,000 years has captivated the imaginations of researchers, who were surprised to discover that they were caucasians from Europe. The answers to the mystery of who these white mummies were might be found in the later history of Xinjiang province; in the Chinese written records of blue eyed and red bearded merchants such as the Yuezhi and the Sogdians from the West and in the manuscripts written in a mysterious Indo-European language known as Tocharian. Clearly there were both Iranic and Tocharian peoples living in Western China in later times, and the Tarim mummies must have been the ancestors of some if not all of them.

The inhospitable Tarim basin became a vital route for merchants, at the crossroads between East and West, the basin is skirted by oasis towns which were stations for anyone traveling on the Silk Road.The caucasian, Europoid mummies and the ancient Indo-European languages of the region challenge popular misconceptions about the limits of European civilisation in the Bronze Age. The material excavated suggests the area was active for thousands of years, with diverse languages, lifestyles, religions, and cultures present.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB8eeVd7R_M

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The Medieval Mind and Left wing bias in Academia 

Professor Rachel Fulton Brown from the Department of History at the University of Chicago joins me on Jive Talk to discuss the medieval mind and how academic bias in the field of medievalism might prevent us from understanding how people used to think and see the world. Rachel is known on YouTube as fencing bear at prayer #Medievalism


https://youtu.be/y9TQXfFPYAo
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New interview with Tom Rowsell


I was interviewed by a student paper in Dublin called The Burkean on the subject of Irish history and identity and the problem of modernity.


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An informal chat with Millenial woes on the subject of urban life in Britain

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Film Review: Videodrome - Entertainment as mind control


A new review on Guide to Kulchur: Frodi, John and I discussed one of my favourite films - the 80's body horror by David Cronenberg which explores the effects of visual media on the mind.
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Celtic Origins


My long awaited and much demanded video on Celtic origins is finally done. Not everyone will like it, but I hope everyone learns something. 

Celts are known for tartan, faeries, druids, bagpipes and the British Isles - but the origins of the Celtic culture lie in the Unetice culture of Bronze age central Europe and it spread out with the Hallstatt and La Tène cultures. In this history documentary, I look at the genetic evidence for the spread of Celts into Britain and Ireland in the Iron Age, as well as the Galatian Celts into Anatolia. Then I examine some Celtic archaeological artefacts such as the Gundestrup cauldron and the Marlborough bucket and I introduce the viewer to some of the basic aspects of Druidry and the Indo-European religion of the ancient Celts. 

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CALLOUT VIDEO

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The Genetic Impact of Christianity on Ethnocentrism


My thoughts on a new paper which argues the church broke kinship ties in Europe and made us more open to strangers. 
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Ban Anglo-Saxon? The Push to remove Anglo-Saxons from academic discourse


There is a terrible new development in Medievalism. A push from activists to completely ban the use of the word Anglo-Saxon.
It started with grievance monger Rambaran-Olm complaining that Anglo-Saxon is was racist and exclusionary and that AS studies are too white. Her blogs and complaints resulted in the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS) agreeing to change its name.
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For those who missed it - In August I posted a podcast version of this talk I gave in London in July. This month I posted the video version since I was away in Anatolia filming my next big project and didn't want to leave you all with nothing the whole time. Hopefully I will do a stream this week too.
The talk is called "The History of Britain and her People"

https://survivethejive.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-history-of-britain-and-her-people.html
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Magic, Oracles and Divination

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Pagan Themes in an English folk song

This old English folk song seems very pagan and has some clear parallels in old pagan mythology. It is the story of two magical people, originally gods, usually wizards in the song, who can change their shape. One, often a blacksmith, is pursuing the other, often a virgin girl, who attempts to escape by transforming into animals and things, but he pursues by also transforming. It is a bit un PC!

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

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BRONZE AGE BRITAIN!


New documentary film! What do we know about the people who brought the Bronze age to Britain? Basically, they were cool - they had metal weapons, big gold jewellery and trade networks stretching from Scandinavia to Mycenaean Greece and beyond! I collaborated with a couple of really cool artists to make this video - check out their work by following the links in the description. Both the map and the image of the Bush Barrow chieftain will be made available soon!

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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.

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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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