The Intersection of Metahistory & Sainthood

I’m working on something for Thermidor next week. For now, I have a piece up at The Orthosphere discussing the importance of the saints in Christianity, particularly with regards to keeping the message of Christ relevant for people as time goes on, through national ‘pantheons’ of saints. In their absence, the faith becomes too abstract and…

White Sharia?

Memes are doing that thing again, where they begin to manifest as actual positions. White Sharia is one such meme. If you need proof that at one point this was simply a joke, see Anglin’s write-up on it. Basically, white sharia is a reaction to the laxity and borderline non-existence of Traditional morality in Western…

Schuon, Luther, and the Eternal Calvinist

Let us approach the question of Protestantism with a mindfulness of its differentiation, an understanding of its gravity in history, and an open mind to what merits it may conceal behind a disposition that has been rightly recognized as a challange by most Reactionary thinkers. Frithjof Schuon, a sage of the last century whose understanding…

Quiet Meditations

I took a short break from answering emails, tweeting, and other things related to my work over the last couple of days. I took a cursory glance at Ask.fm, but even this taxed me. I’ve been in a pensive state, considering many things at this most holy time when we remember the resurrection of our…

Alternative Evropa

An article for West Coast Reactionaries. on the divide between the American right and the European right in light of their different situational particulars and historical backgrounds. There is a huge amount of work to be done on both sides, but it may be a different set of tasks in many instances. Thanks to Adam…

The Voice of the Dead

Inscribed into the stone of Agiou Pavlou Monastery is the message “If you die before you die, you will not die when you die.” Such strange paradoxes are part of the mystery of the Mount Athos peninsula, which is home to some twenty monasteries, one of only two places on earth where Byzantine time is…

Dressing Puppets as Priests

I am taking this opportunity to formally denounce the actions of the Russian Orthodox hierarchy in dismissing Father Vsevolod from his duties. Hat-tip Interfax for making me aware of this.For those unaware, the Very Reverend Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin has been a stalwart advocate for Tradition within the Church, and a stern critic of the Liberal…