Christopher McIntosh Interview on Mystic North Rune Magic Hyperborea on Higherside Chats Podcast

Christopher McIntosh | Hyberborea, Rune Magic, & The Mystic North

Show Notes


“The North” is simultaneously a location, a direction, and a mystical concept. Although this concept has ancient roots in mythology, folklore, and fairy tales, it continues to resonate today within modern culture. McIntosh leads readers, chapter by chapter, through the magical and spiritual history of the North, as well as its modern manifestations, as documented through physical records, such as runestones and megaliths, but also through mythology and lore.

In addition, McIntosh discusses Russian Hyperboreanism, which he describes as among “the most influential of the new religions and quasi-religious movements that have sprung up in Russia since the fall of Communism” and which is currently almost unknown in the West.

Christopher McIntosh is a writer and historian specializing in the esoteric traditions of the West. He was for several years on the faculty of the Centre for the Study of Esotericism at Exeter University. He lives in Bremen, Germany.

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PLUS Content

Legends of fabled lands in Russia. Why was the history of the North so often twisted and omitted? -Egregores -Christopher’s thoughts on the Bock Saga -Astrology -Christopher’s Rosicrucian book and research.

8 Responses

  1. Thanks for this show, Greg! There were lots of fascinating tidbits. Though Christopher may not be as willing as many of us to crawl out to the end of the twig of speculation (as Joseph Farrell likes to say), it doesn’t take away from the value of what he can teach us about his topics of choice. As a shamanic journeyer & reader of the Runes myself, I was happy to hear your conversation on that & many other topics.
    Keep up the great work!

  2. Loved the show Greg. Thanks for asking Christopher about Tartaria, a pity he didn’t have anything to say. Anatoly Fomenko et al. have a lot to say on Tartaria and have written about it in their books, especially “How It Was in Reality“. It seems that the Empire at one time even included much of the Americas, which explains all the evidence of an earlier civilization here like all the old buildings, canals, infrastructure, etc. “Nobody builds cities like that today” because these are old Empire buildings way older than is said in their official histories – the cover stories are all lies and Washington DC is no exception. There has been a long-running operation of disinformation and destruction of these incredible buildings, by fire and demolition in order to erase the evidence and memory of the old Empire, as it was the main enemy of those in power today. The World Fair buildings in various cities are a great example.
    Martin Liedtke could tell you all about it and all the advanced tech and weapons in the past, and yes, he calls himself Flat Earth British (i wish he didn’t!) but he doesn’t make FE a big issue, as he is interested in so many more subjects. So he has a book coming out soon and I’m sure would be up for a chat. Also, I think Shambhala could have been relocated to Antarctica and is where the dark rituals of the dugpa Lama overlords take place, and thus, all the activity and secrecy there. Also, in ancient Siberian Shamanism, Tengriism, the swastika is known as “Oz” and represents metamorphoses and the underworld. And the origin of the runes seems to go back to the Turanian, Siberian, and Turkic language families from my own research. Thanks for the show – cheers!

  3. Great show Greg. Been preparing to woodburn my first set of runes recently and this episode was definitely good for motivation to knock off the procrastination

    1. Yes, and there are specific measurable reactions to runic and other symbols in the brain, across all cultures.
      See the work of Nathaniel J. Harris, particularly The NeuronomICON.

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