Friday 10 November 2023

Film Review: River's Edge (1986)



 I joined Frodi for the Decameron film review festival to talk about the 1986 film River's Edge. Hear me explain the boomer vs generation X dynamic and the danger of hyperreality in this review of the 80s (anti) teen flick River’s Edge.

Tuesday 7 November 2023

Europe's Last Goddess: The Vénus of Quinipily


The Vénus of Quinipily is a statue of a goddess that has been worshipped in Brittany for about 2000 years. It was originally associated with the Roman occupation but the local Celts continued to worship her into modern times. I went to pay my respects to her... 

Thursday 2 November 2023

Survive the Jive in Greece

 Three videos in which I visit the ancient temples of the Greeks in Athens and the surrounding area. 

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Ancient Greece Revisited and Survive the Jive at Temple of Poseidon

Michael and I discussed philosophy, history, religion and psychedelic drugs

Monday 16 October 2023

Burying animals under foundations: An Indo-European pagan folk custom


The custom of burying an animal under the foundations of a house is not only very widespread, found in Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, Finland and beyond, but is also very old, dating back to the Indo-Europeans of the Bronze Age Europe. It even spread as far away as America and India! In this video I trace the customs origins and dispersal and explain the magical function of the animal and human sacrifices underneath the home.


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Saturday 7 October 2023

Ban Anglo-Saxon: the full story 2019-2023


The full interview with me on the Lotus Eaters is now up on YouTube. I reveal not only how Mary Rambaran Olm and Erik Wade sought to ban the term "Anglo-Saxon" but also how they conspired to depict me as a white supremacist in several academic journals as revenge for my disruption of their nefarious schemes back in 2019