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Gods in the Abyss

Author(s): Askr Svarte

Essays on Heidegger, the Germanic Logos and the Germanic Myth

How can we find stability in the Night of the World? How can we anchor ourselves in the void of existence, the great nothingness of the endless dark plain ahead of us? The new voices of the old Gods can be heard from afar, beckoning us back into the fold of the folk. Where will we wander? Into oblivion or the primeval forest, from whence we came and to which we have always belonged and thus must return?

The meanings of words spell out the destinies of men. Acknowledging the roots of language leads us to an understanding of where we now stand and where we must go if we do not want to perish. The Gods without must once again become the Gods within, so we can hear for the last time the faint whispers of our ancestors guiding us into a better tomorrow.

The author considers various aspects of the German Logos and the Germanic-Scandinavian tradition in the light of neo-Platonism and the fundamental-ontology of Martin Heidegger in the search for Nothing as absolutely Another. At the center of the narrative is the history of the decline of Europe and European man, and the complex non-dual figure of the god Odin.

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Foreword to the English Edition

I. Approach and Encirclement

II. Language

  • Deutsch und Volk
  • The Sides of the Term “Heathenry”

III. War as the Centre of Being of the German Logos

  • The Titanomachy and Ragnarök
  • Three Types of Warlike Thinking
  • The Play of the Two Logoi of Europe
  • The War at the Heart of Seyn

IV. The God of Wonder and Poetry

  • Oðr
  • Hölderlin
  • The Pολιτεία of the Poets: George-Kreis
  • Wisdom, Ecstasy, Death
  • Names
  • War, Dispute, Play
  • The Priest, the Philosopher and Thinking

V. Being-Towards-Death

  • Death in German Tradition
  • Gods and Death

VI. The Concealment of the Abyss

  • Engaging Etymology
  • Engaging Semiotics
  • Engaging Representation
  • Resume

VII. Aλήθεια

VIII. Nothingness

  • The Metaphysical Problem of Nihil
  • Nihilism

IX. Götter und Gottheit

  • Meister Eckhart: The Breakthrough to Gottheit
  • Ἕν and Monism in the German Tradition

X. The Language of the Year: A-I-U and Silence

  • The Existential of Speech (Rede)

XI. The Language of Scandinavian Dasein

  • Sein and Dasein
  • Ereignis — the Event

XII. Loki and Prometheus

XIII. Man and His Structures

  • The Three Men of Johannes Tauler
  • Faust Enlightened
  • The Relation of Man and World
  • The Mood of Boredom
  • Resume

XIV. The Concealment of Europe

  • The Metaphysics of Concealment

XV. Wald und Nebel

XVI. Resume: the Last Horizon

  • Or Death?
  • The Last God



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