Under the Light of Polaris

'Into the North window of my chamber glows the Pole Star with uncanny light ...' H. P. Lovecraft, Polaris Over recent months I have been thinking and writing about the relationship between the staging and use of völkisch photography and the identification of these people with the Atlantis myth (yes, Atlantis). It's a somewhat complex relationship involving esoteric ideas born out of the nineteenth century; National Socialism and the Occult; the work of an 'outsider' Dutch academic Herman Wirth (1885-1981); and the crypto-history of the origins of the Aryans. This week I completed an essay on this subject entitled: Beyond the North Wind: Völkisch Photography, Crypto-History and the Bloodline

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