Postmodernism and Miasma

This is a brilliant article by Kenaz Filan over at PolytheismUncucked. It’s the culmination of several days worth of conversation on the predation of cultural marxism, modernity, and monotheism (#evilms) on our communities and their religious awareness.

I think this is a really important piece. go and read.

Europa’s Children

Disgust is an instinct which saves us from eating contaminated foods and poisons.  We feel a sense of revulsion upon seeing vomit, rotten meat, excrement — all things which would sicken and kill us should we consume them.  As Daniel Kelly, author of Yuck! The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust says:

You have this quick, reflex-like tendency to move away from whatever you find disgusting. You might not actually move, but you’ll have this flash of motivation to jerk away from it. Some of the really interesting things about disgust are the more psychological components of it. When you’re disgusted by something, it captures your attention. It seems offensive and tainted in some way, and we think about disgusting things as though they have the ability to contaminate other things. So, if something we find disgusting touches another object, that object becomes disgusting as well. We track where the…

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Free-range tribalist Heathen, Galina Krasskova, has been a priest of Odin and Loki since the early nineties. Originally ordained in the Fellowship of Isis in 1995, Ms. Krasskova also attended the oldest interfaith seminary in the U.S.- the New Seminary where she was ordained in 2000 and where she later worked as Dean of Second Year Students for the Academic year of 2011-2012. She has even given the opening prayer at the United Nations Conference “Women and Indigeny”. Beyond this, she took vows as a Heathen gythia in 1996 and again in 2004, She is the head of Comitatus pilae cruentae and a member of the Starry Bull tradition. She has been a member of numerous groups through the years including the American Academy of Religion. She has also served previously as a state government contracted expert on the Asatru faith, and been a regular contributor to various print and online publications geared towards modern pagans and polytheists, and for a time had her own radio program: Wyrd Ways Radio Live. Ms. Krasskova holds diplomas from The New Seminary (2000), a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Religious Studies from Empire State College (2007), and an M.A. in Religious Studies from New York University (2009). She has completed extensive graduate coursework in Classics (2010-2016) and is pursuing a Masters in Medieval Studies at Fordham University (expected graduation 2019) with the intention of eventually doing a PhD in theology. She has also been teaching University classes in Greek and Latin. As part of her academic career Ms. Krasskova has written a number of academic articles, and also presented at various academic conferences including Harvard University, Claremont University, Fordham University, Ohio State University, Western Michigan University, Villanova University, and the City University of New York. An experienced diviner and ordeal master, her primary interest is in devotional work and the reconstruction of Northern Tradition shamanism. Her very first book, The Whisperings of Woden was the landmark first devotional text to be written in modern Heathenry. Ms. Krasskova has a variety of published books available running the gamut from introductory texts on the Northern Tradition, as well as books on shamanism, runes, prayer, and devotional practices. She is also the managing editor of “Walking the Worlds,” a peer-reviewed academic style journal focusing on contemporary polytheism and spirit work and the first journal of polytheology. While very busy with teaching and school, she does also occasionally lecture around the country on topics of interest to contemporary Heathenry and polytheisms. A passionate supporter of the arts Ms. Krasskova enjoys going to the opera, theater, and ballet. Her affection for the arts began early as she discovered dance, which she pursued professionally becoming a ballet dancer: first with a regional company in Maryland, then in New York City. After suffering career ending injuries, she would find new forms of expression in the visual arts. For a few years Ms. Krasskova co-owned an art gallery in the Hudson River Valley of New York, and over a course of numerous years she has studied a multitude of art mediums: glassblowing, watercolor, acrylic, photography and more! She is now an avid collage artist, acrylic painter and watercolorist and has even enjoyed placement in international artist-in-residencies programs in New York, New Mexico, and Poland. Her work has been exhibited globally from New York to Paris. She has taken her passion for the arts and polytheistic devotion, to create the Prayer Card Project. Since so much religious iconography has been destroyed, or defaced in the course of human history, she is actively making new religious prayers and iconography available to the various modern polytheistic communities to support those who are building their religious communities, building their devotional practices, and hungering for art that represents their religious faith. All while also supporting the artists within these burgeoning communities.

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  1. Hello! I ‘ve recently starfted reading your blog and following this thread with particular interests. Thank you for your work and writing. The ideas put forth are concurrent with some observations I’ve been noticing and thinking about as of late. After reading the Kenaz Filan article you linked you, I was reminded of the tales of the early Christian hermits who sought to mortify the flesh by wallowing in filth, wearing hair shirts, ect., and the general shift in post-medieval European modes of living towards a general cultural tolerance of filth (especially compared with the importance and accessibility of bathing enjoyed by the ancient Romans, Greeks, Celts, ect.),

    It seems to me that the modern malaise exemplified by the 3 evil M’s, as you put it, is in a way a sort of debased secular Gnosticism (I use this term in the Catholic defined sense, as I understand it, of a sort of mind-body split that regards the body and the material world as wholly evil). We are dealing with people who have no concept of the sacred in the flesh, who may live much of their lives online, in a constant flow of poisonous ideas and ideals with no basis in the reality of the body and the natural world (the extreme promotion of transgenderism and other pansexual oddities, unrealistic conceptions of social justice, twisted utopias free from pain, choice or fear). Anything requiring judgement, action or effort can be rationalized away, within the mind, any ugliness can likewise be justified, if one is so cut off from the realities of the flesh and the world. I see this rationalizing without knowlegde, jugement based in experience or conception of the truth to be incredibly dangerous as an ideaology, and it is everywhere.

    A caveat: I understand that there are shamanic traditions of “two-spirited” people and a variance in gender expressions in polytheistic societies, and I don’t really have a problem with that. However, the current promotion of alternative gender identities as a social norm quite obviously lacks the spiritual dimension expressed in those folkways, and seems to have aims that have nothing to do with shamanism, to put it mildly.

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    • What you are describing is called “Transtrending”. This is a word is coined by a YouTuber named Prince of Queens and he has released a good video explaining the difference between actual Transgenderism (Gender Dysphoria is the clinical term) and what he calls Transtrending which is pretending to be Trans because it’s “Cool”.

      My belief is the promotion of Transtrending is Cultural Marxism invading the LGBT Community and manipulating it for their own aims and once it’s used up, it will be eliminated. When the SJWs become irrelevant, the gulf between the LGBT Community and the Straight Community will probably be set back to the pre-Stonewall era.

      #NotAllLGBTs #LiveDeliciously

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