Shadows from Atlantis: Photography, Pagans and Nazis
This presentation (with voiceover) is based on a talk I gave at Treadwell's Bookshop, Bloomsbury, London. Treadwell's is a gem of a bookshop specialising in magic, esotericism and the occult. The talk was delivered to a full house on the evening of Friday 3rd June (2016). The presentation explains the journey that led me from an obscure National Socialist wartime publication to a forgotten archive of photographs in Germany. In it I discuss how the photographs were part of a quest by theorists, researchers and political figures to show the 'Germanic' peasant as a pagan, earth-based ‘volk’, who were the inheritors of the bloodline of a Nordic Atlantis.