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Survive the Jive
Survive the Jive
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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!

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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. 

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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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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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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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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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